When we combine the financial support from individuals, local businesses, and private foundations, we help North Seattle College create the kind of environment that advances equal education opportunities for all students.



Individual Giving

Anyone can give the gift of education. When making your gift, we will direct your gift to the North Star Fund, unless you indicate another preference. The North Star Fund supports all areas of the college, and allows us to be more responsive to the growing financials needs of the college.

By Mail:

Send check or money order (made payable to NSC Education Fund) to:

NSC Education Fund
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103


Please contact Traci Russell, at traci.russell@seattlecolleges.edu or 206.934.5661  to drop off a donation, to create a new scholarship or program support fund, to discuss making gifts of land, buildings, or vehicles, or to discuss making gifts of stock, securities, or other investments.

Seattle College District Employees

Employees of the Seattle Colleges (North Seattle, Seattle Central, South Seattle, SVI, or the District Office) can make one-time or recurring gifts through payroll deduction, with no minimum dollar amount required to enroll.

Complete the Payroll Deduction Form (PDF) and send it through campus mail to the Education Fund (3NC 2355D); use the same form to change or cancel an existing payroll deduction amount or area of support.

Washington State Employees

Other Washington State employees (not employed by Seattle Colleges) can make payroll deduction gifts through the Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD). Visit the CFD website for additional information at www.cfd.wa.gov.



Planned Giving

Planned gifts are those you arrange now but that come to the NSC Education Fund at some future time. Most often, a planned gift takes the form of a bequest in a donor’s will or living trust. By including North Seattle College in your final plans, you can help the Education Fund provide the gift of an education for generations to come.

Legacy Circle

The North Seattle College Legacy Circle recognizes those donors who share our passion for education, and who have remembered the college in their final plans. The Legacy Circle allows the Education Fund to thank and recognize donors now for their commitment to make a future gift.

If you have already arranged such a gift, please let us know so that we can welcome you as the newest member of the Legacy Circle. Complete the Legacy Circle Membership Form (PDF) or contact us to join. As with all gifts to the college, we respect the wishes of donors who prefer to remain anonymous.

For additional information about planned giving and the Legacy Circle, please contact Traci Russell, at traci.russell@seattlecolleges.edu or 206.934.5661.



In-Kind Giving

All in-kind (non-monetary) gifts to North Seattle College are routed through the Education Fund.

All in-kind gifts must be approved by the division Dean or department Director (if intended for a specific program, pathway, or department) and the college President before they can be accepted. If you are interested in making an in-kind gift to the college, please complete our In-Kind Contribution Form (PDF) or contact us for additional information.



Corporate, Institutional, and Foundation Giving

The Education Fund offers a variety of ways for corporations, institutions, and private and public foundations to become engaged in our campus community. Please contact our Executive Director, Traci Russell, at traci.russell@seattlecolleges.edu or 206.934.5661 for additional information on engagement opportunities.

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Giving FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions



What does my gift to the Education Fund support?

Your commitment to the Education Fund and North Seattle College:

  • Provides scholarships to students who might not otherwise be able to attend college;
  • Supports professional development for faculty and staff;
  • Invests in new technology and equipment;
  • Keeps North's programs current and relevant for today's students.



May I decide where my gift is directed?

Absolutely! Your gift to the Education Fund may be designated to support a specific career pathway, initiative, scholarship, or program fund. You may also choose the North Star Fund, which invests in a variety of strategic priorities.

Please contact us to learn more about our current areas of support or to create a new fund.

A five-percent (5%) administrative fee is taken on all non-endowed gifts to ensure that operational support continues to inspire, steward, and inform donors who invest in North Seattle College's core themes:

  • Advancing Student Success
  • Excelling in Teaching and Learning
  • Building a Sustainable Community