Pacific University launched Janet Copeland’s lifelong pursuit of education. When she earned her doctorate at age 65, she and her husband celebrated by endowing a scholarship at Pacific to give someone else the same start.
‘If you believe in something, you support it with what you have.’ That’s the take of two recent graduates who are now pursuing healthcare degrees and who make it a priority to give back to Pacific University.
These charts show the overall financial health of Pacific University, from its five-year balance sheet (above), to its endowments (below) and the sources of its gifts in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
The President’s Circle is the university’s premier lifetime gift club. Individuals, corporations and foundations whose cumulative gifts exceed $100,000 are acknowledged with lifetime membership.
The Evergreen Society recognizes those whose lifetime giving to the university is $50,000 to $99,999.
Charles Trombley graduated from Pacific University in 1954, then spent a 30-year career at the university. He demonstrated unwavering commitment to students and to the mission of Pacific. The Charles Trombley Society Diamond level honors those who gave $5,000 or more between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.
The Charles Trombley Society Platinum level recognizes those who gave $2,500 to $4,999 between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.
Pacific University launched its College of Business on July 1, 2013. The new college offers undergraduate majors in accounting, business administration, finance, international business and marketing — degrees previously offered within the College of Arts & Sciences. The college also will begin its first graduate degree, a master of science in finance, in January 2014. The college’s opening was funded almost entirely by philanthropic gifts from trustees, friends of Pacific University.