Albers' Resource Amplification & Management Program (RAMP-up) is a unique, experiential learning environment that teams business students and faculty with underserved local businesses in Seattle's Central Area and surrounding neighborhoods. 


Qualified RAMP-up clients receive a SeattleU client account manager and resource team for a one-year, renewable engagement. The team also offers these services to qualified nonprofits and other organizations that are currently servicing neighborhood businesses. Most, if not all of them, are being priced out of their traditional locations due to Seattle's increasing gentrification and booming economy. 


RAMP-up's work with Earl Lancaster has been featured in the Seattle Times and KING5. The RAMP-up team is also working with two businesses with strong cultural ties to the neighborhood -- Cafe Avole, an Ethiopian coffee house, and Communion, a That Brown Girl Cooks restaurant.


Nearby, RAMP-up has a project underway with Community House on 23rd and Jackson. The team is working to secure financing and lease options for the Brown Sugar Bakery and the Catfish Corner restaurant at Community House's street-level retail space.


Your contribution through SU Gives goes toward RAMP-up team services and resources that assist these businesses. By donating, you are ensuring that smaller, minority-owned businesses that have been around for decades are given a new lease on life in modern Seattle.

Albers RAMP-Up Challenge
If we reach 20 gifts for the RAMP-Up program within the Albers School of Business & Economics, it will unlock $500.
20 / 20 Gifts
Board of Regents Match: SU Fund
Thank you to the Board of Regents for their generous match that resulted in $10,410 for the SU Fund!
$10,410 MATCHED
BONUS Albers Accounting Lab Challenge
We reached our first goal of raising $4,000 for the Albers Accounting Lab to unlock an additional $500! If we raise an additional $3,000 for the Albers Accounting Lab, it will unlock an additional $500.
$3,000 / $3,000 Raised
BONUS RAMP-Up Challenge
We reached our first goal of 20 gifts for RAMP-Up to unlock $500! If we reach an additional 40 gifts to RAMP-Up, it will unlock $500.
20 / 20 Gifts
New Donor Match
Thank you to the Alumni Board of Governors who sponsored a $1,119 match for first time donors!
$1,119 MATCHED
Parents and Guardians Gift Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of our Redhawk Parent and Family Leadership Council, a challenge gift of $2,700 to the Catalyst Fund for Student Success and Engagement will be unlocked after 100 parents/guardians make a gift to any area during Seattle U Gives. The Catalyst Fund empowers Student Development staff to strengthen existing programs and respond with innovative initiatives to help meet students’ social, intellectual and spiritual needs. Examples are the Emergency Needs Fund for our most financially challenged students and the Food Pantry for students experiencing food insecurity.
100 / 100 Gifts
Affinity Giving
Giving by relationship to Seattle U
What is your relationship to SU?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Friend of the University 525
2 Alum 519
3 Parent/Guardian of Student 445
4 Current Student 367
5 Faculty/Staff 291
6 Parent/Guardian of Alum 121
7 Current Faculty or Staff 88
8 Retired Faculty or Staff 12
Area Giving
Gifts by Seattle U college, area or initiative
Rank College, Area or Initiative Gifts
1 Men's Soccer 259
2 Track and Field & Cross Country 204
3 Women's Soccer 189
4 Softball 164
5 Center for Community Engagement 164
6 Spirit Squad 148
7 Women's Rowing 120
8 Men's Basketball 119
9 Men's and Women's Swimming 114
10 Red Winged Leadership Award 76
11 Men's and Women's Golf 71
12 School of Law 71
13 College of Arts and Sciences 68
14 Center for Science and Innovation 57
15 SU Fund 57
16 Indigenous Peoples Institute 54
17 Baseball 50
18 Women's Basketball 48
19 Volleyball 48
20 Albers Accounting Lab 47
21 Annual Scholarship Fund 47
22 Fostering Scholars 47
23 College of Nursing 46
24 RAMP-up 45
25 College of Education 44
26 Mens and Women's Tennis 42
27 Redhawk Club 33
28 Office of Multicultural Affairs 32
29 Sports Medicine & Strength and Conditioning 26
30 Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability 22
31 Wellness and Health Promotion 20
32 KXSU 102.1 FM 18
33 Women of SU Endowed Scholarship 17
34 Center for Student Involvement 16
35 SU Youth Initiative Scholarship 13
36 School of New and Continuing Studies 12
37 STEM Diversity Fund 10
38 School of Theology and Ministry 6
39 Seattle University Opportunity Grant 6
40 Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons 3
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