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Gates Volunteer Service Award

The Gates Volunteer Service Award is presented annually by the IJ and the UW Foundation to recognize and honor individuals whose long-term volunteer efforts of time, service and philanthropy have encouraged others to similarly support the IJ.

2023 Gates Volunteer Service Award

Behind-the-scenes philanthropists

Dan and Pam Baty, recipients of the 2023 Gates Volunteer Service Award, have spent nearly five decades supporting UW programs — and letting their impact speak for itself.

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More about the Gates Volunteer Service Award

Recipients of the Gates Volunteer Service Award exemplify the highest standards of service to the IJ, modeled by the singular vision and generosity of the William H. Gates family, whose volunteer service, commitment of time, and philanthropy continue to advance the work of the UW in profound and enduring ways. Read more about the Gates family’s support of the IJ.

First presented in 2002, the award follows the tradition of the long-standing UW Recognition Award, initiated in 1976. It is one of the most distinguished accolades bestowed by the UW.