President’s Letter

Thank you.

In 2017-2018, Pacific University donors showed a deeper commitment to our students’ futures than at any other point in our history.

Throughout the year, you contributed a record $12.4 million to Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University.

Through Lead On, we strive to:

  • Strengthen our endowments — invested funds that provide perpetual support for student scholarships and program growth
  • Expand our learning facilities and resources for the 21st century and beyond
  • And invest in innovation that will keep Pacific not just relevant, but at the forefront, of discovery and education into tomorrow.

As of Oct. 31, our generous supporters have contributed nearly $50 million toward our $80 million goal for Lead On.

That generosity is already changing lives for students today.

Scholarships allow students like Ruth Gomez ’19 to fulfill their dreams and their families hopes.

Nurturing faculty create opportunities for alumni like Erin Wilson ’05, PharmD ’18 to find meaningful pathways to careers where they serve others.

And innovative, hands-on learning and care facilities, like the EyeSmile
Outreach Program or Early Learning Community provide real-world preparation for students as they provide healthcare and education in our communities.

None of this would be possible without the tremendous financial support that our alumni and friends, parents and partners provide — and without the belief that each of them has in Pacific’s mission in the world.

Today, and tomorrow, we work to inspire students who think, care, create, and pursue justice in a global community.

Thank you for joining us in that work.

Lesley M. Hallick

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