University Advancement

Welcome to University Advancement at Seattle Pacific University, where it is our privilege to help build awareness, develop relationships, and generate support for the work and vision of the University.

Who we are

Vice President for University Advancement


Managing gift processing and data for University Advancement, as well as working with analytics and information to better understand SPU donor preferences and demographics.

Offering alumni and SPU families opportunities to stay connected to their alma mater, and engage the culture and change the world through career development, volunteer opportunities, and events.

Partnering with alumni, SPU parents, and friends of the University to rekindle and deepen relationships with Seattle Pacific and facilitate transformational gifts of support.

Offering expert assistance to those planning a future gift to SPU through a life-income plan with added tax benefits or a current contribution to establish a named endowment.

Engaging with business and foundations to develop innovative programs, grow student scholarships, and strengthen the University.

Planning activities and events to mark Seattle Pacific University’s 125th year of preparing graduates to engage the culture and change the world through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thank you!

Students and families take a few minutes at Ivy Cutting to thank SPU’s faithful donors.

Seattle Pacific Foundation

Working closely with University Advancement, the Seattle Pacific Foundation has oversight over the Seattle Pacific University Endowment and Charitable Trust portfolio, with its almost $100 million in assets.

Flowers on campus

Our Strategic Plan

Seattle Pacific University’s strategic plan represents our priorities and focus for the coming years — regarding academics, student experience, identity and purpose, resources, and operations.

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