Sally Gorton Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund has been established at the Slade Gorton International Policy Center to honor the life of Sally Gorton, beloved wife of former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton. It is a fitting tribute to an accomplished woman whose career spanned newspaper reporting, journalism and, most importantly, being a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Sally enjoyed young people and loved to be around them. The Sally Gorton Scholarship Fund will support the new Gorton Center Global Leaders Program and future student-focused programs. The Global Leaders Program is a nine-month leadership development program for undergraduate, graduate and law students that begins in September 2013 and spans the traditional school year. The mission of the program is to enhance students’ ability to make a positive global impact in their respective fields of study. The program focuses on leadership roundtables, mentorship and student-led policy events with a goal of inspiring the next generation of leaders. Mentoring young people is a core value of both Sally and Slade Gorton. Sally was a woman of dignity, love and faith who lived her values. The Global Leaders Program will focus on the values that her life espoused: hard work, public service, inspiration, integrity and leadership. At the conclusion of the program each year, one student will be selected from the group to receive the Sally Gorton Leadership Award. It will be presented to the student who best represents, and demonstrates, those values.

If you would like to make a donation, you can make your tax deductible gift online here or make your check payable to: The Gorton Center at NBR, 1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98105, and designate the Sally Gorton Fund on the memo line or in your donation letter.

2018 Sally Gorton Scholarship and Leadership Award Winner

This year’s Sally Gorton Scholarship and Leadership Award winner, David Kirichenko (UW), will be participating in AEI’s Summer Honors Program in Washington, D.C., studying democratic capitalism. David was also selected as a young leader to represent the United States in Taiwan as a Mosaic Fellow and will spend some time in Taiwan.

About the Gorton Center

The Slade Gorton Policy Center, founded in 2010, is a policy research center established in honor of former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton’s 60+ years of public service to Washington State and the nation. The Center sponsors world-class policy research and works to inspire the next generation of leaders. It is a core, permanent program of NBR with three focus areas: policy research, fellowship and internship programs, and the Gorton History Program (archives). The Center’s work promotes Senator Gorton’s values of principled leadership, rigorous analysis, intellectual pursuit, integrity, inspiration, effectiveness, bipartisanship, and public service. Learn more.