Paccar donates $2M to Gonzaga for applied science center

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Paccar is donating $2 million to Gonzaga University for the construction of the new Paccar Center for Applied Science.

“Paccar’s leadership in supporting academic excellence, through its generous donation to Gonzaga, will have an immediate, positive impact on the technology capability of the region,” says Gonzaga University President Father Robert Spitzer, S.J. “Our students will be better prepared for today’s fast-paced world and will enhance the future growth of the organizations they join globally.”

During the past three years, Paccar has provided more than $14 million in educational grants and donations. Paccar was honored by the Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) for being a leading contributor for 50 years.

“Paccar has over 21,000 employees worldwide and is committed to supporting leading educational institutions in the communities in which our employees reside,” says Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer of Bellevue, Wash.-based Paccar. “Paccar has been committed to supporting educational excellence through donations to universities, independent college funds and various scholarship programs for 100 years – always focused on the betterment of students and society. Children are the future leaders, and investing in their growth and development is our finest legacy.”

Last year, Paccar donated $1.5 million to the University of North Texas (UNT) to endow the Paccar Technology Institute and the Paccar Professorship of Engineering.