Support Us

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  • Giving to NWA

    We offer many ways to support Northwest Academy beyond writing a donation check.  Other ways to give include:

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  • Endowments

    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
    • Saima & Gale Vinton Endowment

      For more information about making a gift to an endowed fund or to establish a new endowment, please email Cris Gilman or call 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, email Cris Gilman or call 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 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 the 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
    • Fidelity
    • IBM Corporation
    • Intel Corporation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Mentor Graphics
    • Microsoft
    • Moda Health
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Nike, Inc.
    • Novellus Systems, Inc.
    • NVIDIA
    • Oracle
    • Pfizer
    • PGE
    • Piper Jaffray
    • Regence BlueCross BlueShield
    • Charles Schwab Corporation
    • Symantec Corporation
    • Synopsys
    • Tektronix
    • Wells Fargo Bank
    • Wieden+Kennedy
  • Volunteering

    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 email our development department or call 503-223-3367 x310.
  • In-Kind Gifts

    The majority of our in-kind gifts are donations to our Annual Gala or other school events. If you would like to donate an item to our auction, please email Sara Tam or call 503-223-3367 x146.

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