Jack D. Motteler Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Daniel Lee in 2000 to support LGBTQ and allied students in the visual arts.

Words from the Creator:

I’d known Jack, my life partner, since 1975. He was an art teacher and the head of the art department at Wilson High School in Tacoma. He received his bachelor’s degree in art education from Pacific Lutheran University and his master’s degree from the University of Puget Sound. Jack taught classes in drawing and painting, as well as craft and silk screen, which were very popular with the students. He also taught a televised art instruction class for elementary school students.

Jack D. Motteler

Jack enjoyed teaching and was an inspiration to many students, despite the many trying moments he faced as a public secondary school teacher. This scholarship for students in the visual arts is my way of remembering and honoring his contribution to art education.

The idea of a Pride Foundation Scholarship was first suggested by Jack’s niece. The scholarship fund initially began with the generous donations that were sent to Pride Foundation in memoriam. As the scholarship continued to take shape through these memorial gifts, I decided to endow an ongoing scholarship fund both to remember Jack and to help Pride Foundation achieve its mission of equality for all.

Daniel Lee lives in Seattle, Washington

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