Delta Upsilon Foundation


Scott Johnson Leadership Fund

Scott Johnson Leadership Fund

Project Goals

$12,182.00 to achieve

Scott Johnson Leadership Fund

FUNDING GOAL - $50,000

In honor of Scott's tireless dedication to the mission and purpose of Delta Upsilon, the Scott Johnson Leadership Fund will be established to support the participation of eight undergraduate officers from the Washington Chapter to attend the Western Regional Leadership Academy. To permanently endow the Scott Johnson Leadership Fund, we are asking Brothers and Friends to support a gift total of $50,000. This will ensure that all future generations of Washington DU's receive best-in-class training from Delta Upsilon's premier membership education program.  

About Scott Johnson 

Brother Scott A. W. Johnson, much loved and admired, passed away unexpectedly on October 20, 2012 as the age of 53. Raised in Cheney and Olympia, WA, he graduated from Olympia High School, and received his undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Washington. Brother Johnson joined Delta Upsilon in 1976 and had an immediate positive impact on the Fraternity. He served as Chapter President in 1979 and after graduation, went to work for the International Headquarters as a  Leadership Consultant.

Scott went on to earn his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and successfully practiced law for 26 years. His career began at Perkins Coie, followed by almost two decades as a partner at Stokes Lawrence. Scott's leadership and expertise in trust and estate, intellectual property matters and commercial litigation were widely recognized. His passion for law and his commitment to justice and fairness was evident in all that he did. He worked on the Board of Washington Coalition for Open Government, advocated for the best interests of children through representation of Guardian ad Litem, and performed pro bono work with the Northwest Women's Law Center, various neighborhood clinics, as well as the ACLU. Scott was to be sworn in as a King County Superior Court Judge in January 2013, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Scott's commitment to his Fraternity was a lifelong endeavor. He worked tirelessly to support his local chapter at the University of Washington and was equally dedicated to advancing the ideals and opportunities of Delta Upsilon throughout North America. He served as Chairman of the Board and Director of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity from 1992-2001 and Trustee of Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation.  

Scott was deeply committed to helping young men become great leaders. He worked with chapter presidents and leaders at Washington and with many DU Chapters throughout North America. For over 25 years, his advice, mentoring and friendship to Delta Upsilon's young leaders was nothing short of amazing.
Scott epitomized what it meant to be a DU man. He will be missed by all those he touched. He is survived by his wife Karen and daughter Chloe.