Together We Will

Courage. Creativity. Innovation. Respect.

These Husky values see us through all kinds of challenges — from facing hard times to righting wrongs and helping to solve problems. Every day, we find tremendous hope in how the UW community pulls together to listen, learn, take action and improve the world. Together we’re ready for whatever tomorrow might bring.

Jamila Johnson


Alumna helps strike down Jim Crow–era laws

Jamila Johnson, ’07, managing attorney at the Promise of Justice Initiative, was instrumental in the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a law designed to nullify the votes of Black jurors.

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Su-Yee Lee


From fruit flies to coronavirus testing

Thanks to her experience in biology and neuroscience labs, UW graduate student Su-Yee Lee was ready to answer the call when help was needed at UW Virology’s COVID-19 testing center.

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Zorn Taylor wearing flowers and a cloth face covering

Photo by Zorn B. Taylor

UW student and alum organize for Black healing

Reagan Jackson, ’01, and Mary Hall-Williams, ’21, created a Juneteenth day of healing for Seattle’s Black community, and their Blackout Healing events continue to offer space for joy, grief, remembrance and unity.

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More stories

Explore more stories of Huskies rising to the challenge.

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How you can help

We’re moved and inspired by the outpouring of offers to help as we work to create a healthier and more equitable world. Below are the most critical areas of need as we continue to serve our students, patients and communities.

UW Black Opportunity Fund

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Photo by Michael B. Maine
Systemic racism continues to harm the Black community. You can help fund a strategic agenda that addresses these inequities and injustices and meets immediate and ongoing needs of our Black students and faculty.


UW COVID-19 Emergency Student Funds

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When you contribute to an emergency student fund for one of our three campuses, you provide essential resources to students who have lost the employment, housing or family support that enables their college education.


UW Medicine COVID-19 Response Fund & equipment donations

UW Medicine COVID-19 Response Fund
When you give to the UW Medicine Emergency Response Fund, you support UW Medicine’s extensive COVID-19 efforts: from testing and research to patient care and keeping our health-care providers safe.


COVID-19 Employee Emergency Fund

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UW and UW Medicine employees are critical in navigating the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can support employees facing financial hardships due to this public health emergency.



Ways to engage

Now more than ever, we need each other. Our collective effort will help us solve the challenges affecting health and well-being everywhere. Here are just a few ways to learn, reflect and take action in your community.