We hope your year is winding down nicely as autumn falls to winter. We hope our message finds you well. We are writing to you today about the commemoration and celebration of a beloved Pacific staff.
Dr. Carol Hackley, known as “Dr. Mom,” devoted 32 years of teaching and mentorship to Communications and Public Relations. In celebration of her milestone birthday and in commemoration of her recently passed husband, Pacific is honoring Hackley with a named, endowed scholarship to continue her legacy - a legacy of rigor, expectation, and care.
The Hackley Endowed Internship Fund will provide students with important experiential learning through internship funding. This fund will be used to help students gain hands-on experiences that may not be financially compensated. As background: many organizations are willing to hire student interns, but not all have the resources to compensate them. With costs for tuition and housing rising, students often have to make a choice: take potentially unpaid internships where they build skills or take paid menial work where they don’t build career-relevant experiences. With this fund, students can gain important career experiences while also enabling financial solvency. But we can’t do this alone. We have currently raised 38% of the funding goal of $50,000. A donor has come forward and will match the final $15,000 if we can raise just $15,000 by December 31st.
By reaching the $50,000 goal the endowed fund will be positioned for the Powell Match, a $1:$1 gift match for endowments. This will provide an additional $100,000 of invested impact for students in perpetuity. The potential impact of this fund extends far and wide. Please join us in raising this endowment so we can give students access to important career skills while also providing for them much needed compensation.
Dr. Hackley believed combining classroom teaching with the pragmatic application was quintessential to eventual student success and required it of all her students. Marrying classroom teachings with practical experience was something she strived to teach all her students. And we want to honor her legacy. Join us in helping make yet another mark on students’ lives by giving them the opportunity to reach beyond their means to ever-soaring heights. Once we reach just $15,000, that amount is matched 1:1 by the Powell match program, completing our goal and leaving us all closer to helping students get their career off the ground. Let’s go Tigers.
We are grateful to all who have given previously and do wish you consider making an additional gift to help us reach our goal.
Thank you so much for your time, and if there are any questions or comments, we would love to hear them.
Eldwin Cheung, Student University of the Pacific Class of 2020
If you have any questions, please contact Georgette Hunefeld ‘90