Your gift helps ensure an exceptional experience for every Tarrier

There are so many ways to give to CWA. Giving your time, talents, and financial support show your commitment to excellence in education for all our students. From one-time gifts to the Annual Fund, to monthly gifts that help sustain CWA, to establishing an endowment, and leaving a legacy by including CWA in your estate plans, CWA thanks you for all the ways in which you make it possible for students to experience active, joyful learning.

When you support the CWA Annual Fund, you provide critical resources and help make an exceptional Charles Wright experience possible. Annual fund gifts help finance technology and instructional material needs, provide faculty with the best resources available, bolster financial assistance, and aid in maintaining access to a CWA education for students. 

Donations to the Annual Fund directly impact everyone at Charles Wright. Your donations help cover the costs of all aspects of CWA’s educational programs, faculty compensation, computer and technology needs, financial aid, athletic equipment, music and art supplies, cultural opportunities, outdoor education gear, and so much more. 

A gift to the Annual Fund is one of the most impactful and needed contributions to CWA you can make. It shows us you are committed to the mission and gives CWA, in partnership with the board’s wisdom and expertise, the opportunity to spend funds where they serve the best purpose.

Give to the Annual Fund today and go ALL IN for CWA.

Recurring gifts, which can be made monthly, quarterly, or annually, are a great way to make a significant impact through small steps. Recurring donations also offer CWA a steady and reliable stream of revenue.



Many employers match donations of funds or time when their employees give. Matching gifts are a great way to double or triple your donation and increase your impact at CWA.

Talk to your HR staff or workplace giving representative at your place of employment. Additionally, you can find us through the Benevity Causes, Boeing, the Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs, United Way (King and Pierce Counties), and Wachovia giving portals.


Give back to CWA every time you order from Amazon! Visit to start supporting CWA today, and click here to learn how to support CWA through the amazon app on your phone. Every little bit donated from amazon orders can really add up and help CWA carry out our mission of joyful, active learning.



You can link your Fred Meyer Rewards account to Charles Wright Academy, ensuring that every time you shop at Freddie’s, CWA gets a little in return.



No more sending Box Tops to school–all you need is your phone! Download the new Box Tops app, follow the steps to connect to Charles Wright Academy, shop as you usually would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit CWA’s Box Tops earnings online–which makes supporting CWA easy peasy.

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A Great Way to Show Your Green and White All Year Long!

By signing on as a sponsor or an advertiser, you play a leadership role in helping CWA continue its mission to promote the highest standards by providing programs and services to our students. Partner with us today and learn how we can work together to promote your business while you make a significant difference in our students’ lives. Sponsorships at all levels include great promotional benefits while making a direct and immediate impact for our students.

Learn More About CWA All-School Sponsorships

Questions? contact Director of Development Laura Rose at (253) 620-8315 or

Named funds are an excellent way to honor faculty, staff, students, and families who have left a lasting impact on Charles Wright. View the full list of named funds.

Gifts or bequests CWA’s endowment fund are invested to perpetually provide a source of income. CWA relies on the endowment to help fund impressive academic programs, attract talented faculty and provide access to students to attend. With your gift to the endowment, you can choose how you want to leave a legacy for future generations, and the area of the school that you wish to support.

CWA can spend up to 4 percent of the average of our fund’s value over the previous three years. If current levels of the endowment are maintained, CWA receives more than $900,000 annually for the school. This level of revenue helps offset the cost of tuition and supports all of CWA’s wonderful extras that would not be possible without donors’ wonderful support. 

CWA’s endowment has grown quite impressively throughout the years, and expanding our endowment with additional gifts can genuinely have a game-changing impact on CWA. Doubling the size of CWA’s endowment would effectively double the income it could generate to expand the programs we have, help keep tuition increases modest, and fund new initiatives that we cannot yet conceive. Besides the outstanding faculty, staff, parents, and other assets that make CWA such an impressive school today, our endowment is truly the engine that fuels CWA’s future growth and success.

For more information on named funds and how you can support CWA’s endowed funds, contact Laura Rose at (253) 620-8315 or

Gifts of stocks and other assets (including Gifts-In-Kind, airline vouchers, etc.) are great ways to help keep CWA Strong. 

If you are interested in making a gift-in-kind, including donating auction items for CWA’s annual Spirit Auction, please contact Colleen Borst at (253) 620-8366 or

Stocks may be transferred to CWA through our Cetera account (#6TX17074, DTC: 0701). Please contact Laura Rose at (253) 620-8315 or with questions regarding stock transfers. 

If you are 70 1/2 or older, IRA Charitable Rollover gifts allow you to make a gift directly to a qualified charity such as Charles Wright Academy, without paying income taxes on the amount you donate. Contact your IRA administrator to request a transfer, and let us know of you plans.

Contact Laura Rose at (253) 620-8315 or with questions regarding gifts of Appreciated Securities or Retirement Assets.

Excellence. Compassion. Integrity. Respect. Perseverance. The values of education at Charles Wright Academy are qualities we consider worth fostering over a lifetime. They represent our most significant investment in ourselves, our loved ones, our community, and future generations.  

Planned giving to Charles Wright Academy ensures the continuation of these valued qualities so that future Tarriers can benefit from your generosity and grow into lifelong learners and compassionate global citizens. The reach of your philanthropy through planned giving to CWA knows no bounds.

Learn more about Planned Giving

Learn more about Bequests

Learn more about Beneficiary Designations

Leadership Giving Circle


Alumni Leadership Giving Circles

$500+       Classes 2005-2009

$100+       Classes 2010-2019

The Green & White Giving Society

Celebrates those who impact CWA year after year through consistent (10+ years) annual gifts.

Lifetime Giving Society

Celebrates those who have given $100K+ in their lifetime.

Founders Society

Celebrates those who have planned bequest or beneficiary gifts to CWA as part of their legacy.

Make Your Gift Today

  • Call the Development Office: (253) 620-8315

  • Mail a check, payable to CWA Office of Development: 7723 Chambers Creek Road West, University Place, WA 98467

  • For other questions about giving to CWA, please contact Laura Rose, Director of Development and Communications at 253-620-8315 or

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