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UWAA Member Message

Sun Shines on UWAA Members

JAMES SUN, ’99, is a man with many sides: Entrepreneur, television personality, community activist. It’s not surprising that Sun was a selfmade millionaire at 22. He started his first business at age 11 convincing window-cleaning companies to contract out sales to him.

It didn’t hurt that he was an intellectual whiz kid with a gift for math. In 1999 he graduated Cum Laude from the UW and started a technology investment company. Despite his business acumen, he is probably best known for his role on Donald Trump’s show The Apprentice.

Now Sun is the CEO of Pirq, a company that offers sweet deals (extra sweet for UWAA members) on restaurant discounts available via a cellphone app. A percentage of the company’s profit is donated to Seattle- area programs to feed the hungry.

New Benefit

Members Get “Pirqs.” Through a customized “Pirq UWAA” app, UWAA members now get extra savings on restaurant food and drinks already discounted by Pirq, a Kirkland-based company that allows you to access restaurant discounts in the Puget Sound region and the San Francisco Bay area through your iPhone and Android smart phones. In addition, Pirq is donating 10 percent of proceeds to the UWAA. Go to and download the app.

Member Events

July 20 :: Member Night at the Movies: The Dark Knight Rises
The UWAA has reserved the entire Boeing IMAX Theater at the Pacific Science Center for one showing on opening night of The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAXTM Experience. Registration opens early this summer.

August 17 :: Member Winemaker’s Dinner: Seven Hills Winery
Owners Vicki, ’82, and Casey McClellan, ’83, will be on hand to talk about the wines crafted at Seven Hills Winery, one of Walla Walla Valley’s oldest and most respected wineries. Registration will open in July.

Not a member? If you love the UW, you’ll love UWAA membership. Join today at

One Response to UWAA Member Message

  1. Jack says:

    This is awesome!

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