Puget Sound Fund Stories

You make a direct, meaningful, and immediate impact through the Puget Sound Fund! Here are a few examples of how:

Faculty Support

Gifts to this area bolster our amazing professors.

  • The Faculty Advancement Committee named five distinguished professors for high accomplishment in teaching, scholarship, and service: Terence Beck, Priti Joshi, Amy Ryken, Kurt Walls, and Stacey Weiss.
  • Professor Jennifer Hastings won the 2019 Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Practice Award from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Financial Aid

This past year, gifts resulted in 45 students each receiving a $12,000 Alumni Fund Scholarship.

  • Carly Dryden ’19 was one of those recipients. The scholarship enabled her to return to Puget Sound for her senior year after the California wildfires changed her life.

Academic Programs

Gifts to academic programs take a Puget Sound education to the heights through opportunities for experiential learning.

Student Life

Gifts to student life enhance the Puget Sound experience, from Orientation to Commencement.

  • During Orientation, first-year students chose from 30 immersive experiences in the outdoors and in the community.
  • This year’s Alternative Spring Break entailed a trip to Neah Bay, where students learned about the traditions of the Makah Nation and emerged with a fresh perspective.

Campus Enrichment

Gifts to campus enrichment enhance Puget Sound’s learning environment, bring opportunities to our community, and keep the campus environmentally sustainable.

Greatest Need

These gifts enable the university to be dynamic, to adapt to unforeseen challenges, and to fulfill the Puget Sound mission. All of the above and more is accomplished because you trust the university to direct your gift where it will have the most impact.