Rod Light | December 20, 2018

Student standing in front of the Givng Tuesday check in table. The student is grabbing a cookie off the table. Giving Tuesday, a relatively new phenomenom, is gaining momentum at Life Pacific College.

Everyone knows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now in it’s third year at Life Pacific College, Giving Tuesday encourages savvy shoppers to donate some of their savings to student scholarships and campus improvement projects. 

Since the inception of Giving Tuesday at LPC, donors have increased by 300% and individual donations have grown by 210%.

Proceeds have benefitted student scholarships and improvements to student, staff, and faculty experience on campus particularly in McPherson Chapel, Office of Student Development, and training rooms and offices of our thriving athletics programs.

“This year we focused on social media and getting others involved by sharing the Life Pacific message thus creating momentum for Giving Tuesday,” says Manager of Advancement and Alumni Relations Manager Tammy Hansen. Through this network, momentum is building each year and the call for additional participation is growing exponentially as friends of the college reach people we might not otherwise reach, she adds.

Friends of Life Pacific are encouraged during Giving Tuesday to share a memory of being a student at LPC, or offer a special moment about life at Life throughout the year. Life Pacific College is the most affordable, private, accredited Christian college in California and donations like those received on Giving Tuesday help us maintain an accessible, quality, Christian education as the lowest possible cost to our students.

Over 90% of Life Pacific students pay for their college education using some form of financial aid, including scholarships that are funded by private donations. Gifts received each year on Giving Tuesday go in part to funding some of these scholarships and help students complete their college education.  

Thank you to all who partnered with us and raised awareness either by gifts or sharing our message of Giving Tuesday this year. As the college transitions to Life Pacific University next summer, the need for additional donors and gifts on Giving Tuesday 2019 will be increasingly more important.

Remember Life Pacific when Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 roll around. As you save boatloads of money during your Christmas shopping, our students would certainly appreciate you sharing some of those savings with them on Giving Tuesday 2019.

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There is still time for your end year gift. We have made it easy for you to participate simply visit to support our student scholarships or a program of your choice at!