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Financial and Wealth gifts help keep UCA operating & enhance the experience of the students at UCA.  There are many ways to give a gift to UCA.  A complete list of opportunities & ways to give is below:

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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!

Ways of Giving:


Give Online:

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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