Endowments & Planned Giving

A key component to the future of Eastside Catholic is financial stability. This requires not only good stewardship of our annual resources, but to develop a strong endowment fund that will support us over time. Endowment is invested donations that keep principle intact and use assets from the return on investment to supplement the operating income of the school. A strong endowment provides Eastside Catholic with the opportunity to grow and innovate. One of our top priorities is to increase the endowment to ensure our economic vitality.


Endowed Scholarship funds can be established with a gift of $25,000 or more and proceeds will be distributed when the fund reaches $50,000 or more. Endowment gifts are invested, keeping the principal intact and distributing a portion of the return on investment to provide scholarships and tuition assistance to benefit deserving Eastside Catholic students. Donors may continue to contribute to an endowed scholarship increasing the impact of the scholarship on the Eastside Catholic student body.

Planned Giving

By including EC in your will, trust or other estate plans, you are leaving a lasting legacy. Planned gifts can take shape in a variety of forms such as IRA charitable rollovers, real estate, life insurance, retirement planned assets and bequests.

To learn more about creating an endowment, scholarship or planned gift to Eastside Catholic, please contact Vice President of Advancement Todd Thrasher at tthrasher@eastsidecatholic.org or 425-295-3028.

Eastside Catholic Named Endowments

Gene Colin and Susan Janus Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2012 with a gift from James Sinegal.

This endowment benefits one student each year student who has financial need.

Patrick J. Deviny Scholarship Award

Established in 1993 by the Deviny Family in memory of their son Patrick who loved math and science.

This scholarship benefits a student who shows excellence in math and science and demonstrates financial need. Interested students must submit an application in the spring.

Peter E. Dorratcague Scholarship

Established in 1997 by the Dorratcague family.

This endowment benefits a student currently enrolled in the Options Program. Interested students must submit an application.

Excellence in Athletic Coaching and Leadership

Established in 2016 by the Webster family.

Funds provide support to the EC Athletic Department in recruitment, retention and development of superb leadership and coaching.

Eastside Catholic Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2007 by an Eastside Catholic family.

General scholarship fund for EC.

Roberta Farmer Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Roberta Farmer.

This scholarship benefits a deserving Catholic female student who demonstrates financial need. Interested students must submit an application annually.

Lovsted Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2009 by the Lovsted Family.

This endowment benefits a student from Mercer Island who demonstrates financial need.

Pope Francis Endowment

Established in 2017 by several families of alumni.

This endowment provides ongoing financial support for Eastside Catholic School Learning Support Services, Academic Resources and Options Program.

Dino and Terri Rossi Endowment

Established in 2012 by the Rossi family.

This endowment benefits an incoming Catholic student with financial need.

Teaching Excellence Award Endowment

Established in 2002.

This award is given annually to an Eastside Catholic faculty member. Current students vote at the end of each school year to select the recipient.

Wendi Marie Anderson Traynor Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2017 by the Traynor family.

This memorial scholarship fund was set up to honor ECHS alumnae Wendi Marie Anderson Traynor who, at age 25, fell victim to a terrible act of domestic violence. In addition to the scholarship, the Traynor Family intends to educate and bring awareness to ECHS students to the signs and consequences of domestic violence through a series of workshops and guest speakers on campus. It is their hope that no other EC student will be harmed or lose their life to domestic violence.

This scholarship will be awarded to a female student entering her senior year at Eastside Catholic High School whose goal upon graduation is to attend college and focus on the study of law or pediatric medicine. Recipients of this scholarship are asked to consider contributing to this memorial scholarship fund during their adult years thus keeping the scholarship alive for future students as an ongoing reminder of the destructive consequences of domestic violence.

Wil Vicik STEM Endowment

Established in 2017 by the Vicik Family in memory of their son Wil who loved his EC experience.

This endowment supports STEM programs at Eastside Catholic School.