Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Ellis Civic Fellowship Background


Robert Lee Ellis, a Seattle native, was killed in action in World War II. Ellis Family Photo

In 2007, James Ellis honored his brother Robert — a person of high ethical standards and the willingness to help others — with a gift to the University of Washington. This gift became the endowment to support the Robert Lee Ellis Civic Fellows program.

The intention of the endowment and the Civic Fellows program is to support students who make a commitment to our community.