Pacific Launches Historic Fundraising Campaign

The 2017 Homecoming weekend, October 20-22, likely will go down as one of the most exciting times in University of the Pacific’s history. It was not only the sheer number of people who came to campus that marked its importance—more than 2,300 alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and community members joined the festivities. It was the moment when Pacific announced its $300 million campaign, Leading with Purpose: The Campaign for University of the Pacific, which will transform the way the University provides higher education for generations to come. 

“We are driven by a shared purpose: providing a place where students thrive far beyond academics,” said Pamela A. Eibeck, president. “This campaign, and all who support it, will help us deliver more effectively on our vision of becoming a premier University that prepares graduates to live, learn and lead with purpose.” 

Leading with Purpose is guided by four principal priorities:

Student Access and Success

Pacific’s dedicated faculty are leading young people to achievements they never knew were within reach. This campaign will amplify the effectiveness of faculty and professional staff and provide ambitious students with the resources they need to thrive.

Building Communities 

A Pacific education is community-minded. Throughout Northern California and around the world, you’ll find Pacific students, faculty and alumni leading with purpose; they’re the ones that communities can always count on when it comes to serving the common good. Investing in our University supports their endeavors.

Academic Programs of Excellence and Relevance 

Pacific adapts to create the best academic programs to meet the needs of our students. This campaign will enhance key academic programs and boost our graduates’ preparedness to lead in health care, law, technology and other fast-changing and growing fields across Northern California and the nation.

Athletic Achievement

Pacific athletics offers an invaluable opportunity to develop personal integrity, self-discipline and leadership—long-lasting traits our graduates proudly take into their professional lives. This campaign will provide our scholar-athletes with the resources they need to be successful in the classroom and in competition.

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