$4m donation from Raisbeck
May 23, 2009 10:00 pmJames and Sherry Raisbeck – of Raisbeck Engineering – and their foundation have pledged $4 million to build new facilities and relocate the Seattle Aviation High School, now renamed Raisbeck Aviation High School, to the west wing of Seattle's Museum of Flight. The new location boasts state of the art classrooms, advanced technology labs and the backdrop of Boeing Field. Over 200 aviation businesses are located near the Museum of Flight, on Boeing Field in Seattle.
Raisbeck Aviation High School is a technical learning facility, and is now in its fifth year of operation. Of the inaugural graduating class of 2008, 94%of graduates met or exceeded college level standards, and $1 million in scholarships was awarded to the 72 graduates.
Raisbeck has also established the Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. In 2007, the Raisbeck's received the Seattle-King County First Citizens Award to honour their philanthropy and community involvement.