Campaign Priorities

Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University will leverage the generosity of our supporters to provide steady and reliable funding, ensuring Pacific’s bright future.

With a goal of raising $80 million by 2020, the campaign focuses on Pacific’s promise for tomorrow, extraordinary new learning environments and resources, and our continuing investment in a boundless future. Through the support of Pacific’s leaders, we are already more than halfway to our goal. Now we need you to Lead On and continue Pacific’s tradition of excellence.

Pacific Promise: Endowment

A robust endowment is the foundation on which Pacific University stands. Pacific’s endowment provides perpetual funding to the university through investment of its capital. It is essential for providing financial aid and for developing and growing innovative programming. Endowed funds support faculty hiring and research, ensuring that Pacific has the best faculty to provide an excellent education. A strong endowment is the best resource available to Pacific in service to our students to ensure a successful career and fulfilling future.

Learning Environments & Resources

Pacific never stops innovating, growing and imagining, and neither do our students. In order to thrive, our students need facilities that provide the space to create and grow. They need updated lab facilities with state-of-the-art technology. They need flexible learning and makerspaces to facilitate collaboration. They need more space for popular programs to grow into. And they need a larger athletic complex so students, faculty and staff can focus on their health and wellbeing in addition to their education. Updated learning environments and resources enrich the academic experience of our students and reflect Pacific’s continuing tradition of excellence.

Continuing Investment for a Boundless Future

Fundraising does not stop with endowments and facilities. There are always new projects and programs to develop. Technology is changing all the time and new disciplines are emerging that will change the way we teach and the way we learn. Support for these, and many other projects comes from a wide range of sources. Unrestricted student success is supported by the Pacific Excellence Fund. Corporate and foundation support is essential. Annual Giving is our bread and butter. The future for our students, faculty and alumni is boundless. Investment in Pacific is far reaching and will strengthen the university for decades to come.

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We've raised $44 million of our $80 million goal! Year-to-date, $7.6 million has been raised (July 1 to Oct. 31). These funds were raised for different campaign priorities: $20.6 million for our Investment for a Boundless Future, $18.7 million for the Pacific Promise: Endowment and $4.7 million for Learning Environments and Resources.