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Invest in WSU Everett

Each and every gift by alumni, friends, faculty and staff to WSU Everett has a profound impact on our ability to prepare graduates for the changing professional landscape and enable them to become the next generation of leaders and innovators around the world.

Contact us today to learn more about ways to support WSU Everett.

Lynne Varner
Associate Vice Chancellor
and Chief of Staff


How to Give

Philanthropic support plays a vital role in delivering a quality education – in the classroom and beyond. Each and every gift to WSU Everett impacts our ability to prepare students for their careers, to develop ground-breaking research, and to make a difference through community engagement and service. Below are descriptions for different funds you can invest in to support WSU Everett.

Chancellor’s Excellence Fund

Gifts to the WSU Everett Chancellor’s Excellence Fund provide valuable resources to support areas of greatest needs across the Everett campus, including but not limited to improving access to student support services, academic programming and creating opportunities for students to learn, grow and flourish in Everett. Give to the Chancellor’s Excellence Fund >>

WSU Everett Scholarship Fund

Students thrive in small classes with expert faculty. They develop the knowledge and skills needed for a global economy through work with industry leaders like Boeing and Janicki Industries. The WSU Everett Scholarship Fund allows these students to fully engage in their studies, student life, and community service. Scholarships also help recruit and retain high-achieving students Give to the WSU Everett Scholarship Fund >>

Ray Stephanson Leadership Fund

Ray Stephanson Scholars are student leaders with a desire to use their education to benefit the community, qualities in keeping with the fund’s namesake who served as mayor of the City of Everett from 2003 through 2017. Mayor Stephanson was a vocal supporter of The Boeing Company and a champion of strengthening and diversifying the regional economy. Mayor Stephanson and the late WSU President Elson S. Floyd were the driving forces behind the establishment of WSU Everett, Snohomish County’s only four-year research institution. The Boeing Company generously donated funds in recognition of Mayor Stephanson’s service to the community. Scholarships from this endowed fund support the next generation of community and business leader Give to the Ray Stephanson Leadership Fund >>

WSU Everett Carson Veterans Scholarship Fund

Students with prior military experience have been some of the greatest leaders on the WSU Everett campus. Investment in this endowed scholarship fund, named for WSU Regent and former Boeing CEO, Scott Carson, will encourage more veterans to pursue higher education and succeed in their academic and professional careers. Give to the WSU Everett Carson Veterans Scholarship Fund >>

Launching Futures at WSU Everett: WSU Everett Advisory Council Scholarship Fund

In 2020, the WSU Everett Advisory Council endowed a new scholarship as an expression of their commitment to higher education and student success in the north Puget Sound region. This scholarship was funded with the participation of 100% of our Advisory Council. It supports students who are “High-Potential, Low-Income” and helps WSU Everett increase equity and access to higher education. Scholars will be students with demonstrated leadership qualities and a passion for WSU, with extra consideration given to students who are from Snohomish County, who are first-generation college attendees, and/or who have overcome major life challenges. Please consider making a gift so that this fund can invest in more WSU Everett scholars! Give to the Launching Futures Fund >>

Baker Family Scholarship at WSU Everett

Established by Gary and Darcy Baker to honor the multigenerational WSU legacy of the Baker family, the Baker Family Scholarship supports students studying Business Administration at the WSU Everett campus. Gary (’81, Business Administration) served as WSU student body president 1979 to 1980. His father, Archie, an Everett native, attended WSU until joining the Navy during World War II. After the war, Archie completed his undergraduate degree, served as a state legislator from Everett’s 38th district, and practiced law in Everett for 25 years. Gary’s mother, Jeanne (’46, Human & Natural Resource Sciences), taught elementary school in Everett, then launched and ran the Childhood Development program at Everett Community College. Continuing the family tradition, Gary and Darcy’s son, Peter, graduated from WSU in 2016 and went on to work for WSU’s Department of Earth Sciences in the School of the Environment. 

Ways to Give

Gifts of all sizes are important to the University’s ability to provide students with a quality educational experience and to enable faculty to pursue cutting-edge research opportunities.

There are many ways you can support WSU Everett, including:

Whether it is a one time gift or a monthly recurring pledge, your investment in the WSU Everett enables us to continue to improve and grow our campus.

Endowments are a powerful investment in WSU’ Everett’s future as they can provide a perpetual source of funding for scholarships, programs, faculty and research. WSU Everett’s development experts will work with you to tailor an endowment to support the purpose you desire. Contact us today to tell your story and help build your legacy at WSU.

By including WSU Everett in your estate or financial plans, you will make a lasting difference, create a legacy and provide opportunities to future generations. You can plan a gift that will provide benefits today or after your lifetime, often with tax benefits to you.

Many employers will match their employees’ donations to WSU Everett. Some employers will even match the gifts of retired employees, spouses, parents, and even contributions from their board of directors. All matched funds will be designated to the area to which you originally contributed your gift.

Click here to find out if your current or former employer has a matching gift policy.