Types of Giving
The Seattle Colleges Foundation supports the pursuit of higher education at any of the Seattle Colleges and enables excellence in teaching and learning. Your contributions fund scholarships, student support services, program and teaching excellence, and other strategic initiatives.
If you have questions, you don’t see quite what you’re looking for, or you are considering leaving a legacy to the Seattle Colleges through an estate gift, please contact us.
Departments and programs across Seattle Colleges often work with us to raise funds over a short period of time for specific purposes directly related to their academic programs or to support a specific scholarship. Follow the link below for a current listing of these active fundraising projects.
In-kind gifts – such as equipment, software, machinery, vehicles, tools, or services – are another way to give. Such gifts intended for use by any of the Seattle Colleges require approval by the receiving program/department dean or director and the college president before they can be accepted by the foundation. If you would like to discuss making an in-kind gift, please contact us to see if our programs are a good match.
Faculty, staff, and other Seattle Colleges employees: In addition to your daily commitment to teaching and mentorship, you routinely go the extra mile to ensure our students’ success. Donations of any amount on a monthly basis make a difference. When Seattle Colleges employees contribute, we inspire others to invest in student success. Complete the form (located at our Forms Library under the heading Payroll Deduction Gift Form for Seattle Colleges Employees) and submit it to the Office of Advancement.
Planned giving, sometimes called legacy giving, allows you to make a contribution benefiting generations to come. Most often, a planned gift takes the form of a bequest in a donor’s will or living trust. Other planned giving opportunities include the donation of stocks and securities, real estate, retirement account balances, and life insurance. To maximize your gift’s impact, we will guide you through the process. Contact us to discuss your options. We recommend you consult with your legal and financial advisors to learn how planned giving will affect you.
Note: 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. Seattle Colleges Foundation does not sell, trade, or share donor information with any other organization.