Give Now to the Parent Education Fund

Your contribution will support and strengthen the Parent Education Program at North Seattle College.

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Background and Legacy

The mission of the Parent Education Program is to promote the development of knowledge and skills for strong and healthy families.

Parent education programs help students become more effective and satisfied in their role by helping them understand their child’s behavior, by encouraging them to recognize developmentally appropriate activities, by assisting them in acquiring valuable information in areas, which affect the welfare of the “whole child,” and by teaching them methods to help their children develop responsible behavior.

Choose to give to any of the following funds to support the program and scholarships:

  • General Program Support
    The Parent Education Program Fund provides resources for the ongoing professional development of the Parent Education Program instructors and the children's teachers in the parent cooperative preschool and other partner organizations. It also funds marketing and promotion of the program and all our classes.

  • Cesily Crowser Memorial Homeless Family Support Fund
    This fund provides financial assistance to students in the Parent Education Program offered by North Seattle College at various local shelters, transitional housing, and support programs for homeless families in Seattle. It was created in honor and memory of Cesily Crowser, tenured Parent Education faculty member and program coordinator who worked with the program from 2007 until 2014. Cesily began the shelter program in 2012, when she taught a class at a shelter for teen moms. Cesily died from complications of her heart disease on February 22, 2014, at the age of 44 after serving as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association GoRed for Women campaign.

  • Val Donato Award
    The Val Donato Award was initiated in 2008 to recognize and support Parent Education instructors for their excellence in teaching and building community for children, families, and teachers through our various classes. Instructors are nominated by students and peers annually, and one or two instructors receive the award each spring. The award was named in honor of Val Donato, who was the Parent Education program coordinator for many years and a full-time instructor.  Val died on April 21, 2013, and was remembered as a tireless early childhood educator,  with praise and appreciation by colleagues, parents, and teachers all over the state.

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All gifts will be processed by the Seattle Colleges Foundation (SCF), a 501c3 non-profit. A gift management fee is levied on all gifts to ensure that operational support continues to inspire, steward, and inform donors who invest in student success, teaching and learning, and program excellence. SCF does not sell, trade, or share donor information with any other organization.


If you have questions about your gift, please contact or call 206.934.5491.

Learn more about the Parent Education Program.