Human Centered Design & Engineering faculty and students are advancing the research and design of technologies by using innovative methods to study human activity and develop meaningful information and sociotechnical systems. Join us at the forefront of the field and help us design the future.
HCDE's Fundraising Priorities
These priorities represent key areas where you can make a difference given the emerging needs of the department in the 2020-2021 academic year. For a full list of funds, including endowment established by individuals, visit Find Funds.
Human Centered Design & Engineering Fund for Excellence
Fostering excellence and vision for students, faculty, and curricular programs in HCDE.
Human Centered Design & Engineering Excellence through Diversity Fund
Enhancing diversity initiatives in HCDE with a focus on recruiting, mentoring, and partnership-building.
Kientz & Patel HCDE Student Emergency Support Fund
Support emergency financial aid to HCDE students who have applied for a need grant in HCDE.
Give to Honor Trailblazing HCDE Faculty
David Farkas Endowed Fund
Supporting undergraduate students with financial need in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering.
Spyridakis Leadership Fund
Creating the next generation of leaders in HCDE by building industry connections, supporting mentoring programs, and fostering student and faculty leadership.
Judy Ramey Student Research Fund
Provides funding to assist students in research activities within the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE).
Mary B. Coney Endowed Fund
Supports activities of students in HCDE, including travel to conferences and international workshops.
Your gift to the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering through the University of Washington Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is tax deductible. The Foundation's Federal EIN is 94-3079432.
Are you an employee of Microsoft, Boeing, or Google? Expand your gift to HCDE with your employee matching gift programs.
More Giving Opportunities
Endowments and named opportunities beginning at $25,000. For more information about how you can support at this level or estate planning, please contact:
Assistant Director, Advancement
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Here are examples of how UW HCDE alums and friends are giving back to support students and the next generation of design education.
HCDE alumna Jill Demarco (MS TC ’96) and her husband, Rod Wentworth (DDS ’81), established an endowed fellowship in HCDE through their estate plans to provide financial support for HCDE undergraduate and graduate students. DeMarco wants future HCDE students to have the same good fortune she did when she went through the Technical Commination program.
In recognition of the financial burden HCDE students face, HCDE Professor and Chair Julie Kientz and her husband, Professor Shwetak Patel, established an emergency student support fund to aid students facing near-term financial hardship. Kientz remembers her own moments of financial distress while in school and now wants to support students who may be in crisis situations .
HCDE's Giving Circles
2020 calendar year
HCDE thanks the following individuals and corporations for their financial support of departmental programs, scholarships, and student opportunities in the 2020 calendar year.
HCDE LEGACY DONORS
Lifetime recognition of donors who have contributed estate gifts to HCDE:
Prof. Judith Ramey
Rod Wentworth & R. Jill DeMarco
CHAMPIONS OF HCDE
Individuals who contributed more than $2,000 in 2020:
Ona Anicello & George Lamson III
Marcia & Richard Croft
Jess & Dawn Holbrook
Prof. Julie Kientz & Dr. Shwetak Patel
Sun & Susan Kim
Susan & Tandy Trower II
PARTNERS OF HCDE
Individuals who contributed between $500 to $2,000 in 2020:
Monica Carstens & Kevin Anderson
Prof. Kate Starbird
Drs. Carolyn Wei & Joseph Tullio
FRIENDS OF HCDE
Individuals who contributed up to $500 in 2020:
Cristina & Jerrold Bailet
Michael & Sirina Berg
Andrew Davidson & Prof. Linda Norlen
Joy & Michael Lashley
Christine Loucks-Jaret & Terrence Jaret
Jennifer Mazuca & Wendy Sloneker
Prof. David & Lisa McDonald
Prof. Sean Munson
Glenn & Aileen Pruiksma
Dr. Constance & The Honorable Norman Rice
Kent Sullivan & Julie Solon
Tuyen Truong Leslye & Joe Zipperer
CORPORATE AFFILIATE PARTNERS
We are proud to collaborate with dynamic industry leaders. To learn more about the Corporate Affiliates Program or become a partner, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazon Global Security Operations
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Blink Interactive, Inc.
The Boeing Company
Mobility Innovation Center, UW
Premera Blue Cross
Seattle Children’s Hospital
The Walt Disney Company