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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2012 Media Contact: Heather Eldon, 503.353.1441,

$2.5 MILLION GIFT ADVANCES SCHOLARSHIP AT LA SALLE PREP Milwaukie, Ore. - Oregon philanthropists Mark and Pam Donegan have made a $2.5 million investment that will provide pathways for young people to realize their full potential at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory. By supporting the school's mission to provide access to excellent education to those who desire it, regardless of the student's financial means, the Donegan family is assuring access for many young people in the future. The philanthropic investment, representing the single largest gift in the school's history, will establish the Donegan Family Scholarship Fund, a legacy that will honor the Donegans' commitment to many young people at La Salle. Their on-going generosity has transformed lives through rigorous and relevant faith-based college preparatory education to students who would not have been able to attend La Salle without tuition assistance. "Mark and Pam have demonstrated their commitment to providing opportunities to students with limitless potential, who come from modest financial means, through their partnership with La Salle Prep over the past decade. Their authentic interest in each student and commitment to not only students' academic success but their personal development is incredible to witness," explained La Salle Prep President Denise L. Jones. "I am constantly amazed at their generosity and modesty. It has always been about the kids for them. This is philanthropy in its most beautiful form," she said. La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, a co-ed high school founded in 1966, develops students of faith, service and scholarship by providing a transformative education allowing students to realize their maximum potential and use their gifts to serve Christ and humankind. The school optimizes financial and academic accessibility for students, especially the underserved, who desire a rigorous and relevant education preparing them for college and life. ###   

La Salle Prep. Investing in college-bound students since 1966. Believing in students every day.

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