Portland, OR. Pacific University held its annual Celebration of Giving extravaganza on November 30th at the Portland Golf Club to recognize and thank the university’s most generous and loyal supporters. 

Pacific University alumni Cathy Tran ’74 and Tim Tran ’74 were among those on hand. Earlier this fall, Pacific renamed the library on its Forest Grove Campus in honor of the Trans, who helped establish a scholarship fund for Pacific University Libraries. Tim Tran is also a member of Pacific’s Board of Trustees. (Photo credit, Robbie Bourland – Pacific University)

Pacific University trustee Kim Ledbetter (ret., The Standard) was among those honored at Pacific’s annual Celebration of Giving event. Earlier this year, a new playing surface at the university’s Hanson Stadium was installed and named Ledbetter Field in honor of Kim and his wife Barb, whose generosity helped finance the facility upgrade.

Pacific University alumni Lee Garboden ’77 and Sheri Garboden ’76 joined others at the university’s annual Celebration of Giving event.

Pacific University trustee Mark Frandsen (Grove Properties) was among the attendees at the university’s annual Celebration of Giving event at Portland Golf Club.

Earlier in the week, the university announced the public phase of Lead On, an $80 million comprehensive campaign to increase the university’s endowment and invest in educational facilities and resources and innovation.

The announcement of Lead On kicked off Pacific’s “Boxer Excellence Week,” which resulted in 720 donors giving or pledging more than $265,400. Lead On has already raised more than $44 million of the $80 million goal during the campaign’s silent phase, bolstered by a 112 percent increase in philanthropic giving to the university over the past five years.

Among those in attendance were current Pacific Board of Trustees members Mark Frandsen (Grove Properties), Sheri Garboden ’76 (ret., Flir Systems), Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose), former OHSU president Dr. Peter Kohler, Kim Ledbetter (ret., The Standard), Martin Moll, JD (Aldrich Group), Cam Perry ’65 (ret., Cam’s Coffee Co.), Tim Schauermann ’66 (ret., Schauermann Insurance Associates), Tim Tran ’74 (ret., Johnstone Supply Co.) and Mike Wright (ret., Wellpartner, Inc.).