Ed Asner is exactly what you’d expect.
A little cranky, a little crass, and a lot funny.
In April, Asner brought his one-man show as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to campus as part of the Performing Arts Series. Before the show, though, he rubbed elbows with members of Pacific’s Charles Trombley Society and other invitees at a special reception.
The Trombley Society recognizes donors who make leadership gifts to Pacific University, contributing $1,000 or more in a year. Members receive their own newsletter, discounts at the Pacific University Bookstore and invitations to special events, such as the reception with Asner.
The society is named for Charles Trombley ’54, who spent 30 years at Pacific, first as director of admissions and later as dean of students. He was the first recipient of the university’s Outstanding Alumnus Award, as well as the eponym of Trombley Square, the central courtyard on the Forest Grove Campus.
With their gifts, members of the Trombley Society demonstrate their commitment to Pacific’s distinctive mission, just as Charles Trombley did. Their gifts help Pacific recruit and retain the best faculty and students and continue to offer the rigorous, but nurturing, experience that marks a Pacific University education.