First Annual Dine-Out for RTC Students on Aug. 16

  • Published Friday, August 12, 2016

Published Friday, August 12, 2016

Calling all foodies. Do you believe in changing lives through education? Then mark your calendars for Tuesday, Aug.16 for the first annual Dine Out for Students event, a fundraiser organized by  the Renton Technical College (RTC) Foundation, the Renton Chamber of Commerce and the Kent Chamber of Commerce.

This tasty event will raise money for RTC student scholarships, including the new Books and Equipment Scholarship launching this fall.

“Doing your part is easy,” said RTC Foundation Director Carrie Shaw, “Just select a participating restaurant and dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner on Aug. 16. The restaurant will donate up to 23 percent of your dining bill or make a direct donation to the foundation’s scholarship fund.”

Shaw added that Duke’s Chowder House has already committed to a $600 donation. “We have 14 restaurants in the area that cover every type of taste bud. This event is a great way to support students and the amazing restaurants in our community,” said Shaw.

Jim Berrios, owner of the Golden Steer Steak and Ribs restaurant in Kent, shared why he is happy to sponsor the event. “Scholarships give students a valuable incentive to continue their education or to improve their skills. The work colleges do, like Green River, Highline or Renton Technical College, changes lives for the better.” said Berrios. 

Ron Mehiel, owner of Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop in Tukwila said it was an easy sell to support education and to partner with Renton Technical College Foundation. “As a former university professor, I’ve seen firsthand the financial challenges that students face. What better way to support small businesses and students in our community, all by eating a yummy meal,” said Mehiel.

Sponsoring restaurants for the Dine Out for Students include:

Champions – donating 20 to 23 percent of your dining bill or up to $600

Partners – donating 10 percent of your dining bill or $150

The RTC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the mission of RTC to prepare a diverse student community for the job market and fulfill the workforce needs of business and industry. For more information, contact:

Carrie Shaw, RTC Foundation director
(425) 235-2415,