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HNA Legacy Society Spotlight

ANNETTE LUND '67

continuing her family's commitment to Catholic education

For Annette Lund ’67, joining the HNA Legacy Society was a decision steeped in family tradition, a way to honor her Swiss-Italian family. Her grandfather was an immigrant farmer that strongly valued Catholic education. Despite their modest beginnings, her grandfather ensured that all five of his children attended Catholic schools, often asserting that the best money he ever spent was on Catholic education. Annette’s mother, Emma Codiga Lund, was similarly a champion for Catholic schools and the student body president of her beloved Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1939. Inspired by her mother, Annette joined the Legacy Society to continue her family’s longstanding commitment to Catholic education. The inheritance from the sale of her grandfather’s farm, passed down from generation to generation, will be the legacy Annette leaves to HNA – the gift that keeps on giving.


Annette also established an endowment in her mother’s name, the Emma Codiga Lund ’39 Memorial Scholarship, to ensure that students receive an excellent education at the Academy regardless of their family’s economic circumstances. Emma was so proud of her Immaculate education, reuniting with her classmates annually until her death in 1989 at age 68 of multiple myeloma. Likewise, Annette’s HNA community has been her anchor during the COVID-19 pandemic. Emailing almost daily, her lifelong HNA friends have been a source of strength while she has worked on the front lines during the pandemic. Annette works part-time in her “retirement” as a Nurse Practitioner at Harborview Medical Center’s Family Medicine Clinic. We are so grateful for Annette’s dedication and service to the community and HNA.

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Annette Lund ’67 with the student recipient of the Emma Codiga Lund ’39 Memorial Scholarship.

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Emma Codiga Lund, mother of Annette Lund '67.

Endowment Feature

MARY K. RAUEN KOON '73

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Painting of Betsy Arntz '99.

inspired to give by her community of hna alumnae

To Mary K Rauen Koon ’73, Holy Names Academy represents community—a web of deep relationships and unexpected connections, both personal and professional. Growing up in the same neighborhood as HNA meant that attending the Academy was a family affair. Mary K’s aunt graduated in the early ’40s, her cousin attended the grade school, and other family alums include cousins (’68 and ’70), her daughter and niece in the late ’90s, and a niece in 2012. Mary K’s lifelong friendships, which blossomed at the Academy, are celebrated at an annual luncheon, a tradition started their junior year. And much to her delight, Mary K has met HNA alumnae in the workplace, at PTA meetings, and at volunteer activities.

Mary K knows that it is not by coincidence that these HNA alumnae have in common a strong sense of self, leadership qualities, and a generous spirit, motivated to lead lives with purpose and integrity. These values are instilled by the Academy. Even Mary K’s aunt, Kathleen Rauen ’41, was a role model for independent women during her generation, working as a wheat buyer for General Mills in Seattle, LA, and the Bay Area. With a desire to help young women find their voice—a value Mary K cherishes about the HNA education and experience—Mary K felt compelled to deepen her philanthropic commitment to the Academy.

When her niece and goddaughter, Betsy Arntz ’99, passed away unexpectedly in 2010, Mary K established an endowment in her memory. Betsy was cut from the same HNA cloth. Intellectually curious, graceful, and kind, Betsy was dedicated to her career at the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center and her volunteer efforts with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Betsy’s family believes that her happiest years were spent with her friends at the Academy.

Mary K has quickly grown Betsy’s endowment through her employer’s generous charitable giving program. Not only does the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation match all Mary K’s gifts at a rate of three dollars for every one dollar contributed, it also matches her volunteer hours in the community.

As she continues to grow the Betsy Arntz ’99 Memorial Scholarship Endowment, Mary K appreciates the Academy’s continued commitment to economic diversity—a commitment that benefits the entire student body, not just those receiving financial aid, by providing opportunities for students to learn from peers with a wide range of experiences and perspectives. Through honoring her niece’s memory, Mary K looks forward to supporting generations of women leaders for years to come.

To learn more about establishing a scholarship endowment, please contact Cara Priestley ’97, Planned Giving Officer, at (206) 720-7803 or cpriestley@holynames-sea.org. For more information on matching gifts, please visit HNA’s website at www.holynames-sea.org/giving/matching-gifts.

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