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How to Make Tax Deductible Donations to Mainstay at Seattle Central

Convenient Ways to Donate

You may consider various options in making a contribution to Mainstay at Seattle Central College. All donations are made through the Seattle Central Foundation and directed to Mainstay as a program of the college. Donate by mail or online at the secure online giving page of Seattle Central College Foundation.

Give Every Month

This is a great way to give, and it's easy. A monthly gift helps by providing continuity of support services for individuals who need ongoing support to continue successful employment, but whose public funding has been reduced or eliminated.

Give Through Your Workplace

Corporate Employee Gift Programs Your company may have its own Corporate Employee Gift Program. Ask your employer today! It's easy and tax-deductible.
Matched Gifts Be sure to ask your employer if there is a matching gift fund. If so, ask them to match your gift to Mainstay at Seattle Central. These matches are often dollar for dollar, which doubles your contribution for quality employment services through Mainstay.

Give an Honorary or Memorial Gift

Honorary gifts are a wonderful way to say congratulations to your loved one, especially employment milestones such as a raise or a promotion.

Memorial donations are a meaningful and positive way to celebrate the life of your loved one. These personal and meaningful donations can be utilized for job seekers who are not able to access traditional funding sources, have no family support or have limited personal resources. With your contribution an individual could access needed employment services such as: vocational assessment, job seeking skills, job development and placement, and on the job training.

Special celebrations, like weddings, anniversaries and birthdays
Milestones, such as a job promotion, a pay raise or graduation
A thank you in recognition of an accomplishment-such as "Employee of the Year"

Planned Gifts

Donors may transfer stocks, bonds or any other securities as gifts to Mainstay at Seattle Central. If the stock has appreciated in value, the holder can avoid paying the capital gains tax by giving it as a gift.

If you would like information about making a gift of appreciated stock or ways to include Mainstay at Seattle Central in your estate planning, please contact:

Adam Nance, Director
Seattle Central College Foundation


Donate now by mail, or online at the secure online giving page of Seattle Central College Foundation.


Mainstay's Employment Outcomes are consistently among the highest in our state!

In 2011, participants receiving employment services through Mainstay at Seattle Central worked 13,942 hours and earned a total of $181,682.00 in wages!

Mainstay participants worked an average of 94 hours a month with an average hourly wage of $13.03 and average monthly wages of $1,227.58

Mainstay's cost benefit ratio is $2.43 – meaning for every program dollar spent on a participant, $2.43 is returned into the community by participant wages earned.

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