Leadership Circle

For generations, students have been able to receive a well-rounded Catholic education from Gonzaga University because of the generosity of people just like you.

Gonzaga University Leadership Circle



What is the Leadership Circle? 

Zags who make donations totaling $1,500 or more over the course of an academic year are members of the Leadership Circle. 

Leadership Circle gifts make up 70% of the annual funds supporting students, making the University less tuition-dependent, and reducing student debt.

Some people direct their gift(s) to a specific school, college or named scholarship — all wonderful ways to make an impact. But when you make your Leadership Circle gift toward unrestricted funds, you know that your gift has helped to support everything at Gonzaga, including its students' unrestricted future.

Leadership Circle members receive exclusive invites to Gonzaga campus events, lectures and student meet-and-greets.

It starts with YOU. Your Leadership Circle membership is a critical investment that helps Gonzaga students become the ethical leaders our world needs most.  


Contact the Leadership Circle team

Nicole Clute
Nicole Clute
(509) 313-3699

Lucas Schwind
Lucas Schwind
(509) 313-5956


Your Impact


Lew Walde (’89, ’06) is a lot like you. He believes in the power of Gonzaga’s mission to help today’s students become tomorrow's leaders. Lew wants to help Gonzaga students in a significant way, which is why he is proud to be a member of the Leadership Circle. His gifts not only place him among Gonzaga’s most vital supporters, but they also give him a network of Zag families, alumni, and friends who, like him, make GU a philanthropic priority.




What is the Leadership Circle? 

Leadership Circle gifts make up 70% of the annual funds that support students, making GU less tuition dependent, while reducing student debt throughout their GU experience.

  • Your scholarship support can help fill gaps in financial aid for students. 98% of all Gonzaga students rely on financial aid, but loans and outside scholarships may not be enough. Your Leadership Circle membership can hold the final piece of the puzzle to help students say "yes!" to their Gonzaga education. 

  • Your unrestricted support can help the Gonzaga community continue the pursuit of its mission even in the face of uncertainty. Your Leadership Circle membership can provide personal protective equipment, critical technology updates like cameras and equipment to accommodate delivery of Gonzaga's uniquely Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic experience anywhere in the world.