This Wednesday and Thursday (April 7-8, noon to noon) get ready for PilotsGive! We’re looking for 2,500 donors to support scholarships, emergency assistance, academics, Pilot Athletics, student services, and more during this 24 hours of Pilot Pride.
Here are a few ways you can support our Pilots this year:
Wear purple! Do you have your PilotsGive shirt? If not, stop by the Development team conference room on the 5th floor of Waldschmidt to pick one up.
Attend a virtual event. We can’t all be together in person, but we can still celebrate our Pilot Pride together in style. Put on your purple gear and join us for the PilotsGive Kickoff and Closing events. Prizes will be announced and fun will be had by all!
Support your favorite program. Every gift counts on PilotsGive and gets us closer to unlocking extra funds for crucial student support. Make a gift of your own and share why you love UP on social media. Help unlock challenge gifts like:
Mary Anne ’62 and John Wagner want our community to reach its goal of engaging 2,500 donors for PilotsGive. They are challenging all Pilots to support students who are striving for an education. When we hit 2,500 donations, the Wagners will unlock a $100,000 challenge gift!
Proud Alumnus, Board of Regent member and Pilot parent Rich Baek ‘93 is offering $15,000 to be split between the top 3 schools with the most donors! 1st place: $8,000, 2nd place: $5,000, 3rd place: $2,000
Ralph ’73 and Sandi Miller have always been passionate about scholarship support. As a Board of Regent member, Ralph sees first-hand the impact scholarships make on a student’s life. This year, when 200 others give to Tuition Assistance and Scholarships during PilotsGive, the Millers’ $50,000 challenge gift will be released!
Join us for PilotsGive!
Mark your calendar for April 7-8, noon to noon, for one of the biggest giving days of the year at the University of Portland. PilotsGive is a day of worldwide Pilot pride that raises critical support for scholarships, programs, innovative learning experiences, and student success.
There are many ways to show your support and raise funds for the area of campus that is most meaningful to you:
- Inform your community about PilotsGive via your social media and connections. Toolkits are live here
- Become a PilotsGive ambassador and get a PilotsGive t-shirt!
- Make a gift to an area of UP that has a special place in your heart.
Need help getting started on fundraising for your area of campus? Training and support are available through the Office of Development. Contact Jessie Lamb, Development, at email@example.com for more information.
If you would like to renew your deduction or start a new one, you can do so at http://giving.up.edu/payroll or by contacting Jessie Lamb, director of annual giving.
Contact Jessie Lamb, director of annual giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need support.
For more information contact Jessie Lamb, development, at x7124 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.