PSCS is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We envision a community of global ambassadors for a philosophy that values kindness, wholeness, & social justice.
What Our Vision Means to Us
PSCS is not just a school. We are a partnership between staff and families that we hope continues even after a student has graduated. Our program elevates compassion, critical thinking, and self-care, while examining privilege in society. It is our aim to send alum out in the world who advocate for equal access to opportunity—both for themselves and for others.
Why We Fundraise
Contributions allow us to keep our costs lower and provide families the opportunity to receive tax benefits from their donations. In order to continue to offer tuition assistance and maintain non-profit status, independent schools must fundraise. Every year, the PSCS administration and Board of Trustees balance our budget as tightly as possible, knowing that tuition does not fully cover our yearly costs. Tuition pays for salaries, operational overhead, and program costs. Tuition alone does not cover things like tuition aid and program aid and we do not have the endowments that wealthier schools draw from. If we were to raise tuition to fully cover costs, we would price many qualified families out of attending PSCS at all.
How You Can Help
We make every effort to keep tuition attainable, knowing that for many, independent education is a hardship. In order to offer aid and support to all of our families, we seek participation from every member of our community, at a level that is not a difficulty. If you can donate $10, that’s great! If you have a higher capacity, we hope that you will donate at that higher level and receive a tax write-off for your family.
PSCS Fundraising Goal
Our 2019-20 Annual Giving goal is $130,000 with donations from 100% of current and new families, across every grade level.
As a non-profit, independent school, our fiscal year runs from July 1-June 30 and we run campaigns until we finish raising the money. Pledges (to be paid later in the school year) and recurring monthly gifts are counted toward our final goal. Please be prepared to donate what you can for the good of our whole community.
Where It All Goes
80-100% of all unrestricted annual gifts are used to fund tuition aid (the percentage fluctuates each year, based on the number of qualified applicants). The rest is allocated to program aid throughout the year for those families that qualify, unforeseen activities and events, as well as ongoing professional development for the staff.
Whether You Pay Tuition and/or Receive Aid
22% of our current families received over $120,000 in aid for the 2018-19 school year. We believe that everyone benefits from a socioeconomically diverse school, whether you receive aid or not. Your gifts bolster our program while also inspiring grantmakers and other donors. When you donate, you are continually investing in our partnership and in the future leaders of the global community.
Ways to Give:
Make a one-time gift via our secure donation page
Donate via Pay Pal
Giving a gift of stock offers tax advantages that are appealing to many donors. To make a stock donation, please contact Sieglinde (206.324.4350).
Many corporations offer matching gift programs to support employees and their families and sometimes even retired employees. Matching gifts from corporations can double the impact of your gift. Please check with your employer or see the Matching Donors list below* to see a list of companies in Washington that offer matching gifts.
* Bc3, Microsoft, Google, Starbucks, Honeywell, Adobe, Symetra, Boeing, Costco, GE, Pfizer…and many more.
Donate monthly via our secure donation page
Checks can be made out to PSCS and may be mailed to to 660 S. Dearborn St.| Seattle, WA 98134
At PSCS a leadership gift is defined as a gift of $1,000 or more by a particular constituency (Alumni, Current Parents, Grandparent, etc) and is meant to inspire others to donate as well. Leadership gifts can be made in the form of cash, check, or EFT. If you are interested in making a leadership gift, please contact our Director of Advancement (206.324.4350).
In Honor Of:
Honoring an alum, a facilitator, or an important member of the community by making a tribute is a meaningful way to express your appreciation and to support PSCS at the same time. When an In Honor Of gift is received (online or by check), the Advancement Office credits the gift accordingly.