2017 marks the tenth year that Lynn Manley and her husband, Lex Lindsey, have hosted the ARCS convocation for University of Washington third-year Fellows. Says Lynn,“Watching the scholars give their presentations creates a feeling of awe … it just never wears off.” ARCS Foundation Seattle is pleased to present Lynn Manley with the 2017 ARCS Light Award, given to a member who has made significant contributions to the chapter.
After joining ARCS in 2002, Lynn went on to become an active board member and also served as the organization’s vice president of finance. Through their family’s foundation, Lynn and Lex fund two UW endowments and are currently funding their tenth ARCS Fellowship. Lynn’s background includes 40 years of banking, with Fortune 500 companies among her clients, for Rainier Bank (later Security Pacific Bank of Washington) and US Bank. She has volunteered her time and resources for the Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Seattle Repertory Theatre Foundation, Washington State University’s College of Business, PATH, and the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art; she’s currently a co-chair representing the UW’s School of Natural Sciences in the capital campaign.
“ARCS is the perfect storm of science and education,” says Lynn. “I’m thrilled by the honor of this award.” Lynn, with her exemplary dedication, is exceptionally deserving of this year’s ARCS Light Award.