Give to ICW to Support Washington Students

Education is a Lasting Investment

Competition is global – and intense. Our economic future depends on a diverse and highly educated workforce. Washington’s independent colleges and universities provides broad-based, academically rigorous learning opportunities for ALL students. These institutions prepare them for exciting careers that benefit not just themselves, but the state, the nation – and the world.

The 10 members of Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) deliver education of the highest quality. Each is an accredited independent college or university committed to the development of the whole student. Diverse in programs, missions, and geographical locations, they serve the needs of many, making valuable contributions to their communities.

ICW works to ensure that a high-quality, independent higher education is affordable to everyone who wants it. Since our founding in 1953, we have raised more than $61 million for our member colleges and their students.

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1) Easy and Efficient

  • One gift to ICW can support 10 independent colleges in Washington
  • 100% of every scholarship gift is distributed to ICW member colleges, honoring donor intent
  • ICW offers flexible options for focusing gifts
  • ICW has a successful record of fundraising for 60 years, averaging about $1.3 million each year in annual and endowed gifts – one of the best in the nation

2) A Brighter Future

Business leaders tell us that they are looking for employees with more than just the skills to do a job. They need critical thinkers who can solve problems creatively, communicate effectively, and work hard as part of a team. They’re describing the graduates of ICW member colleges: young women and men who hit the market with career-specific expertise and, more importantly, with a broad-based education that emphasizes critical thinking, lifelong learning, ethics, leadership, and community service.

3) Expand choice and opportunity

By funding scholarships, contributions from corporations, foundations, and individuals make a real impact. Your support helps all students – regardless of their economic status – to pursue a post-secondary education in a learning environment that is right for them.

4) Saving Taxpayer Dollars

The nearly 40,000 students at ICW institutions receive less than 2% of Washington’s higher education budget in the form of financial aid. Yet our students earn about 25% of all the baccalaureate and higher degrees conferred in the state annually. It would cost the state almost $350 million each year to educate those students at public colleges. Donor support makes it possible to deliver these results.back to top

ICW offers several options to support students in getting a quality education at an academically rigorous independent institution in Washington.

Leaders for Tomorrow Scholarship

The Leaders for Tomorrow Scholarship Fund is a general fund that allows one gift to help students at all 10 ICW member colleges. 100% of each gift is distributed to ICW colleges to use for student scholarships. Make a gift now.

Named Scholarships

Donors may choose to create scholarships in their name for a minimum investment of $10,000 a year. Make a gift now.

Matched College Savings Program (MCSP)

Help very low income students – those at or below 200% of poverty level – stay in college and learn to save consistently for their college education by providing matching funds. Make a gift now.

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ICW Ethics Bowl

Be part of ICW’s 60th anniversary, celebrating academic achievement and student skill as an Ethics Bowl sponsor. Make a gift now.

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Endowed Scholarships

A minimum donation of $20,000 will generate resources to fund a $1,000 competitive scholarship each year. Make a gift now.

In-Kind Gifts

Donations of equipment, materials, or services appropriate to higher education save the colleges resources they can redirect to financial aid. Contact us to make a gift.

Planned Gifts

Gifts through trusts or estate provisions can create resources for financial aid at two or more member colleges/universities of your choosing. View the Planned Giving brochure for detailed information.

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Student Scholarships and Matched College Savings Program

$100,000 and above

Costco Wholesale (24)
PACCAR Inc (64)

$25,000 – $99,999

The Anderson Foundation (55)
Nordstrom (49)
PEMCO Insurance and School Employees Credit Union of Washington (37)
The Wollenberg Foundation (55)

$10,000 – $24,999

Anonymous 1 (2)
Kenneth J. and Beryl N. Goodchild (23)
Independent Colleges of Washington (16)
The Norcliffe Foundation (18)
Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation (39)
William Kilworth Foundation (16)

$2,500 – $9,999

Patrick and Catherine Callans (1)
Clark Nuber P.S. (6)
Elizabeth A. Cowles and James L. Meyer (5)
Gull Industries, Inc. (34)
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP (12)
O.D. Fisher Charitable Found/The Seattle Foundation (36)
Principal (19)
Violet A. Boyer (18)

$1,000 – $2,499

Anonymous 2 (1)
Dawn and Richard Bangert (15)
John and Kay Bassett (7)
C. Michael Bell and DeLona Lang Bell (8)
Ben Bridge Family Donor Advised Fund/Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle (29)
Kevin Bouchey (1)
Council of Independent Colleges/UPS Foundation (42)
Cowles Company (59)
Deborah B. Cushing (6)
Jennifer Divine and Laureen France (4)
Kris and Oscar Gonzales (2)
Liz Gorman and Joel Paisner (3)
Terry L. Jones (2)
Carolyn Kelly (4)
Rhona Kwiram (5)
Jerry and Charlene Lee (4)
Thayne M. McCulloh (8)
Microsoft Corporation (23)
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (5)
Julie Prince (5)
Patrick and Dianne Schultheis (1)
Steve Seward and Mary Donovan (13)
Titus-Will Enterprises (48)
U.S. Bank Foundation (38)
Ellen J. Wallach and Thomas R. Darden (11)
Washington State Auto Dealers Association (42)

Under $1,000

Anonymous 3 (4)
Chadd and Elizabeth Bennett / Sophie and Noah Bennett (8)
Mark and Anchana Bergeson (1)
Carlene E. Canton and David W. Fuller (1)
Isiaah Crawford (1)
Devon Crouch (4)
Michael and Patty Daniels (14)
Dina and Chirag Fifadra (3)
Tom and Brenda Fitzsimmons (9)
José E. Gaitán (3)
Groninger & Co., Inc. (49)
Rick and Pam Gross (12)
Robin Horrell (2)
Roy F. Heynderickx (9)
Amy Hwang (1)
Don and Ann Jenkins (19)
Thomas and Patricia Krise (5)
Laura Lawton (6)
Leigh Ann Lucero (10)
Daniel J. Martin (5)
John and Pam McVay (9)
Ian Metz and Katie Baumann (3)
Kathleen M. Murray (2)
Shelly O’Quinn (3)
Constance and Rodney Proctor (11)
Lyle Quasim (4)
Michael Rask and Jackie Thomas-Rask (1)
Laura and Jim Rehrmann (8)
Scott Severs (1)
Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. (12)
Dr. and Mrs. Beck A. Taylor (6)
Trent House (3)
Amy S. Twito (1)
Jim Yearby (2)

In-Kind Gifts

Above $100,000

Alaska Airlines (38)

$25,000 – $50,000

Fluke Corporation (51)
Sheraton Seattle Hotel (24)

Under $2,500

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (1)
Lawton Printing, Inc. (12)

Special Programs

Undergraduate Research Programs

Puget Sound Energy (55)

Student Aid Alliance

Rapid Resource Fund (1)

2017 ICW Ethics Bowl

Major Funding Provided by:

The Boeing Company (62)


Kenneth J. and Beryl N. Goodchild (23)
Rabel Family Advised Fund/The Seattle Foundation (54)
TIAA (4)
T-Mobile Foundation (1)
The Wollenberg Foundation (55)


CMBell Company (5)
Peter Sullivan LLP (4)
Seattle University (4)


To make a real difference in Washington’s future, contact the ICW Development Office for details.

ICW is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Kris Gonzales

Director of Development
Independent Colleges of Washington
600 Stewart Street, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-4494


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