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Donate to the Washington State Fair Foundation

When you think of the Fair, perhaps you think of scones or the midway. Maybe you see livestock lining the barns or hear the laughter of children. Maybe your mind wanders to grange displays and the Hobby Hall collections. The Washington State Fair has been the place for family, fun and education for over a century and nothing evokes such strong or fond family memories like The Grand Ol' Fair.

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In the fast-paced world we live in, it is important to hold on to the tradition of days gone by so that we may tell our stories to future generations. With your help, we can ensure that the Fair holds a tender plac...

Giving Opportunities

  • Give By Shopping

    Fred Meyer Rewards

    Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Washington State Fair Foundation. You will still get special deals, gas rewards and perks from Fred Meyer, but by linking your card to us, you'll cast a vote for us to receive some of Fred Meyer's $2M annual charitable budget. With each household that links to the Foundation, our quarterly donation increases. It's a great way to give just by filling your grocery cart!

    Amazon Smile

    Shop Amazon Smile. You will still get those amazing Amazon deals and your Prime membership perks, but by shopping smile.amazon.com and choosing Washington State Fair Foundation as your charity of choice, we will recieve a percentage of your spending with each transaction.

  • White Hat Club

    Members of the Washington State Fair Foundation’s White Hat Club are those generous donors who have committed $1,000 per year for a 5 year term in support of the Fair’s programs. And yep, you really do get a white cowboy hat to show the world you’re one of the good guys.

    Your Membership Can Be Paid in Many Ways

    • A one-time $5,000 gift
    • An annual gift of $1,000 for a 5 year term
    • Quarterly gifts of $250 for a 5 year term
    • Monthly gifts of $83.34 for a 5 year term – that’s less than $20 a week!

    For those members that would like to renew their White Hat Club membership, we are offering a brand new LIMITED EDITION belt buckle.

    For White Hat Club membership information, contact the Foundation office at (253) 841-5065 or email hollyb@thefair.com.

    2020 Members

    • Debbie Connell
    • Jeffery & Merleanne Lange
    • Jeff & Ellen McVicker
    • Kappy Names

    2019 Members

    • Randy & Mary Anderson
    • Jason & Holly Ball
    • Michelle & Robert Davis
    • Paul& Cari DeGoede
    • Mike & Karyn Egan
    • Frank & Kay Gallo
    • Steve Haney
    • Jared & Jesslynn Heslop
    • Kent & Carolyn Hojem
    • Mel & Edna Kelso
    • Gary & Debra Larson
    • Tyra & Jerry Larson
    • Drew & Chris Lucurell
    • Ren & Kathy Martin
    • David & Celeste Morris
    • Mark & Chas Mullins
    • Ken & JoAnn Scholz
    • Scott & Vicky Selden
    • Don & Nora Thompson

    2018 Members

    • Bob, Rob and Billy Marcoe
    • Sales Family
    • Candace Blancher
    • Justin & Kate Nikbakhsh
    • Tom & Mary Lou Tebb
    • Steven & Maryanna Hatting
    • Randy & Lyn Anderson
    • Andrew & Kay McDonald
    • Carl & Janette Wade
    • Mike Cina

    2017 Members

    • Randy and Lyn Anderson
    • Jeff and Kelly Chambers
    • Toby and Jennifer Donovan
    • Mark and Valerie Gingrich
    • Dennis and Patti Hogenson
    • Mark Johnson
    • Jerry and Germaine Korum
    • Ren and Kathy Martin
    • Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation
    • Gary and Amanda Tucci
    • Ed and Judy Root

    2016 Members

    • Robert and Connie Wekell
  • Memorial Benches

    Sponsoring a bench is a meaningful way to put down roots at one of your favorite places, to celebrate milestones, and/or to honor loved ones. Your family will enjoy seeing your bench on the grounds year after year and your bench will provide much-appreciated seating for fair guests – compliments of you.

    With your $2,500 donation, a red 6’ transit-style bench will be produced. Each bench includes a 3”x10” bronze dedication plaque for your custom inscription. Your message can include up to 3 lines of text with 25 characters on each line. Benches will be placed on the grounds once production is complete, usually within 12 weeks. If you’d like to see your bench at the Washington State Fair in September, your order must be received no later than May 1.

    Buy A Bench

  • Farm At SillyVille Pavers

    SillyVille pavers are located at the grand entrance to the NEW Farm at SillyVille .

    These pavers are similar to the pavers found in the Classic Coaster Park, but will help to support continued agricultural education for children.

    By purchasing a paver you leave a bit of yourself on the Fairgrounds - in celebration of a milestone, in honor of a loved one, or just stamping your name on one of your favorite places. Your purchase will also help the Washington State Fair Foundation support the growth of The Fair’s educational programs at the Farm at SillyVille and ensure that agricultural education continues to be a part of this state-of-the-art project.

    Pavers are ordered in batches and installed in August. Bricks ordered by June 30 will be installed before the Washington State Fair each year.

    Paver Pricing

    • Small Paver - $150 Includes four lines of text. No line can exceed 15 characters, including spaces.
    • Large Paver - $245 Includes a logo or piece of art or six lines of large text with 12 characters including spaces per line on your paver; an EPS file with artwork is required.

    Buy A Paver


    The Fine Print

    Pavers may be ordered anytime, but the deadline to order your brick for the Washington State Fair is June 30. We will make every effort to have your brick installed so you can show it to your family and friends when you visit The Fair. Once your brick is installed, you will receive a postcard via USPS. We do not guarantee placement before Spring Fair, only if weather is permitting.

    Inscriptions must be in good taste, keeping in mind that the Washington State Fair is a family-friendly entertainment venue. The Foundation reserves the right to refuse inscriptions that include salacious, lewd, or foul language and/or that evoke negativity, bigotry or incite political controversy.

    Exact placement of each paver is at the discretion of the Washington State Fair. At your request, Foundation staff will also notify an honoree of your donation.

    These pavers are not tax deductible items.

  • Legacy Gifts & Endowments

    Leave a Legacy at The Fair

    Legacy giving, sometimes generally referred to as “planned giving,” is a donation made by an individual through a will or other formal designation. Legacy gifts are typically prepared with a financial planner and are meant to reflect the values and desires of the donor. As the name suggests, most donors want to leave a legacy or memory of their life through their posthumous giving. In most cases, a legacy gift is made upon someone’s death, but not always. Legacy giving can take a number of forms, including recurring donations that begin while the donor is alive and continue after they’re deceased. And legacy gifts don’t have to be monetary, either. They can include material goods, property, stocks—anything that’s of value to the beneficiary.

    For more information and to leave your legacy at The Fair, please contact Holly Ball at hollyb@thefair.com or 253-841-5065.

    We honor the following members that are giving part of their legacy:

    • Richard Campbell
    • Don & Vera Henderson
    • Rick & Joan Myers
    • The John F. Porter Family
    • David & Gretchen Schodde
    • Dan Sharp

Contact The Foundation

Foundation Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm

Address & Directions

Washington State Fair Foundation
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
Map It

Enter through the Administration Office doors near the corner of 9th and Meridian.

Contacts

(253) 841-5120 or (253) 841-5065
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Holly Ball, Foundation Development Manager
hollyb@thefair.com

Kim Arnone, Foundation Coordinator
kima@thefair.com

About The Foundation

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