Through the efforts of the faculty, research centers and the Office of Advancement and External Relations, the campus has significantly increased its capacity to attract private support, with over $1.8 million raised during the 2008-09 fiscal year. Additionally, the institution has grown its grants from $1 million a year to $4 million a year, on par with its private successes.
The 3rd Annual Chancellor's Reception was held in April 2009. The event was a record success, drawing great participation, and notable guests such as King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson, Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb, Bothell Councilmember Joshua Freed, Bellevue Councilmember Conrad Lee, and Pat McClain of the City of Everett.
At the event, several 'Golden Huskies' were awarded to select friends of the institution including members of the 2008-09 Bothell Biomedical Device Innovation Partnership Zone Steering Committee.
Event sponsors included Vertafore, Verizon, Providence Regional Medical Center, IPZ/City of Bothell, UW Bothell Alumni Council, Jim Pinkelman, Bill Abbott, Bill Ptacek and Jeanne Thorsen.
UW Bothell approved the official launch of the Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal in Fall 2009. The Institute was created to continue to build on the work of Dr. John Goodlad who, while working at the UW, developed the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER), a not-for-profit corporation that now includes 24 school-university partnerships throughout the United States and Canada, and initiated the independent Institute for Educational Inquiry (IEI) to support these partnerships.
The Institute continues the broad research program of the IEI, working collaboratively with the NNER on projects of national significance. It is directed by UW Bothell Education Professor Dr. G. Thomas Bellamy.
UW Bothell is considering a Center for Serious Play, an institute that would bring together the region's finest gaming engineers and firms and university students to create an interactive lab, wherein companies and students could perform research, test drive new products and translate gaming into educational outreach tools for businesses and classrooms. To learn more about this initiative and how your business can get involved, contact the Office of Advancement and External Relations, 425-352-3642.
Long-time UW Bothell supporter and friend of the institution, Richard 'Dick' Truly, passed away in early January. Campus leadership recalls his generosity through the years. Most notably, Truly was instrumental in the sale of his former property, the Boone-Truly Ranch, upon which the campus now resides. A scholarship in his honor has been established.