News From The Campaign for SPU
Science Building Receives Environmental Award
Efforts to build the new SPU science building in an
environmentally sensitive way have earned its architect
and contractor the “Construction Works” award from the Seattle Chamber of Commerce
and Seattle Public Utilities. The winners are construction contractor Lease Crutcher
Lewis and architect Miller/Hull for their “ambitious efforts to recycle, reduce
waste and use recycled
materials.” Among the items receiving new life on campus are bricks and trees
salvaged from the Tiffany Hall demolition.
Young Life Endowment Established
recent $50,000 gift to The Campaign for SPU established the Bob and Joanie Higbee
Youth Ministries Scholarship Fund. The scholarships will allow Seattle Pacific
students in the youth ministries minor program to become student staff trainees
with Young Life (YL) in their junior and senior years, and to seek YL staff positions
upon graduation. The Higbees wanted to fund training that would supply the international
organization — which grew by 7 percent last year — with qualified staff from
Student Callers Aim for Record Number of Pledges
this year, a dozen student callers will phone alumni, parents and friends coast-to-coast
on behalf of
the University Fund Initiative of The Campaign for SPU. Under the leadership
of junior business major Sam McBee, the students aim to raise a record number
of dollars from
a record number of donors. For the first time, the student
calling team will solicit for the University Fund throughout
the year, and the traditional two-week Phonathon in the
fall has been discontinued. A new Web-based program
will make the gift process nearly paperless.
Celebrate Your Reunion Year With a Campaign Gift
One sign of Campaign success will be a rise in overall
alumni giving, says Director of Development Robert
Gunsalus. He invites those attending five-year class
reunions this Homecoming to display class unity, and
boost alumni giving, by making a reunion gift. Currently,
21 percent of all SPU alumni support the University financially.
To raise that figure above 30 percent is important
to the Campaign, because it is a sign of confidence to
potential corporate and foundation donors.
Campaign Volunteers Re-Energize at Rally
In November, the more than 30 volunteers who make up
the task force teams for each of the four key Campaign
initiatives met on campus. The rally featured presentations
by volunteers whose successful meetings with donors
have resulted in generous gifts. President Philip Eaton and
Campaign Chair Bruce Walker joined the celebration of the
$34.2 million raised to date and encouraged volunteers in
their work to communicate the University’s vision.
Regional Events Calendar
Seattle Pacific is inviting alumni, prospective students
and their parents, friends and local community leaders to join President Philip
in their own region of
the country for an
introduction to the
University’s vision and a presentation on The Campaign for SPU. The first four
regional events include:
1. San Diego, California. Westin Horton Plaza. January 21.
2. Industry Hills, California. Pacific Palms Resort. January 22.
3. Orange County, California. Westin South Coast Plaza. January 23.
4. Phoenix, Arizona. Arizona Club. March 15.
Watch for details about regional events in the mail. Or call 206/281-2100.
The Campaign for SPU
(in millions, as of December 31, 2002) >>
Click on image to enlarge.
Back to the top
Back to Home