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Now you have the opportunity to transform it for the future.

The University of Washington Tacoma provides access to an excellent education that transforms lives. On our campus you find developing leaders, critical thinkers and visionary innovators who are driven by a passion for equity and social justice. With the generous support and deep engagement of our community, we catalyze the economic and social vitality of the Puget Sound region and create a world of good — here at home and across the globe.

Today, at a pivotal time for our great community and our great University, we turn to you to help us chart a course for the future by engaging in an ambitious fundraising campaign to raise $45 million by 2020.

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Empower students to achieve their dreams

By investing in scholarships, emergency aid for students in danger of dropping out, and programs to guide students to college, ensure they get the most from their experience, stay in school and graduate, you will pave the way for generations of women and men to transform their lives and the lives of countless others. By helping to create a college-going culture among our community’s youngest generation and preparing our future graduates for fulfilling careers, you will help ensure a new era of prosperity for us all.

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Tracie Barry: How a Marine Scientist is Born

From high school dropout to straight-A college student, Tracie Barry intends to earn a PhD in oceanography.

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Aliyah Jones: A Running Start Toward Law School

A scholarship helped Aliyah Jones continue her momentum toward her goal of a law degree.

2 in 3 first-year students are the first in their families to go to college.

Fuel growth and innovation for our region - and beyond.

Just as the South Sound region must grow in order to thrive, so must UW Tacoma. We are excited to welcome more and more students over the coming years as we grow thoughtfully and strategically. By supporting new degree programs in high-demand fields, helping us recruit and retain world-class faculty, and launching innovative initiatives aimed at collaboratively solving the most critical problems facing our region today, you will help to expand a UW Tacoma that can shape the future of our community, state and world.

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40+ majors offered at the University of Washington Tacoma
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Planning for the Future

Assistant Professor Anaid Yerena's work on affordable housing comes at a time of rapid economic growth in Tacoma and the region.

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An App a Day

Assistant Professor Sharon Laing wants to use apps to connect low-income patients to health care.

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You can expand UW Tacoma "Up the hill" for tomorrow.

With the support of loyal and new donors, our building plans will be guided by the future programs, degrees and initiatives that best respond to regional needs. Over time, your gift will grow and expand UW Tacoma up the hill, with new buildings brimming with bright minds and exciting lectures, conferences and events that welcome all. The entire downtown sector will be even more vibrant, attracting more businesses and residents who want to be near a university that invites them to be part of a life-wide learning community.

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It Takes a Partner

How an unusual collaboration years in the making created the University Y Student Center.

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Tacoma Paper & Stationery - From Candy and Paper to Student Success

UW Tacoma kicks off the renovation of the campus's last unrestored historic warehouse, the Tacoma Paper & Stationery Building.

$211.7 million: Overall economic impact of UW Tacoma according to a December 2014 study by the UW