Boxer Giving Day 2019 is a Huge Success

The results are in: Boxer Giving Day was a huge success!Three Pacific Students with Thank You Signs

Students and parents, alumni, friends and employees came together May 1-2 for Pacific University’s annual giving challenge.

The goal? Widespread support in our Pacific family for student success.

We hoped to see participation from 519 people. And you stepped up! Final results show that 948 donors contributed a total of $239,200. That’s a 21 percent increase in donor participation, and a 26 percent increase in gifts from our last giving day. 

Bottom line: Way to rise to the occasion, Boxers!

Challenges issued throughout the 36-hour fundraising blitz drew special gifts, including a $5,000 match from President Lesley Hallick for gifts from first-time donors, which resulted in gifts from 164 new donors to Pacific. Trustee Bob Barrett ’66 matched $5,000 for the College of Business, and Vice Provost and Executive Dean of the College of Health Professions Ann Barr-Gillespie and her husband, Peter, matched $25,000 for the College of Health Professions Diversity Scholarship.

Honorary Trustee Ruth Burlingham gave $25,000 to the Pacific Excellence Fund because our Boxer family rose to our participation challenge, meeting (and exceeding!) our goal of 519 donors. Deans Jennifer Coyle, Sarah Phillips, James Goodrich and Leif Gustavson all played large roles as successful Boxer Giving Day Advocates, leveraging their connections and social networks to bring in generous gifts and matches. 

Your philanthropic support is what makes a Pacific experience possible for so many students. It provides scholarships for students, funds programs and faculty initiatives, creates world-class learning environments, and helps us innovate for tomorrow.

If you missed Boxer Giving Day, it’s not too late. Make a gift today toward Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University.


Friday, May 3, 2019