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We invest in our community by building, recognizing, informing, developing, growing and educating students to help bridge students beyond their secondary education.

Concrete Bridge


We benefit WCHS students, as well as other high school aged students through funding of grants, projects, programs, and educational activities to help bridge students beyond secondary education. 

String Bridge
Math and Geometry Tools

Grants Received

- St. Mark's Luthern Church (Washington, IL)

Mission Endowment Grant (2021, 2022, 2023)

- City of Washington Tourism Grant

(Paint The Path/Summer 2022, 2023, 2024)

- Community Foundation of Central Illinois~

 Local Job Funds Grant (Fall 2023)


All work of BRIDGE is accomplished by private citizens who serve without salary as the Board of Directors. Annually the Board elects office​rs and directors, reviews policies and practices, evaluates the​ funded projects and conducts a financial audit. WCHS students, alumni, teachers and administrators, as well as, parents, guardians and members of the Washington community are encouraged to attend BRIDGE meetings and events. 

Board of Directors

John Antrobus, Kim Flanders, Kelly Hornberger, Kathy Kuch, Denise Shelton, Meg Sutherland


Executive Director: Meg Sutherland

Treasurer: Kelly Hornberger

Secretary: Kim Flanders


Contact Us


Email Address


Do you have questions? Comments? 


We’d love to hear from you!


You can reach BRIDGE by email: and visit our page on Facebook 'Washington BRIDGE Education Foundation'.

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