Boxer Giving Day 2021

128% of 550 Donor goal
This campaign ended on April 29, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Pacific University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorMolly Widdicombe matched $500

An Anonymous DonorSarah Phillips & David Friedman matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorCristina Schnider & Malcolm Patton matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorNorm Scott & Cheryl L. Scott matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorKelli Gehrs & Jon Gehrs matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorPaul & Nancy Phillips matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorBob Barrett matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorPaul & Nancy Phillips matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorEstate of B. J. Seymour matched $20,000
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An Anonymous DonorAnn Barr-Gillespie & Peter Barr-Gillespie gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorRuth Burlingham gave $25,000

Boxer Giving Day Comes to Pacific University on April 27 & 28

Get ready to help knock down barriers to education!


Boxer Giving Day is an important way for the Boxer community to make an impact on student success at Pacific University.

Gifts made during our 36-hour event provide scholarships for students from all backgrounds, as well as resources to Pacific’s areas of greatest need.

Your gift, combined with others, helps Pacific create opportunities for learning, research and community engagement. With your help, Pacific is shaping the next generation of teachers, healthcare professionals and business leaders in our communities.

MAKE YOUR GIFT COUNT. Make a gift, or create a matching gift for others. When we reach our donor goal of 550, we can unlock a $25,000 challenge from a generous supporter.

BE AN ADVOCATE. Be an Advocate and share your Boxer Spirit with others.

TRACK YOUR ADVOCACY. View your personal plea video, sharing buttons, your click- and gift-tracking and other impacts of your Advocacy. Pacific succeeds when Advocates reach out personally to friends.

Your participation is key to our success!


Barriers to Education = πŸ’₯🧨 DEMOLISHED 🧨πŸ’₯

Thanks to this amazing Pacific community, we demolished our goal! We are thrilled to share the preliminary results from this year's Boxer Giving Day while gifts are still coming in!  We had over 650 donors come together in support of current and future Boxers! Together, Boxers and friends have given over $225,000! Thank you for showing up and supporting our students, our colleges, and the programs and funds that mean so much to you.  We couldn't have done it without you! 😍

13 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Boxers, you are on FIRE! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Don't worry, Campus Public Safety officers, it's not a real fire! But we sure are feeling the heat as our final hour approaches. Thank you to everyone who gave to support our students. Please keep sharing Boxer Giving Day with your family, friends, coworkers and more. We'll be back before we sign off to give our heartiest thanks!

13 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
$25,000 CHALLENGE UNLOCKED! πŸ”’πŸ—πŸ”“

Boxers, give yourself two thumbs up! πŸ‘πŸ‘ We have surpassed our goal of 550 donors and unlocked the challenge gift! Thank you all so much! Every gift makes a tremendous difference for our students. Please continue sharing and showing your support to Pacific students, and we'll see how much higher we can push our total in the next 5 hours!

13 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
There are still a few hours left to support Pacific students!

Our success is about participation. It's the number of people who give, not the dollar amount. Every single gift counts. Each gift makes a difference to a student studying at Pacific. Thank you all so much for your support! 

13 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
Support students in your favorite college or program 😍

You can direct your gift today to the specific college or program that means the most to you

For instance:

 - A gift to the College of Arts & Sciences supports a liberal arts education for our undergraduate students;

- A gift to the College of Business supports research and state-of-the-art classrooms - and will be matched for up to $2,500!

- A gift to the College of Education supports the education of teachers and speech-language pathologists - and doubles your impact with a $1 for $1 match - right now!

Join us to make your impact - exactly where you like!

13 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
We're not in the library, so let's make some noise! πŸ“£πŸ“£

The more people you talk to about Boxer Giving Day, the closer we'll get to our goal of 550 donors. Shout it from the rooftops! Sing it from your balcony! Post it on social media and tag your friends! With your help, we'll get to our goal in no time. Here's a cool social media kit to jazz up your messages - and thank you!

13 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
Good morning, Boxers!

Grab your favorite morning beverage and let's get to work! We have till 9 pm tonight to raise support for Boxer students and for every campus and program. Let's keep making our way #BOXERBOLD-ly toward our goal!

