About The Foundation


The Washington State Fair Foundation financially supports the scholarship and educational programs of the Fair, and preserves and improves the Fair for future generations.

The Washington State Fair has been the place for family, fun and education for over a century and nothing evokes such strong or fond family memories like The Grand Old Fair. In the fast-paced world we live in, it is important to hold on to the tradition of days gone by so that we may tell our stories to future generations. With your help, we can ensure that the Fair holds a tender place in your great-great grandchildren’s hearts too. Gifts made to the Washington State Fair Foundation support the growth of the Fair’s educational programs, ensure that the Fair’s founding legacy lives on through preservation projects, and facilitate enhancements to the fairgrounds. Donations helped create and continue to sustain operation of the Traveling Farm, The Farm at SillyVille, as well as provide scholarships each year for our community’s youth. Thank you for your support!

Foundation Information

  • Staff

    Holly Ball, Foundation Development Manager

    Kim Arnone, Foundation Coordinator

  • Board of Directors

    Jerry Larson, Chair - Vice President of Larson Glass

    Michael Nelson, Vice Chair – Account Manager; Tab Products Co, LLC

    Kent Hojem, Secretary – CEO, Washington State Fair

    Renee McClain, Treasurer – CFO, Washington State Fair

    Clint Absher- Absher Constuction

    Mary Baker- Community Volunteer

    Jeff Chambers - Visiting Angels, Owner

    Lisa Gimmestad – Community Volunteer

    Patti Hogenson - Agent, Keller Williams Real Estate

    Jeff Jewett - President, AA Asphalting, Inc

    Julie Marsh - Sales Lunch, Inc.

    Jeff McVicker - Restaurant Owner

    Lin Miller- Retired

    Dale Mitchell – Retired Principal

    Blair Sexton- Edward Jones, Financial Advisor

    Kristina Stambaugh-Coons – You Impression, LLC, Owner & Confidence Coach

Contact The Foundation

Foundation Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm

Address & Directions

Washington State Fair Foundation
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
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Enter through the Administration Office doors near the corner of 9th and Meridian.


(253) 841-5120 or (253) 841-5065
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Holly Ball, Foundation Development Manager

Kim Arnone, Foundation Coordinator

About The Foundation

Thank You To Our Foundation Sponsors

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