University of Washington Advancement

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Guided by our mission, vision and values, UW Advancement strives to make the University of Washington the world’s greatest public university, as measured by our impact.

This goal is made possible by our fully integrated advancement model, which brings together development, alumni and stakeholder engagement, and marketing and communications. In partnership with the UW Foundation and the UW Alumni Association, UW Advancement creates meaningful connections with our stakeholders that foster pride, advocacy and philanthropic support.

Our integrated model was core to the recently-concluded Be Boundless campaign, which inspired gifts from more than half a million donors totaling $6.3 billion for Washington and the world. But being boundless means so much more than a number. Visit our campaign website to learn more about the impact of this collective effort.

Mission, Visions, Values, Actions

Our mission, visions, and values are foundational to all we do. We are committed to turning those into actions for the benefit of our team, our University and the public we serve.

The current UA mission/vision/values and our new UA DEI visions/values/actions are held in equal esteem within our organization. We will evaluate an update to both statements in the future.

UA Mission/Vision/Values UA DEI Visions/Values/Actions

Be Boundless — For Washington, For the World

When you give through the UW, you provide our students, faculty and staff with the resources they need to learn, collaborate and innovate. Today, we’re maximizing that impact with the most ambitious fundraising campaign in University history.

Visit campaign website

Advancement leadership

Connect with Advancement

Donor Relations | donorsvc@uw.edu | 800-332-0565

University Marketing & Communications | mktg@uw.edu | 206-685-0632

UW Alumni Association | uwalumni@uw.edu | 206-543-0540

UW Foundation | give2uw@uw.edu| 877-UW-GIFTS

Staff resources