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Give to HCDE

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.

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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 Former HCDE Faculty Members

  • 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:

Zoë Bartholomew
Assistant Director, Advancement
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Support Spotlights

Here are examples of how UW HCDE alums and friends are giving back to support students and the next generation of design education.

Jill and Rod visiting the campus in 2018

Endowed Fellowship established by HCDE aluma Jill DeMarco

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.

Julie and Shwetak

HCDE Emergency Student Support Fund established by Prof. Julie Kientz

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

2018-2019 calendar years

HCDE thanks the following individuals and corporations for their financial support of departmental programs, scholarships, and student opportunities in 2018 and 2019.


Lifetime recognition of donors who have contributed estate gifts to HCDE:
Prof. Judith Ramey
Rod Wentworth & R. Jill DeMarco




Individuals who contributed more than $2,000 in 2018-2019:
Erin Baker
Michael & Sirina Berg
Marcia & Richard Croft
Andrew Davidson & Prof. Linda Norlen
Jing De Jong-Chen
Prof. David & Lisa McDonald
Ms. Donna Sakson & Mr. Jonathan Mark
Dr. Carolyn Wei & Joseph Tullio 


Individuals who contributed between $500 to $2,000 in 2018-2019:

Cristina & Jerrold Bailet
Dale Callison
Jasen Peterman
Dr. Constance & The Honorable
Norman Rice


Individuals who contributed up to $500 in 2018-2019:

Brandi Arnold
Jefferey Babauta
Joanna Bailet
Annalise Beck
Monica Carstens
Deborah Woo-Chinn & Darryl Chinn
Caroline Ann Colon
Kenneth J. Cook
Ann & Donald Eberhart
Jean B. and Prof. David K. Farkas
Dian Hartono
Eileen Shan-Lin Hsu
Jiailn Huang
Joy & Michael Lashley
Christine Loucks-Jaret & Terrence Jaret
Aaron Lynch
Vicki & Curtis Marsten
Prof. Sean Munson
Anette & Patrick Olney
Carolyn & Robert Pendle
Theano Petersen
Glenn & Aileen Pruiksma
Daniel Sandoval
Kent Sullivan & Julie Solon
Prof. Michio & Sharon Tsutsui
Ariel Van Spronsen
Feiya Wang & Patrick Kemp
Duncan West & Mary Deaton
Liyin Xue


We are proud to collaborate with dynamic industry leaders. To learn more about the Corporate Affiliates Program or become a partner, contact us at

Alaska Airlines
Amazon Global Security Operations
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Blink Interactive, Inc.
Blue Origin
The Boeing Company
Cisco Systems
Dell EMC
Lucid Software
Mobility Innovation Center, UW
Premera Blue Cross
Sage Bionetworks
Seattle Children’s Hospital
UpTop Corp
Virginia Mason
The Walt Disney Company
Wikimedia Foundation