How Will You Leave Your Legacy?

Gifts of all sizes and types combine to support The Northwest School's goal of preparing students to think critically, act compassionately, and discover their place in the world. Whether you choose to direct your gift to a special program or our overall endowment, you support will directly impact our students and community.

When you support The Northwest School, you put your values into action. The Northwest School encourages meaningful giving at a level that feels exceptional for each family. There are many ways to make charitable contributions, and we invite you to explore some popular options below.

We invite you to join us. Please consider a confidential, no-obligation conversation to start this journey with us.


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The Most Popular Planned Gifts

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Beneficiary Gifts
Retirement Accounts

Naming The Northwest School as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Endowment Gifts
Financial Aid and Endowment

An endowment gift is an investment in the future of The Northwest School, an affirmation of the power and timeless value of a Northwest education. These permanent funds ensure that the school will have an enduring source of income, for mission critical programs, in perpetuity.

Current Gift Options

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.

Charitable IRA Rollover
Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to The Northwest School. While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts of Property
Real Estate and Other Valuables

Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.

Let's Talk

There are many giving options available to you, such as naming The Northwest School as a beneficiary in your will and charitable gift annuities that provide steady income for you and your family during your lifetime. For more information, please find our contact info below, or submit this form.

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Julie Lombardo

Julie Lombardo
Director of Development


The Northwest School
1415 Summit Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

If you are working with a professional advisor or advising a donor, here's a handy guide for including The Northwest School in a charitable estate plan.

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