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  • Want to help SU beat the Huskies? Join the 600+ Alumni Challenge!

     Challenge Did you know that last year, 16% of UW alumni gave back to support their fellow Huskies? And that 13% of Gonzaga alums gave back to their fellow Zags?  

    Did you also know that in 2010, only 1 in 10 Seattle University alumni gave money to support scholarships, student services and academics at Seattle U?  Think we can do better, Seattle U alumni? Well, now is your chance to make an impact by joining the 600+ Alumni Challenge! If 600 Seattle U alumni make a gift in 60 days (between May 1 and June 30), trustees and proud alumni Carol Nelson (’78, ’84), Allan Golston (’99) and former trustee Carolyn Kelly (’85) will donate $15,000 to support Seattle University students!  

    Even better, by making a gift, you will be adding value to your Seattle University degree. Every alumni gift increases our alumni participation rate, a key factor in our ranking in publications like U.S. News and World Report. High alumni participation rates also help us to secure the corporate and foundation funding that supports SU’s commitment to excellence in teaching and high quality scholarship. Most importantly, your gift of ANY size is an investment in the lives of Seattle U students. Last year, individual gifts of $100 or less resulted in a cumulative total of $400,000 to provide scholarship support, enhance academic programs, and improve campus facilities for SU students. Every gift counts! 

    Last year, Seattle University’s alumni participation rate was 10.3%. Help us bring that number closer to our peer schools’ rates, improve our rankings and make Seattle U an even greater institution-- every gift, of any size, makes an impact.  

    Be 1 of 600— Join the 600+ Challenge TODAY!   

     

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