Who Gives | Corporations and Foundations


Pacific University’s faculty and staff have two primary resources for obtaining funding to support scholarly activities, such as research, curricular improvements, writing, conferences and programs:

  • Amy Callahan, Major Gift Officer, handles private foundation and corporate grants, such as Murdock Trust, Intel and the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.

  • Chris Wilkes, vice provost for research, handles government grants, such as National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, USDA, etc.

These offices work collaboratively and can direct you to the appropriate grant officer who will serve as the primary person you will work with on your project or program.

The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) helps to secure funding from corporate and foundation agencies to support institutional priorities. Example priorities include furthering scholarship through research and/or program development, support for faculty salaries, support for creation of new academic programs, developing innovative curricula and courses, equipment acquisition, endowed fund establishment, financial aid for students, capital purchases and facilities construction or renovation.

In cooperation with the Office of Research, CFR offers a range of resources and services to faculty, departments and programs seeking funding. These resources and services include the identification of resources, assistance with proposal preparation and grant administration.

CFR also maintains a list of recent grants awarded to Pacific University as an institution and to members of the Pacific faculty.