Seattle Pacific Foundation

The Seattle Pacific Foundation, established in March 1979, works to “Endow the Future of Seattle Pacific University.” The Foundation carries out this mission by professionally managing the University’s endowment, achieving investment returns that help lower the cost of attendance for the 95 percent of undergraduate students who receive scholarships and financial aid each year.

Since its creation, the Foundation has demonstrated profound excellence in fiscal stewardship when compared to peer and larger institutions, according to the NACUBO Study of Endowments.

Contact Information

Seattle Pacific Foundation
3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 305
Seattle, WA 98119-1957

Office Location: 4 Nickerson
Phone: 206-281-2810

Board of Directors

As of July 1, 2019

  • Nancy Cahill
  • Mark Cederborg, Chair
  • Craig Kispert, Vice Chair
  • Craig Korthase, Secretary
  • Michael McKee
  • Daryl Miller, Ex Officio
  • Donald Mortenson 
  • Gordon Nygard
  • Brian Pearson
  • Tim Porter
  • Galen Smith
  • Dennis Weibling
  • Nancy Zevenbergen
Craig Kispert

Vice Chair, Seattle Pacific Foundation; Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs

Brian Ficken

Director, Seattle Pacific Foundation

Michael Potratz

Financial Analyst, Seattle Pacific Foundation

Anna Zering

Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Seattle Pacific Foundation