Endowments

Christiana Ferrari

“The Pacific Athletic Foundation has everything to do with my opportunity to attend and play collegiate tennis at UOP. Without my tennis scholarship funded in part by the gracious Dr. Leland and his wife Stefanie, I do not think my education would have been possible. The PAF has not only been a part of my lifelong dream of playing division I tennis and success in pursuing my undergraduate degree, but my master’s degree as well. Due to an unfortunate ACL injury, I had to sit out my senior year, but all because of Dr. Leland, Stefanie, and athletics, I was given the opportunity to not only start my MBA, but finish playing a sport that has taught me so much in life.
– Christiana Ferrari, Women’s Tennis, Redshirt Senior

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“TIGERS FOR LIFE”

ANNUAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS, PROGRAM FUNDS AND AWARDS

Creating a culture of giving to endowments is the University’s highest priority. A substantial endowment improves the University’s overall financial rating and provides funding stability. Program and scholarship endowments for Athletics provide the resources to attract talented student-athletes, retain successful coaches, and improve Pacific’s competitive status.

The University of the Pacific has been competing in intercollegiate athletics for nearly 100 years, yet the first endowment for Athletics was established in 1964. Currently, there are forty (40) scholarship endowments and twelve (12) program funds that generate approximately $90,000 annually.

THE IMPACT OF ENDOWED GIFTS

The costs of operating a Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program are escalating, some faster than the rate of inflation. Tuition, room and board, salaries, recruiting, team travel and other expenses are necessary to be successful in intercollegiate athletics today. For decades Pacific has relied on the annual generosity of its supporters to meet these needs. Endowments offer perpetual financial growth that will strengthen the Tigers for the future.

A named endowment can be established with a minimum of $50,000 and designated for a specific sport or purpose. To fully endow an athletics scholarship, a gift of more than $1,000,000 is necessary to generate the $53,000 necessary to cover the annual cost of tuition, room/board and books for a student-athlete. A gift of $2,000,000 will endow a coaching position, the highest honor that can be bestowed by an athletics department.

Endowments are invested by the University and earn an income in perpetuity. The Board of Regents established a payout rate of 4.5% to protect the purchasing power of the endowment. The income is used, in part or in whole, to meet the necessary expenses of the intercollegiate athletics program.

METHODS OF GIVING

Gifts to the “Tigers for Life” endowments can be made in a variety of ways to meet a donor’s interests. In addition to a direct gift of cash, securities, real estate, or personal property, a donor might consider a deferred gift through a bequest, annuity, or trust. Often there are tax advantages to be considered, so advice from tax or legal consultants are encouraged.

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RECOGNITION OPPORTUNITIES

An endowment of $50,000 or more will have permanent recognition on a plaqueon the Court of Sponsors wall in the DeRosa University Center, while donors of $1,000,000 or more will be honored with inclusion in the 1851 Society. Athletics endowed scholarship recipients and program endowments are featured prominently in the Alex G. Spanos Center, athletics website, and other university publications.

Scholarship recipients receive a history of the award and its namesake or donors to gain an appreciation of Tiger history. Donors or stewards of endowed scholarships will receive annual endowment reports and have multiple opportunities to meet the recipient during the school year.

Powell Match

University of the Pacific has been honored to receive an extraordinary gift of $125 million from the estate of the late Regents Robert C. and Jeannette Powell. The Powell Fund supports the Powell Scholars as well as the Powell Match program, which will match new endowment gifts up to 1:1 with more than $60 million allocated for endowed scholarship matches and $25 million for endowed academic program matches. An astute businessman, Bob Powell appreciated an opportunity to leverage his philanthropy to inspire others, and with this program, he continues to do so. Jeannette Powell frequently urged the Powell Scholars to “find and follow your passions” and we hope this incredible gift will inspire you to do so as well by taking advantage of this opportunity.

The Powell Match honors their commitment to encourage members of the Pacific community to build endowments through a matching gift program that is significantly improving students’ access to a superior education at the University.

The University is leveraging the transformative Powell estate gift for endowed scholarships and academic programs by challenging and inspiring members of the Pacific family, including Regents, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends, to create their own philanthropic legacies through endowments to benefit Pacific students and the academic offerings at the University. Click here to watch “Scholarships and Pacific’s Powell Match.

