About the Fund

The family and friends of Michael Seeliger are choosing to honor his memory by creating a fund  to support the Wayfinding Academy and its students. Michael was a member of the Wayfinding community and a friend of our founder, and would have been happy to see the college grow and thrive for many years to come.

This fund will be used to benefit the mission and students of the Wayfinding Academy. Depending on the final size of the fund, it may be possible to fund the work of a student adviser, give a scholarship to a student in the next cohort, or fund a staff position to improve the quality of the student experience.

The Wayfinding Academy is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and donations made to it are tax deductible.

You can contribute online with the button below, or a check to:

Wayfinding Academy, 8010 N Charleston Ave, Portland, OR, 97203


Michael Henry Seeliger died January 20, 2017 in Portland, OR after an eight year struggle with Cancer, Multiple Myeloma.  He was born in Seattle, WA on July 6, 1943, the son of Clarence H. Seeliger and Verda Fenton Seeliger. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1961. He attended the University of Washington, was a member of Acacia Fraternity. He graduated in International Banking in 1967. He married Linda Trautman Seeliger on September 23, 1967. Michael worked in banking industry and retired in 2013.  He continued his education at Portland State, his swimming at Columbia Pool and his travels worldwide until his death.

Mike is survived by his wife Linda of Portland, sons Ryan and Justin of Portland, brother; Clarence and wife Gwendolyn of Atlanta and their daughters Cynthia Seifert and Katherine Entzminger both of Nashville.

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