No matter how you choose to support Explorations Academy, gifts of any size significantly impact the school and the learning experience of every student. Our primary fundraiser of the year is the Annual Auction. As a non-profit, independent school, Explorations Academy relies on the support of our generous community in order to meet the needs of our students and faculty on a daily basis.
Fall Harvest Auction
The Auction, along with the other gifts provide critical support for the school’s annual operating budget, including a paddle raise designated for Financial Aid. Our annual auction is held in October. Sign up for our newsletter to receive Explorations news and community event updates.
Ways to Make a Gift
Donations to Explorations Academy may currently be made via cash, check, or online. Checks should be payable to Explorations Academy and mailed to1701 Ellis Street, Suite 215, Bellingham, WA 98225.
Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Securities
For more information on gifts of stock and securities, please contact Bacchus Taylor, Head of School at (360) 671-8085.
Gifts in Kind
Explorations Academy gladly accepts donations of items that are in good condition and relevant to the educational program of the school. The school is prohibited by law to appraise the value of these gifts. For more information, please contact Bacchus Taylor.
Planned giving is a grouping of charitable giving options that enables families to give to the school while also creating possible financial benefits for your family. Planned giving includes:
- Bequests of cash, securities, other assets, your estate, or a percentage of your estate
- Retirement assets including IRA, 401(k), or profit-sharing pension plan
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Charitable Lead Trusts
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Life Insurance
- IRA Charitable Rollover
Please consult your own attorney or financial planner to ensure that your gift suits your circumstances. Whatcom Community Foundation is a trusted, local resource available to families in Bellingham, WA who would like to learn more about Planned Giving.
For more information, please contact Bacchus Taylor, Head of School at (360) 671-8085.
Make a Gift
Thank your for your interest and support in Explorations Academy!
Explorations Academy/Global Community Institute is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Federal Tax Identification Number is 91-1518827.
You will receive a receipt for your records.