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Louise Sausele Furrow
Vice President for University Advancement
(206) 281-2951
oua@spu.edu

 

University Advancement
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98119-1957
206-281-2951
gifts@spu.edu
advance.spu.edu

 

Scott Denney, Systems Support ManagerScott Denney
Systems Support Manager
206-281-2993
sdenney@spu.edu

Scott, born and raised in Thailand, came to SPU seeking a Christian education. He worked for Student Academic Services while earning bachelorís degrees in computer science and psychology. Upon graduation, Scott felt a need to give back to the SPU community. He immediately took a position in Undergraduate Admissions, then transitioned into his current role with Advancement Services.


Rachel Ellis, Program CoordinatorRachel Ellis
Gift Processing Manager
206-281-2237
ellisr2@spu.edu

Rachel oversees gift processing and donor acknowledgement for all gifts made to Seattle Pacific University. She graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in 2010 with a BA in psychology. Following graduation, she served as a post-baccalaureate records specialist at PLNU prior to joining the staff at SPU in August 2012.

Andrea Johnson, Administrative Assistant Andrea Johnson
Annual Giving Program Coordinator
206-281-2631
johnsona6@spu.edu

Andrea oversees student philanthropy initiatives at Seattle Pacific and the students who serve as ambassadors for the University through Advancement Core. She also oversees the Falcon Investment Team, the group of students who connect with alumni, family, and friends of the University. She joined the staff at Seattle Pacific after working in supervisory roles with the phonathon team for three years and completing an internship in annual giving. Andrea graduated from SPU in 2015 with a BA in communication.


Jennifer LaBrie, Prospect ResearcherJennifer LaBrie
Assistant Director, Prospect Research and Management

206-281-2884
jlabrie@spu.edu

Jennifer joined the University Advancement staff in 2011. She is responsible for all aspects of donor research in support of Seattle Pacific's major gifts. Her strong ties to the University include a BA in social sciences, secondary education and an MS in marriage and family therapy. Prior to working at SPU, she was the admissions director at a local Bible college.

Maribeth Martin, Senior Gift OfficerMaribeth Martin
Director, Advancement
206-281-2448
martinm3@spu.edu

Maribeth joined the Seattle Pacific development team in August 2011. For more than 20 years she has worked for local organizations, connecting donors and volunteers with causes ranging from children’s health care, global relief and development, to affordable housing for seniors. “It is a joy and privilege to come alongside people who are passionate about SPU and who desire to maximize their charitable giving to expand opportunities for students to learn and serve.”

Megan Stariha, Prospect Development AnalystMegan Stariha

Prospect Development Analyst
206-281-2313
stariham@spu.edu

Megan works in research on a variety of projects related to prospect identification and management. She joined the SPU Advancement team in June of 2015, bringing with her experience in nonprofit work and a passion for education. Megan is thrilled to be working in support of Seattle Pacific’s mission and work in providing students a truly transformative experience.


Katie Sims, University Fund ManagerKatie Sims

Director of Engagement and Donor Care
206-281-2690
ksims@spu.edu

Katie oversees annual giving, systems, prospect research, gift processing, and reporting. Katie previously worked in marketing and branding at another private Christian university. She earned her BA in marketing communication from California Lutheran University in 2002, and in 2005 she became a certified specialist in marketing and fundraising for nonprofit organizations.

An TranAn Tran
Advancement Officer
206-281-2083
antran@spu.edu

An joined the SPU staff in 2015. She brings 10 years of experience connecting donors and volunteers with secondary schools. “I value building authentic relationships with people who care about preparing capable and humble servant-leaders for our world.” An earned a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and remains an active volunteer for the Haas Center for Public Service.