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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 $150 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 administration.

Brian FickenBrian Ficken
Director, Seattle Pacific Foundation

Brian oversees investments of the Seattle Pacific Foundation and is responsible for the investment management of the University’s Endowment and Charitable Trust portfolios. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Seattle Pacific University. Brian holds two certificates from the University of Washington, one in commercial real estate, the other in business development.

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
Assistant to Director, 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.

As of July 1, 2017

A. Gary Ames
President and CEO, Media One International, Retired

Nancy L. Cahill
Attorney, Holman Cahill Garrett Ives Oliver & Andersen

Mark L. Cederborg, Chair
Partner, Cederborg & Bret LLP

William J. Clancy
Client Manager, Cornerstone Advisors, Inc., Retired

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

Michael D. McKee
Principal, The Contrarian Group

Daryl J. Miller, Ex Officio
CEO and Owner, Fischer Companies

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

Gordon A. Nygard
Chief Investment Officer, Seattle Pacific Foundation, Retired

Brian D. Pearson
Investment Executive and Chief Investment Officer

Galen C. Smith
Chief Executive Officer, Redbox

Dennis M. Weibling
Managing Director, Rally Capital LLC

Gordon Werkema
Payments Strategy Director, Federal Reserve System

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