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Learn how others have made an impact at Portland State.

Ed and Maxine Kristovich

How far is it from glamorous 1940s Hollywood to setting up a charitable remainder unitrust today at the PSU Foundation? For Ed and Maxine Kristovich, a half century of love and marriage began on a blind date in 1943. Read more...

Bequest to Provide Scholarships

When he retired after a long career at Qwest, Jim Woodruff decided to return to college and complete his degree. He enrolled as a full-time student at Portland State University and earned his B.S. degree in Science in 1999. Read more...

Supporting PSU through a Gift of Life Insurance

Lilja "Tobie" Finzel '69 was fortunate to be able to participate in a foreign study program offered by Portland State College's Central European Studies Center. Read more...

Retained Life Estate to Create Scholarship

"I believe that women returning to college deserve a helping hand." Read more...

Capps' Real Estate Gift will support Education

Roger '60 and Jan Capps believe it's critical to support the young people who will one day shape our city, state and region. Read more...

The Memorial Charitable Gift Annuity

Rhoda Clapperton '73 entered Portland State University as a transfer student from California. Like many PSU alumni, Rhoda completed her degree while raising a family and working part-time in downtown Portland. Read more...