The playing field does not level itself
Every gift helps to make possible the 12-year journey to college graduation for a young scholar.
There are multiple ways to donate
Give a gift using your credit card by phone or mail. Please make checks payable to Rainier Scholars.
“I have been pushed to achieve my goals even when my surroundings tugged me in the opposite direction.”
Ellis Simani, Cohort V, Lakeside School, Claremont McKenna College, class of 2017
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.
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 Development Director.
“I cannot think of a more deserving group of young people in whom to invest.”
Kristina Ota Belfiore, Board of Trustees
Please read our 2016-2017 Annual Report. Inside we highlight the accomplishments of our scholars and give thanks to our community for what it has made possible.
Download our current Rainier Scholars IRS Form 990. An audited financial summary is also available. Please email Mary Bristow, Development Director or call (206) 407-2115 for a detailed financial summary report.
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/ acknowledgement letters as gifts are received. To request a summary letter of your donations for the calendar year, please contact us.
Contact the Development Office
Development Associate, Kaylen Hendrick: email | phone: (206) 838-6649
Director of Development, Mary Bristow: email | phone (206) 407-2115
Rainier Scholars | Attn: Development | 2100 24th Ave S, Suite 360 | Seattle, WA 98144
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