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 August 2021 Lead On Campaign Total
Graph of August 2021 Lead On Campaign Priorities

We've raised $74.3 million of our $80 million goal! In the 2021-2022 fiscal year to date (July 1 - 31, 2021), we raised $1.1 million. These funds were raised for our different campaign priorities: $34.2 million for our Investment for a Boundless Future, $30.6 million for the Pacific Promise: Endowment and $9.5 million for Learning Environments and Resources.


Pacific students singing in choir

A new memorial scholarship will provide financial support to continuing undergraduates and graduate students who are studying to become choral music educators.

Kassie Tarpley '23 on the Forest Grove Campus

Two scholarships helped Kassie Tarpley '23 return to campus.

Shun Wetlesen sitting in red rocking chair

Over the course of 36 hours on April 27-28, more than 650 Pacific students, alumni, parents, employees and friends gave more than $225,000 in support of student success.