The Fifth Annual Fundraiser Breakfast
"Safety in Our City: A Police and Community Partnership"
The Foundation held its Fifth Annual Fundraiser Breakfast event on March 27th at the Barrier Motors showroom. David Rose, Q13 Fox News anchor and host of Washington's Most Wanted spoke to business and community leaders. As a result of this group's generous contributions, we exceeded previous year's attendance and sponsorship commitments and raised just over $95,000. We are very pleased and thankful for this community's generosity and support.
The annual breakfast has become a mainstay in our fundraising efforts each year. The Police Foundation supports Bellevue Police Department initiatives and programs that the city cannot readily fund. Less than 2% of the police department's annual budget goes to discretionary spending on equipment. The Police Foundation helps the Bellevue Police Department keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, training techniques and strategies. By supporting innovative projects, our public-private partnership provides the Bellevue Police Department with the means to launch experimental programs, expand training and create efficiencies that ultimately saves police department cost – creating a truly sustainable model.
All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Bellevue Police Department and consequently the safety that we all enjoy in the City of Bellevue.