PAA Board Kara Brewer Scholarship Endowment Challenge
A generous anonymous donor from the University of the Pacific Alumni Association Board has issued a matching gift challenge to their fellow Board members for the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Named in Honor of Kara Brewer. The scholarship offers support to between two and six legacy students with an unmet financial need each year and is the Board's top fundraising priority.
Each of the thirty Board members’ gifts to the endowment will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $100. In order to take full advantage of this match, we're encouraging every Board member to participate in the challenge. We’re also encouraging anyone who is not a member of the Board and would like to make a gift to the endowment to participate as well.
This year we've set an overall goal of raising $10,000 for the Kara Brewer Endowed Scholarship to keep pace with our multi-year goal of $37,000 raised. Both of these targets are designed to help the scholarship reach the Powell Match threshold of $50,000 raised overall, which will automatically double the endowment once the threshold is achieved. It will also mean students who receive the Kara Brewer Endowed Scholarship will see the scholarship funding as a stand-alone award on their financial aid package, rather than have it bundled in with other general support. This will further Kara Brewer's legacy as students will recognize the meaningful assistance this scholarship provides to their education.
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The scholarship was named for former Alumni Association Director Dr. Kara Brewer `69, `72, `76 COP. Dr. Brewer attended night classes at San Joaquin Delta College following the birth of her eighth child. She went on to earn her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees at Pacific, before becoming an employee of the University. In 1977, Dr. Brewer published Pioneer or Perish: A History of the University of the Pacific during the Administration of Dr. Robert E. Burns. By the time she retired, in 1999, Dr. Brewer had been honored as Most Valuable Pacifican (1992), and received the Alumni Association’s Medallion of Excellence (1999). She was awarded the Order of Pacific, the University’s highest honor, in 2000. This scholarship was established in 1988 then renamed in 1998 to honor Dr. Brewer upon her retirement from University of the Pacific.