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Pacific 2019 United Way campaign raises more than $60,000

Dec 6, 2018

The 2019 United Way campaign at University of the Pacific's three campuses has concluded, and a big thank you goes out to the 258 faculty, staff, alumni and students who donated. A total of $60,427.16 was pledged to United Way in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco.

These pledges will go a long way in helping many agencies which serve our communities. Thank you to Pacific alumna Amy Ferrell of United Way of San Joaquin County for all her hard work and coordination. Also, a big thanks to Cindy Lee in the President's Office for her diligent efforts.

We certainly want to enhance the future Pacific commitment to United Way. If you have suggestions for improvements for next year's campaign, please contact Campaign Chair Jonathan Latta ( or Project Support Specialist Cindy Lee ( with suggestions.

As a token of our gratitude to those who participated in this campaign, a drawing was held and the following winners were randomly selected to receive prizes donated by each campus:

Stockton Campus

  • Lauri McInnis – "A" parking pass
  • Robert Sage – $100 gift card to the university bookstore

Sacramento Campus

  • Jonathan Wainwright – $100 gift card to the university bookstore

San Francisco Campus

  • Deborah Horlak – $50 gift card to the café at the San Francisco Campus

Also, thank you to Pacific staff, faculty and alumni who served as United Way ambassadors this year:

  • Athletics: Linda Vazquez
  • School of Education: Linda Webster
  • Business and Finance: Jennifer Wood
  • College of the Pacific: Rena Fraden/Sherry Haley
  • Conservatory of Music: Yvette Khan
  • Development: Tod Davis
  • Eberhardt School of Business: Rod Johnson
  • Enrollment Services: Kasey Rossi 
  • Library: Mike Wurtz
  • McGeorge School of Law: Leah Adams
  • Office of Marketing and Communications: Clayton Spowart
  • Pacific Technology: Ana Orellana
  • Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Veronica Bandy
  • President's Office: Cindy Lee
  • Provost's Office: Ava Hammond
  • Sacramento Campus: Patrick Faverty  

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