University Cooperative School

(206) 524-0653

5601 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105


A Giving Community

University Cooperative School has a 40+ year history of providing a progressive, joy-filled, innovative education to our PK-5 students.   Each year our students graduate with the tools, talents, and desire to engage in their communities and make the world a better place. Our community understands that financial support is essential to continuing our mission and fulfilling our vision.

Your support makes all the difference to our vibrant programs, recruitment and retention of exceptional faculty, functional learning spaces, important scholarships and all the many resources needed to operate our school and ensure that our important work carries on strongly in the future.

To that end, we hold two fundraisers each year: the annual fund in the fall and the auction in the spring.

Annual Fund

Every fall, current and alumni parents, extended family and friends show their support for our school by contributing generously to the annual fund. In keeping with University Cooperative School’s values of community and giving, we strive for 100% current family participation.   Aspects of the annual fund giving season include a direct appeal letter, a community event called Mudfest, a house party for parents, and a donuts and coffee sidewalk event.


The spring auction is the school’s largest fundraiser. It is an incredibly fun community event and wonderful fundraiser. Here again we strive for 100% current family participation. Every year we raise money that supports operating expenses, tuition assistance, and enrichment. The auction also enables the community to come together in many ways — creating the event, enjoying a great party, and at future, social experiences purchased at the auction.

Direct Donation

  • Checks made directly to the University Cooperative School and mailed to the school.
  • Current parents can donate through TADS
  • Gifts of stock. You may be able to eliminate capital gains tax while still earning a tax deduction when you give a gift of stock. If you are interested in giving this type of gift, please contact the school.
  • Credit card payments can be made through our online form.