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ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Bill Anttila Endowed Athletic Scholarship Fund – est. 2012

Hugh P. Barton Family Endowed Swimming Scholarship – est. 2014

Ron Berberian Family Men’s Golf Endowed Scholarship – est. 2015

Jim and Lois Berens Endowed Scholarship – est. 2006

Ernie and Vi Bobson Endowed Scholarship – est. 2014

Chester Caddas Family Endowed Scholarship – est. 2002

Helen Harney Crittenden Men’s Basketball Scholarship (1) – est. 2016

Helen Harney Crittenden Men’s Basketball Scholarship (2) – est. 2016

Helen Harney Crittenden Men’s Basketball Scholarship (3) – est. 2016

Robert and Margaret Davenport Endowed Athletic Scholarship – est. 2010

Ellen Deering Athletic Scholarship – est. 1978

Don and Karen DeRosa Endowed Golf Scholarship – est. 2009

Pamela Eibeck and Bill Jeffery Women’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship
est. 2013

Marilyn E. Field Scholarship For Women’s Athletics – est. 2008

Bob and Jessie Murphy Grogan Memorial Softball Scholarship – est. 1987

Larry E. Heller Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund – est. 1985

Henry and Alice Hirata Endowed Scholarship – est. 2015

Lori T. Hirata Memorial Athletic Scholarship – est. 2011

Ceclia Hobin Endowed Baseball Scholarship – est. 2013

Al and Lois Irwin Family Endowed Athletic Scholarship – est. 2008

Dean Janssen Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship – est. 2013

Lynn and Jan King Endowed Athletic Scholarship – est. 2011

Bing and Jody Kirk Endowed Athletic Scholarship – est. 2006

Jerald and Claudine Kirsten Endowed Scholarship – est. 2005

Chris Kjeldsen Endowed Memorial Scholarship – est. 1964

Ted and Stefanie Leland Endowed Scholarship – est. 2004

Justin and Shirley Marshall Endowed Scholarship – est. 2003

Libby Matson Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award – est. 1983

Tunney McClendon Endowed Tennis Scholarship – est. 1985

Dr. Warren T. McNeil Endowed Athletics Scholarship – est. 1972

Ken and Betty Mork Endowed Scholarship Fund – est. 2014

Jack “Moose” Myers Men Endowed Scholarship – est. 2004

Bruce Orvis Endowed Athletic Scholarship – est. 2011

Jean Rule Sanders Endowed Women’s Tennis Scholarship – est. 1991

Doug Scovil Endowed Memorial Scholarship – est. 1991

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Endowed Scholarship – est. 2017

Dr. Joseph G. Spracher Endowed Scholarship – est. 2011

Tom Stubbs Endowed Baseball Scholarship – est. 2003

Bert I. Van Gilder Memorial Athletics Scholarship – est. 2003

Chuck “Buzz” Verduzco Memorial Endowed Scholarship – est. 1965

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PROGRAM AWARDS

Reuben and Glen Albaugh Endowed Golf Fund – est. 1981

Cedric Dempsey Family Endowed Fund For Academic Excellence – est. 2008

Richard Greenwood Family Endowment For Men’s Basketball – est. 2004

Edward Hannay Memorial Endowed Women’s Volleyball Fund – est. 1996

Marge Larsen Endowment For Women’s Athletics – est. 2003

Myra Parsons Macken Endowed Fund For Women’s Basketball – est. 2004

Ralph And Lucille McClure Memorial Basketball Endowment – est. 2003

Pacific Athletic Training Education Endowment – est. 2004

Dr. Joseph Spracher Athletic Training Facility Endowment – est. 2011

Amos Alonzo Stagg Endowed Intercollegiate Athletics Fund – est. 2003

Boyd Thompson Memorial Endowment for Pacific Spirit – est. 2007

Stephen Zastrow Memorial Endowed Fund – est. 2007

CURRENT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS BY SPORT

MEN’S AQUATICS

– Bill Anttila Endowed Athletic Scholarship Fund

– Chris Kjeldsen Endowed Memorial Scholarship

– Ken and Betty Mork Endowed Memorial Scholarship

WOMEN’S AQUATICS

– Bill Anttila Endowed Athletic Scholarship Fund
– Justin and Shirley Marshall Endowed Scholarship
– Ken and Betty Mork Endowed Memorial Scholarship

