Two ways to donate

The Southeast Asia Center Discretionary Fund

The Southeast Asia Center is among the top Southeast Asian studies programs in the world, promoting cross-disciplinary, in-depth and innovative approaches to the study and understanding of Southeast Asia. You can help us sustain the excellence of the Southeast Asia Center by making a gift to our Discretionary Fund. Your gift will go toward important projects such as student research, public programming and community outreach. All contributions are tax-deductible. We appreciate your  support. Thank you!

If you wish to give with a check instead of online, make your check payable to “University of Washington” and send it to:

Southeast Asia Center
Attention: Discretionary Fund
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

The Christen J. Grorud Endowed Memorial Fund for Student Support

The University of Washington and the Southeast Asia Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies wish to thank Chris’s family, Mark and Caryl Grorud and Marit Sullivan, in addition to numerous other family and friends, for establishing the Christen J. Grorud Graduate Student Support Fund in Chris’s memory.

Many friends and family have come together to ensure Chris’s legacy continues. His commitment to his work, to higher education, and to helping others will live on through the Christen Grorud scholars who will benefit from his named endowed fund. This is the initiation of a perpetual fund designed to promote and sustain a deeper understanding of Indonesia and Southeast Asia, an expression of Chris’s passion.

The Christen J. Grorud Endowed Fund for Graduate Student Support will provide financial support for graduate students in Southeast Asia Studies. This endowed fund will ensure stable funding because the generated returns from the fund will support graduate students with research interests in Southeast Asia, honoring Chris’s own academic pursuits. This means that the principal gift is never touched, but continues to grow over time and generate a steady, reliable source of income in perpetuity. The Southeast Asia Center is grateful for the generous supporters whose thoughtful contributions will create a strong legacy of honoring Chris. Their gifts will provide the funding for other graduate students to also pursue meaningful and transformative research and projects in Southeast Asia.

If you wish to participate and make a gift to Chris’s fund, you may give online:

If you have questions or concerns, or wish to give by check, contact Cristina Bailet:

Cristina Bailet
Senior Director for Planned Giving