Linfield Wildcats

Jim Wright

Meritorious Service

Jim Wright Jim Wright believes in doing things “the Wright way.” The Portland businessman’s high standards have trickled down to Linfield, where he has had a major impact enhancing many of the college’s athletic venues.

“Jim Wright has been a leader in the development of our facilities for many years,” said Linfield director of athletics Scott Carnahan.

Mr. Wright, along with his wife, Sondra, provided funding for construction of a baseball stadium at Roy Helser Field. Wright Stadium was added to Roy Helser Field in 1990, replacing portable aluminum bleachers and a chain-link backstop. The stadium was dedicated on May 25, 1991 in honor of Sondra Wright.

He has also been a vital benefactor to construction of the Ad and Joan Rutschman Field House in 1995 and the Health, Human Performance and Athletics Complex in 1989, where he funded a classroom to honor his parents Edith (Hall) and the late Neale Wright, class of 1929.

In 2004, the Wrights donated the state-of-the-art scoreboard and video replay screen at Maxwell Field, helping make a significant educational impact for students majoring in mass communication.

“Jim and Sondra have been paramount in the ongoing progress and development of our facilities,” said Carnahan.

Mr. Wright owns and operates Wright Business Graphics. Founded in 1970, the business employs 225 people with plants in Portland and Kent, Wash.