BASEBALL

– Cecilia Hobin Endowed Baseball Scholarship
– Tom Stubbs Endowed Baseball Scholarship

MEN’S BASKETBALL

– Bing and Jody Kirk Endowed Athletic Scholarship
– Chris Kjeldsen Endowed Memorial Scholarship
– Dean Janssen Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship
– Helen Harney Crittenden Men’s Basketball Scholarship (3)
– Larry E. Heller Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

– Larry E. Heller Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
– Lori T. Hirata Memorial Athletic Scholarship
– Pamela Eibeck and Bill Jeffery Women’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship

FIELD HOCKEY

– Jim and Lois Berens Endowed Scholarship

MEN’S GOLF

– Ron Berberian Family Endowed Golf Scholarship
– Don and Karen DeRosa Endowed Golf Scholarship

SOFTBALL

– Bob and Jessie Murphy Grogan Memorial Softball Scholarship

MEN’S SWIMMING

– Hugh P. Barton Family Endowed Swimming Scholarship
– Chris Kjeldsen Endowed Memorial Scholarship
– Ken & Betty Mork Endowed Memorial Aquatics Scholarship

WOMEN’S SWIMMING

– Hugh P. Barton Family Endowed Swimming Scholarship
– Ken & Betty Mork Endowed Memorial Aquatics Scholarship

MEN’S TENNIS

– Chris Kjeldsen Endowed Memorial Scholarship
– Doug Scovil Endowed Memorial Scholarship

WOMEN’S TENNIS

– Tunney McClendon Endowed Tennis Scholarship
– Jean Rule Sanders Endowed Women’s Tennis Scholarship

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

– Lori T. Hirata Memorial Athletic Scholarship

ANY SPORTS TEAM

– Ernie and Vi Bobson Endowed Scholarship
– Chester Caddas Family Endowed Scholarship
– Robert and Margaret Davenport Endowed Athletic Scholarship
– Ellen Deering Athletic Scholarship
– Henry and Alice Hirata Endowed Scholarship
– Al and Lois Irwin Family Endowed Athletic Scholarship
– Lynn and Jan King Endowed Athletic Scholarship
– Jerald and Claudine Kirsten Endowed Scholarship
– Dr. Warren T. McNeil Endowed Athletics Scholarship
– Jack “Moose” Myers Men Endowed Scholarship
– Bruce Orvis Endowed Athletic Scholarship
– Dr. Joseph G. Spracher Endowed Scholarship
– Bert I. Van Gilder Memorial Athletics Scholarship
– Marilyn E. Field Scholarship for Women’s Athletics
– Ted and Stefanie Leland Endowed Scholarship

GRADUATE STUDENT

– Libby Matson Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award
– Chuck “Buzz” Verduzco Memorial Endowed Scholarship

CURRENT ENDOWED PROGRAM FUNDs

ANY WOMEN’S TEAM

– Marge Larsen Endowment for Women’s Athletics

MEN’S BASKETBALL

– Richard Greenwood Family Endowment for Men’s Basketball
– Ralph and Lucille McClure Memorial Basketball Endowment

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

– Myra Parsons Macken Endowed Fund for Women’s Basketball

MEN’S GOLF

– Reuben and Glen Albaugh Endowed Golf Fund
– Stephen Zastrow Memorial Endowed Fund

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

– Edward Hannay Memorial Endowed Women’s Volleyball Fund

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

– Cedric Dempsey Family Endowed Fund for Academic Excellence

ATHLETIC TRAINING

– Pacific Athletic Training Education Endowment
– Dr. Joseph Spracher Athletic Training Facility Endowment

GENERAL ATHLETICS

– Amos Alonzo Stagg Endowed Intercollegiate Athletics Fund

PACIFIC SPIRIT SQUADS

– Boyd Thompson Memorial Endowment for Pacific Spirit

PAF Endowment Board

Endowments

The PAF is currently looking for dedicated fans to participate in the PAF Fund Drive. Volunteers are needed to help ask for donations to support Pacific Athletics, which is integral to the success of the PAF’s primary mission of securing cash and gifts-in-kind.

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Scholarships

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program funds

$90K

Generated Annually

PAF Fund Drive

The PAF is currently looking for dedicated fans to participate in the PAF Fund Drive. Volunteers are needed to help ask for donations to support Pacific Athletics, which is integral to the success of the PAF’s primary mission of securing cash and gifts-in-kind.

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