Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University

Higher education can't — and won't — look the same in 10 years as it does today. But our goal at Pacific University has always been, and will always be, to change lives. To open minds and create possibilities, to enable careers and bright futures.


Founded by pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail, the Pacific of today retains the heart and soul of those who were willing to take the lead and embark on a life-changing journey to their future. 

Pacific is on the crest of a positive wave. We are ready, and this is the bold move forward that our students, alumni, partners and community have been waiting for. With a strong vision of our future in place, we are solidly poised for groundbreaking accomplishment, growth, discovery and service — needing only the input of outside support to accelerate our movement forward.

Now is our time to Lead On.

Graph of July 2020 Lead On Campaign Total
Graph of July 2020 Lead On Campaign Priorities

We've raised $69.7 million of our $80 million goal! In the 2019-2020 fiscal year (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020), we raised $14.4 million. These funds were raised for our different campaign priorities: $29.8 million for our Investment for a Boundless Future, $28.5 million for the Pacific Promise: Endowment and $11.4 million for Learning Environments and Resources.


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.