The 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.