How to Give

Establish an Endowment

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    Gifts of endowed funds tie your wishes to the school’s needs. They enable you to put some of your wealth to work for a cause you believe in, while leaving a personal legacy or memorializing a loved one.

    Whatever your interest, there is an area at Seattle University that will benefit through an endowment.

    If you decide to establish a named endowed fund for the benefit of Seattle University, you may designate your fund for scholarships, program or activity support, or faculty professorship and chair positions. University Advancement staff will work with you to establish fund guidelines and to discuss the most beneficial and tax-wise giving strategies. Endowed funds can be established and named with the amounts below.


    minimum gift $50,000 
    Scholarships enable the school to recruit and retain a diverse and talented student population.
    Endowed Funds Across Campus
    minimum gift $100,000 
    Endowed funds may be designated to support existing activities at Seattle University such as academics, athletics, library collections and student life projects.
    Endowed Professorships
    minimum gift of $500,000 
    Endowed professorships recognize outstanding accomplishments of the Seattle University faculty by providing partial support for teaching and research activities. Such positions offer incentive for all faculty members to achieve excellence in these areas.
    Endowed Chairs
    minimum gift of
    Endowed chairs recognize teaching and research excellence, strengthening the school's ability to attract and retain key faculty. *The minimum gift level for endowed chairs is dependent on discipline.


    For more information on establishing an endowed fund, please contact Katie Chapman, Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship at (206) 296-2321 or