Support UCDS


We Value Your Support

The UCDS community plays a vital role in the development, enrichment, and sustainability of our school. Your generosity fuels our innovative programs, supports our design-led approach, and opens up access and opportunity for students. Fundraising helps us keep pace with or stay ahead of changing technology and launch capital projects.

Make an Impact

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Today, Tomorrow, Together


Your gift to the UCDS Fund supports an 8:1 student-teacher ratio, our amazing resident program and more!
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Securing Our Future

Forever Endowment

Nearly $500K is released annually for Tuition Assistance and Teacher Professional Development, benefiting your students today.
Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition Assistance

Access for all families is part of our strategic plan. Over 20% of UCDS families received Tuition Assistance in 2022-23.
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Teacher Excellence

100% of our teachers receive professional development, and our average teacher tenure is one of the highest for lower schools in Washington state.

UCDS Auction

Our auction activates our entire community in a grand celebration for UCDS!
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Diane Chickadel Fund

The Diane Chickadel Fund for the Creative Arts celebrates Diane’s passion for creativity and the transformative power of art.
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Lowell Hovis Arts Fund

The Hovis Fund for the Arts supports programs like the experiential arts workshop Creative Fusion, which helps children discover artistic methods through the mentorship of professional artists.

John Neilson Fund

The Neilsen Fund supports the innovative work of the UCDS Institute, providing professional development opportunities for educators.


Reach out to the UCDS Development Office.

We give to UCDS because we believe in the mission and we see the difference this place is making in the lives’ of our boys. The fund is a vital way to support both students and staff, and our collective support ensures that UCDS can continue to offer all of the unique experiences that give this place its character.
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Corporate Matching

Many employers match their employees’ donations through corporate matching programs. Double or even triple the impact of your contribution. Find out if your company has a matching program, then inquire with your human resources department about what is required to make a matching donation.

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Annual Report

View or download our most recent annual report here for a snapshot of last year’s school theme, fundraising efforts, and our finances. You’ll also read stories about current students, alumni, milestone events, new strategic initiatives and much more. The report is a great way to stay connected with UCDS.