Seattle Pacific Foundation
University Advancement Offices
Donald W. Mortenson
President, Seattle Pacific Foundation and Vice President for Business and Planning, SPU
Since 1991, Don has served as President of the Seattle Pacific Foundation. He is responsible for the Foundation’s investment management and oversight of the Seattle Pacific University Endowment and Charitable Trust Portfolio with over $95 million in assets. Don earned both a BS in Math and Economics (1971) and an MBA (1988) from Seattle Pacific. He also completed The Endowment Institute training at Harvard University Graduate School of Business.
Don also serves as SPU’s Vice President for Business and Planning. In this role, he assumes executive leadership of the University’s business, finance, and planning units that employ over 120 staff. He also oversees the University’s budget, and he is the primary liaison to the Finance and Facilities Committee of the Board of Trustees. Prior to joining SPU in 1980, he served as a certified public accountant with a Seattle CPA firm and was comptroller of an international mission agency headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois.
Assistant Vice President for University Advancement
Gordon serves as Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Investment Officer of the Seattle Pacific Foundation, and is responsible for the Foundation’s investment management of the University’s Endowment and Charitable Trust portfolios. Prior to joining Seattle Pacific in 1988, he served in a senior management position with a Seattle area bank. He has earned both a BA in Business Administration and Economics (1973) and an MBA (2005) from Seattle Pacific and has completed The Endowment Institute training at Harvard University Graduate School of Business. Gordon also serves SPU as Assistant Vice President for University Advancement and is responsible for University fund-raising operations.
Michael W. Potratz
Mike graduated from Judson Baptist College in 1984 with a BS. He started work in Seattle Pacific University’s finance area in February 1985. He has served as the Foundation’s accountant since October 1988.
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for the Seattle Pacific Foundation
Anna provides both administrative and accounting support to the Foundation staff. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Washington in 1984.