The Art of Giving

The words reasons to believe with a moon in a starry night sky

As part of the Forever Green campaign, The Evergreen State College Foundation, in partnership with alumni, donors, friends, and businesses, generously gave over $400,000 to create 127 new scholarships for Evergreen’s extraordinary students!

Thank you for believing in our bright future

Students come to Evergreen for the ability to determine their own distinctive path, to embrace complexity, to learn across significant differences, to break down barriers between disciplines, and tackle the world’s most difficult problems. In April this year, we began an ambitious four-week virtual scholarship drive, followed by our annual Art of Giving Gala and Auction in May to support Evergreen’s fiercely ambitious students on their chosen paths through The Evergreen Scholarship Fund. Thanks to outstanding donors like you, 127 renewable scholarships were created. Thank you for believing in our remarkable students and future leaders and for your generous gift to the Art of Giving.

Evergreen, in partnership with The Evergreen State College Foundation, has launched its first college-wide fundraising campaign, Forever Green, to raise $55+ million for students and programs, including the Art of Giving.

Hear from our 2023 Student Keynote Speaker, Liz Arias ’24 below and learn more about the the Art of Giving's impact on Evergreen’s remarkable students. 

Liz Arias 2023 art of giving student keynote speaker

2023 Art of Giving Student Keynote Speaker, Liz Arias ’24

Recipient of the Foundation Scholarship and the Joeseph Albert Dear Scholarship

"With this scholarship, not only am I supported financially, which allots more time for deep engagement with my work, but I also feel supported mentally and emotionally. To me, this award proves the Evergreen faculty and staff genuinely believe in the transformative power my presence brings to campus; that my academic efforts are proficient and display the skills needed to create critical work; and that my professional, public service goals are accomplishable and will be paying homage to one of Evergreen’s greatest thinkers."

The Art of Giving has ended but our students’ needs continue. You can make a difference by making a gift to The Evergreen Scholarship Fund today!

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Thank you for your generous support of Evergreen Students!

About the Art of Giving

The Art of Giving is The Evergreen State College Foundation’s annual fundraiser, bringing donors, alumni, friends and businesses together to celebrate student potential and build support for transformational scholarships at Evergreen. This fundraiser helps ensure that students can stay in school, earn their degrees, and contribute to the vitality of our region and our world. Proceeds from the Art of Giving bolster the College’s ability to support first-generation college students, students of color, veterans, adult learners, and other populations who face barriers to pursuing an outstanding liberal arts education.


Galen Steinweg, Manager of Special Events | (360) 819-6570