Your Impact

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The Difference You Make for Evergreen Students

Education is the gift that inspires Greeners to enrich our society for the better and address complex problems that continue to perpetuate tragedy across our nation. Thanks to the faith and generosity of donors like you, this generation of Greeners can fully embrace and succeed in their journey of learning - a journey that comes full circle as they go on to uplift and heal our local and global communities. See how your generosity impacts Evergreen students below.  

Gifts to the Art of Giving accelerate the achievements of students like ELona Kearney '22 and Alison Howard '24, whose passions, ingenuity, and tenacity coupled with the power of their Evergreen education will position them to be leaders with the capacity to address the challenges facing our world. 

Thanks to your generosity and Evergreen’s resilient community of alumni, donors and friends, scholarships made possible by the Art of Giving increase in value as students progress toward graduation. This multi-year commitment is a powerful vote of confidence providing stability and added support as students persist to graduation.

Hear more about supporting student potential and success from The Evergreen State College Board of Governors Staff Representative, Emily Pieper '09, MPA '18 in the video below.

Read on to see how gifts to the Art of Giving have shown up for students like Alison Howard '24, and others so they can show up for the world. Thank you for supporting the Art of Giving! 

Evergreen Student Demographics (Fall 2021)

  • Enrolled students: 2,116 
  • Average age: 27 years old
  • 61% are women 
  • 32% are students of color
  • 26% are first generation college students
  • 35% of students are low income (≤150% poverty level)
  • 39% of students are below poverty level 

Hear Directly from Students About Your Impact

Alison Howard, Class of 2024
Evergreen Foundation Scholarship Recipient


Alison Howard

I am an animated Greener, inspired by the joy and celebration that community brings. My studies at Evergreen have empowered me to bridge my passions for health and sociology. I have begun to explore community-based healing through a feminist lens. This work has led me to develop independent learning projects like the intersectional sex education curriculum I designed that emphasized self-love, communication techniques, and trauma-aware teaching. This quarter I created a workshop in homage to our Equity Symposium’s keynote speaker Adrienne Maree Brown, called "Pleasure and Abundance Community Circle." My goal was to curate a space for sharing art, poetry, and empowerment. 

I am so grateful to be a Greener because of Evergreen's unique belief in entrusting students to guide their own learning and the encouragement I receive to actively contribute to our beautiful community. As an Evergreen Fund scholarship award recipient and proud Greener, I would like to offer my story and thanks to all the donors who continue to make this student journey possible.

"I have so much gratitude for the donors who made these scholarships possible. In the United States, college is not free. Each scholarship given is a branch of community - a branch extended to make education accessible, diverse, and thriving."

To the generous donors of the Art of Giving 2022, you have our gratitude. Thank you!

Thank you to our sponsors!

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