TRUS Foundation



The Three Rivers Union School Foundation was founded in 1993 as a nonprofit organization.  Its goal is to support the Three Rivers School, its students, staff, facilities, and programs, and to continue the school’s tradition of educational excellence.

Upcoming Events



Thank you for expressing your interest in a 2014 Hidden Garden Tour! While it has been hugely successful in the past, it was decided to go to a biennial event in order to avoid community scheduling conflicts.  The Garden Tour will alternate years with the Three Rivers Artists Studio Tour, also a biennial event.  We encourage you to keep the momentum going, and attend both events. 

The next Three Rivers Hidden Garden Tour is slated for Spring 2015.  It'shaping up to be every bit as memorable as the first three annual Garden Tours. 

2014  Annual Dinner and Auction

Sunday, September 28

 Save the date, and be prepared to have FUN!!






Sampling of Items Auctioned at the 2013 Dinner




An antique Pennsylvania flax spinning wheel.

Antique Spinning Wheel




A hand-crafted, white oak buffet by George Kulick.  The steel door pulls were made by a blacksmith in North Carolina.  The dimensions are 45 inches x 60 inches wide x 19.5 inches deep.





A hand-crafted poplar and pine two-drawer cabinet by Matt Gunderson.


...and lots more!!!



Mission Statement

To foster community support for the Three Rivers Union School District with the ultimate objective of developing funding sources and activities for school district improvements that will benefit the students and the community.




To create diverse fund raising opportunities that will assist and improve facilities, grounds, programs, and operations at Three Rivers School for use by the students and the entire community.



Recent Events

2013 Three Rivers Hidden Garden Tour



2013 Hidden Garden Tour

Past Events
Thank you for making the 2013 3rd Annual Hidden Garden Tour the most successful tour yet!  It was a huge success with more than 450 people who toured!  Stay tuned for the 4rd Annual Garden Tour scheduled for spring, 2014.
100% of all proceeds go to our local school.


Projects Funded by the TRUS Foundation

The following projects were funded solely, or substantially, by the Three Rivers Union School Foundation.  All proceeds from fund raisers go directly towards benefiting students.  
·   Sound system in multipurpose room
·   Blacktop repair/replacement
·   Equipment for band/music program, science program, art program, athletics program
·   Campus beautification
·   Computer lab equipment
·   Installed historic school bell
·   Upper-field restrooms construction (largest program to date)
·   $15,000 for two consecutive years to ensure continuation of band program
·   Contributed to purchase of sound equipment for McDowall Auditorium
·   Installed 10,000-gallon water tank for upper-field irrigation
·   Resurfaced tennis courts
·   New bleachers
·   Campus trash cans
·   Dedicated “Maile J. Peck Memorial Field”
·   Band camp scholarships
·   Funded 2010-2011 art program
·   In 2009-2010 school year allocated $5,000 for miscellaneous purchases as deemed necessary by the superintendent, $6,000 for purchase of new computers,  $500 for continued upper-field maintenance, and $500 to assist an Eagle Scout project that focused on school improvement.
·   Currently concentrating on supplementing the projected shortfall in the FY 2011-2012 school budget.