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Seattle Pacific Foundation
3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 305
Seattle, WA 98119-1957



Donald MortensonDonald W. Mortenson
Vice Chair, Seattle Pacific Foundation; Senior Vice President for Planning and Administration, SPU

Since 1991, Don has served as, first, president and now vice chair 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 senior vice president for planning and aministration.

Gordon NygardGordon Nygard
Chief Investment Officer, Seattle Pacific Foundation

Gordon serves as 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. 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.     

Michael W. PotratzMichael W. Potratz
Financial Analyst, Seattle Pacific Foundation

Mike is responsible for maintaining the Foundation's accounting records. He graduated from Judson Baptist College in 1984 with a BS in Business Administration. He began working in Seattle Pacific University's finance area in February 1985 and has worked for the Foundation since 1988. He has served as the Foundation's accountant since October 1988.

Anna Zering

Anna Zering
Administrative Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer, 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.



Tom BoxTom Box
President, Seattle Pacific Foundation, Endowments and Gift Planning

Tom Box previously served as SPU¬ís vice president for university advancement, athletic director, and director of development. During Box’s tenure in Athletics, five Falcon teams were national runners-up. Individual athletes also excelled, collecting 14 national championships during that span. Box played a pivotal role in the formation of the Great Northwest Conference in 2001, of which SPU is a member. Prior to becoming athletic director in 1998, Box spent nine years as SPU’s director of development. He managed the development staff and was responsible for the $1.2 million Annual Fund, as well as researching, cultivating, and soliciting new donors. Initially, he came to SPU in 1980 as director of management and budget.

Marlon SandlinMarlon Sandlin
Director of Development - Gift Planning

Marlon serves Seattle Pacific constituents in estate planning and charitable gift planning, helping them achieve their philanthropic objectives while also addressing family, income, and tax considerations. He has served SPU since 2001 and has more than 30 years of gift-planning experience with various Christian organizations. Marlon earned his BA in sociology from University of California–Berkeley in 1975, an MDiv from Fuller Seminary in 1979, and obtained his Certified Financial Planner™ certification in 1990.

Lynn HallLynne Hall
Assistant to the President, Seattle Pacific Foundation

Lynne earned her BA from Seattle Pacific in 1976 and joined the University Advancement team in 2000. After five years as administrative assistant in the Alumni Office, she made the transition to the office of the vice president. Lynne brings to her position experience as an elementary school teacher and 10 years as children’s ministries administrator at her church. She and her husband, Ken (’77) have three grown children.


As of December 1, 2013

Charles L. Anderson
Chairman of the Board, Teltone Corporation, Retired

Mark L. Cederborg
Partner, Cederborg & Bret LLP

William J. Clancy, Chair
Owner, Cornerstone Advisors Inc., Retired

Craig F. Korthase, Secretary
Senior Vice President and Managing Director
US Bank — Private Client Group

Robert D. McIntosh
Principal, RDM Consulting

Donald W. Mortenson, Vice Chair
Senior Vice President, Planning and Administration
Seattle Pacific University

Jeffrey A. Mullen
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
RBC Wealth Management

Brian D. Pearson
Chief Investment Officer, Auxano Advisors LLC

Galen C. Smith
Chief Financial Officer, Outerwall Inc.

Dennis M. Weibling
Managing Director, Rally Capital LLC

Gordon Werkema
First Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Nancy A. Zevenbergen
President and Chief Investment Officer Zevenbergen Capital Inc.