Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity



The University of Washington has a longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a profound interest in cultivating a diverse student body. The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are pleased to present Celebration on May 12, 2021. If you missed registering, you can still watch live on YouTube!


Celebration features the outstanding achievements, inspiring stories and academic success of our students. As the UW’s signature event to support diversity, Celebration also raises funds for EOP scholarships and recognizes the Charles E. Odegaard Award recipient. Here we create connections within our community of corporate partners, individuals, philanthropists, sovereign nations and with our students. By celebrating the Odegaard Award recipient, we honor an inspirational community member who is an example to us all.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
6 p.m., Virtual

Watch on YouTube

For more information, contact Daya Terry at / (206) 616-2492.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.



EOP Scholarships

EOP scholarship awards are presented to students who have made impressive contributions to our campus and community, while achieving academic excellence.

Meet the Recipients



Charles E. Odegaard Award

The Odegaard Award honors a member of our community whose leadership sustains the former UW President’s distinguished work on behalf of diversity at the UW.

2021 Recipient Emile Pitre

 About the Award

Celebration Videos

We are truly grateful for our 2021 partners!

 Star Presenting Partner $75,000+

 Corporate Presenting Partner $50,000+


Diamond Partners $20,000+


Platinum Partners $10,000+


Gold Partners ($5k+)

Baird, Seattle
Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Lorne Murray, MD
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Silver Partners (3k+)

Alumni & Stakeholder Engagement UWAA
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Intercollegiate Athletics
Office of External Affairs
University Advancement
UW Foundation

Bronze Partners

College of Arts & Sciences
College of Engineering Diversity & Access
College of the Environment
Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program (HSCMSP)
Linda & Dan Jardine
Office of Student Life
School of Nursing
College of Education
School of Public Health
Shirin Soleman
Sound Credit Union

Community Supporters and Auction Donors


Alfredo Arreguin
Angela King
American Indian Studies Department
Brent James Driscoll of Binkstone Productions
Elephant Seven Winery
Emile and Barbara Pitre
Frost Keaton
Seattle Kraken
Kusak’s Cut Glass
Mandarin Gray Communications (Amie Ross Design)
Richard Angelo McLean

Join us as a 2021 Celebration partner!