Giving Opportunities

Pacific University offers the option of designating your gift to the program on campus that means the most to you, including the Pacific University Excellence Fund, scholarships, athletics and each of our colleges and departments. To help you decide which area of the university you would most like to support, we've provided information on several of the most popular gift designations.

You can make a gift on our secure online giving form, or you can contact us at for more information.

Pacific Excellence Fund

The Pacific Excellence Fund supports the areas of greatest need at the university, such as financial aid, faculty support, technology upgrades and student programs. The Pacific Excellence Fund impacts every student in all colleges and programs by providing assistance to students with financial need, advancing exciting new priorities and funding the daily operation of Pacific University.

Establish an Endowment

Gifts of endowed funds tie your wishes to the university’s needs. They enable you to put some of your wealth to work for a cause you believe in, while leaving a personal legacy or memorializing a loved one.

Whatever your interest, there is an area at Pacific University that will benefit from an endowment.

If you decide to establish a named endowed fund for the benefit of Pacific University, you may designate your fund for scholarships, program or activity support, or faculty professorship and chair positions. University Advancement staff will work with you to establish fund guidelines and to discuss the most beneficial and tax-wise giving strategies. Endowed funds can be established and named with the amounts below.

Create a Scholarship

Minimum gift of $25,000. Scholarships enable the school to recruit and retain a diverse and talented student population.

Endowed Funds Across Campus

Minimum gift of $25,000. Endowed funds may be designated to support existing activities at Pacific University, such as academics, athletics and library collections.

Endowed Professorships

Minimum gift of $500,000. Endowed professorships recognize outstanding accomplishments of the Pacific University faculty by providing partial support for teaching and research activities. Such positions offer incentive for all faculty members to achieve excellence in these areas.

Endowed Chairs

Minimum gift of $1,500,000. Endowed chairs recognize teaching and research excellence, strengthening the school's ability to attract and retain key faculty.

For more information on establishing an endowed fund, please contact Jan Stricklin, associate vice president for university advancement, at 503-352-2211 or


Make a gift to Pacific University today!