Launching Careers

Four recent Pacific University alumni are pursuing careers in business thanks in large part to the Ledbetter Endowed Scholarship, which provides support for juniors or seniors in the College of Business.

The fund was created in 2013 by Kim and Barb Ledbetter — and it’s just one example of their quiet and steadfast support of the university. This year, they are being inducted into the Gold Level of the university’s 1849 Society — recognizing donors who have given $1 million or more in their lifetimes.

Kim and Barb honored at Ledbetter FieldKim Ledbetter, the retired senior vice president of The Standard’s Asset Management Group, is an emeritus member of the Pacific University Board of Trustees.

The Ledbetters are the “what do you need” type of university friend. Their most visible contribution to Pacific is the upgraded turf field at Hanson Stadium, which now bears the name Ledbetter Field. But behind the scenes, they also have supported the Pacific Excellence Fund, the renovation of Jefferson Hall, the College of Business, and the Creighton Endowed Scholarship.

Most recently, they pledged a major gift to the President’s Discretionary Fund, which will allow the university to continue to respond to evolving needs and take advantage of innovative ideas for the future.

This story appears in the Winter 2020 issue of Pacific magazine as part of a series on the impact of Pacific donors. For more stories, visit

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020