Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Philanthropy for Diversity

Whether you get tutored at the IC, hang with your friends at the ECC, have had a life-changing experience through study abroad, or received a scholarship, the funding for these opportunities often come from the generosity of donors who believe in the power of diversity programs and scholarships.

Here’s a chance to PAY IT FORWARD! Every dollar makes a difference, and together we can impact the lives of future Huskies, so they can also explore their interests, make friends, find community, and discover new dreams!

Check out our pictures from past event in our Facebook page. Link Here

Come to any of these fabulous events for to learn more, give back, and have a BLAST!!! 

  • Husky Love Grams February 3-13, 3-6pm- ECC
  • Spread the love this Valentine’s Day by sending a loved one a Husky Love Gram! Make a $1 donation at the ECC from 3-6pm between February 3-13th, and your loved one will be notified to come to the ECC come pick up a Valentine and balloon from YOU on Valentine’s Day!
  • March Madness Knowledge Bowl– Details to Come
  • Lip Synching Talent Competition- Details to Come
  • Double Feature Movie Night- Details to Come

You can choose where your dollars go:

  • Sam Kelly Scholarship: Provides scholarships for students in financial need.
  • Emile Pitre Instructional Center Student Fund: Helps fund student tutors who provide academic support to OMA&D students. Instructors and tutors are available for nearly every major!
  • Study Abroad ProgramsHelps students with the costs associated with study abroad programs and provides scholarships, airfare, food, etc.
  • The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center:  Helps build programs and grow the facility so students can develop leadership and organizational skills in a place that addresses the needs of ALL students, staff and faculty here at UW.
  • GO-MAP (Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program): Supports research seminars, professional development workshops and networking opportunities for graduate students.


  • Recognition on ECC website
  • If you are a senior, your name will be listed on the Huskytron during Commencement!
  • A Husky Love Gram to send to your loved one
  • VIP status at lip synching talent competition
  • Opportunity to participate in the knowledge bowl
  • A Grab bag at the Movie Night event with the chance to win a fabulous prize

Questions or Can’t come to the events but still want to participate?

  • Contact Priya Frank at 206-616-3085/  to get involved!


The 2013 Senior Class Gift for Diversity initiative was a smashing success! Dollars raised went directly to:

  • Fund Scholarships
  • Help with Instructional Center Operating Expenses
  • Contribute to furnishing the Ethnic Cultural Center with the essentials it needed
  • Support Study Abroad Programs

Special thanks to those that generously donated to the 2013 Senior Class Gift for Diversity!

Silvestre Avenue

Leo Banos

Victor Diaz

Alejandro V. Espania

Magdalena Fonseca

George Gomez Jr

David Gutierrez

Luis Gutierrez

Shelby Handler

Danny Herrera

Andres Huante

Daniel Huante

Daniel Magallon

Jonas Nocom

Rafael Osorio

Haben Sebhatu

Rani B. Williams