We envision a community of global ambassadors for a philosophy that values kindness, wholeness, & social justice (this is a declaration of our organization's objectives, intended to guide decision-making. PSCS staff and board strive daily to reach this goal, but understand we are constantly working toward progress).
What Our Vision Means to Us
PSCS is a partnership between staff, students, and families. Our program was designed to elevate compassion, critical thinking, and self-care, while offering students opportunities to examine their privileges in society. We strive to send alum out in the world who advocate equal access to opportunity—for themselves and for others.
Why We Fundraise
Contributions allow us to keep costs attainable while supporting all families who desire a PSCS education. In order to offer assistance and maintain non-profit status, independent schools fundraise. Tuition pays overhead and program costs, but does not cover unforeseen expenses, tuition aid, or program aid throughout a school year.
How You Can Help
The PSCS Board makes every effort to keep tuition low, knowing that for many families independent education is a hardship. In order to fully support students, we seek participation from every member of our community, at a level that is not a difficulty. 22% of current families received $120,000 in aid for the 2018-19 school year. We believe that everyone benefits from an economically diverse school, whether you receive aid or not.
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. The PSCS fiscal year is July 1-June 30 and we run campaigns until we meet that goal. Pledges (to be paid later in the school year) and recurring monthly gifts are counted toward our final budget. Please be prepared to donate what you can for the good of our whole community.
Where It All Goes
80% (or more) of all unrestricted annual gifts directly fund tuition aid. This percentage fluctuates slightly, based on the number of qualified applicants each year. The rest is allocated toward program aid throughout the year for those families that qualify, unforeseen activities and events, as well as ongoing professional development for the staff.
Ways to Give:
Checks for any amount are greatly appreciated and should be made out to PSCS and dropped off or mailed to 660 S. Dearborn Street, Seattle, WA 98134.
When utilizing this option, please download our broker's instructions and forward to your preferred representative. Please also alert our Director of Development that a gift of stock is being transferred. Include the name of the stock owner, the full name(s) to be recognized for the gift, today's date, and the intended donation amount.
Many businesses offer matching gift programs to encourage employee giving (sometimes even retired employees). Matching gifts can double the impact of your gift. Please check to see if your employer offers a matching gift. PSCS has received matching gifts from Bc3, Microsoft, Google, F5Networks, Starbucks, CDKGlobal, Honeywell, Adobe, Symetra, Boeing, Costco, GE, Pfizer, and more.
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 Development.
In Honor Of:
Consider supporting PSCS, while also honoring an alum, a facilitator, or a particularly meaningful member of your community, by making a contribution in their name. When an In Honor Of... gift is received (online or by check), the Development Office credits the gift accordingly—most often in the donor's official acknowledgement and in our yearly Gratitude Report.