a choice.

Make a difference.

You decide.

Even before you arrive on campus, the community will feel your impact. A $25,000 donation will be divided among the organizations listed below, based on your choice and the choices of your classmates.


Congratulations on your
admission to Puget Sound!

Whether you opt to deepen your connection with any of the organizations through volunteer opportunities, or choose to connect with another cause that is meaningful to you, you’ll spend the next few years learning and growing at a university that takes your commitments seriously.

For more than 30 years, Citizens for a Healthy Bay has worked to achieve a thriving Commencement Bay for the benefit of the greater Puget Sound ecosystem.

Through 25 local food bank distribution sites, Nourish Pierce County provides nutritious food and support services to people in need with compassion, dignity, and respect.

Through advocacy and therapy, Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County supports healing for those affected by sexual assault and abuse.

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound works to level the playing field to ensure all young people can reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Tacoma Community House helps immigrants, refugees and vulnerable young adults with financial stability, immigration status, English and job searching skills, counseling, and housing.

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