ways to give
Your gift to the Foundation strengthens our community by providing scholarships, emergency funds, innovative grants and learning support services to help students achieve their dreams. For every dollar invested in students at Edmonds College, over $2.80 comes back into the local economy through a better trained workforce and stronger economy.*
There are many ways to give:
By simply writing a check (or charging a donation to your credit card), you will immediately help fulfill the Foundation's mission. You can choose to make a one-time cash gift or make donations on a monthly, quarterly or any payment schedule. Your credit card can be automatically charged on a regular basis if you wish. Cash gifts are always welcomed and needed. Annual giving keeps the Foundation operating and giving back to the college. Checks may be mailed to:
Edmonds College Foundation
20000 68th Ave. W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Gifts to Named Scholarship Funds
You can also contribute to any of our already established scholarships, such as: The Walt Bubelis Horticulture Scholarship, the Mary O'Leary Emergency Fund, the Mary Pat Dennis-Andre Scholarship, or the Jack and Elaine Oharah Endowed Scholarship. Many community members have committed their support to Edmonds College by creating a named scholarship. Please indicate the name of the fund on your check's memo line or in the comment section of our online giving form.
Non-Endowed Named Scholarships
A minimum gift of $1,500 per academic year establishes a named non-endowed scholarship. You may also choose to continue the scholarship with annual donations. Gifts can also be made to the Foundation's General Scholarship fund.
You can create a named endowed scholarship fund for Edmonds College students. An endowed scholarship currently requires a minimum contribution of $25,000. Ways to reach this minimum include one-time cash gifts, stocks and gifts given over a period of time, among many other plans. The Foundation will be pleased to work with you on a payment schedule that allows you to establish a scholarship fund.
There are a variety of ways to make planned gifts to the Foundation that will not deplete lifetime assets, and in some cases, can furnish additional income and significant tax deductions. Ways to include the Foundation in your estate plans include bequests, life insurance, charitable annuities, retirement funds, trusts and real estate.
Appreciated Stock or Other Securities
The Foundation readily accepts stocks or other securities as donations. By contributing a long-term appreciated stock or other security, you are helping secure the educational goals for students, and you may avoid capital gains taxes while taking a charitable deduction.
Tributes and Memorials
Gifts to honor an event or an individual are a great way to pay tribute to a person or occasion (such as an anniversary, birthday or new family member). The Foundation informs the honoree or family member of the gift with a note (the gift amount is always confidential), showing that you care not only about them, but also about the future of the community.
Many local corporations, including The Boeing Company, Wells Fargo Bank, and Expedia.com, will match gifts made by employees. This is an easy and effective way to double your donation. Check with your employer for details.
Please contact us to learn more about additional ways to give:
Send stock or other securities
Honor a loved one through a tribute gift
Give a corporate matching gift
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
You can help Edmonds College Foundation earn donations just be shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!
Fred Meyer donates over $2 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Here's how the program works:
- Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Edmonds College Foundation at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number RU703.
- Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Edmonds College Foundation earn a donation!
- You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
- If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
*Economic Modelings Specialists, Inc. (2011). Economic Contribution of Washington Community and Technical Colleges.
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