UW Alumnae Board E-news
July 2009

President's Letter

UWAB President Anne Savery
Anne Savery

2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the first UW scholarship awarded to a woman. The recipient was University of Washington junior Carrie Cowgill Thompson who, in 1946, returned the honor by founding the University of Washington Alumnae Board. Although the cost of tuition has risen considerably from Carrie’s $100 scholarship, we continue her legacy now 63 years later. More.

Scholarships News

Coffee & Conversation luncheon table

Another Successful Scholarship Luncheon in the Desert
The fourth annual Coffee and Conversation luncheon was held March 16 at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, Calif. The fundraising event included a luncheon, silent auction and guest speaker Howard Behar, former Starbucks president. More.

More About UWAB Scholarships
The University of Washington Alumnae Board ranks in the top five at the UW for the total number of scholarships awarded annually from any one organization. Alumnae Board scholarships were the first full-tuition scholarships awarded from the alumni association. More.

UW Foundation Partnership Makes Gift-Giving Easier
Last December, the UW Foundation created an account for donations to the Alumnae Board scholarship fund. Now it's even easier to support the UWAB by making a gift online through the UW Foundation account. More.

Student Voices

Anna Demyanik
Fanny Shellenberg
Raymond Phua
Vivian Lee

Students Share Their Gratitude for the UWAB
Find out what some of our scholarship students have to say about the UWAB. More.

In the Spotlight

Dixie Lysons

Dixie Lysons—a Very Special Husky!
Three generations of Huskies make Dixie particularly special not only to the University of Washington but to the UWAB as she continues to support the UWAB’s scholarship program. More.

Honors & Awards

Kay Larson

Former UWAB Board Member Gets
Top Alumni Association Honor

In the 55 years since she graduated from the University of Washington, it seems Kay Larson’s sleeves have been rolled up permanently in service to her alma mater. In addition to her four-year term and vice presidency with the Alumnae Board in the '70s, Larson has found countless opportunities to assist the UW. More.

You Can Make a Difference!

The Alumnae Board (UWAB) is one of many groups that make up the University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA). Of these groups, we award the largest number of scholarships annually. Our board members serve a four-year term and each member volunteers time, talent and resources to raise funds for UW student scholarships. More.

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The UW’s performing arts venues and museums are home to more than 280 performances, 60 exhibits and 100 public programs annually.

The University confers more than 12,000 bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and professional degrees annually.

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