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We believe that the undergraduate academic experience is at the heart of the University of Washington. Here, students participate in innovative academic experiences where the boundaries are blurred between campus and the community, teachers and learners, and spaces for learning and practice.

Through these opportunities, students’ classroom experiences are animated, they examine intractable and emerging world issues, and graduate with an expanded, inclusive and ethical mindset. They are prepared leaders, ready to make a difference here and around the globe through their careers, service and leadership.

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For highly motivated undergraduates, the Honors Program adds rich dimension to one of the world’s top research universities. With its innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, the Honors Program challenges students to approach issues by thinking and acting beyond disciplinary boundaries.

By investing in the Honors Program, you invest in students with the promise and potential to contribute toward solving some of society’s timely and timeless problems.

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Close up of Be a world of good wristbandThe Husky Leadership Initiative responds to our country’s leadership imperative by making leadership education at the UW accessible, explicit and comprehensive. Through student leadership education opportunities both in and outside the classroom, the Husky Leadership Initiative helps students cultivate the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be effective, 21st century leaders.

A gift to the Husky Leadership Initiative is an investment in a legacy of leadership for our collective future.

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If you want to make a difference for undergraduates at the UW, feel free to contact us with your questions or ideas about making a gift. We’ll help you figure out which opportunity best matches your interests and help you structure your gift to meet your financial needs and your philanthropic ambitions. We look forward to talking with you.

Tomitha J. Blake

Assistant Vice Provost for Advancement
430 Gerberding Hall
Box 351210
Seattle WA 98195
(206) 221-6063

Shannon Sherman

Assistant Director of Advancement
220 Mary Gates Hall
Box 352800
Seattle WA 98195
(206) 543-1959