The West Seattle High School Alumni Association believes that education benefits the individual student as well as the community at large. Some of the Graduates go directly into the work place while others go on to continue their education at colleges and universities after leaving WSHS. Gifted minds and passion for higher learning by bright young people, who have benefited from their WSHS days, want to further their learning but face a financial roadblock.
Since 1958 the West Seattle Alumni Association has been providing scholarships to deserving students pursuing college degrees. These are WSHS graduating seniors who, without the help the scholarships provide, may not have been able to realize their dreams of a college education.
Over the years ours has become one of the largest scholarship funds in the United States. This has been made possible by generous donations from the WSHS alumni. Additionally, the Alumni Association scholarship fund has been the recipient of gifts, in the form of bequests or endowments, from a number of generous alums who remembered the Association in their wills. These donations allow the WSHS Alumni Association the ability to offer ongoing scholarships. This year, 2013, your Alumni Association has awarded a total of $135,000 to 17 worthy students to further their education.
It takes small and large donations to have a positive impact on aspiring students. One that can change the course of their lives and have a substantial and lasting impact. You can help by clicking on the “Donate” button or contact Linda Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIFTS TO THE WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Special Tributes –
Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of someone special, or in recognition of a special occasion. Simply include a note indicating the tribute with your gift. Such gifts will be credited to the Alumni Association’s scholarship fund, to be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Checks should be made payable to the West Seattle High School Alumni Association, and mailed to 4742 42nd Avenue SW, #215, Seattle WA 98116.
Planned Giving Options –
A planned gift is simply a contribution that requires some planning regarding not only the benefit to the receiving organization, but also the financial implications for you and your family. If you are considering a planned gift to the Alumni Association, you have many possibilities from which to choose, including:
• Charitable gift annuities
• Charitable remainder trusts
• Charitable lead trusts
• Pooled income fund gifts
• Retained life estate agreements
Such gifts, once received, will be credited to the Alumni Association’s scholarship fund, unless otherwise specifically noted at the time of the gift.
Professional advice is required for establishing these gifts.
Funding a One-Time Scholarship –
Gifts of $1000 or more may be used to fund a scholarship in your name, or that of an honoree of your choosing. Such gifts may be made in your lifetime, or by including the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in your Will.
Funding a Multi-Year Scholarship –
Gifts of $1000 or more may be used to fund a scholarship in your name, or that of an honoree of your choosing, in perpetuity or for a specific timeframe. Such a gift may be made in your lifetime, or by remembering the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in your Will.
Note: Please contact Sandy DuBuque, VP Scholarship for the Alumni Association, to discuss the best way for the Association to honor your wishes.
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