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The scope of donor participation is unique to each donor and family. If you have other questions about ways to support SAAS, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you!  Please contact Anne-Marie Guerrero.

Annual Giving FAQ

What is the Annual Fund and why is it important?

The Annual Fund is Seattle Academy’s primary campaign for program support. Collectively, our broad community donates one-million dollars annually to fund curriculum and programs, financial aid, technology, faculty professional development, and student-initiated clubs and activities. Tuition covers a college preparatory education rooted in excellence. The Annual Fund provides other essential funds to elevate the SAAS education to something extraordinary. A strong Annual Fund enables us to meet immediate needs of students and faculty, and to say yes to unexpected opportunities that enhance learning.

What is the Annual Giving Family of Funds?

Our Annual Giving Family of Funds invites donors to direct gifts to a particular area of interest including: Greatest Need, Curricular Enhancements, Arts, and Athletics. These represent vital areas of a SAAS education that will be enhanced by your generous support.

Does it matter when I make my gift?

Annual gifts support the current year’s operating budget. Gifts and pledges received early in the school year help identify funds available to meet the needs and enrich programs for students. The goal is to receive Annual Fund commitments by December 31, 2019. Pledges are payable any time before the close of our fiscal year on June 30, 2020. Gifts are fully tax-deductible in the calendar year received.

How much am I expected to give? What about matching gifts?

Please participate with a gift that is personally meaningful and appropriate for you. Annual gifts of all sizes have impact and are appreciated. Corporate matching gifts are a great way to double your gift and maximize impact. Inquire with your employer’s HR department about matching gift opportunities.

How do I make my annual gift or pledge?

Your giving options include: a secure form to donate now or pledge online; check by mail; donations through workplace giving and corporate matching programs; gifts of stock or wire transfer.

Does SAAS have an auction or other annual fundraiser?

SAAS in the City is our annual fundraiser at Fremont Studios. The evening is lively and fun for our SAAS community where guests enjoy a cocktail hour, seated dinner, and program with student performances, alumni speakers, and remarks from leadership. The evening has a raffle and wine grab, and a “Raise the Paddle” ask for donations to fund a need to benefit students and faculty. In recent years, donations have gone to Financial Aid supporting our school’s commitment to equity and inclusion. Save the date and join us for a leaping event February 29, 2020!

I have other questions about giving to SAAS. Who can I contact?

The scope of donor participation is unique to each donor and family. If you have other questions about ways to support SAAS, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you!  Please contact Anne-Marie Guerrero.

Contact Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Guerrero