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


Latest News

Peter Senge Named 2015 Graduation Speaker

Please join us in our excitement as we announce Peter Senge as our 2105 Commencement speaker!   Senge comes to Pinchot from MIT Sloan School of Management, where he is a senior lecturer in Leadership and Sustainability. Also through MIT, he is the founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning, an organization that guides

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Kumar and McNulty Accepted to 2015 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Please join us in congratulating current students Srirup Kumar and Joe McNulty on being accepted to compete in the 2015 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC) at the University of Washington! This project challenges Washington students to “define an environmental problem, develop a solution, design and build a prototype, create a business plan that proves

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Spots For Cuba Study Abroad Trip Still Available

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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Alumni Weekend – Saturday, April 25th
April 21st, 2015 - Lauren Lark

Come one, come all: Alumni Weekend is finally upon us! Between the lineup of events, the opportunity to reconnect, and the delicious food, this is surely an event not to miss! 8:30 Coffee and Registration 9-10:45 Opening Circle/s 11-12:30 Four Morning Sessions: Justin Fenwick, C7- The Changing Structure of Work Sonja Skvarla, C8- Innovating the

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Now studying Sustainability in Seattle – By Edouard Stenger
April 20th, 2015 - Lauren Lark

This post was originally published by Pinchot student, Edouard Stenger, on his blog. Dear visitors, subscribers and friends. It is with distinct pleasure that I am announcing that as of today (and for the next two years) I’ll be studying for a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainable Business at Pinchot University, Seattle. This comes

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CIE Spotlight: Alyssa London’s Culture Story
April 13th, 2015 - Lauren Lark

To Alyssa London, culture and heritage form a beautiful and complex story. With the help of Pinchot University’s Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE), this budding entrepreneur is building a company called Culture Story, which aims to share these rich stories with the world. London’s startup is in many ways a product of her own cultural

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Cascadia Climate Collaborative Conference – Mark Your Calendar TODAY!
April 9th, 2015 - Lauren Lark

Another fantastic networking opportunity! The 2015  Cascadia Climate Collaborative conference will take place on April 17-18 at The Whidbey Institute. This year’s conference focus is on the moral and emotional dimensions of climate change in an intergenerational context. This third annual gathering aims to provide a inspiring space for an invitation group of the region’s most committed climate

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