Annual Fund

The Bush Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a fundraising campaign that supports all aspects of The Bush School's annual operating budget. The Annual Fund Family Campaign takes place for six weeks in the fall, from September 30 to November 14 this year. If you have any questions about the the Family Campaign, please reach out to any of the volunteers on this year's team. The collective generosity of our entire community—alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, parents of alumni, and friends—makes a difference in the life of each student and teacher. This year, the  priorities of impact include:
  • Promote excellence and professional growth for faculty and staff 
  • Continue our dedication to financial aid
  • Focus on Learning Support 
  • Expand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives 
  • Commit to The Bush School’s nearly 100-year old mission of experiential education

Annual Fund pledges must be fulfilled by June 30, 2023

Thank you for your commitment to The Bush School. If you have questions or need help with this form, please email the Development Office or call 206.326.7776.
The Bush School emails gift acknowledgment letters for all gifts received. If you require a paper receipt or acknowledgement, please contact the Development Office.

Tax ID

The Bush School’s 501c3 tax ID (91-0161095). 
Families often ask, "how much should we give?" and the answer is, "whatever feels comfortable for you and your family"! Every gift makes a difference, and we thank you for considering making a gift in support of The Bush School. Below are the Annual Fund Giving Levels.
  • Gracemont- $25,000-$49,999
  • Parkside- $10,000-$24,999
  • Team 1924- $2,500-$4,999
  • Tykoe- $1,000-$2,499
  • Blazer- Up to $999

Ways to Make Your Gift

List of 7 items.

  • Credit Card (gift or pledge)

    If you would like to pay via credit card to make a gift or pledge, please use the giving form. Please do not share your secure credit card information via email.
  • ACH Payment

    To make a gift of ACH Payment (bank to bank transfer), you may give through this site
  • Check or Cash (gift or pledge)

    To make a gift to the Annual Fund by check or cash, please make the check out to The Bush School and mail it to:

    The Bush School ATTN: Development Office
    3400 E. Harrison
    St. Seattle, WA 98112

    You may fill out the form below and select the "pledge to give" option to indicate that a gift is on its way.
  • Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

    DAFs are a giving vehicle established at a public charity. These funds allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time. To direct a gift to The Bush School through a Donor Advised Fund, you may be asked for the 501c3 tax ID (91-0161095).
  • Stock or Securities

    If you are interested in making your gift with securities or stock, please see these Stock Transfer Instructions. If you would like to make a gift of Mutual Funds, please contact the Development Office to discuss additional supplemental information required to successfully complete the fund transfer.

    Please remember to inform the Development Office of your stock gift. Brokers may not share that information directly with the school and we want to ensure we credit you for the donation.
  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Many companies offer corporate matches as a way to make your donation go even further. To explore if your company offers a matching program, please reach out to your employer’s HR representative. Please note that it can take up to 45-60 days for your gift to reach us through workplace giving programs. To discuss matching gifts at Bush or to confirm your gift, please contact Annual Giving Manager Emma Dubery or call 206.838.8821.
  • Wire Transfer

    Please contact the Development Office for Wire Transfer Instructions.
The Annual Fund Family Campaign wrapped on November 21 at 78% family participation! Thank you to everyone who made a gift, every gift makes a difference in this community effort. Check back every week to watch this participation thermometer grow, and to find your name amongst the petals!

The daisy chain illustrated in the Annual Fund design is inspired by a graduation tradition dating back to the beginnings of The Bush School. Juniors weave daisy stems into a garland that they carry out to the graduation ceremony as a gift to the seniors on their final day at Bush. The chain symbolizes a collective gift, links students to the alumni community, and honors a culminating moment of working toward a shared goal.

Annual Fund Contacts

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Emma Dubery

    Emma Dubery 

    Annual Giving Manager
  • Photo of Geneva Williams

    Geneva Williams 

    Annual Fund Co-Chair
  • Photo of Ray Fernandes

    Ray Fernandes 

    Annual Fund Co-Chair
The Bush School is an independent, coeducational day school located in Seattle, WA enrolling 710 students in grades K–12. The mission of The Bush School is to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities.

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