An investment in the Allen School is an investment that can change the world

 female students working with faculty member in front of computerThe Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering is an engine of opportunity and innovation with a global reach. From life-saving mobile health tools, to battery-free systems that pull power from the air, to next-generation data storage in DNA, Allen School faculty and students think big in their quest for real-world impact. When you make a gift to the Allen School, you become our partner in educating the next generation of computer scientists and computer engineers, developing solutions to society’s greatest challenges, and engaging with the community to enhance our region's and our nation’s competitiveness.

Every gift matters! Your generosity — and that of many hundreds of alumni, friends, and companies large and small — enables us to offer an unparalleled education and research experience to our students, recruit and retain the very best faculty at the forefront of the field, and change the world through computing innovation.

Help us build for the futureCSE2

We are in the people business, but people need facilities. Our current home, the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering, is full to overflowing. We have embarked on an ambitious campaign to fund construction of an additional building to complement the Allen Center. The new Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering, named in honor of the couple through a gift from Microsoft and a group of the Gateses' longtime friends and colleagues, will create sufficient space for our school to double enrollment.

You can help make a world-class computer science education available to more of Washington’s students. Learn more here

Partner with us to produce game-changing innovation through the Allen School Endowment

Named in honor of a computing pioneer and visionary who has left an indelible mark on our discipline, our region, and the world, the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering Endowed Fund for Excellence (the Allen School Endowment) was established to provide transformative financial support for the Allen School, and to enhance our reputation and ability to fulfill our primary mission of education and research in computer science and computer engineering. The endowment was established on March 9, 2017 with a $40 million donation from Paul G. Allen and a $10 million contribution from Microsoft to honor Allen, the company’s co-founder. This endowment will enable us to be bold in our pursuit of potentially game-changing breakthroughs and to be nimble in response to new opportunities for advancing our leadership in scientific discovery and education.

An endowment is a permanent gift to the Allen School. The principal is invested, to grow over time, while the annual income provides a reliable stream of support for our education, research, and outreach activities. Learn more about endowment giving here

Empower our people through the Allen School Annual Fund

Contributions to the Annual Fund directly support the people who make the Allen School a world-class center of computer science and computer engineering research and put an Allen School education within reach of more students.

  • Faculty excellence: Recruiting and retaining the finest faculty
  • Graduate student excellence: Competing for the strongest graduate students
  • Undergraduate student excellence: Enabling Washington's most outstanding high school students to attend UW CSE
  • Innovation and leadership: Facilitating special initiatives in learning, discovery, and engagement

Learn more about our annual fund priorities here

Thank you for supporting the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington — together, we WILL change the world!

If you need additional information or would like assistance in making your gift, contact professor Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, at

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