Senior Class Gift
Dear Graduating Eberhardt School of Business Student,
Congratulations on reaching your goal of completing your business degree in the Eberhardt School. I am very proud of your accomplishment and I wish you great success in the coming years. As you contemplate and reflect upon your time here at the University of the Pacific, I would like to make you aware of the strong tradition of the "Senior Class Gift."
During the spring of each academic year, Pacific students are encouraged to rise to the challenge of supporting their institution by contributing to a legacy gift. Examples are gifts which fund a project of the graduating class, need and merit-based scholarships for fellow classmates and future alumni/e, undergraduate research initiatives, study abroad opportunities, and community service projects. By committing to making a contribution, graduating students have the opportunity to express their gratitude to the faculty, staff, and institution, and improves their alma mater for years to come.
This year, I would humbly ask that you consider directing your 2014 Class Gift to the “Ray Sylvester Memorial Scholarship.” Dean Sylvester was a member of the Pacific family for 42 years and he worked with thousands of business students who are now part of your alumni network. Each year, we strive for 100% participation from the Eberhardt School graduating class and I hope you will help us reach that goal. While we would clearly welcome a gift of any size, what matters most is your commitment toward making a gift. Each student who makes a gift to the Ray Sylvester Memorial Scholarship will be formally recognized as founding members of this scholarship. All you have to do is go to the University’s Tiger Gift Campaign website at http://go.pacific.edu/studentphilanthropy, click “Make your Tiger Gift,” and select “Ray Sylvester Memorial Scholarship” from the dropdown menu.
With your support, the Eberhardt School is positioned to become a leader among Pacific's academic colleges with the greatest participation of philanthropy among its graduating students. We have made strides in the past three years and we expect to have significant participation among many individuals. To show you my confidence in the Eberhardt School's Class of 2014, I have made my personal contribution to the Eberhardt School in honor of the Class of 2014. Will you?
Thank you for your consideration I thank you for you.
Lewis R. Gale
Dean and Professor of Business