The Seeley family follows its passion for science by giving to the UW.

The Seeley family is building bridges between a pristine, remote atoll in French Polynesia and the University of Washington.

James and Marsha Seeley, parents of UW alumni Laine, ’85, David, ’86, and Elizabeth, ’90, and grandparents to a growing number of Huskies, have led their family in supporting UW marine research at a field station on Tetiaroa. There, scientists and students from the College of the Environment can study delicate, healthy marine ecosystems and develop an understanding of conservation’s future in the face of climate change.

Hollywood legend Marlon Brando once owned the isolated atoll and planned to create a marine preserve and eco-friendly resort. As Brando’s general counsel, David Seeley became invested in making the vision a reality.

“I’m motivated to involve the UW because it’s a big part of our family and a leading institution in marine science,” David says.

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