PNWU’s mission is to increase access to health care by training doctors who will practice in rural and underserved communities. Giving to PNWU makes it possible for medical students to receive sophisticated and relevant training needed to address critical physician shortages.
Specifically, donors make it possible for clinical rotations and residency programs to develop and grow. Donor dollars make it possible to expand buildings and provide necessary technology and support services to guarantee the highest quality education for PNWU students.
Ultimately, you ensure the future of health care for the Pacific Northwest.
Gratitude for Those
Who Are Making it Possible
Bob and Charlotte Haney were the first to make a gift to PNWU. During a dinner to discuss the Haney’s possible involvement at PNWU, asked if they would consider a gift of $500,000, Bob pulled out his checkbook and wrote a check for $1,000,000. Their philanthropy has not stopped there. Today, they share their name on PNWU’s first building, Butler-Haney Hall, with family members Dr. Lloyd and Gloria Butler. Charlotte Haney believes, “This is the most important thing we will do in our lifetimes.”
Proud supporters of PNWU, and parents of Marie Cadwell Meyer, a graduating PNWU medical student, Dr. Cadwell volunteered as a pro bono administrator, working with the university’s leadership team on financial and organizational development, bringing a wealth of business leadership experience and expertise. Priscilla Cadwell serves on the school’s Regional Advisory Cabinet representing the Tri-Cities, and is an active supporter of PNWU in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. In June of 2010, in response to the need for additional training and student space at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU), Dr. John and Priscilla Cadwell, of the Tri-Cities, designed and built PNWU’s new student center. On January 23, 2012, the Cadwells signed paperwork transferring title on the $2 million center to PNWU, in anticipation of a hoped-for class size increase.
Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center has been instrumental in the success and growth of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. By providing staff time, recruiting physicans for faculty positions, securing equipment, hosting events, providing clinical rotations – and even free lunch for the students, Yakima Regional has been, and continues to be, a vital partner in the university’s ongoing mission to educate and train health care professionals with osteopathic values. With Regional’s help, PNWU graduates are equipped to serve communities of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, particularly rural and underserved populations.
Rick Linneweh and the Board of Trustees from Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital embraced the vision of a medical school in the Yakima Valley from the beginning. A gift of $1,000,000 from the highly respected hospital truly served as the tipping point, shifting PNWU from a hopeful vision to being accepted as the "real deal." PNWU students who are involved in third- and fourth-year clinical rotations are now able to “count on Memorial” for a portion of their medical training.
It is the spirit and belief of the Teach-Out Fund participants who have made it possible for PNWU to meet critical funding benchmarks during its founding years. These humble and quiet supporters simply believe in PNWU’s infusion of vitality to the Yakima Valley and the impact its College of Osteopathic Medicine is making on the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest.