Your Impact

When you support University of the Pacific, you ensure that our mission is carried out in the following key areas:

Student Scholarships 

Scholarships help increase access to a Pacific education by allowing students to freely pursue their passions, unhindered by financial stress or the prospect of insurmountable debt. They honor academic and scholarly achievements, a commitment to community and a relentless pursuit of purpose.  

Growing up, Joy Chiang dreamed of studying at Pacific’s Conservatory of Music to become a music therapist, but worried about the financial cost of a college education. Luckily, scholarships made her dream a reality.

When William Keeton arrived at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, he felt a sense of community like he hadn’t felt before. It’s where he discovered his passion for working with children. Scholarships made his dental school education possible, setting him on his path to becoming a pediatric dentist.

Growing up as a daughter of refugees, My Tien Doan knew from an early age that her calling was to be an advocate for others. Scholarships allowed her to pursue her dream of studying law at the McGeorge School of Law and now she is living her dream as a practicing attorney.

Innovative Learning Opportunities

Donor-supported programs offer community service and experiential learning opportunities that set Pacific students up for success in a competitive workplace. 

See how Andrew Lu ’19 relates the value of his education at the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific to the skills he helps young students hone now as a music teacher.


Faculty Recruitment & Research

Your support allows Pacific to recruit and retain talented, student-centered professors committed to engaging and nurturing their classes. Philanthropy also funds groundbreaking faculty research and scholarly pursuits that have the power to change lives. 

Watch as professor Doug Risser takes us on a tour of his laboratory.



Student Experience & Facilities 

State-of-the-art facilities, underwritten by donor gifts, create ideal teaching and learning environments. They also promote research and athletic excellence to the benefit of students, faculty and the entire extended Pacific Family. 

Thanks to gifts and donations from generous alumni and friends, the William Knox Holt Memorial Library and Learning Center has been reimagined and reopened as a center for 21st century teaching and learning.

I have now found a roaring purpose that cannot be silenced… Pacific has made this possible.

Joy Chiang ’19

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