Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Both our donors and the beneficiaries of their generosity have stories to share. Read their stories below:

Mary Maxwell and Roy Lambert: Our Giving is Personal

Mary Maxwell and Roy Lambert never expected to make a planned gift to Portland State. After retiring, Roy started attending classes through the university's Senior Adult Learning Center.
Judy Bradley and Dave Mitchell

Judy Bradley and Dave Mitchell: Making a Greater Impact with a Planned Gift

Even though I’m neither a PSU alum nor a paying student, I’ve developed a deep connection with PSU as a senior auditor.

An Interview with Frank Hilton and Alan Coogan: Why Supporting PSU with a Planned Gift is Important.

Frank and Alan have made PSU a beneficiary of their retirement accounts and are members of the Epler Society. Named for PSU founder Stephen E. Epler and his wife Ferne, the Epler Society honors donors who include the university in their estate plans.
[charity_name] Donor Allen Ray Sandstrom

Allen Ray Sandstrom

In 1964, when Allen Ray Sandstrom graduated from PSU with a business degree, he was the first in his family to earn a college education.
Evelyn Crowell [charity_name] Donor

Evelyn Crowell

Alumna and retired PSU librarian Evelyn Crowell supports three scholarships at Portland State.