Uncommon Good Impact Report

Impact Report Mission & Programs

CAMPAIGN PILLAR: MISSIONS & PROGRAMS

More than $122 million was raised during The Campaign for the Uncommon Good to deepen Seattle University’s Jesuit mission and care for the whole person through improved student experiences and wellness, campus engagement, athletics, experiential learning and residential life.

Gifts supported mission-oriented programs and centers, such as the newly named Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J. Center for Community Engagement, the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, Mission and Ministry and Student Development programs.

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"Through generous campaign funding, the Center for Jesuit Education is able to form Seattle University faculty and staff as lay leaders who embody the Jesuit and Catholic mission. SU faculty delivers whole person education through Ignatian Pedagogical approaches that engage students in active learning, reflective practices and discernment toward action in the world. Staff and administrators find inspiration to live out of Jesuit values in their mission-centered leadership as they shape our university for the future."

Jennifer Tilghman-Havens, director, Center for Jesuit Education

CARRYING FORWARD THE WORK AND IMPACT OF THE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY

Nearly 650 donors supported programs and scholarships in the School of Theology and Ministry during The Campaign for the Uncommon Good. With the impending closure of the school, endowment donors are redirecting their gifts to other ecumenical and faith-focused programs and centers across campus including the Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement, Master of Non-Profit Leadership program, Masters of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy and the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.

Expanding Global Engagement and Learning

Today’s most pressing issues are global and include climate change, the international flow of information and commerce, global health, human migration, our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and the ever-present need for inter-religious dialogue to name a few.

The Campaign for the Uncommon Good has opened an exciting new era of global learning at Seattle University. New endowments and gifts are supporting scholarships and student and faculty projects, programs and collaborations on campus and around the world, and has positioned SU to prepare students for this evolving global environment with new opportunities for direct international experience and for online learning and research.

CHANGE MAKERS PROGRAM LAYS FOUNDATION FOR SUYI’S PATHWAY TO HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE AND BEYOND

The Campaign for the Uncommon Good brought the Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) closer to its goal of providing cradle to career support services for local families. Change Makers, a new 8th-12th grade cohort-based leadership program launched at Washington Middle School, provides the foundation for a seamless high school to college pathway.
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THE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE OF GENEROSITY

Empathy, caring, understanding and "getting behind the eyes of the other person" are key tenets of emotional intelligence, a concept Bill Weis, PhD, professor of management in Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics, has been teaching MBA students since 2003. Beyond its value to an organization in facilitating open, authentic communication, Weis sees an inherent connection between emotional intelligence and generosity.
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A Matter of Mental Health

Seattle University is committed to helping students discern their future path and provides support and guidance to students during times of difficulty and distress. It’s part of the university’s practice of cura personalis – care for the whole person, mind, body and spirit – a fundamental Jesuit value. The Endowment for Mental Health and Wellness is providing support to help Seattle University better address students' mental health and overall wellness needs.
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Securing a legacy of Jesuit Traditions in teaching and service

President Emeritus Stephen Sundborg, S.J.’s commitment to furthering Seattle University’s Jesuit tradition of excellence in education, teaching and service will be his legacy. The Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. Endowment for Jesuit Teaching & Ministry was established during The Campaign for the Uncommon Good to secure Father Sundborg’s vision in perpetuity, helping SU to recruit, welcome and employ Jesuits whenever they are available to join us, pushing further the mission and unique set of values that makes us who we are.
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CONNECTING TO THE WORLD VIRTUALLY

Amid the twin crises of a raging pandemic and social unrest at home and abroad, Seattle University and its partner institutions that make up the Central America Initiative were able to continue the engagement and learning that has been the cornerstone of the program. Under the leadership of Associate Professor Serena Cosgrove, PhD, the initiative’s partner schools engage in outreach, programming and research throughout Nicaragua, including the isolated Caribbean Coast, and in Guatemala and El Salvador.
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