Donor Recognition Reception Proves that "It Takes A Village"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

You are here


On June 21, 2011, Bastyr University held its annual Donor Recognition Reception to honor the University's many supporters from the past year.

Bastyr donors posing with a giant pair of scissors

Appropriately themed "It Takes a Village," the event provided an opportunity to recognize the generosity and volunteerism of Bastyr's supporters and friends, who donated $760,000 to the University during the 2010-2011 academic year.

A special feature of this year's reception was a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the naming of "CollinsWoerman Hall" in the Student Village, named for the architectural firm that designed the new student residences and that also made a major gift.

"The new LEED platinum-certified Student Village has been an exciting project for CollinsWoerman, and we're very proud to make a major gift to name one of the residence halls," said Arlan Collins, principal and co-founder of CollinsWoerman. "We'd like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone at Bastyr University. We are honored to be a part of this community."

Among the more than 75 people in attendance were Bastyr University individual, corporate and foundation donors, as well as scholarship recipients and their families. Of the $760,000 donated in the past year, $175,000 went specifically toward scholarships.

If you are interested in attending next year's Donor Recognition Reception, consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Bastyr University today. Every gift makes a difference — whether for scholarships, research or to sponsor a special event. For more information, contact Sheryl Stiefel at (425) 602-3008 or