Your Impact

The generosity of alumni and donors brings extraordinary impact to our entire campus community.

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Transforming Seattle University’s Present and Future

Financial support from our alumni, parents and friends empowers Seattle University to be a Jesuit university of distinction for a time of change.

Your contributions have a transformational impact, and help to position Seattle University as the region's prominent STEM educator, ensure the ongoing vitality of campus life and the student experience through programs and events and change the lives of students through scholarship support.

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By the Numbers The Difference You Make


Gifts Received

Nearly 6,000 donors in FY23 gave gifts big and small to advance SU’s mission and support the academic experience of our students. 


Alumni Gifts

Seattle University’s alumni showed up in FY23 to support schools, colleges and programs across campus.


Raised by First-Time Donors

1,814 first-time donors joined forces to contribute $1,780,819 in FY23.

Stories of Impact

BIPOC Educator Project Creates Support and Community for Alums Working in Education

Educators that are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) are leaving the profession at a disproportionately high rate. The Seattle University College of Education, with the help of donors, is working to change that narrative for their BIPOC alum community.

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How Anthonny Ruiz, ‘23, Turned His Life Around Through Higher Education

This past spring, Anthonny Ruiz, '23, walked across the stage at Climate Pledge Arena as a first-generation college graduate, having received a degree in Strategic Communications with honors. He made it look easy, but his journey to this moment was anything but smooth. Ruiz’s success at Seattle University is a testament to his perseverance, character and the power of education that changed the trajectory of his life.

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Lifelong Work with Native Americans Inspires IPI’s Largest Gift

Growing up in Northern Michigan, Susanna Hayes had no idea that her life’s path would lead to the heart of the Native American experience.

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SU’s Sacred Spaces

Reminders of our Jesuit charism are intentionally embedded throughout campus. Tucked into garden settings and inside buildings, these sacred spaces tend to the souls of the Seattle University community.

Sacred Spaces

Honoring a Beloved Professor Emeriti

“People say that kindness is free to give and invaluable to receive. Dr. Koch showed me this.” —Iram Jafry, ’17 MBA


Anonymous Bequest Turns Force Multiplier

Stephen Growdon, ’03, wanted to give back to the Seattle University graduate program that spring-boarded him to a fulfilling second career.

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