Join Lisa Rowley in Leaving a Legacy at Pacific

Lisa Rowley

Lisa Rowley is one of 10 Pacific University donors inducted in 2019 into the President’s Circle, a giving society recognizing those who have given at least $100,000 to Pacific over their lifetimes.

Her gift to the School of Dental Hygiene Studies Alumni & Friends Scholarship is the result of a planned gift, in which she named Pacific as the beneficiary of her retirement account.

“I believe that the more you make, the more you should give back,” she said.

She sees her gift as a challenge to other people — faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Pacific — that this is something they can also do, especially by setting up a planned gift through their estate.

“Whatever your estate is,” Rowley said, “as long as you’ve got your family taken care of, why not allocate some of that to the place that has been supporting you? I still donate to my community college because they gave me my start. That’s where the money came from; why not give some of that money back for the students?"

We are proud to honor those who have pledged estate gifts as members of the Heart of Oak Society. If you have included Pacific in your estate plans or would like to do so, please contact us to join the Heart of Oak Society.

Jan Stricklin | Senior Associate Vice President for Principal & Planned Gifts | 503-352-2890 |

This story appears in the Winter 2019 issue of Pacific magazine. For more stories, visit

Monday, Dec. 16, 2019