University Advancement

Our world needs people of professional competence and Christian character, serving in all sectors of society: health care, business, government, education, and more. Your gifts to SPU educate and equip students to serve now and in the future.

How donors’ gifts are making an impact

SPU student Alessandro

SPU scholarships make opportunities possible

Alessandro, Class of 2024, is thankful for generous donors who help make his time at Seattle Pacific a reality. “Your gift to SPU gives students like me the opportunity to study hard, build community, develop our faith, and ultimately make a difference in our communities,” he said. The first in his family to attend college, he has been challenged academically and spiritually at SPU. “Faith is deeply embedded in the culture and allows students and professors to have rich discussions.”

Excited about his future in research, he’s studying biochemistry and working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. “I am getting hands-on experience and taking what I have learned in class and applying it in the lab.” And scholarships make it all possible.

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The Center for Faithful Business inspires business leaders to make a difference in the world

The Center for Faithful Business at Seattle Pacific University is a leading think tank on the integration of faith and business. By creating and curating knowledge products that serve the academy, business, and the church, the CFB is a trusted and compelling voice that calls business practitioners to integrate their faith with their work.

Generous support from SPU's community of donors helps fund the CFB as it uses award-winning short films, research fellowships, an impressive collection of work-and-faith books, compelling on-campus conversations, and more to encourage business practitioners to become a force for good in the world. Learn more about the Center and how to get involved.

Donor stories

Donald and Becky Bilderback

The Bilderbacks: Spreading salt and light

The Bilderbacks, whose family includes falcons across three-generations, hope to inspire future SPU students with the Donald and Becky Bilderback Scholarship Endowment for Free Methodist students. Read their story.

Ron Worman

Ron Worman: An entrepreneurial mindset

Impressed by SPU faculty and students over the years, Ron Worman and his wife, Sally, established a Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity for SPU in 2004. Read their story. Read their story

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More donor stories: Inspirational and faithful giving

Meet others who give to Seattle Pacific University. Discover the unique and inspiring ways they have chosen to make a difference in the lives of students and the University through their financial gifts. Read more stories.

University Advancement by the numbers

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SPU students receiving scholarships and aid

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Employers who offer matching gifts that can double, or triple, your gift to SPU

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Number of households who were President’s Circle members in the 2022–23 school year