The Vandervelden Foundation was established by Joseph B. Vandervelden ’37, a Pacific University alumnus, successful real estate professional and dedicated Forest Grove community member.
The Vandervelden Foundation has provided scholarships for more than 100 students to attend Pacific.
“It’s a family affair,” said George Vandehey ‘02, Joe’s great-nephew and current president of the foundation. “Ultimately, for us, it’s extremely rewarding because we get to participate in living out what Uncle Joe’s request was.
“Uncle Joe was about the community. He was fortunate to be successful through his dealings and his business in the community.”
Joseph Vandervelden & Joy Hammond were posthumously inducted into Pacific University’s 1849 Society last year, recognizing the university’s most generous donors.
Read More | Mandi Feucht ’09, MED ’14 was a recipient of the Vandervelden Scholarship and is now a fifth-grade teacher.