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For Washington, For the World - campaign tagline

What You Care About Can Change the World

Dear friends,

Your University, our University, exists to change the world for the better. And philanthropy is what enables the University of Washington to be a world leader in outstanding educational experiences, groundbreaking research, and life-changing innovations and patient care. Your extraordinary generosity throughout the 2015–16 fiscal year, and for many years prior, is both the foundation and the momentum that fuels our faculty, staff, and students. On behalf of all those served by the University of Washington, thank you.

This report is the formal accounting of a record $542 million in private donations to the UW in fiscal year 15-16. But it will never fully capture the life-changing impact of those contributions. This includes new professorships to attract and retain top faculty on our three campuses, whose work impacts our communities and our world in profound ways, to opportunities for students through scholarships, fellowships and support funds, opening the door for greater involvement on campus and throughout our communities. Whether it’s spending spring break volunteering in rural classrooms or investigating what’s possible when art and technology come together, these students are exploring and learning because of your investment in the leaders of tomorrow.

On Oct. 21, we launched the most expansive campaign in our University’s history: Be Boundless — For Washington, For the World. The campaign seeks to pair philanthropy with possibility in four key areas:

  • Transforming the Husky Experience through programs and opportunities that help all students succeed at the UW, and in life.
  • Expanding the impact of our research and teaching by growing the capacity of the University’s high-demand programs including STEM, and advancing world-class research and scholarship. This includes the UW’s emerging Population Health vision, which will harness the power of UW faculty and students across the University to improve health and well being locally and around the world.
  • Driving the public good through increased access to scholarships and fellowships, service opportunities, community engagement, and outstanding patient care.
  • Bolstering our long-standing commitment to innovation by fostering creativity and inclusivity across all disciplines.

Our aspiration is to transform lives in Washington, and around the world. And we have set an ambitious $5 billion goal to do just that. We’re humbled to know that it’s your generosity — already $3 billion strong — that turns hopes and dreams and into realities. Thank you for your confidence and your partnership.

As we work together, what you care about really will — and does — change the world.

Sincerely,

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Ana Mari Cauce

Ana Mari Cauce
UW president

Connie Kravas

Connie Kravas

Connie H. Kravas
Vice president,
University Advancement

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Jodi Green
UW Foundation Board chair

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IMPACT OF YOUR PHILANTHROPY

IN FISCAL YEAR 2016, YOU AND 143,828 GENEROUS DONORS CONTRIBUTED $542,426,927 IN SUPPORT OF STUDENTS, FACULTY, PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES TO THE UNIVERSITY’S CONSTITUENT PROGRAMS.

$542 MILLION

IN PRIVATE DONATIONS

 

8,943

STUDENTS RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

 

$113 MILLION

DISTRIBUTED TO CAMPUS ENDOWED SUPPORT IN FY16

 

Endowment highlights


ENDOWMENT DISTRIBUTIONS BY PURPOSE / As of June 30, 2016
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*A portion of the University’s operating funds are invested in the endowment to benefit campuswide programs.

$3 BILLION

TOTAL ENDOWMENT ON JUNE 30, 2016

$113 MILLION

DISTRIBUTED TO CAMPUS ENDOWED SUPPORT IN FY16

4,506

TOTAL ENDOWMENTS IN CEF

143

NEW ENDOWMENTS

ANNUAL DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS

DONORS TOTAL
Academic & Student Affairs 6,178 $16,135,523
College of Arts & Sciences 13,382 $54,433,758
Broadcast Services 64,390 $17,378,238
College of Built Environments 1,512 $4,397,876
School of Dentistry 990 $4,565,457
College of Education 991 $9,839,216
College of Engineering 4,250 $29,232,917
College of the Environment 2,428 $33,805,833
Evans School of Public Policy and Governance 991 $9,024,593
Foster School of Business 3,830 $15,026,317
Information School 586 $6,332,039
Intercollegiate Athletics 21,472 $27,231,359
School of Law 1,761 $4,315,195
Libraries 2,965 $1,622,390
School of Nursing 1,337 $5,210,791
Other University Support 805 $14,350,990
School of Pharmacy 910 $5,379,078
President’s Fund 1,100 $410,180
School of Public Health 756 $51,192,421
School of Social Work 1,329 $23,984,936
UW Alumni Association 16,841 $1,008,551
UW Bothell 756 $5,581,036
UW Medicine 16,437 $199,498,257
UW Tacoma 864 $2,469,934
GRAND TOTAL 143,828 $542,426,927

