New Advanced Technology Building

$12,738,923
63%
Raised toward our $20,000,000 Goal
27 Donors
31
days left
Project ends on December 31, at 12:00 PM PST
Project Owners

Kaiser Borsari Hall: Building Washington's Future

We need your help building our new facility for...

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Energy Science and Technology

...to build the workforce of tomorrow and accelerate STEM education.

Your gift makes a huge impact for the students in these growing programs and we would love to see your name on the donor wall in the new building!

Driving the Future Autonomous vehicles. Mobile apps. Smart grids. Machine learning. Smart buildings. Cyber security. Energy systems. Artificial intelligence. Western Washington University is expanding our ABET accredited electrical engineering and computer science programs to tackle the most pressing technological challenges of our time. Together with industry partners, we are building a dynamic and collaborative program for applied education and research in advanced technology engineering and computer science.

Preparing More Problem-Solvers Western is committed to providing more graduates in high demand fields. Western’s focus on small classes, interdisciplinary approaches, hands-on learning, and student participation in faculty-led research is a strategic advantage when it comes to preparing the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers. Western is also committed to inclusive success. We understand that more people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experience need to come together to solve problems. Diversity of perspective is key to shaping a sustainable future.

Connecting Industry to Education Western’s new advanced technology engineering and computer science building is a direct response to the needs of Washington state industries and employers. The building will be a place for collaboration and connection with spaces that foster innovation, investigation, and inspiration. Physically and culturally accessible, it will be a hub where industry experts, faculty, and students come together to co-create the technology and engineering solutions for today and tomorrow.

Funding the Building The budget for design and construction of the new building is $68 million. The Washington State Legislature has signaled a commitment of $46 million for construction in FY21 – 23 and the University received $2 million for design related expenses in FY20. In the fall of 2019 the Western Washington University Foundation announced a capital campaign in to raise $20 million with a $10 million lead gift from long-time donors Fred Kaiser and Grace Borsari who have previously donated over $2 million to the Foundation for scholarships and lab space. In a recent statement, Kaiser and Borsari noted, “It has always been our priority to invest in education as it pays the highest dividends to all stakeholders.” Other major donors to the project include The Norcliffe Foundation with a pledge of $2 million.

To learn more visit our website at: https://foundation.wwu.edu/building-washingtons-future

To make a pledge that you plan to pay later or in installments, please email your name, pledge amount and installment frequency to: giving@wwu.edu.

We will reply to let you know we’ve received your pledge and schedule pledge reminders accordingly.

To make a recurring gift please use this link: https://foundation.wwu.edu/AdvancedTechnologyBuilding  

For questions or to explore naming opportunities in the new building please reach out to Manca Valum, Senior Director of Advancement for Strategic Initiatives at (360) 650-6542 or email manca.valum@wwu.edu 

Levels
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$1,000

$1,000-$4,999

Donors at this level qualify for permanent recognition on the donor wall in the new building.

$5,000

$5,000-$9,999

Donors at this level qualify for permanent recognition on the donor wall in the new building.

$10,000

$10,000-$49,999

Donors at this level qualify for permanent recognition on the donor wall in the new building.

$50,000

$50,000-$99,999

Donors at this level may explore naming opportunities in the new building and will receive permanent recognition on the donor wall.

$100,000

$100,000-$499,999

Donors at this level may explore special naming opportunities in the new building and will receive permanent recognition on the donor wall.

$500,000

$500,000-$999,999

Donors at this level may explore significant naming opportunities in the new building and will receive permanent recognition on the donor wall.

$1,000,000

$1 Million - $4,999,999

Donors at this level may explore prominent naming opportunities in the new building and will receive permanent recognition on the donor wall.

$5,000,000

$5 Million +

Donors at this level may explore prominent naming opportunities in the new building and will receive permanent recognition on the donor wall.

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