Robert McIntosh demonstrated a long devotion to SPU
ROBERT MCINTOSH ’64 died Sept. 26, 2021, at the age of 79. McIntosh had a multifaceted connection to Seattle Pacific University: He was a former vice president for University Advancement, an emeritus director of the Seattle Pacific Foundation, and he served on the SPU Board of Trustees from
1983 to 1985 and again from 1987 to 1996.
McIntosh’s long devotion to SPU was marked by vision, leadership, wise counsel, and encouragement. After leaving SPC, McIntosh held a variety of business positions in real estate banking, property management, and real estate development. He served on the SPU Board of Trustees for 11 years before becoming vice president for University Advancement in 1996. As vice president, McIntosh had responsibilities that included all aspects of donor relations, parent and alumni relations, fundraising strategies, capital campaign management, and was instrumental in planning SPU’s Downtown Business Breakfast. He also worked closely with the chief financial officer and the SPU Foundation to manage real estate assets acquired and owned by the institution. McIntosh retired in 2008 but continued consulting for SPU until 2012.
For 16 years, McIntosh served on the Seattle Pacific Foundation Board of Directors, and he also served as chair of the Foundations’ property committee. A 2016 resolution recognizing his long service stated McIntosh was “known throughout the business and investment communities for his Christian ethics and his sincere concern for following God’s leadership in his life …”
McIntosh is survived by his wife, Donna, children KIMBERLEE MCINTOSH FOSTER ’89 and Kevin McIntosh, grandchildren, and extended family