Where to Give

Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon

Where to Give to Help Marylhurst Students

Your money. Your choice. You can choose to support a single initiative, fund a scholarship, or make an unrestricted contribution. We appreciate each and every gift – it all adds up to make a big difference in the lives of our students.

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The Marylhurst Fund

The Marylhurst Fund is the university’s primary source of unrestricted support. Your gift to The Marylhurst Fund provides scholarships to deserving students, enhances academic programs and offers other important services that are critical to students. It also allows the university to respond quickly to emerging priorities and serves as a cushion when the unexpected arrives.

$1 Million Art Gym Challenge

The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, established in 2011 by Mercedes Eichholz on behalf of herself and her late husband to support the arts, has issued a $1 million challenge grant to endow the position of director and curator of The Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion. The challenge grant, which must be completed by 2018, is accompanied by a $250,000 outright grant to support the position.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships, which provide funds in perpetuity, may be established and named for $25,000 or more, payable over three to five years. By establishing an endowed scholarship, you create a lasting legacy that will help generations of students.

Event Sponsorships

Sponsorships are vital in helping Marylhurst keep tuition as affordable as possible, while supporting areas of greatest need, such as scholarships, library resources and technology upgrades.

Sponsorships are available for our two signature events, the Scholarship Dinner and the Marylhurst Golf Classic, as well as the Annual Reunion. We also offer an annual sponsorship comprising all events at several levels, starting at $10,000. Our sponsors benefit from recognition at our events, in publications and online.

  Contact Sandy Pittenger, donor stewardship manager, at 503.699.6251 for more information.

Allison Gillespie - Marylhurst Student

Meet Allison Gillespie

“My scholarship is helping me achieve my educational goals and become a role model for my two children.” ~ Allison Gillespie 

By the Numbers

$4,376,994 was awarded in scholarships in the last five years – thanks to our donors

Because of this, 2,671 students were able to complete their degree

In 2015-16:

  • 30% undergrad students have an income less than $20,000
  • 24% all students have an income less than $20,000
  • 65% Marylhurst students receive some sort of financial aid