Financial Aid and Endowment Funds

The Northwest School endowment funds each support a vital priority central to the school’s mission. These permanent funds are key to advancing our mission and sustaining our values, ensuring that the school will have a sustainable source of income in perpetuity. Your principal gift to the endowment is never spent, but rather invested; the growth and income from your gift will support future generations of Northwest students in the House.


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Raymond Taussig Terry Financial Aid Endowment Fund

Established in 2007, The Raymond Taussig Terry (RTT) Financial Aid Endowment Fund honors co-founders Paul Raymond, Ellen Taussig, and Mark Terry. Part of Northwest's core philosophy is that the education of responsible citizens is best achieved when a diverse group of students studies a variety of perspectives in an atmosphere of respect.

The RTT Endowment Fund’s purpose is to increase access to the Northwest School education through tuition assistance, and to expand the economic diversity of the school’s community. Currently, 16% of students at Northwest receive tuition assistance. Contributions to the RTT Endowment Fund will increase the school’s capacity to provide assistance in a sustainable and permanent way.

For questions or more information, contact Walter Long.

General Endowment Fund

As endowment is the foundation that sustains the School’s excellence and mission, the General Endowment Fund provides the flexibility for Northwest to evolve over time. Gifts to this Fund are often referred to as “unrestricted” endowment support, simply meaning that the growth and interest within this fund will provide Northwest with long term financial stability for a range of future needs. This fund directly impacts the daily lives of students by providing critical funding for the enhancement of our program and campus.

Ways to Give

  • Give Online
  • By Mail
    The Northwest School
    1415 Summit Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98122

    Checks should be made out to "The Northwest School" with a memo for the purpose (such as "Financial Aid Endowment").
  • A gift of stock
  • Via Wire Transfer
  • Through a foundation, workplace payroll deduction, or matching gift.