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Student Philanthropy Education Program (SPEP)



To provide leadership opportunities and educate students about the impact of philanthropy at UW Bothell.


SPEP gives students an in-depth look at fundraising operations at the University of Washington Bothell and allows for a better understanding of the role philanthropy plays at the University. The program helps students communicate the goals, purpose and programs of UW Advancement while allowing them the opportunity to educate other students about the importance of giving back.

“Being a part of the Student Philanthropy Education Program has been a transformative experience. It has changed the way I think about my community, public service and higher education. There are few things that are as empowering and liberating as a college education and the battle to expand college accessibility is a cause worthy of our attention.  By helping to create a culture of giving back, in whatever form that may take, SPEP members are at the frontlines of the fight for higher education. That’s why I am proud to be a part of SPEP. ” – Rutger Ceballos, Former Chair, Class of 2014


SPEP’s council consists of a group of highly motivated students interested in the promotion of philanthropic awareness on campus. Students who serve on the council receive training in event planning, project management, fundraising, strategic planning and marketing. 

If you are interested in joining SPEP as a general council member or to be a part of the leadership team, contact our leadership team.


Chair: Holli Nolan
Digital Media Director: Open
Events Director: Audrey Martin
Communications Director: Breanna Bahr
Marketing Director: Amarlin Amand
Outreach Director: Nina Le
Volunteer Director: Open


As students, we don’t often consider ourselves philanthropists, but we still understand the impact of giving on our college experience. We strive to give back to the University and the community with our time through volunteering, education, and community outreach. 


Philanthropy Day – November 15

Celebrate the impact of Philanthropy on campus! Look for our SPEP tables in the Common Grounds as we connect with the student body to talk about philanthropy on campus. You'll also see thank you cards around campus, as a token of our appreciation to donors and alumni at UW Bothell. 


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How to Join

SPEP is actively looking for new and leadership members for the 2016-2017 school year. If you are interested in joining, please contact our team


James Anderson
UW Bothell Advancement & External Relations
Box 358528, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Did you know?

$20.5 Million

Total amount received in private contributions to support student programming and faculty research


Number of alumi and friends who supported UW Bothell in 2015-2016


Number of students who received privately funded scholarships in 2015-2016


Percentage of UW Bothell operating budget made up by gifts and grants.