GIFT PURPOSE

CURRENT USE ENDOWMENT TOTAL
Student Support $19,755,527 $38,397,279 $58,152,805
Faculty Support $231,199,583 $27,469,380 $258,668,964
Program Support $140,849,990 $17,453,930 $158,303,919
Capital $27,277,530 $11,685 $27,289,215
Excellence Funds $35,935,135 $4,076,889 $40,012,024
GRAND TOTAL $542,426,927

THE REGENTAL LAUREATES

INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS / Lifetime giving totaling $100 million and above

We extend our deepest gratitude to the Regental Laureates for their unparalleled contributions to the UW. Their vision and generosity continue to expand opportunities, uphold academic excellence and encourage our students and faculty to be pioneers in their fields. We are deeply honored to recognize the Regental Laureates and to thank them for helping the University make continuing contributions for the betterment of individual lives and the community. It is with great pleasure that we recognize the contributors for this remarkable achievement.

Acknowledgement of the Regental Laureates can also be found on our donor wall in Suzzallo Library.

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THE DISTINGUISHED PRESIDENTIAL LAUREATES

INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS / Lifetime giving totaling $50 million to $99,999,999

We are pleased to recognize the Distinguished Presidential Laureates for their truly inspiring loyalty to the University and its aspirations to change the world on a local and global scale. Support from these generous friends bolster our world-class programs and people, and enable the UW to be at the forefront of innovation. We are grateful for the Distinguished Presidential Laureates and their undaunted efforts to provide an unrivaled education and experience. We extend our limitless appreciation to the contributors listed in bold for achieving the inaugural Distinguished Presidential Laureate status.

The Distinguished Presidential Laureates are listed in alphabetical order. Donors who have asked to be anonymous are not included in the listing. Acknowledgement of the Presidential Laureates can also be found on our donor wall in Suzzallo Library.

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THE PRESIDENTIAL LAUREATES

INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS / Lifetime giving totaling $10 million to $49,999,999

It is our great privilege to recognize the Presidential Laureates for their boundless dedication to the University and its essential mission of education, research and service to society. Gifts from these loyal friends enrich top-ranked programs and enable the UW to be a world leader in new and established disciplines. We thank the Presidential Laureates for their passion that never rests and the tremendous difference they continue to make at the UW and beyond. We extend our deep thanks to the contributors in bold for achieving Presidential Laureate status during the past fiscal year.

Acknowledgement of the Presidential Laureates can also be found on our donor wall in Suzzallo Library.

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THE LAUREATES

INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS / Lifetime giving totaling $1 million to $9,999,999

We are honored to acknowledge the Laureates for their exceptional contributions to higher education and to society. Their belief that “we” is greater than “me” has provided boundless opportunities for students and faculty, and enhanced research that contributes to a world of good. We are pleased to recognize the UW Laureates for their support, and congratulate the contributors listed in bold for achieving Laureate status during the past fiscal year.

Acknowledgement of the Laureates can also be found on our donor wall in Suzzallo Library.

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THE BENEFACTORS

INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS / Lifetime giving totaling $100,000 to $999,999

It is with great pleasure that we thank and recognize the Benefactors. Together, they have significantly enhanced UW programs with their thoughtful philanthropy and inspired our students and faculty to fulfill their aspirations. Their generosity helps improve lives and create better futures for the citizens of the region and beyond. We are honored to recognize the contributors listed below in bold who achieved Benefactors status in the past fiscal year.

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HENRY SUZZALLO SOCIETY

INDIVIDUALS / Planned and deferred gifts (such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, bequests, retained life estates, life insurance or donations through an IRA)

The Henry Suzzallo Society honors individuals who have made a future gift to the University through their will, retirement plan or through another commitment. These gifts represent a significant percentage of the private support received annually by the UW, comprising approximately one-quarter of all gifts from individuals.

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THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB

INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS / Annual giving totaling $2,000 and above (FISCAL YEAR 2015–16)

The UW is grateful for all annual gifts that support students, faculty, staff and programs. On the following pages we honor individuals, corporations, foundations and associations that were welcomed into this year’s President’s Club. President’s Club donors making annual gifts of $10,000 or more are acknowledged at the Gold level, and President’s Club donors making annual gifts of $5,000 to $9,999 are acknowledged at the Purple level. Lifetime donors to the President’s Club are also recognized in this section. We are incredibly thankful to those contributors whose commitment to the University brings a world of good to students, faculty and the community.

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THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB YOUNG LEADERS

INDIVIDUALS / Annual gifts totaling $1,000 or more for donors ages 35 and under / Annual gifts totaling $500 or more for donors ages 30 and under

The President’s Club Young Leaders have gotten an early start in their philanthropic support of the UW. Annual gifts from our Young Leaders impact the lives of students and faculty across each of our three campuses and are critical to the future of the University as it actively engages in making meaningful changes around the world. We commend the limitless vision and dedication of President’s Club Young Leaders, and we thank the donors listed below for their continued generous support of the University of Washington.

