Pacific University hosts the University of Chicago in football for the first time on Oct. 26, 2013. There are a number of historic connections between the two schools, particularly in the Stagg family. Dr. Paul Stagg was head coach of the Pacific University Badgers in their heyday, and his father — the famous Amos Alonzo Stagg, long with the University of Chicago — played a role in his development as a coach and with Pacific football.
Rich Burk ’88 came to Pacific to play baseball and found a career as an announcer. Today, he’s the radio voice of Oregon’s newest minor league team, the Hillsboro Hops.
Scholarships are what make Pacific University possible for many students. Meet a single mom earning her bachelor’s degree in math and the granddaughter of a immigrant farmworker family getting a doctorate in pharmacy.
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has helped Pacific University launch a significant undergraduate research program, one that is giving students like Tyler Oshiro ’13 unprecedented opportunities.
Pacific University launched Janet Copeland’s lifelong pursuit of education. When she earned her doctorate at age 65, she and her husband celebrated by endowing a scholarship at Pacific to give someone else the same start.
‘If you believe in something, you support it with what you have.’ That’s the take of two recent graduates who are now pursuing healthcare degrees and who make it a priority to give back to Pacific University.
These charts show the overall financial health of Pacific University, from its five-year balance sheet (above), to its endowments (below) and the sources of its gifts in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
The President’s Circle is the university’s premier lifetime gift club. Individuals, corporations and foundations whose cumulative gifts exceed $100,000 are acknowledged with lifetime membership.