Newly Founded Endowments
Lillian P. Danielson Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Marshall Adams attended SPU and Muriel Adams graduated from Seattle Pacific and both were long-time contributors to the University. The Adams highly admired Marshall's aunt, Lillian P. Danielson, Professor of Speech at Seattle Pacific from 1934-48 and founder of the Speech Department. They desire to honor the memory of her by establishing this scholarship endowment in her name through a gift from their trust. The endowment will provide scholarships with preference to undergraduate or graduate students who have the potential to best exemplify Seattle Pacific's mission to graduate students of competence and character in order to engage the culture and change the world.
Deanne Bowman Olson Scholarship Endowment
Deanne Bowman Olson graduated from Seattle Pacific in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science and has been dedicated, personally and professionally, to the development of individual well-being and community health promotion. This endowment provides scholarships with preference to undergraduate students studying tin the academic program areas of Health and Human Performance.
Falcon Men's Basketball Scholarship Endowment
James R. Ballard graduated from Seattle Pacific in 1973 and was a member of the men's varsity basketball team while attending. He highly values the education offered to students attending Seattle Pacific and desires to establish an Endowment Fund to be held in perpetuity to provide scholarships to undergraduate students that are members of the men's varsity basketball team.
Erin Rahel Kimminau Servant Heart Endowment
The parents of Erin Kimminau desire to recognize, nurture and encourage the spirit their daughter expressed in her family and at Seattle Pacific, a full and amazing life that testified to the mission of Seattle Pacific by engaging the culture, changing the world, and graduating with competence, character, wisdom, and incredible grace. This endowment will provide scholarships to the University Scholars program and the Student Ministries program to support the Erin Rahel Kimminau Servanthood Scholarship Award and the Erin Rahel Kimminau Social Justice Award.
Charles L. and Barbara M. Anderson Memorial Endowment
Chuck and Barbara Anderson, who over four decades of volunteer service and personal generosity, had a profound impact on Seattle Pacific University's trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni. Chuck served with distinction for 16 years on the SPU Board of Trustees, 23 years on the Seattle Pacific Foundation Board of Directors, and 35 years on the School of Business, Government and Economics Executive Advisory Board, freely sharing of his business experience, discernment and wise counsel. The intent of this endowment is to provide scholarships to students who are in need of financial aid and who are pursuing degrees in business, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, electrical engineering or other technology related disciplines of study at Seattle Pacific University.
Richard C. Ashton and Ardis M. Ashton Teacher Education Scholarship Endowment
Richard and Ardis Ashton both graduated from Seattle Pacific in 1943 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and taught in Washington State schools. They supported SPU as members of the President's Circle and the Wellspring Society. The Ashtons established this endowment to provide scholarships with preference to undergraduate students studying in the academic program area of Education.
Nancy A. DePoorter, Joe A. DePoorter Jr. and Anne DePoorter Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established to honor the lifelong commitment and passion for teaching of Nancy DePoorter and Anne DePoorter. It will provide scholarships for undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Teacher Education Program and desire to teach at the elementary through high school level.
Dr. C. Edward and Ellen Smyth Endowment for Christian Discipleship
Ed Smyth taught educational ministries and Christian discipleship in the School of Theology and ministered at Seattle Pacific University for 33 years, leading 29 men's discipleship groups spanning a period of 40 years impacting nearly 300 students. The donors wish to provide funding for the School of Theology to be used for internship stipends and training costs for seminarians and undergraduate students who are facilitating Christian discipleship groups of undergraduate students as organized in accordance with the University's plan and curriculum.
William Erickson/Andrew Foster Legacy Scholarship Endowment
William Erickson, having deep roots within the Free Methodist Church and Seattle Pacific, wishes to honor Andrew Foster, a missionary to the deaf in Africa (1954-87) and SPU alumnus, Class of 1956. This endowment will provide scholarships to children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of Free Methodist ministers, and students associated with ministry or education of the deaf.