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4/9/2002 McMinnville, Linfield partner to top PIP campaign goal

McMINNVILLE – For the 28th straight year, the Partners-in-Progress campaign has surpassed its goal, raising more than $300,000 for Linfield College programs.

The campaign, now in its 28th year, was supported by more than 380 local businesses and individuals who contributed to the drive since its October kickoff. PIP donors and volunteers will take part in a celebration Thursday, April 25, at 5:15 p.m., at the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield.

"We are again reminded of the extraordinary relationship between Linfield and McMinnville as we partner to create enhanced opportunities and programs for the community," Linfield President Vivian A. Bull said. "We are grateful for the strong on-going support of McMinnville."

PIP is a community-run fund drive recognizing the partnership between McMinnville and Linfield. Gifts to the campaign will support financial aid for Yamhill County students, the Linfield Chamber Orchestra, Linfield athletics and Linfield's new library/theatre complex on the Keck Campus. Construction on the 73,000-square-foot building is expected to begin in May with completion scheduled for summer 2003. More than 900 community members use Linfield's library facilities.

The new library and theatre facility is a prime example of the tremendous opportunities Linfield provides for the McMinnville community, according to Dave Haugeberg, an attorney with Haugeberg Rueter Gowell Fredricks & Higgins, who chaired the campaign.

"Our community benefits in a number of ways by having access to Linfield's extensive events and facilities," he said. "We are truly fortunate to have such a strong partnership with the college."

More than 80 community volunteers participated in the program. Assisting Haugeberg as vice chair is Kathleen Bernards, a certified public accountant. Other members of the PIP steering committee are Phil Bladine of News-Register Publishing Co.; Chris Browne of Standard Insurance Co.; Todd Caster of Citizens Bank; Toni Chodrick of Oregon Mutual Insurance; Jayne Hurl of Hertz Equipment Rental; Bill Hurliman of Zieman Manufacturing; Crit Huston, a retired physician; Ezra Koch, a retired businessman; Dale Moore of Hagan-Hamilton Insurance & Financial Services; Michael Passo, a physician; Linda Stephenson of Cascadia Landscaping; Lee Vasquez, a law enforcement consultant; and Mark Wickman of Corrigan & Associates.

Linfield College staff members assisting the steering committee are President Bull; Lee Howard, vice president for college relations; Andrew McNall, director of annual giving; and Tracy Rush, secretary for annual giving and alumni relations. For more information on the PIP campaign, call 503-883-2282.