Pacific University Reaches $80 Million Campaign Goal

Pacific University is proud to announce it has exceeded its $80 million goal for Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University.

The campaign has raised nearly $80.9 million, and with a month remaining, the university anticipates even further success.

The campaign launched publicly five years ago, and three of those past five years have been record-setting fundraising years at Pacific, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Friends of Pacific have shown tremendous generosity, with more than 21,000 donors contributing to the Lead On Campaign. Their gifts have largely supported student scholarships, along with program innovation and growth, and have added more than $31 million to the university’s endowment.

As the only comprehensive university in Washington County, Ore., Pacific University serves nearly 4,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students on four campuses in Oregon. A leader in healthcare, Pacific also operates healthcare and clinical outreach programs particularly for underserved populations in the greater Portland area.

Committed to discovery, Pacific has been named the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest for three years running.

The university also is a leader in advancing socioeconomic mobility for its students. About one in four Pacific students are the first in their families to attend college, and Pacific is Oregon’s only federally designated Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution

The campaign support of donors is particularly important to funding research opportunities, academic program growth, scholarships and student support mechanisms that allow Pacific to serve the educational and healthcare needs of its students and communities.

The conclusion of the Lead On Campaign, on June 30, comes at a particularly apt moment in Pacific’s history, as President Lesley M. Hallick retires this summer after 13 years and the university ushers in a new era under the leadership of incoming President Jenny Coyle — the university’s first alumna president. 

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Monday, May 23, 2022