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[February 21, 2013]

University of Portland Receives $12,500 from Society for Information Management, Which has Awarded $57,500 to UP Since 2008

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 20 -- University of Portland issued the following news release: University of Portland has announced a RISE Campaign gift of $12,500 from the Society for Information Management (SIM) to help fund annual student scholarships. The University has received a total of $57,500 from SIM in the last five years.

Since 1968, SIM has worked to inspire the minds of the most prestigious leaders in information technology (IT). Highly regarded as the premier network for IT leadership, SIM is a community of though leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital, and who explore new directions for the industry.

For more than 10 years the Portland Chapter of SIM has been the meeting place for information technology executives, leading IT consultants, academicians and senior business executives who play key roles in the use of information technology in their organizations. Portland SIM offers a collaborative exploration of best practices, trends and lessons learned for those who shape and influence the management and use of information technology.

Beginning in 2004, SIM focused their charitable efforts on the young men and women seeking undergraduate college degrees in IT-related disciplines at local colleges and universities. In total, the Portland chapter has donated more than $250,000 to deserving students in the hope that these students will become IT thought leaders in the future.

The recent gift is part of the University's RISE Campaign, which was announced in December 2010 and seeks to raise $175 million over the next several years. The campaign, which has raised more than $142 million to date, is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.

The campaign's goals are divided into four major themes, each with funding targets: (1) Pursuing academic excellence and faculty funding - $70 million; (2) Providing access for all students and direct assistance - $45 million; (3) Developing faith and leadership - $10 million; and (4) Enriching the campus community and physical resources - $50 million.

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