Our purpose is to strengthen and transform the University of Washington’s relationships with its alumni, donors and friends. We work primarily with individuals who live outside the Puget Sound area and whose relationships with the UW can be enhanced by central (University-wide) attention.
Our passion is connecting donors’ philanthropic hopes and dreams to University priorities facilitating and creating initiatives that benefit the global community.
Our work includes meeting with individuals, staffing UW leaders and creating events to enhance the UW’s connection with its alumni and friends across the globe.
Our travel is focused throughout the United States and worldwide in areas with the highest concentrations of UW alumni and friends.
Regional & International Giving Team
Assistant Vice President
Regional & International Giving
Eryn Boyles Ilk
Advancement Services Officer 206.685.0467
Maliah Washington Advancement Services Officer 206.543.8782
International Advancement Services Officer
Director East Coast 206.685.6743
Associate Director Mid-U.S. 206.543.1513
Associate Director Oregon & Eastern Washington 206.543.2106
Associate Director Northern California
International Advancement supports the vision and mission of the Individual Giving Programs by focusing on strategic fundraising efforts that prioritize donors/prospects with high capacity residing in areas outside of the United States.
Below are a few useful links related to UW’s International presence:
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Regional Giving is part of Central Development at the UW, a component of Individual Giving Programs (IGP). Regional Giving staff solicit support that benefits all units and programs at UW. We pride ourselves on promoting donor-centered fundraising through transparent and collaborative communication with units, sharing information, strategy, proposal creation and stewardship.
Service to Units
The Regional Giving team is here to partner with unit colleagues to engage alumni and friends who live in and outside Seattle. We help units connect with their alumni and friends via:
Individual Visits: Regional Giving team members meet with donors and prospective donors with the goal of securing major gifts. Suggestions from unit colleagues are welcome.
Travel planning: The Regional Giving team travels regularly, and are very familiar with special characteristics in each region — popular venues, quality hotels, traffic patterns, event timing for maximum participation.
VIP Staffing: Regional colleagues are often available and happy to staff a UW or unit VIP who is traveling to a particular region.
Event Planning: Regional Giving is involved in hosting several events each year. From alumni receptions to small, targeted dinners to faculty lectures, Regional Giving team members are available to consult and partner on programs which engage alumni and prospective donors and showcase the University.
Regional Giving has a strong events program that collaborates with unit partners and speakers. Our work during Campaign UW included:
- Holding events to introduce President Emmert in more than fifteen cities nationwide between 2004 and 2007.
- Holding two or three Dawgs on Wall Street (DOWS) receptions per year held in New York City, bringing together a distinguished group of NYC alumni and prominent speakers with strong UW ties.
- Partnering on the popular annual scholarship reception in Sun Valley.
- Partnering with the UWAA and UW Athletics to hold both large and small events around UW away football games.
- Planning numerous receptions and small dinners featuring UW faculty members and VIPs in a variety of venues across the country.
Tools for Fundraisers
Please see our Regional Identity Guidelines in the Frontline Fundraisers Resources.