Other ways to give

Other ways to give

There are a variety of ways to support Northwest Academy beyond writing a donation check.  Other ways to give include:

Stocks and Appreciated Securities
Vehicle Donations
Employer Matching Programs
In-Kind Donations


Endowments are named, restricted funds with a specific use to be determined by the donor with approval from the Head of School. Endowed funds may be established with a minimum initial donation of $20,000.  Once endowed, additional gifts can be made at any time.

Currently, Northwest Academy has the following endowed funds:

  • Marly Stone Endowment
  • Gale B. Vinton Endowment

For more information about making a gift to an endowed fund or to establish a new endowment, please contact Cristiana Gilman at cgilman@nwacademy.org or 503-223-3367 x310.

Gifts of Stock & Appreciated Securities

Many donors choose to make their gifts in the form of stock, bonds, or mutual funds. Gifts of appreciated securities (held for more than one year) may allow the donor to avoid capital gains tax and also receive a tax deduction at the same time.  If you would like to find out more about donating stock, contact Cristiana Gilman at cgilman@nwacademy.orgor 503-223-3367 x310 for more information.

Vehicle Donations

Northwest Academy partners with Volunteers of America to accept vehicle donations. Unwanted cars, trucks, boats or other vehicles are accepted and are a great, tax-deductible way to support Northwest Academy.  Visit charity-connections.org for details, or contact the development office for more information.

Employer Matching Programs

Your employer may offer matching gifts for your donations or volunteer hours.  Some require use of an employee portal, others will match gifts given directly to the school. Check with your employer to see if they have a matching program and for more information.

While this list is not exhaustive, the following employers will generously match gifts of time and/or treasure to Northwest Academy:

Bank of America
Cisco Corporation
Davidson Companies
IBM Corporation
Intel Corporation
Kaiser Permanente
Mentor Graphics
Moda Health
Morgan Stanley
Nike, Inc.
Novellus Systems, Inc.
Piper Jaffray
Regence BlueCross BlueShield
Charles Schwab Corporation
Symantec Corporation
Wells Fargo Bank


Equally important to our fundraising efforts are the fair-share volunteer hours our community contributes each year. We ask every family to commit to at least ten fair-share hours per academic year, though many families contribute much more. Fair-share hours create a meaningful way to get involved, enrich and support the school, and create community. Northwest Academy has a range of opportunities to provide everyone the chance to make a difference in the lives of our students.
For information about volunteering, please contact our development department at 503-223-3367 x310.

In-Kind Gifts

The majority of our in-kind gifts are donations to Club Cabaret or other school events. If you would like to donate an item to our auction, please contact Sara Tam at development@nwacademy.org or 503-223-3367 x103.

Other in-kind donations such as artwork, musical instruments, technology, or office furnishings, can be helpful as well. Please contact the development office at development@nwacademy.org to see if we have a current need for your donation.

  • Scholarships

    About 25% of Northwest Academy students receive scholarship support each year.

  • Giving

    The hottest ticket in town: Our annual auction features performances and art by Northwest Academy students. The event draws a broad audience of current families and community arts patrons.

    Club Cabaret