The playing field will not level itself

Support our scholars on their 12-year journey to college and career.

Every gift is meaningful. Your support helps increase college access and graduation rates and is an investment in the next generation of leaders.

There Are Multiple Ways to Donate

Make a secured one-time donation online by credit card

Make a secured recurring donation online by credit card

Give a gift over the phone with a credit card, or send a check by mail

Take advantage of tax benefits by donating appreciated securities

Make a wire or ACH/EFT transfer

 Record your intention to leave a gift through your estate plan

Other Ways To Give

Employee Matching Gifts

Maximize your donation by contacting your human resources department to learn if your employer has a matching gifts program. Contact us with any questions about matching requests.

Name Rainier Scholars in Your Will or Trust

One of the simplest ways to support Rainier Scholars is through your will or Revocable Living Trust. By including us in your estate plans, you can specify that your assets be directed to Rainier Scholars. If you include Rainier Scholars in your estate plans, please inform us of your generosity so we can thank you personally. We understand that your gift is non-binding and that you may change your estate plan at any time. Please complete your bequest form here.

Create a Beneficiary Designation

You may name Rainier Scholars as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement accounts. In addition to providing you with potential tax advantages, beneficiary designations are a quick, convenient way to make a gift.

For more information about planned giving, please email our Chief Advancement Officer.

Leadership giving helps sustain our organization and supports our scholars throughout their journey.


The Believer

Funds the vision, helping scholars see themselves on college and career paths


The Explorer

Supports middle school scholars, as they begin their exploration of college, leadership and career paths


The Emerging Leader

Funds high school leadership and career development activities


The Scholar

Launches a 5th grade scholar on a college trajectory with the 14-month Academic Enrichment phase


The Graduate

Provides holistic support during the high school and college years, culminating in college graduation


The Changemaker

Funds a scholar on a life-changing journey from 5th grade through college graduation

Your impact

Our 2022-23 Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of our scholars. View a list of our community of partners and supporters.


Download our current Rainier Scholars IRS Form 990. An audited financial summary is also available. Please email Janelle Blakely, Chief Advancement Officer or call (206) 407-2115 for a detailed financial summary report.

Tax Information

Rainier Scholars is a 501(c)3 charity. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 91-2045918. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law, and we provide receipt/acknowledgment letters as gifts are received. To request a summary letter of your donations for the calendar year, please contact us.

Donor Privacy

Rainier Scholars respects the privacy of our donors. We do not sell, trade or rent donor information to others as outlined in our Donor Privacy Policy.

Contact the Advancement Office

Chief Advancement Officer, Janelle Blakely: email | phone (206) 407-2115

Director of Corporate Engagement, Bethany Furubayashi: email | phone (206) 909-3895

Assistant Director of Donor Relations, Jessie Schreiber: email | phone: (206) 838-6679

Mailing address

Rainier Scholars | Attn: Advancement | 2100 24th Ave S, Suite 360 | Seattle, WA 98144