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

We've raised $67 million of our $80 million goal! In the 2019-2020 fiscal year (July 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019), we have raised $11.6 million. These funds were raised for our different campaign priorities: $31.8 million for our Investment for a Boundless Future, $27.2 million for the Pacific Promise: Endowment and $7.9 million for Learning Environments and Resources.


December 2019 was the most successful month of giving in Pacific University’s history.

Dental Hygiene Student

Pacific's dental hygiene program has always been on the forefront of it's field, thanks in part to the leadership of founding director Lisa Rowley. Today, Rowley remains a generous supporter of dental hygiene students, and the school is piloting innovations in dental care.

Lead On logo against snow backdrop

Generous donors have pushed Pacific more than two-thirds of the way to our fundraising goal, and students like Amber Smith '20 and Deanté Grinner '20 and many others are already benefiting.