Contribute to Pinchot University

Donations support student scholarships, school operations and the expansion of our programs. Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of administering our groundbreaking education. Your tax-deductible contributions make Pinchot University’s innovative, industry-leading programs possible.

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Donate by Phone

We are happy to help you over the phone. Please call 206.855.9559. We keep all financial information secure and confidential.

Donate by Mail

To send us your support by mail, please print out our donation form and mail your contribution to:

Pinchot University
Attn: Advancement
220 Second Avenue South, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

Pinchot is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Our Tax ID is 91-2157623.

Commit to the Future of the Common Good

Leaving a Legacy – Planned Giving

Estate planning is a powerful way to express your values and to care for your partner, family and community. With proper planning, you can make sure your wishes are fulfilled, possibly lower your estate tax all while creating powerful change.

Ways to give

There are many ways to be charitable through your estate. Some of the easiest ways are:

  • Name Pinchot University as a beneficiary in your will. Sample bequest language for inclusion in your will can be found here.
  • Making Pinchot University a beneficiary to your life insurance policy or IRA.

With just a little planning you can make sure your loved ones and your community are supported far into the future.

You can create a legacy at any age.

For example:

  • At 30, you can name Pinchot University as a beneficiary of your IRA
  • At 40, you can decide to include Pinchot University as a beneficiary of your life insurance plan
  • At 50, consider naming Pinchot University as a contingent beneficiary in your will
  • At 60, you can name Pinchot University as the beneficiary of the remainder of your estate


To learn more about leaving a legacy, get in touch with:

Rosa E. Mitsumasu Scotti
Advancement Coordinator


Honoring George Cawman

George Cawman

BGI lost one of our cherished Alumni on November 3rd, 2013. The family has set up a memorial scholarship fund at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute to honor his legacy as alumni, teacher, husband, father and friend.

Remembering George Washington Cawman III

George Washington Cawman III, 45, of Bainbridge Island, Washington, died suddenly Sunday, November 3, 2013, of a pulmonary embolism.

George was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, to Kathryn S. and George Washington Cawman, Jr. on February 3, 1968. He married Susan Greager on September 8, 1998 in Portland, Oregon. They have two beautiful children: Dylan Rose, 13 and Riley Robert, 11.

George is a graduate of Southwest High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he excelled as a student and as an athlete. He still holds several school records. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1990 with a Bachelors of Arts. While there, he competed for four years as a high jumper and sprinter. In his early business life, he worked for several advertising agencies including Wieden & Kennedy, Goodby Siverstein & Partners and Bam. He graduated from Bainbridge Graduate Institute in 2011. Most recently he was working for Exo Labs in Seattle developing the Focus Microscope. George was well liked and respected for his humor and his creative perspective. He loved life and was a devoted husband and father. His wit, his intellect and his love will be greatly missed.

Click here to donate to the George Cawman memorial scholarship fund


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We still have 5 slots available in the Cuba Study Abroad trip this summer (August 1st-8th). To reserve your spot, please make your $500 deposit here: More info here: We will be traveling with Cross Cultural Journeys. This travel organization is now headed up by Cilla Utne, a Cohort 4 alumni. The trip will cost

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