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UCA’s New Dining Commons and Water Tower Plaza

Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends of UCA,

I’m writing with Good News: UCA’s new Dining Commons and Water Tower
Student Plaza are done! We are moved in and operational. We’re so excited; we just had to share it with you.

A wonderful group of people have made this day possible by generously donating time, materials and/or hard-earned cash. THANK YOU! We have a superb new addition to our campus, anchored on higher ground.

Though the contractors are done, we are not—at least with the fundraising and a few inside projects. Twenty two months into our three year campaign we are on track with $2,475,000+ million in hand or in secured pledges with $1,027,000+ left to raise. That amount however, does not include chairs and tables or a clock for the tower.

The good news is, it’s not too late to make a significant impact on our Capital Campaign. On the next few pages, you will find a number of tax deductible Christmas gift ideas that will benefit a terrific school and its students, starting with $1 per brick on up to $180,000 for the new road, which we will gladly name for the person who donates that amount! Every dollar and every zero attached to it, adds up.

A limited number of 12 x 12 cement pavers are being offered for engraving. Each one is $450 and the amount, like any gift to this project, may be spread out over a year or more, if needed. See the form in the inside back page to reserve yours now.

I will be praying as you consider what you can do, either for the first time, or by giving again! A tax deductible receipt will be sent to you in the mail.

For more information click here.

Linnea Torkelsen

UCA Alumni & Development Director • 509-981-9318

P.S. Classes of 1992 – 2002, every dollar you give to the Dining
Commons Project will be matched by a donor who is anxious for you to
experience the enjoyment and blessings of giving to a great cause!


Live picture of the new Dining Commons & Water Tower Plaza!

 Alumni Annual Fund:
The Annual Fund is the depository of unrestricted gifts to the school, funding projects of current need on campus, approved by Administration and the Master Plan committee. Examples of past projects are: Band room expansion, remodeling the Power House, dorm bathroom remodels, new buses, and etc., which facilitate a good working program for our students at UCA. Upcoming projects will include a bus barn and more dorm and bathroom remodels.

Principal’s Fund:

This fund is a way to show special appreciation to our campus faculty for the untold hours of time and energy that they pour into our young people. This is a way to provide the means to pay for a class they wish they could afford, a particular piece of equipment they would like to integrate into their teaching, or maybe just a gift card to go out to dinner, to re-group. This is a special way to say “Thank You – you are valued.” A most worthy cause.

Dorm Funds:

  • Additional funds are needed to remodel dorm rooms and bathrooms. Adopt a room or an entire hall

School vehicles are needed for transporting students on class field trips, home leaves, ensemble tours, airport drop off and pick up, doctors appointments and town trips for supplies.

  • Needed: Airporter type 22-32 passenger bus
  • Needed: Van – mini or full size
  • Needed: Car in good running condition (front wheel or AWD) – ours is on life support!
  • Needed: 16’ enclosed trailer
Single Parent Scholarship Fund:

This fund is for donors who wish to aid one parent homes in their struggle to give their children an Adventist education. Established by the parents of an Alumnus who felt impressed to do something for the “widows and orphans”, this fund is in growing need as we see more and more students coming from this kind of home. Many could not be here at all, were it not for this scholarship.

Worthy Student Fund:

$180,000+ is needed every year, in addition to special scholarship and matching funds! Annual support or monthly gifts are urgently needed. Job losses have affected the parents of our students, creating some very difficult situations. If you have the ability to help in any way… in any amount… we need you!

The Sabbath Project:

To be more intentional about making Sabbath a special day, the faculty is looking for ways to remind students of the special blessings that come to us on this day. We appreciate those who fund our efforts to create special table settings for meals, and funds for projects the students can do.

Needed Items:

Used or new bicycles that students could check out for Sabbath afternoon rides / new or gently used canoes that could be used on a weekend into nature. Especially for students who are too far from home to go for home leave, this equipment would provide the means for a much appreciated get away. There are faculty who are willing to take groups out for this kind of an outing.

Gifts in Kind:
UCA is happy to receive antiques, collectibles, automobiles/trucks, sports vehicles, time shares, property, stocks & bonds, etc. All gifts to UCA are tax deductible.

Give while you can still get a tax deduction… the winds of change are blowing!

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For questions, clarification, additional needs or offers of gifts in kind, you may contact Linnea Torkelsen, UCA Alumni and Development Director in the following ways:

Phone: 509-245-3692 – office
Phone: 509-981-9318 – home

By calling the UCA Business office and setting up automatic monthly credit card donations (509-245-3618) or by sending a check to:

Upper Columbia Academy
Attn: Office of Alumni and Development
3025 E Spangle-Waverly Road
Spangle, WA 99031

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