Meet the Advancement Team

You want to make an impact. You may already know where you want to direct your gift, or you may want to learn more about the wide array of possibilities across Seattle Colleges.

Our Advancement Team will work with you to determine the best match for your interests and will keep you informed about each success along the way.

If you have any questions about giving opportunities, our scholarship programs, or general inquiries about our work, please contact us:

Phone: 206.934.2939

We will direct your message to the right person.


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Kerry Howell

Vice Chancellor For Advancement
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Michael Beneke

Director Of Communications
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Julia Katz

Major Gift Officer
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Jasmine Meraz

Scholarships Manager
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Allison "Alli" Riese

Major Gifts Officer
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Traci Russell

Director For Planned Giving
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Nicholas Pennington

Interim Executive Director Of Finance And Administration
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Emily Thurston

Associate Director Of Communications
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Annabel Cholico Williams

Director Of Scholarships