Support UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Donors Steve and Sylvia Burges with CEE student Tessora Young, who they support through the Steve & Sylvia Burges Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Thank you for considering a gift to UW Civil & Environmental Engineering. Private support is essential to the success of students, faculty and the overall department. Through private gifts, opportunities are provided that are not otherwise funded by tuition dollars, such as helping students in financial need and funding faculty research on critical initiatives. By supporting scholarships, professorships, fellowships and more, donors greatly contribute to making UW CEE a place of excellence.

Giving Priorities
While UW CEE is poised to lead the way in preparing engineers to address critical issues, student demand is quickly surpassing capacity. The following priorities will enable UW CEE to accommodate even more deserving students:

  • Facilities Improvements and Expansion
    Potential large-scale More Hall renovation plans are being developed to update labs, house more students, and help consolidate faculty and staff. To take pressure off existing facilities, discussions are also underway regarding building a new interdisciplinary engineering building to be shared among the 10 engineering programs. Donate to the CEE Strategic Support Fund.

  • Student Support
    With tuition costs rising dramatically in recent years, bolstering existing undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship endowments will enable UW CEE to continue to provide access to diverse communities and attract the best students. Donate to the CEE Scholarship Fund or CEE Fellowship Fund.

  • Faculty Recruitment and Retention
    UW CEE continues to hire new faculty members at a rate not seen in decades. Adding new professorships and endowed chairs will be key in keeping the department competitive and building the next generation of outstanding faculty. Donate to the CEE Faculty Support Fund.

Donate Today
To support what you are most passionate about, donors may choose from more than 15 established funds, which include the giving priorities above. Support UW CEE.

Additional Giving Options
A variety of giving opportunities are available, such as establishing new scholarships, fellowships and professorships. To explore giving options, please contact Katie Frisbie Bunten or Jill Dalinkus.

More Information
For more information about how you can support UW CEE, please contact:

Katie Frisbie Bunten
Associate Director, Advancement
Jill Dalinkus
Assistant Director, Advancement

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UW Campaign


The UW Campaign “Be Boundless: For Washington, For the World” launched in October 2016. UW CEE is participating in the multi-year fundraising effort aimed to benefit all units across campus. Learn more.

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