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Top 10 / ENDOWMENTS FOR STUDENT SUPPORT

By June 30, 2016, market value

1. William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholarship Program $38,670,969
2. BAVA Endowed Scholarship $37,938,839
3. Mary Gates Endowment for Students $29,637,570
4. Excellence in Social Impact Scholarship Fund $14,959,292
5. Everett Orville Jones, M.D. Endowed Scholarship $10,344,049
6. Durward A. Huckabay, M.D. Endowed Fund $8,874,354
7. Michael G. Foster Endowed Scholarship Fund $8,338,807
8. The Evert McCabe Endowed Fellowship Program in Private Enterprise $6,867,148
9. Henrik and Ellen Stray Valle Endowed Fund $6,713,725
10. Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Endowed Student Support Fund in Nursing $5,985,464

Top 10 / ENDOWMENTS FOR FACULTY SUPPORT

By June 30, 2016, market value

1. Boeing Endowment for Excellence – Engineering $14,023,551
2. William H. Gates III Endowed Chair in Biomedical Sciences $8,156,924
3. Robert H. Williams Endowed Chair $7,804,210
4. Ernest M. Burgess Endowed Chair for Orthopaedic Investigation $5,844,949
5. Frank and Julie Jungers Endowed Deanship in Engineering $5,453,623
6. George F. Odland Endowed Chair in Dermatology $4,775,807
7. John and Emma Bonica Chair in Anesthesiology and Pain Research $4,758,493
8. Toni Rembe Endowed Deanship in the School of Law $4,683,586
9. Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Chair of American History $4,606,293
10. Harry and Metta Rehnberg Chair in Chemical Engineering $4,577,703

Top 10 / CLASS ENDOWMENTS

By June 30, 2016, market value

1. UW Medicine Class of 1965 Endowed Scholarship Fund $561,072
2. Law Class of 1939 Scholarship $431,668
3. Class of 1958 President’s Endowment $424,182
4. UW Medicine Class of 1957 Endowed Scholarship Fund $336,761
5. Foster MBA Class of 2002 Endowed Fellowship $309,956
6. Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship in Landscape Architecture $261,128
7. Golden “W” Merit Scholarship Endowment $243,465
8. Class of 1955 “Fifty at Fifty” Endowed Scholarship Fund $235,961
9. UW Medicine Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship $226,349
10. UW Medicine Class of 1960 Endowed Scholarship $190,025

Top 10 / RESEARCH ENDOWMENTS

By June 30, 2016, market value

1. Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment $27,343,281
2. Department of Global Health Endowed Fund $21,815,675
3. Oliver C. Spencer Medical Research $20,867,860
4. Howard L. Kleinoeder Endowed Fund $19,074,454
5. Hearing Center Endowment $17,054,859
6. Edward D. Lazowska Endowed Fund for Innovation and Leadership in Computer Science and Engineering $14,453,674
7. The Ivar Haglund Memorial Endowed Fund for the School of Business Administration $14,010,230
8. Walker-Ames fund of the University of Washington $12,857,361
9. Fade Autism Center Endowed Fund $10,787,637
10. William H. Gates III Capital Support $8,771,583

Top 10 / PARTICIPATING ALUMNI CLASSES

By percentage of alumni contributing

1. 1979 14.61%
2. 1981 14.49%
3. 1982 14.43%
4. 1978 14.42%
5. 1983 14.33%
6. 1968 14.26%
7. 1967 14.22%
8. 1961 14.18%
9. 1980 14.15%
10. 1984 14.11%

By donor count

1. 2015 1,401
2. 2016 1,264
3. 1981 1,064
4. 1982 1,050
5. 1973 1,042
6. 1979 1,039
7. 1978 1,028
8. 1972 1,025
9. 1983 1,006
10. 1977 1,006

Top 10 / SCHOOLS/COLLEGES BY ALUMNI PARTICIPATION

By percentage of alumni contributing

1. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance 24.48%
2. School of Law 19.47%
3. School of Nursing 18.80%
4. School of Pharmacy 18.60%
5. UW Medicine 18.30%
6. College of Education 17.91%
7. Information School 17.90%
8. School of Dentistry 17.54%
9. Foster School of Business 17.38%
10. College of Built Environments 17.10%

By donor count

1. College of Arts & Sciences 20,951
2. Foster School of Business 7,463
3. College of Engineering 4,864
4. UW Medicine 3,926
5. College of Education 3,450
6. School of Law and School of Nursing 1,793
7. College of the Environment 1,748
8. College of Built Environments 1,598
9. School of Social Work 1,126
10. Information School 1,099

 

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