The Story of an Endowment

SPU's Fund for the Future Goes From $0 to $20 Million in Less Than Two Decades

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Thinking Ahead
A comprehensive plan for SPU's future will include new endowment goals, says President Philip Eaton.



Late Start Becomes a Great Start
When it came to building an endowment, SPU started late. But since 1979, it has turned a blank page into a chronicle of success.

A People Story
Today the endowment assists SPU while keeping alive the legacies of people like Roy Swanstrom and Sarah Knight Wimpy.

Raising Endowment Funds: The Planned Giving Team at SPU

Managing Endowment Funds: The Seattle Pacific Foundation



1997 Professor of the Year
A transplant from New Zealand, Professor of the Year Ian Stewart quickly gained the respect of SPU students.

1997 Staff Members of the Year
Details seldom escape them, but putting a human face on their jobs is the priority for Staff Members of the Year Jennifer Gilnett and Charlene Herman.

In Praise of Six Retiring Faculty Members
Their contributions can best be seen in the lives of students they've taught and nurtured. SPU says good-bye to six longtime faculty members.

The Graduates of 1997
More than 8,000 students were invited to participate in SPU's Commencement ceremonies this June. Response interviews four of these new graduates.

Murphy Named Provost

US West Outfits School of Business Computer Lab

Inaugural Year Takes SPU's Message Across the Country

Final "Inaugural Year" Reception Coming to Virginia

Karns Named Hope Professor

Foreign Languages Make Better Persons, Says Bartholomew

Johnson Completes National Piano Performance Tour

Faculty Bookshelf

SPU's First Fulbright Student Heads to Africa

Mentorship Grant Supports Students

Fellows Welcome 65 New Members

SPU Job Openings Listed on the Web

Family Therapy Clinic Open to the Community



A Tradition of Achievement Continues
1997 graduates Geoff Ping and Gina Bolenbaugh are the latest SPU athletes to receive NCAA post-graduate scholarships.

Ground Broken for New Soccer Stadium

SPU Names Athletes of the Year

Gymnasts Claim National Crown



Alumni Present Medallion Awards

Alum Provides Kids With Tutoring -- and a Day at the Ranch

Alum Furnishes Habitat Home on a Shoestring

Feelin' Casey: Don't Miss This Year's Alumni Weekend

1998 Homecoming Dates






In Memoriam



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