More than $895,000 was raised during 2023 Seattle U Gives! Read about how your gift and 3,600 additional gifts are already making an impact for students, faculty and programs across campus.
The Moccasin Lake Foundation's gift is supporting Professor Deirdre Bowen and helping develop an innovative and multidisciplinary Family Law Center housed within SU's School of Law.
Stephen Growdon, ’03, wanted to give back to the Seattle University graduate program that spring-boarded him to a fulfilling second career.
In 2021, Susanna Hayes read about Seattle University's Indigenous Peoples Institute (IPI) and decided she wanted to make a gift that would help offer IPI more stability and strengthen its foundation for supporting Native American students attending SU.
Lifelong Work with Native Americans Inspires IPI's Largest Gift
Cory Hitzemann, ’97, and George Theo, ’95 live the values instilled in them at SU and are now working together to bring diversity and inclusion to the civil engineering field, leveraging the firm’s strong community connections and longstanding partnership with the university.
Coughlin Porter Lundeen Endowed Scholarship Provides BIPOC Students Access to Civil Engineering
“People say that kindness is free to give and invaluable to receive. Dr. Koch showed me this.”
—Iram Jafry, ’17 MBA
How philanthropy impacts past, present and future Redhawks and helps make SU one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit universities in the world.
Lemieux Library expands its intellectual reach to collaborative making in the new Billodue Makerspace
At Seattle University, Brian Le, ’19, cultivated relationships across campus to learn holistically and grow into a better version of himself while giving back to the SU community at large.
Graduating sisters Amber Rodriguez-Munoz, '22 and Eva Rodriguez, '22, share how their bond was strengthened at Seattle University.
The past few years have been anything but ordinary, but Allison Namba, '22 persevered and left her mark at Seattle University.
When Mary Habila, ’21, chose a career path in education, and now as a school psychologist with Federal Way Public Schools, is helping parents and students who are falling behind.
First awarded in 1997, the Eileen Ridgway Outreach Scholarship fosters leadership in community outreach, service and civic efforts, while supporting nursing students’ professional growth in research and analysis. This year marks 25 years of leadership development through the Ridgway Scholarship.
Ridgway Scholars Advocate for Equitable Health Care in Underserved Communities
While isolating at home during the pandemic, many people discovered a new hobby that brought them joy and a renewed sense of purpose.
Joelle Torre, '03, enjoys mentoring and working with students. The one thing she tries to impress on them is that their success is dependent on how much they want it and working hard toward their goals
During Seattle U Gives, alumni, faculty and staff, student and community members rallied around the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Emergency Fund, raising more than $40,000 to help students experiencing one-time, non-tuition-related financial emergencies.
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.
The program introduces law students to seasoned public interest lawyers, State Supreme Court justices, community activists and others entrusted with interpreting, advocating for and enforcing laws.
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.
Central America Initiative continues its global engagement work despite pandemic
When Brenda was growing up in rural Minnesota, being a Girl Scout gave her a way to experience new people and places. A scholarship to study in Italy set her on the path to become a global technology pioneer
A vibrant leader and advocate for underrepresented communities, she has worked both in and alongside government to drive sustainable change for communities of color and women.
A child of war-torn Palestine, Majd Baniodeh was already a citizen of the world when she arrived at Seattle University. Learn more about how education and global awareness can give voice to the underserved.
One of three women in her class, Bridget Brewer used the Project Center to launch a career in leadership while holding onto the Jesuit concept of questioning and owning her decisions and owning her values.
With compassion and community Angela Flores-Marcus blossomed with success in STEM studies.
Calling the Fostering Scholars program a “gift from God,” Hameed's story exemplifies the power of determination and perseverance reinforced by cura personalis, the Jesuit value of care for the whole body.
John and Diana Dougherty fulfill one of their dreams by giving back to Seattle University with a gift by will.
Empathy, caring, understanding and "getting behind the eyes of the other person" are key tenets of emotional intelligence, taught by professor Bill Weis, in Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics.
Finding social justice through nursing, this nurse relies on her Jesuit values to tackle disparity in systemic health care.
“Seattle University is a place of love where I received the same thing my family gave to me—a foundation built on love and support and a compass to guide me through life.”
This professor brings light to villages in Africa and lights up students academic success, bringing real life experience to STEM studies.
Growing up in New Mexico, Alex Levinson experienced economic, cultural and social diversity. As a child, he knew that his home looked different than those of his friends. So, he found heart-centered education.
A global STEM partnership empowered Emily Graham with a vision to pursue her civil engineering career abroad supporting people and projects where resources are scarce.
Learn more about how this student used service and community impact to enrich learning outside of the classroom.
A beacon of hope and a voice for his community and district, Joseph Nguyen, ’06, is determined to use his platform to elevate voices and ideas that have, in the past, been left out of the conversation.
Having left Ethiopia with money for tuition but little else, this trustee was afforded an education with the support of Seattle U and continues to pay it forward through service.
Marika Yaplee did everything in her power to realize her dream of attending Seattle University. Her family had no financial resources to contribute, so she had to figure out how to pay for Seattle U herself.
Growing up, Corky Chew’s and Nancy Gilbert’s garage workbench was their son Brad’s extended classroom. He would tinker and modify things, eventually dismantling and rebuilding his car engine. Thinking ahead to college, their wish for him was to expand his boundaries, feed his curiosity and introduce him to lifelong friends.
Seattle University’s Clinical Performance Lab (CPL), an innovative simulated environment where nursing students practice interventions on high-fidelity manikins, turned 15 this year.
The Billodue Makerspace will embrace and support curricular and co-curricular intersections, which is an evolutionary movement.
Pat and Mary Welch are faithful supporters of student research in the College of Science and Engineering, and they have pledged their financial support for the new Center for Science and Innovation.
Jean-Paul Wallis, '18, speaks on what inspired him to make his first-ever gift during Seattle U Gives, the importance of alumni participation in Our Moment for Mission, and the impact he hopes alumni will have on the next generation of Redhawks.
"I am primarily and deeply a Jesuit, and I bring that to everything I do."
- Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., President
The college experience is about coming home to yourself, learning what gives you purpose and joy in your life, and in which direction you will begin your professional journey.
A new alumni group is currently in formation at Seattle U, one that sets aside traditional structures associated with organizations in favor of community.
A DNP education prepares nurses not only for advanced clinical practice roles, but also for leadership roles in health care organizations.