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.

Your gift could help launch a career like that of Albers alumnus Ryan Schmid, President & CEO of Vera Whole Health. Ryan's inspiration for this new healthcare management model resulted from his participation in our Harriet S. Stephenson Business Plan Competition. Students develop new ideas through our Global Business EDGE Program and others like it - all funded thanks to people like you.

Your gift can help students gain global perspective. Study tours to places like China and the EU have a profound and life changing effect. A few years ago, students met children's advocate Kailash Satyarthi, co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Their discussion changed the way at least one Albers MBA does business.

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 and Get Involved

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 love to help you get involved with Albers. Please contact Wendy Kelley 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 '71 Managing Director, Alexander Hutton Venture Partners