Washington State PTA was founded in 1905 by Abby Williams Hill of Tacoma, an artist who saw the need for an organization to support Washington’s children. Thanks to her leadership and vision—and that of thousands of parents and teachers who have carried her vision forward—Washington State PTA has been a leading voice for children in Washington for more than 106 years. In addition to supporting the work at the national level, here are some specific examples of PTA successes right here in Washington:
Above in order, our founders:
Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Selena Sloan Butler. We celebrate Founders' Day as a reminder to better the lives of every child in education, health and safety. It is a time to reflect, take pride in our achievements, and renew our commitment to be a:
Our founders represented women of imagination and courage. They had a simple idea—to improve the lives and future of all children. They understood the power of individual action, worked beyond the accepted barriers of their day, and took action to change the world for all children.
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