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Red gift box on top of holiday lights
As the 2020 calendar year comes to an end, we hope you will consider supporting Pacific University and our students with a year-end gift. Every gift, of any amount, makes an impact, and there are many different ways to support Pacific and our students.
The results are in, and Pacific’s first Athletic Giving Days was a homerun, a touchdown, and a winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, all rolled into one!
Jared Kawatani'17 and his mom at a Hawaii Foodbank event
Jared Kawatani '17 made his first gift on Boxer Giving Day during his senior year. He has made a gift every month since then.
Athletic Giving Days is Oct. 20-21, 2020!
Athletic Giving Days is happening from 8 a.m. Oct. 20 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21.
Sign on door of Boxer Makerspace
Pacific University recently completed its most successful year of giving in school history, with donors contributing gifts and pledges totaling more than $14.4 million between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.
Red, Orange, Yellow and Green Crayons
August is National Crayon Collection Month, and Pacific is proud to celebrate its connection to the roots of Crayola.
Fernando Lira '21 on a beach
When Fernando Lira ’21 started working to support the Pacific University Student Emergency Fund, he didn’t imagine he would actually use it.
Pacific alumni Clark '65, '70 and Rae Peters '65
Pacific alumni Clark '65, MSEd '70 and Rae Peters '65 fund scholarship for speech-language pathology through pledge.
Student Emergency Fund
Members of the Pacific University Student Senate, the Professional Student Senate and the Residence Hall Associate voted to reallocate $41,500 to the Student Emergency Fund, with the possibility of more contributions to follow.
Legislation known as the CARES Act, designed to rescue the economy from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, was passed by Congress and signed into law by the president on March 27, 2020.

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