Your Support Matters
Information changes lives. It drives economic development, builds community, equalizes opportunity and sparks innovation. By offering top-tier academic programs and conducting trailblazing research with social, cultural and organizational impact, the UW iSchool develops solutions to today’s most crucial information challenges and produces graduates who will address challenges not yet imagined.
Private support has never been more important. Every gift makes a difference to the quality of the education we can provide and the research we conduct. We are deeply grateful for the continuing support of our alumni and friends, whose contributions are creating opportunities and providing much-needed resources.
Our top priorities
Center for an Informed Public: Your gift will support the interdisciplinary research and outreach center's mission to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society and strengthen democratic discourse.
iSchool Fund for Excellence: Your gift allows the dean to respond quickly to emerging opportunities for our students, faculty and programs. This includes creating unique learning opportunities for students, recruiting and retaining excellent faculty members, and participating in community events that impact the information field. In 2020, the fund is being dedicated to students' emergency needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information School Scholarship Fund: Your gift allows the iSchool to recruit and retain the best and brightest students across all three programs – Informatics, MLIS and MSIM – and provide them a world-class education. As a public institution, our goal is for tomorrow’s information leaders to graduate with as little debt as possible.
Impact of Scholarships
A first-generation college student from Kent, Washington, Stephen Ramirez, ’15, always wanted to give back to people. He grew up watching his grandmother spend her life in public service, volunteering and working on behalf of others — it’s part of what inspired him to help others better do their jobs as an application developer at Starbucks.Read More
Our Fundraising Goals
At the iSchool, we identified seven strategic initiatives with a goal of raising $35 million. As of November 2018, we have raised $40,410,539 — more than 115 percent of our original goal. We wish to thank our closest friends and greatest supporters for their belief and investment in the future of the Information School. With another year to go, we hope to raise even more gifts to make the UW iSchool one of the best in the world.
Corporate Vice President, Skype Business Services & Office 365 Customer Experience, Microsoft
I donate and volunteer because I firmly believe in the Information School’s vision: We envision a world where more effective use of information helps everyone discover, learn, innovate, solve problems, have fun and make a better world. Information changes lives.
I donate and volunteer to repay the opportunity I’ve had to participate in one of the most exciting professions of the technology revolution and to enable future generations to experience the same kind of adventures!