Ways to Give
Thank you for your interest in supporting Bear Creek! Bear Creek is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization, and your gift is tax-deductible. For more information or assistance with giving, contact Debbie Marchione, V.P for Philanthropy and Community Engagement, at 425-898-1720 ext. 339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct donations to the school may be made any time during the year, and are fully tax deductible. The school accepts cash, checks, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.
Please make your check payable to The Bear Creek School and mail it or drop it off in the main office:
The Bear Creek School
Office of Philanthropy
8905 208th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98053
To make a credit card donation, use our secure online giving form.
Employer Matching Gifts
Your gift can go twice as far if you take advantage of your employer’s matching gift program. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, check with your human resources department or contact Lori Lee, Annual Fund Manager, at email@example.com or 425-898-1720 ext. 324 for help. Some companies, such as Microsoft, will also match your volunteer hours.
Gifts of stock or other appreciated securities offer significant tax advantages and are simple to arrange. In most cases, you can deduct the full market value of the securities on the day they are sold. For information on how to donate stock, see our securities transfer information.
You may designate your gift to the Cornerstone Scholars Fund, the endowment, or a specific program. Please contact the Director of Philanthropy if you are interested in making a gift to benefit a specific program.
The Bear Creek School occasionally requests or accepts contributions such as books, videos and DVDs, current versions of software, and classroom supplies that advance our educational mission. If you wish to donate items that have not been specifically requested by or discussed with a faculty or staff member, please contact the Director of Philanthropy prior to making your donation. If you would like an official acknowledgement of your gift for tax purposes, we will be happy to provide you with the appropriate paperwork.
Sponsorship of Bear Creek events offers an opportunity for individuals or businesses to showcase their support of the school and receive public recognition in the form of advertising or promotion at the event, while making a donation that helps to maximize the amount of money raised at the event itself. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the annual auction.
Planned gifts such as bequests or trusts are a meaningful way to leave a legacy while helping to educate future generations of Bear Creek students. If you have already made a provision for The Bear Creek School in your estate plan, please let us know, so we may say thank you and recognize your generosity.