Center for Science and Innovation
Build with us!

The CSI is the largest building project in Seattle University history, and puts STEM at the core of a Seattle University education. The scale of this transformative project is matched only by the intense demand and growth seen in the College of Science and Engineering. Yet the new STEM complex is more than stone, steel and glass. It is the new heart of Seattle University, where the world’s next generation of leaders will gain the skills and knowledge to solve the most pressing problems of today and tomorrow. We’ve raised $96M of the $100M for this facility, which will open to students in fall 2021.


Help us equip our new facility!


It is essential that we equip our new teaching labs, research labs, and project rooms with the tools and technology our students need. After a careful review, the College of Science and Engineering leadership team has determined a list of the equipment necessary to fulfill the promise of a Seattle University STEM education.  This fund supports equipment needs for all STEM disciplines.

"We involve students in research so they learn to do science—the whole messy, challenging, uncertain, embracing, thrilling experience.” –Lindsay Whitlow, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology


Your Gift Matters
$80 buys a voltage probe for physics lab
$120 buys a hand lens for field biology
$300 buys a tube rotisserie for Cell & Molecular Biology & Biochemistry


BONUS Match: Center for Science and Innovation
Thanks to the generosity of anonymous donor, we have an additional $5,300 in matching funds available for gifts made to the Center for Science and Innovation.
$5,300 MATCHED
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
Center for Science and Innovation Match
Thanks to the generosity of three generous donors, we have $15,000 in matching funds available for any gift made to the Center for Science and Innovation Fund.
$6,470 MATCHED
Center for Science and Innovation: Equipment Fund Match
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous alumna, we have $5,000 in matching funds available for any gift made to the Center for Science and Innovation Equipment Fund.
$2,745 MATCHED
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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