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Heart of Oak Society

The Heart of Oak Society honors those individuals who have made long-term commitments to Pacific University by naming the university in their wills, arranging life income gifts (charitable trusts, gift annuities, etc.) or making gifts of life insurance or other estate assets. At their request, some members are not listed here. 

Boxers & Badgers

Sidney Harper Marsh was Pacific's first president and spent much of his 25-year tenure diligently fundraising for the university and its mission. The following members of the Marsh Society are Boxers & Badgers who gave up to $499 between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

Gifts in Honor

Throughout the year, Pacific receives many gifts from donors wishing to commemorate a friend or loved one. Honorary gifts ensure that generations to come will have the opportunity to succeed at Pacific. The following honorary gifts were made between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

Employee Giving

Almost two-thirds of Pacific University employees made financial gifts to the university during the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The 63 percent employee giving rate is among the top at Pacific’s peer universities.

President's Circle Inductees

Pacific University hosted its President’s Dinner in September 2012 (pictured). This year’s
President’s Reception in December will include the recognition of four new members being inducted into the President’s Circle, which honors those who have given $100,000, lifetime, to Pacific University. New members include Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, Steven Stewart ’69, and an anonymous donor.

Atiyeh Collection

Gov. Victor Atiyeh hon ’96 recently donated a collection of personal papers, artifacts and memorabilia to Pacific University. Housed in the Pacific University Library, the collection has been archived and much of it digitized for public access. The collection debuted with a reception and exhibition Oct. 3, 2013, and remains available to the public for scholarly research.

A New Hope

First-year optometry student Rebecca Wilbur and freshman Celine Yip are among the countless Pacific students who come for more than an education they come for hope for a different future, for themselves, their families and their communities.

Life of the Spirit

At Pacific University, students are looking for — or finding — ways to bring their spiritual practices to life on campus.