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Thompson HallYour donation plays a vital role in the Center’s work, allowing us to remain independent and able to respond to key issues. The Center’s neutral guidance can transform conflict to cooperation, but not without you!

Gifts are tax-deductible and qualify for donor credit at WSU and/or UW. Gifts over $1,000 make you a member in Bill Ruckelshaus’ Chairman’s Circle, and provide you with complimentary admission to our Chairman’s Circle Luncheon, Statesmanship Luncheon, and other special events.

Your support enables the Center to maintain its reputation for neutrality and independence, crucial to shepherding the parties in stalemate situations to durable solutions. Your investment in the Center also makes it possible for the Center to grow in smart, strategic directions. Such initiatives include:

Gifting Options

We want you, the most important ingredient in our success, to have options for how your gift gets applied:

The William D. Ruckelshaus Endowment for Excellence Fund

Gifting to the Endowment for Excellence will serve as a perpetual source of support for the Center’s work to equip citizens of the Pacific Northwest with the tools they need to solve problems together for the long term. Learn more about this $5 million campaign (pdf).

The William D. Ruckelshaus Enrichment Fund

Giving to the Enrichment Fund will Provide the Center with unrestricted support to meet the Center’s most pressing needs and to quickly take advantage of emerging opportunities.*

*Unrestricted gifts may be allocated to the Endowment for Excellence depending on Center priorities.

Broaden Your Impact!

Monthly Giving

Your regular, reliable support via monthly gifts (of any size) free up staff to spend less time fundraising and more time helping communities resolve challenges. If you are interested in this option, please contact the Center’s Development Lead Chris Page to discuss a plan that can work for you.

Gift Matching

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, gifts to either the Endowment for Excellence or Enrichment funds are matched up to $100,000 per year!

Employer Matching

Did you know that many major employers such as Microsoft, Boeing, and Wells Fargo throughout the Pacific Northwest will match your gift to the Center dollar for dollar? See if your company makes the list.

Ways to Give

To help bring collaborative university facilitation to make our communities more sustainable and resilient:

Give Online

Click on any of the links above to make your gift today! (note: links are directed to WSU Foundation website)

Pay by Telephone

Call the Ruckelshaus Center Foundation during business hours at (206) 428-3021.

Give by Mail

Return this pledge card (pdf) to:
The William D. Ruckelshaus Foundation
901 5th Avenue Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98164

We Want Your Feedback

Since you play a key role in the Ruckelshaus Center’s effectiveness, we want to hear why you support the Center, how you’d like us to communicate with you, and if you know  of any potential project and outreach opportunities. To schedule a call or sit-down, please contact our Development Officer, Viv Ilo Veith, at

William D. Ruckelshaus Center Foundation IRS Tax Returns

Updated on December 14, 2017