Contact Jessie Lamb, director of annual giving, at email@example.com if you have questions or need support.
For more information contact Jessie Lamb, development, at x7124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All University employees who identify as Black (adjunct, faculty, staff, administration, etc.) are invited to contact Olivia Bormann, associate director of development and DIP graduate intern. Bormann has created an informal affinity roup for Black identified employees to meet and greet. The group has an email list so members can all stay in contact, organize more events, and share trainings and resources. Overall, the mission is to gather and provide informal support to each other.
Please email email@example.com to be part of the group at and if you have any questions/concerns or need ADA.
Marie Jobes, development, is leaving UP to take on her new role at nonprofit Girls Inc. Marie started in development after graduating from UP and significantly grew student giving. She constantly brought fresh ideas and optimistic energy to Annual Giving Team projects. Even in her last few weeks at UP, Marie has been determined to wrap up projects with strong attention to detail and to always put her best foot forward every step of the way.
Marie’s last day was Thursday, May 14. She requested a quiet departure, but you can join in recognizing her by sending a personal note or leaving her a message on kudoboard at this link.
Best wishes, Marie. You will be missed.
In light of growing concerns around Covid-19, development has made the difficult decision to postpone #PilotsGive, originally scheduled for April 1-2 , until a future date.
For the last two years, #PilotsGive has been a truly special occasion, bringing together worthy causes on campus with supportive donors from the greater Pilot community. We look forward to the day, hopefully not far off, when we will be able to announce that #PilotsGive is back on the calendar.
With the move to online learning last week at UP, everyday life on our campus has changed tremendously. However, it’s still very important for Pilots near and far to feel connected and a part of a positive and hopeful community. For this reason, we have decided to transition #PilotsGive into something more responsive to the current global situation.
In the days ahead, we will be sharing #PilotsGiveBack, an online movement for collecting stories, words of inspiration, connections to faith, and ways to provide impact. Near or far—all Pilots will be able to participate! Stay tuned!
The Brian Doyle Scholarship for Creative Writing was established in 2018 by University of Portland regent Ralph Bliquez in memory of longtime Portland Magazine editor Brian Doyle, who passed away in May 2017. One aspiring writer will receive a $35,000 scholarship award for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications are being accepted from now until April 1, 2020. Faculty and staff are encouraged to reach out to current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors to let them know about this exciting creative writing opportunity.
Please use this link for more details.
The deadline to submit proposals to the 2020 Ignite Grants program is coming up fast. Submission deadline is midnight on January 20, to be exact. Proposals are encouraged from all corners of campus and should complement the current strategic plan and support your individual school’s strategies and priorities. Be sure to have dean’s approval, then email the competed proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reading about how you’ll impact our campus community with your project plan.
With the holiday season right around the corner, now is a great time to beat the crowds and get ahead of your holiday shopping at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store. University of Portland employees are exclusively invited to access the store from December 13 to January 5.
UP faculty and staff will receive the Columbia Sportswear employee discount, meaning items are marked with employee pricing of 40 to 50 percent off retail for all of the latest products from the Columbia Sportswear Company family (SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and of course Columbia Sportswear) .
Bring the UP employee invitation (print here or download to mobile phone), UP ID, personal ID, and feel free to bring up to four guests as long as you are present. The discount cannot be used for online sales.
Find store location and hours here or on the invitation.
This Tuesday, December 3 is #GivingTuesday, a day of global generosity when millions of people around the world give in support of the causes that matter most to them. On the UP campus, we will celebrate the generosity of the donors who have supported our mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and learning.
We get to see philanthropy in action every day at UP, whether it be while teaching students in the newest building on campus, Dundon-Berchtold Hall, cheering on our Portland Pilots cross country teams from the Pilot House, or by enjoying a reflective moment in the Marian Garden. Our experiences and ability to make a difference in the world around us through teaching, research, and service have been enhanced by the thousands of donors who support UP and our mission each year.
This #GivingTuesday, one special family has challenged the UP community to come together and secure gifts from 1,000 donors. When we do, we will unlock $100,000 in funding for student scholarships.
Make your gift online here (giving.up.edu/givingtuesday) or consider inviting others who believe in UP’s mission. Donors can give to any area of campus that matters most to them, and every donor counts toward the 1,000 donor goal, no matter the amount.
Other ways you can help us celebrate #GivingTuesday this year:
- Go to giving.up.edu/givingtuesday to get your social media toolkit and tips on sharing about #GivingTuesday at UP
- Stop by Clark Library to write a note of thanks for UP donors and get a free hot chocolate
- Encourage a student you know to enter the #GivingTuesday essay contest here.
Thank you for celebrating #GivingTuesday and the generosity of UP donors. When the UP community comes together, it is amazing what we can achieve.
When you give to UP, you can designate your gift to an area that you are passionate about, including scholarships, a particular school or program, Campus Ministry, athletics programs, and more.
One of the easiest ways to give is through a payroll deduction. To sign up for or renew a payroll deduction gift, please use this link. For more information about giving opportunities, visit the Giving UP page here.