Show Your Support

We are extremely grateful for the many ways UP parents and family members show their support. Our Development team can work with you to turn your passions into action by educating you on the multitude of giving opportunities available at UP. Below are just a few examples of the giving areas our parents often show interest in.

To learn more about giving at UP, please visit UP Giving.

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Parent Impact Fund

Funds given to the Parent Impact Fund are expended each year through the Office of Student Affairs to promote health and wellness, experiential learning, skills development, and social enrichment opportunities for students. Gifts to this fund enhance life and learning on campus for the immediate benefit of all current students.

Make a gift to the Parent Impact Fund

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Presidential Hope Fund: Immediate Assistance for Students

A lot can happen in four years. Along the road to a college degree, students make memories that last a lifetime and may come upon the most difficult challenges they have ever faced. This fund directly supports young Pilots when life circumstances threaten their ability to stay in school. Students have received awards from this fund after experiencing parents job loss, family or personal illness, and other life-altering events.

Make a gift to the Presidential Hope Fund

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Pilots After Dark Program Fund

Pilots After Dark - UP's late night programming series held nearly every Friday and Saturday night - is designed to provide a consistent, safe, and fun environment for students of all ages to socialize on the weekends. A favorite campus activity, each weekend more than 2,000 students attend concerts, comedy shows, trivia nights, and more. Gifts to this fund support the expansion of programming and enhancements to equipment and venue.

Make a gift to the Pilots After Dark Program Fund


Matthew Maas Associate Director of Parent Giving

"Philanthropic giving to the University of Portland makes a lasting impact. You and your family play a critical role here and we are looking forward to working with you each step towards graduation and the future."

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