The single greatest priority on The Bluff is for consistent, annual unrestricted gifts. We collect these donations in the University of Portland Fund. Unrestricted gifts, whether large or small, are the life blood of the University. Since they are not designated for a specific use these gifts may be applied each year to areas of vital needs. Unrestricted gifts help to sustain and expand a number of academic programs, enhance student life, support financial assistance to students and advance our increasing needs for up-to-date technology. Even unrestricted donations may be directed to specific schools or programs, such as support for athletics, theater and music, laboratory needs, or faculty development. See the University of Portland Fund for more information.