The PSCS 2020-21 Annual Giving Campaign is underway. 90% of money raised is immediately allocated to ward tuition aid and program aid. Our fiscal year runs from July 1-June 30 in a given year and this is no exception! Please make your gift to Tuition Aid TODAY.

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Our Mission

To turn passion into achievement.

Our Vision

Puget Sound Community School in 2025 cultivates belonging, engagement, and learning grounded in diversity, empowerment, and empathy.

What Our Vision Means to Us

In 2019-20, the PSCS community came together to envision a path for a broad range of ideals intended to shape the course of our program over 5 years.

Over 100 staff, students, friends, and families came together during our 6-month Strategic Planning process, ultimately articulating the central function of our program, both for current students and for the alum we send out into the world.

Why We Fundraise

Contributions allow us to keep tuition attainable, in support of all families who desire a PSCS education.

In order to offer high levels of tuition 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 more than $100,000 in aid for the 2019-20 school year. We believe that everyone benefits from an economically diverse school, whether you receive aid or not.

Where It All Goes

85% (or more) of all unrestricted annual gifts directly fund Tuition Aid. This percentage fluctuates slightly, based on the number of qualified applicants each year.

What isn't is allocated toward tuition, funds program aid throughout the year so we don't nickel and dime our families during the school year. These include unplanned activities and events, unforeseen economic hardship for families, as well as individual student opportunities as they occur.

PSCS Fundraising Goal

Our 2020-21 Annual Giving goal is $100,000 during Covid-19 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 well-being and inclusion of our whole community.

Ways to Give:

Online/Credit Card:

Make a one-time gift via our secure donation page.

All gifts made via our online donation site will include a small fee. There is an option for donors to incur that fee.

PayPal:

Donate securely via Pay Pal.

PSCS incurs a  fee when you pay using your connected bank account. If you pay directly from your personal PayPal account, there are no fees.

Recurring Gifts:

Donate monthly via our secure donation page.

All gifts made via our online donation site will include a small fee. There is an option for donors to incur that fee.

Cash/Check:

Cash/Checks for any amount are greatly appreciated.

Personal checks can be made out to PSCS and dropped off or mailed to 660 S. Dearborn Street, Seattle, WA 98134.

Stock/Securities:

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.

Matching Gifts:

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.

Leadership Gifts:

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.