The development office has announced a $100,000 RISE Campaign gift from Debra A. and John D. Burns to establish the Dolores Casciato Lomax Endowed Scholarship, which will honor Debra’s mother, who passed away in 2012. The scholarship is for full-time students who are enrolled in the School of Education and demonstrate financial need. Dolores “Dolly” Casciato (pictured) was born in 1934 to one of Portland’s pioneer Italian families, and attended the University of Portland before marrying Gary Lomax upon his return from the Korean War.
The gift is part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which was announced in December 2010 and seeks to raise $175 million by 2014. The RISE Campaign, which has raised more than $162 million to date, is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university. For more information contact development at 7395.