The University has announced a RISE campaign gift of $444,000 from the late William Isaac Phillips, a 1950 graduate in physics who passed away in January, 2012. His gift will establish a scholarship fund in the College of Arts and Sciences. The gift includes a previous one announced by the University in September from the estate of Phillips.
Born in Bell, Calif., Phillips served in the U.S. Navy World War II and attended the University of Portland on the G.I. bill, graduating with honors in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He began his career as a sales representative with C&H Supply Company in Seattle. In 1966, he established Western Technical Sales with a home office in Bellevue, Wash., and later opened offices in Portland and Spokane. He and his wife Marilyn lived in La Conner, Wash.
The gift is part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which was announced in December 2010 and seeks to raise $175 million over the next several years, one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university. For more information contact development at 7395.