Boxer Giving Day Delivers Big Results

Our annual Boxer Giving Day was met with an outpouring of support and the Boxer community delivered big results.

Over the course of 36 hours on April 27-28, more than 650 Pacific students, alumni, parents, employees and friends gave more than $225,000 in support of student success. Gifts came in from at least 27 different states, showing the support that Pacific has across the entire country.

Way to go, Boxers!Student Shun  Wetlesesn sitting in red rocking chair

Several challenges issued throughout the online giving drive spurred on donors and brought in more gifts: Trustee Bob Barrett ’66 matched $5,000 for the College of Business; Trustee Nancy ’77, MAT ’82 and Emeritus Trustee Paul Phillips ’78 matched $5,000 for the College of Education and $5,000 for Athletics; Trustee Norm Scott ’63 and his wife, Cheryl ’65, matched $2,500 for the College of Arts & Sciences; Trustee Kelli Gehrs ’81, MAED ’82 and her husband, Jon ’80, matched $5,000; and the estate of B.J. Seymour matched $20,000 for the Pacific Excellence Fund.

Vice Provost and Executive Dean of the College of Health Professions Ann Bar-Gillespie and her husband, Peter, gave $5,000, while a gift of $25,000 from Honorary Trustee Ruth Burlingham was unlocked when we reached (and exceeded!) our donor goal of 550 donors, with five hours still to go in the drive.

These gifts help knock down barriers to education through scholarships and program support. They allow our students to remain resilient in their studies by strengthening the resources needed for them to overcome the disruption of the pandemic and reach a successful outcome to their academic year.

If you missed Boxer Giving Day, it’s not too late. Make a gift today and support student success.

Thursday, April 29, 2021