D. Allen and Kathleen Lund | University of Portland

D. Allen and Kathleen Lund

Receiving the University’s highest honor, the Christus Magister medal, is D. Allen Lund and his wife, Kathleen, of Pasadena, Calif. The Lunds are longtime supporters of the University of Portland and Catholic education. Allen is the president and CEO of the Allen Lund Company, a transportation and logistics brokerage, which he established in 1976. He is chairman of the University of Portland’s Board of Regents. The Lunds’ dedication to the mission of this University has changed the landscape of the campus in myriad ways. One of the most visible changes is the University’s Bell Tower, which has quickly become an iconic campus landmark since its dedication in 2009. Other crucial endeavors that they have supported include the establishment of an endowed scholarship for students, the renovation of the library, the building of a new recreation center, and a rare Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, which is on permanent display in the Clark Library. Beyond The Bluff, Allen and Kathleen received the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton award from the National Catholic Education Association in 2009 for their significant support of Catholic education, and in 2011 Kathleen was named a Cardinal Honoree by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Kathleen has been a longtime advocate for pro-life causes and is a board member and past president of the Right to Life League of Southern California. She is also a board member for Holy Cross Family Ministries, serves on the advisory board for Sacred Heart Elementary School, and is committed to many endeavors benefiting education for inner-city children. Allen serves on the board of directors of St. Francis High School and St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, Calif.; on the finance council for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; as trustee for the Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; and as Chairman of the Board of the Magis Institute.