Impact of Giving
University of the Pacific's continued excellence depends on the generosity of alumni, faculty, parents, students and friends. Every gift, no matter the size, helps Pacific in its mission to provide the highest-quality education.
In many ways, scholarships are the lifeblood of the University. Student scholarships make a Pacific education possible for passionate, ambitious and intellectual students to study here that would otherwise lack the funding to do so.
Powell Scholarship's Impact Heard from Italy
Playing the clarinet has always been a dream for Sarah Hafley '13. But she never imagined that one day she would be performing in Italy. This summer, as a member of Pacific's Concinnity Quartet, comprised of undergraduate students from the Conservatory of Music, she will do just that-at what is considered to be the pinnacle forum for clarinetists. The opportunity almost wasn't possible for Sarah. After the excitement settled from receiving the surprising invitation to perform at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest, Sarah became worried she might not be able to go because of the cost of travel. Sarah's mentor, professor of clarinet and director of chamber music Patricia Shands, recommended Sarah, a member of the Powell Scholars Program, submit a proposal to access funding set aside for her as part of the scholarship program to encourage research and creative activity and to study abroad. Through this experiential learning opportunity, Sarah will both learn from and perform before some of the premier musicians in the world, in a country rich with musical history. Because of the generous support of the Powell Scholars Program, Sarah is able to grasp this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and fulfill her dream.
Your support allows Pacific to recruit top-quality, student-centered professors committed to engaging and intellectually nurturing their classes. Philanthropy also funds groundbreaking faculty research to the benefit of all.
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.
John T. Chambers Technology Center symbolizes Pacific's commitment to superior teaching, learning and cutting-edge technology. This state-of-the-art facility, made possible by a generous lead gift by namesake John T. Chambers, chairman and CEO of technology behemoth Cisco Systems Inc., has many distinguished features, including seven research, teaching and project labs, two student study areas and a sophisticated studio classroom and lab. In 2011, the John T. Chambers Technology Center received a LEED Gold Certificate for its sustainability features.