Why Give

Eastside Catholic - Today and Forever

An Eastside Catholic education represents a life-changing opportunity for students. No one who passes through our halls remains unchanged. Please help us ensure that every child who wants to attend EC may do so, by donating to cover the gap between the cost of running the school's many incredible programs and tuition.

With your support, Eastside Catholic will continue to change the lives of young men and women, regardless of ability to pay. Through your generosity, we continue to keep EC on strong financial footing.

The generous philanthropy of the Eastside Catholic community provides a margin of excellence that acts to fuel the life changing experiences of our students, faculty and staff. Thank you for your support of our mission, vision and values.

Make a difference in the lives of Eastside Catholic students

Whether you have time, resources or both to share, your support of Eastside Catholic is welcome and deeply appreciated. There are a number of ways you can get involved in supporting the mission of Eastside Catholic. Explore the links below to learn more.

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a cornerstone of Eastside Catholic School’s fundraising campaign. Yearly gifts from parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends of Eastside Catholic are the primary source of revenue bridging the gap between the cost of educating each student and tuition income.

The mission of Eastside Catholic is to be a Catholic faith-based educational community where students learn to integrate their thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual excellence, nurture relationships and inspire a life of leadership and service to others. Two fundamental components of our mission are: to keep tuition affordable and to provide tuition assistance to talented, qualified students. The Annual Fund helps to achieve both of these goals.

Tuition is the largest source of revenue for our school, but it does not fully cover the cost of our school academic programs, a strong level of tuition assistance and operation of our facilities. Your investment in the Annual Fund validates our mission and shows that you are invested in the future of EC.

STARS GALA AUCTION

The STARS Gala Auction is an elegant evening with dinner, enticing raffles and silent and live auction items. This successful community celebration is also the largest fundraising event for Eastside Catholic School. The funds raised are needed to support educational programs, maintain campus operations and provide tuition assistance. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

This signature celebration would not be possible without the extraordinary generosity of our volunteers, corporate sponsors and donors. Thank you for your donations of items, cash, time and creativity – they are invaluable to our success.

Learn more and join us on March 23, 2019 for the 34th STARS Gala Auction at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

STock transfers

Making a gift of stock is simple. Please follow the steps outlined below.

Stock Held Electronically

If your securities are held electronically ("in street name") with your broker, you will need to send your broker a letter of authorization to transfer (not sell) shares of specific stock(s) from your account directly into Eastside Catholic's brokerage account.

You will need to include the following information:

  • Your account number and signature(s) (both owners of a joint account must sign)
  • The date by which you wish to complete the charitable gift
  • The name and number of shares you would like to donate
  • Fund designation for the gift (e.g., Annual Fund, scholarship, Capital Campaign)

You will also need to provide the following transfer information:

Account Name: Eastside Catholic School
Financial Institution: Merrill Lynch
DTC Number: 8862
Tax I.D. Number for ECHS: 91-1034894
Contact: Vice President of Advancement Todd Thrasher, 425-295-3038

Please send a copy of this letter to: Eastside Catholic, Advancement Office, 232 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98074 or fax to 425-392-5160.

Stock gifts are valued at the mean between the high and low value of the stock on the date of the transfer.

STOCK IN CERTIFICATE FORM

If you have stock or bond certificates, please contact Eastside Catholic School Director of Accounting and Business Operations Kay Nichols to arrange for delivery: kanichols@eastsidecatholic.org, 425-295-3024

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 the development of a strong endowment fund that will support us over time. An endowment is an invested donation that keeps principal intact and uses 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.

Make a Gift to an Endowment

If you have any questions please contact the Advancement Office at 425-295-3037.

Merchant Money

Eastside Catholic has partnered with the following organizations to provide opportunities for our community to give back to Eastside Catholic through activities such as grocery shopping, dining out or shopping online. Just designate Eastside Catholic as the recipient school. It’s easy to participate in one or all of these programs!

AMAZONSMILE

Shop online at AmazonSmile and a percentage of your purchase will be donated back to EC. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Eastside Catholic School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Eastside Catholic School. Register on your first visit to AmazonSmile and select Eastside Catholic School to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

BARTELL DRUGS 'B' CARING CARD

Bartell Drugs 'B' Caring program will donate up to 4% of your purchase amount to Eastside Catholic. The 'B' Caring Card is not a gift card so no purchase is required up front. Once registered, have the cashier swipe your 'B' Caring Card at checkout or type in your 10 digit phone number, and a percentage of your total bill will be allocated to Eastside Catholic School. Sign up to participate and register online at eScrip.com/BCaringCard.

EVERYTHING PARTY

Shop at Everything Party (Redmond and Renton) and mention "Eastside Catholic" at checkout. A percentage of your purchase price will be donated to EC.

FRED MEYER

Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Eastside Catholic School by visiting community rewards page at fredmeyer.com. Whenever you use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card you will be helping Eastside Catholic earn a donation from Fred Meyer. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.

ESCRIP

Through eScrip, participating merchants contribute each time your family makes a purchase using your grocery club or registered cards. Visit eScrip.com to sign up. Eastside Catholic School ID is 8562060.

Questions? Contact us at 425-295-3037 or advancement@eastsidecatholic.org.

Volunteer

Your time is a valuable resource—thank you for sharing it with us

Volunteers are at the heart of the Eastside Catholic community! From parent groups like PTF, PFSA and Boosters, volunteering is a great way to support your student, get to know other parents, guardians, faculty and staff and give back. The time and dedication that our community members share with us is deeply appreciated.

A wide range of volunteer opportunities are available to fit our parents varied schedules and seasonal preferences. There are many ways you can make a difference. Here are just a few:

  • STARS Gala Auction
  • Office Assistance (mailings, phone coverage, database entry)
  • Front Desk
  • Advancement Office
  • Admissions Assistance
  • Open Houses
  • Library Assistance
  • Health Room
  • Hospitality
  • Spirit Wear and Concessions Sales (Orange Crush)
  • Parent Teacher Fellowship (Middle School)
  • Parent Faculty Student Association (High School)
  • Advisory Parent Representatives (Middle School)
  • Class Parent Representatives (High School)

If you have questions about volunteering at Eastside Catholic School, please contact Manager of Special Events Mayten Gross at 425-295-3041 or mgross@eastsidecatholic.org.

Eastside Catholic School gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the individuals and organizations who invest in building Eastside Catholic's educational tradition. Read our 2017-18 Annual Report for more information.

View the Eastside Catholic Gift Policy FAQ.

Ways to Give

Give Online

Make your gift to the Annual Fund and touch the lives of Eastside Catholic students and faculty. Make your gift online today!

By Phone
425-295-3037

By Credit Card
Make a gift through our online gift form or call 425-295-3037

By Mail
Make your check payable to:
Eastside Catholic and mail to
Advancement Office
232 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98074