Morton Fundraiser Reaches, Surpasses Goal

In the spring 2018 edition of Western Edge, an article highlighted the efforts of a group of alums to raise money for the Jack Morton Memorial Lobby in the upcoming Welcome Center on campus. The group was just a few thousand dollars short of its $150,000 goal, which was established in honor of former Registrar and Dean of Students Jack Morton.

Thanks to you—our generous readers who sent in donations in support of the effort—the last portion of funds was raised and the goal was met. In all, about $10,000 beyond the goal arrived at WOU, and it was invested in the Jack Morton Endowed Scholarship.

“The response from readers was amazing,” said Erin McDonough, executive director of Advancement and WOU Foundation. “We are always so appreciative of our generous alumni, and the Morton family is overwhelmed by your support.”

The Welcome Center is slated to open in fall 2020.

Photo: Norah Pratton ’68 (left) and Byron Darr ’70 greet each other at the Jack Morton Lobby campaign celebration.