13 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
Only 3 hours to go tonight!

It's 6 pm here on campus, and we are floored by the love Boxers and friends are showing for our students! Please continue to share with your friends and family this evening, and we'll pick up this progress again tomorrow.  

14 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
Your gift to the Pacific Excellence Fund creates access to the Boxer experience and more

Thanks in part to the Pacific Excellence Fund, Pacific students are able to thrive in an intimate setting, receive hands-on experience and make a positive impact on their community and beyond.

Scholarships and financial aid are the  #1 use of gifts to the Pacific Excellence Fund, helping to make the Pacific experience affordable and accessible for generations of students to come. 

Please consider a 🎁 to the Pacific Excellence Fund today!

14 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
Matches and challenges make IMPACT a stroll in the park!

Your gift can help more students if you make it a match or challenge. Check out the matches and challenges on the site now, or make one of your own. It's easy! Here's how:

Matches are made on a per donor basis and can double your impact.

For example: I will match up to $500 on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the next $500 that is donated.

Challenges are milestone-based and can have an even larger impact on giving.

For example: If 50 people make a gift, I will give $500.

Either way, you are helping more students by inspiring others to give to your favorite Fund on the Leaderboard!

14 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
We're halfway there!

We are HALFWAY to our donor goal, and it's not even two o'clock! Thank you all for your incredible support! Please continue to share this webpage with your friends and family - we've heard from lots of grandparents! - and we'll be able to unlock the challenge gift of $25,000 in no time! 

14 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
This progress is nuts!

Sorry, Mr. Squirrel! No nuts here, just 188 people who love Pacific and our students! The progress toward our 550-donor goal in just half a day is incredible, stupendous and, yes, nuts! πŸ₯œπŸ₯œ Let's keep moving (or scurrying) forward, Boxers!

14 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
All aboard! πŸš‚πŸ’¨

This train has left the station and there's no stopping us now! Thanks to YOU, we have received gifts from 100 donors! We have a long way to go to reach our goal of 550 donors, but we are certainly on our way. Let's keep this momentum going!

14 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
Today's the day!

We have just 36 hours ahead of us to gather 550 people to make a gift to support Pacific students! If – rather, WHEN – we reach our goal, we’ll be able to unlock a $25,000 challenge gift from a generous donor. Wondering what can you do to help reach the goal? 

  • Make a gift
  • Create a match to encourage more Boxers to giveβ–ͺ
  • Become an Advocate and inspire others to give as well

Your participation is key to our success!

14 days ago by Jenny Pessereau
Welcome Boxers & Friends!

We sure can't wait to start Boxer Giving Day on April 27 at 9 a.m.! Please join us to support our students and help Pacific students by breaking down the financial barriers to education. Let's RAISE some money so we can RAZE these barriers! 

18 days ago by Mandi Montplaisir

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Jeff Greendorfer
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Cynthia L Penttila & Philip Pentilla
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George L Adams III & Wendy J Adams
Cynthia L Penttila & Philip Pentilla photo
Cynthia L Penttila & Philip Pentilla
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Frances B. O'Brien
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Carstens, Lisa & David Pagano
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Karen B Smith & Dana Smith
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Anders Wagstaff
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Suzanne Robb
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Ruth Burlingham photo
Ruth Burlingham
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
Estate of B. J. Seymour photo
Estate of B. J. Seymour
matched a total of $20,000
Community Advocates photo
generated 62 clicks and 15 gifts, totaling $7,730
Ann Barr-Gillespie photo
Ann Barr-Gillespie
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
Bob Barrett photo
Bob Barrett
matched a total of $5,000
Paul & Nancy Phillips photo
Paul & Nancy Phillips
matched a total of $5,000
Paul & Nancy Phillips photo
Paul & Nancy Phillips
matched a total of $5,000
Kelli Gehrs photo
Kelli Gehrs
matched a total of $5,000
Norm Scott photo
Norm Scott
matched a total of $2,500
Cristina Schnider photo
Cristina Schnider
matched a total of $2,500