University of Portland
03-07-2013
Contact: John Furey, Joe Kuffner

University of Portland receives $200,000 RISE Campaign donation from Mucki Tan of Singapore

University of Portland has announced a RISE Campaign donation of $200,000 from Mucki (Pei Ling) Tan, CEO and majority owner of PT Rodamas, a consumer distribution and real estate company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Tan, a 1980 graduate of the University’s Pamplin School of Business, is a resident of Singapore, where he grew up.

Tan’s company started in the 1950s as an importer of goods. Since then, it has expanded activities worldwide and includes construction materials, basic chemicals, glass, metals, diamond-cutting tools industry as well as consumer goods, food and packaging.

In July, 1996, Mucki and his wife founded a private school, Sekolah Tiara Bangas (STB) in Cibubur, just outside Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2002, STB entered into a partnership with Anglo Chinese School (ACS) in Singapore. Today STB-ACS International offers a full pre-school through grade 12 academic curriculum (including the International Baccalaureate) and a sports program with facilities that include basketball, badminton and volleyball courts, seven tennis courts, four soccer fields, three swimming pools and a full gymnasium.

Tan’s 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. The RISE Campaign, which has raised more than $143 million to date, is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.
            The campaign’s goals are divided into four major themes, each with funding targets: (1) Pursuing academic excellence and faculty funding – $70 million; (2) Providing access for all students and direct assistance – $45 million; (3) Developing faith and leadership – $10 million; and (4) Enriching the campus community and physical resources – $50 million.

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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