Skagit Valley Hospital

Client Success Story

Bertschi School

Seattle, Washington
Bertschi School

Founded in 1975 on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, Bertschi School offers a supportive and inclusive environment where children truly delight in the challenges and rewards of learning.

When space became too tight, the school asked Collins to conduct a campaign feasibility study to explore support for a major expansion. With input from families about the campus development plan, Collins and Bertschi’s board redefined the project to focus on those investments that would benefit the school’s art and music programs, physical education, and community space.Together, we moved ahead with a $3.3 million fundraising goal – which they exceeded. The new Bertschi Center opened in May 2007, and two years later, Collins provided start up and planning services for a multi-million dollar endowment campaign to grow Bertschi’s school’s permanent resources to provide financial aid, professional development opportunities, and ongoing curriculum and facilities enhancements.