A year of giving: Impactful donations of 2022 lead to student success

Life-changing scholarships and critical-needed emergency aid to students were made possible in 2022 due to generous donors who consistently answered the call to serve Pacific students. 
The university distributed $10.5 million in donor-funded endowed scholarships this year, making a Pacific education possible to more students than ever before.

“I regularly meet with our students regarding the impact a scholarship has on them,” said Scott Biedermann ’05, ’20, vice president for development and alumni relations. “A common theme I hear is hope. Hope for a better future. Hope to be the first member of their family to receive a college degree. Hope to help others.”

As 2022 comes to an end, please consider a gift in support of students. Year-end gifts—in any size—will provide immediate and lasting support for Pacific students in the new year.

Cynia Manning ’24, a first-generation college student from Stockton, receives support as both a Stockton and Rogers Scholar. Inspired by her three siblings with disabilities, Manning is majoring in political science with a concentration in special education.
“This scholarship has helped relieve my financial burdens so I can focus on my education,” Manning said. “Thanks to the support of others, one day I will be able to motivate and navigate students with disabilities to success.” 

Through the Pacific Fund, which supports the area of greatest needs at the university, Pacific’s Division of Student Life has supported nearly 250 students this year who have experienced an emergency. 
“As part of the Pacific Cares Team and a proud alumnus, I see first-hand how gifts directly support students in need of emergency assistance,” said Anne Schrumpf ’09, ’11, assistant dean of students. “Even small gifts can make a huge impact for students experiencing financial hardship and can help ensure they stay on track to meet their academic goals.”  

The food pantry, located in Wendell Phillips Center on the Stockton Campus, is a valuable resource for Pacific students facing food insecurity. The pantry provides resources to students with a Pacific ID at no cost. Since January, the food pantry has received over 1,300 visits from more than 600 students, a 400% increase.
"Often times, struggles such as this go unnoticed and it is shameful to talk about to others,” explained one food pantry recipient. “Thank you for reaching out your arm of compassion and generosity and making this time a little less stressful.”