Albers School of Business and Economics

Giving Back

  • Be the Change

    What can you do to affect positive change in today's turbulent times? Making an annual gift to Albers directly impacts the quality Jesuit Catholic education Albers delivers to students and is an investment in the next generation of ethical business leaders for a just and humane world.

    On April 17th this year, Albers held a special "ethics day" in which top Northwest business practitioners like Costco's Jim Sinegal and Pemco's Stan McNaughton, joined educators in the classroom for every one of our 55 courses offered that day to discuss and analyze an ethical dilemma they faced in their careers.  This was a special day for our students to focus on real-world ethical issues in business, but the topic arises in every course at Albers all year long.

    Each year our faculty gives 110% to educating students in the tradition of competence, conscience, and compassion.  From Bill Weis taking leadership, teamwork and emotional intelligence into the outdoors to Leo Simpson guiding our Enactus team to national honors in Minneapolis, or Harriet Stephenson's work with students doing microfinance for women entrepreneurs in Africa; Albers educators strive to do more for our students every day.

    The potent mix of technical acumen, experience, service, and ethics that are the hallmarks of an Albers business education cannot be funded by tuition alone.  Your gift can make a significant difference in a student's education and be a catalyst for positive change in our community. 

    How to Give Back 

    Using our Online Contribution Form you may designate your gift to any fund at Albers School of Business and Economics or Seattle University.  You may chose to give to the MBA program, Accounting Associates, Entrepreneurship, the Ethics Center, and many others - or make a gift to wherever the need is greatest through the Dean's Fund at Albers.

    If you have any questions about giving online, gift annuities, or transferring stock, please contact Taryn Coles at or 206-296-6115.

    We'd like to do more for you, too.  Please contact Rob Bourke at or 206-296-2277 to learn about opportunities to participate in alumni activities, business networking, service opportunities, or to come see how our new library, fitness center, pedestrian mall and other changes have transformed the campus.

  • I endowed the Lawrence K. Johnson Chair of Entrepreneurship in my father's name as a testament to the faith I have in the Albers School of Business and Economics producing young entrepreneurs who will make a difference.

    Kent Johnson, MBA 1971 Managing Director Alexander Hutton Venture Partners
  • Contact

    Would you prefer to make your contribution over the phone or through the mail? Please contact:

    Taryn Coles
    Director of Development
    University Advancement
    Tel: (206) 296-6115
    Fax: (206) 296-5795