Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, Seattle University School of Law

Preferred pronouns – he/him/his

Thaddeus “Thad” Teo currently serves as Director of Development at Seattle University and is a proud holder of the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation. As the chief development officer for the School of Law, he leads a team overseeing alumni engagement and pipeline development, corporate partnerships, annual giving, and major gifts for the law school. He takes tremendous pride in raising philanthropic support for the most diverse law school in the Pacific Northwest and for an incredible group of law students determined to become ethical advocates for equal justice.

Thad’s fundraising career began at the University of Washington with the International Advancement team. Before joining Seattle U, he served as Donor Relations Manager at the United Way of King County where he developed a comprehensive mid-level donor pipeline program and process for deepening relationships with longtime supporters of the organization. Fundraising for the human and social services was one of the most humbling, educational. and rewarding experiences of his professional career thus far, but access to education has always been where his heart is at as a first-generation college graduate himself.

Thad is a strong advocate and believer in the power of philanthropy and believes that volunteerism and charitable giving is essential to making positive change in society. He enjoys connecting with young and new professionals in the field of philanthropy and paying forward the mentorship he’s received throughout his career. He enjoys connecting with people and is always open to a coffee chat!

Born in Dallas but raised in Singapore, the Pacific Northwest has been home for over a decade. Thad is a proud University of Washington (B.S.) and Seattle University (M.Ed.) alumnus. He enjoys good coffee and wine, travelling internationally, supporting local sports teams, reading, and exploring the PNW outdoors.

 

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