Phil Knight Also Contributes To Higher Ed PAC

We're not going to record every donation to the new political action committee called Oregonians for Higher Education Excellence, but it's not often that such a concentration of powerful people piles into the same PAC at the same time.

Yesterday, Nike Chairman Phil Knight joined former University of Oregon Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny (who made a pile in insurance in California), Columbia Distributing Chairman Ed Maletis and Endeavour Capital's John von Schlegell in supporting the PAC—each contributing $65,000. Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle gave $62,500.

The PAC now has $258,000 on hand after just five donations.