The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance prepares analytical policymakers, trailblazing innovators, and world-ready leaders who make a profound impact in the public sector. Grounded in data and inspired by a passion to improve people’s lives and the world around us, our faculty and graduates drive innovative change to make the public sector vastly more accountable, efficient and productive. Together, with the support of our loyal donors, we make the public systems that are essential to us all work better for everyone.

The Campaign For Evans: July 2010 - June 2020

As of November 2018, generous supporters have raised $39 million towards our $50 million goal.  
  • $8.7 million in private funds (plus $10 million from the State) has been donated towards our $20 million Parrington Hall remodel project - 93% to goal
  • $5.4 million to support Evans students through fellowships - 54% to $10 million goal
  • $650,000+ to support Evans faculty = 13% to $3 million goal
  • $23.5 million to support faculty and student policy research - 94% to $25 million goal

THANK YOU for supporting future generations of passionate and skilled public service leaders!

Campaign Priorities

Today’s public sector challenges—from shoring up a collapsing national infrastructure, to addressing homelessness, to ensuring equal access to high quality medical care, and infinitely more and more complex issues—demand extraordinarily well-trained leaders who are driven by both the heart and the head. A Master in Public Administration is vital for the modern public servant. The people who develop and implement the policies that affect our day-to-day lives must be every bit as well educated in analytical, management, decision-making, and leadership skills as those who run the biggest businesses and corporations.  The UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance makes sure they are.

By supporting the most transformative fundraising campaign in our history, you can create generations of passionate and skilled public sector leaders.

Join us in the Campaign for the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.

  1. You will help to leverage $10M in state funds to expand our capacity and improve our learning environment. The historic 1902 Parrington Hall fails to adequately support the kind of leading-edge learning experience our students need and deserve—and is constraining our growth, both in students and faculty.  We are poised to expand our impact – preparing more students for public service leadership, training more PhD students to educate the next generation of leaders, and conducting more real-world research to improve the public and nonprofit sectors. But we need the space and technology to do so. 
  2. With increased capacity to support our students and make a graduate education more accessible, the Campaign will launch the careers of the next generation of government and nonprofit professionals who serve the local and global public good not just with passion and purpose but with intellectual acumen and analytical expertise.
  3. You will ensure that the Evans School has the best faculty in the nation, so that we can provide our students with the very best education possible.
  4. You will expand our ability to drive innovative policy research aimed at solving the most critical public sector challenges of our time, and to disseminate the knowledge we gain so that it can be put to use by practitioners and elected officials for the benefit of all.

Together, let’s strengthen the future of public service leadership.

Campaign for Evans Volunteers

     Campaign Co-Chairs

  • Bill Clapp, Seattle International Foundation, Global Washington
  • Maria Denny, Community Volunteer

     Honorary Co-Chairs

  • The Honorable Daniel J. Evans & Nancy B. Evans

     Campaign Council Members

  • John Hoerster, Garvey Schubert Barer
  • Sri Remala Kamdar, Community Volunteer
  • Mauricio Vivero, Seattle International Foundation
  • Maggie Walker, Community Volunteer
  • Colleen Willoughby, Founder, Washington Women's Foundation
  • Sandra O. Archibald, Evans School Dean and Professor
  • Rebecca Ehrlichman Blume, Evans School Assistant Dean for Advancement    

Campaign Contact:
Rebecca Ehrlichman Blume, Assistant Dean for Advancement,, 206-685-2882.

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