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Darlene V. Shiley

Darlene V. Shiley is the president of The Shiley Foundation, a member of the University of Portland’s Board of Regents, and a renowned patron of the arts, medical research, and education. A resident of San Diego, Shiley’s philanthropy has benefited countless institutions, including the Old Globe Theater, the University of California San Diego (Shiley Eye Institute and Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center), the University of San Diego (Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology and Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering), Scripps Clinic (Shiley Pavilion, Shiley Center for Orthopedic Research Education: SCORE, and Shiley Musculoskeletal Center), the Salk Institute, and Public Broadcasting Service’s Masterpiece Theatre. In 2007, with her late husband, Donald P. Shiley ’51, she made a significant benefaction in support of the renovation and expansion of the Donald P. Shiley Engineering Hall at the University of Portland and subsequently made a generous gift to endow the School of Engineering, now known as the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering, in her husband’s memory.