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As the 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.
Celebration of Giving
The university thanked its most dedicated donors, including the latest inductees of the 1849 Society and President's Circle, during the annual Celebration of Giving, held Nov. 29.
Students provide mobile dental care in the Smile Care Everywhere van.
Your eyes and teeth are as important to your overall health as your heart and brain. But for many, dental and vision care can fall by the wayside when trying to access increasingly expensive healthcare. That’s why Pacific University recently established its EyeSmile Outreach Program.
Boxer III with artist Pat Costello
Boxer I and Boxer II have been absent from campus for years, but Boxer III was unveiled during 2018 Homecoming festivities.
Wax mold of Boxer III statue
A grassroots fundraising initiative, funded entirely through gifts by alumni, students and friends of Pacific, has resulted in the creation of a new statue of Pacific’s beloved mascot almost five decades after the original Boxer went missing.
College of Optometry Jefferson Hall
The only professional association for optometry in Oregon, the OOPA recently established the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Scholarship at Pacific, which has already benefited five current doctor of optometry students.
Alumni & friends rise to the occasion to support Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University. Pacific University recently completed its most successful year of giving in school history, with donors contributing gifts and pledges totaling nearly $12.4 million between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
For four years, the Goss family has hosted their annual California Boxer Social for incoming Pacific students from Southern California.
Providence Health & Services Logo
A grant from Providence Health & Services is providing access to preventative dental care to underserved populations in Washington, Clackamas, Multnomah and Yamhill counties.
Aunty Edna
"Aunty" Edna Gehring, advisor for Pacific's Hawai'i Club, is retiring after 35 years of service at Pacific. Her legacy will live on through an endowed scholarship for members of the club. 

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