Ten ways to transform lives

Following are just a few of the many ways you can transform lives by contributing to the University of Oregon

1 FUTURE ITZHAK PERLMANS
Help UO music students learn by teaching while also making it possible for children in the community to learn to play stringed instruments. Sponsor a scholarship for a student aged three to eighteen for string lessons in the Community Music Institute at the School of Music and Dance ($6,000).

Contact DeNel Stoltz, (541) 346-5687; denel@uoregon.edu.

2 SPOTLIGHT ON FINANCE
Enhance the quality and national visibility of the finance department in the Lundquist College of Business. Become a Finance Partner by supporting scholarships for finance students and research by faculty members and Ph.D. students ($5,000 per year for five years).

For more information, contact Shauna Whidden, (541) 346-1612; swhidden@uoregon.edu.

3 CREATE A DOCTOR
Help a graduate student complete his or her doctoral dissertation by funding a graduate research fellowship in the Oregon Humanities Center. Such fellowships enable students to attend a conference to present a paper, travel to a library or archive in another city or country to gather information, or purchase books or other research materials ($750).

Contact Julia Heydon, (541) 346-1001; jheydon@uoregon.edu.

4 FOCUS ON NATURE
Help spark children’s interest in the environment and the natural world with a gift of microscopes for the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s school programs. ($189 per microscope or $1,000 to accommodate a whole class).

Contact Patricia Krier, (541) 346-5089; pkrier@uoregon.edu.

5 OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD
Give students in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts hands-on learning experiences by sending them into the field for design-build, historic preservation, or urban architecture studies. Support a field-based learning experience ($125,000–$375,000 endowment).

Contact Joseph Hunter, (541) 346-0386; jhunter@uoregon.edu.

6 SCIENCE SAGE
Provide Clark Honors College students, one-fourth of whom are science majors, with expert in-house mentoring in the sciences. Fund an endowed chair for a senior science professor who will spend half of his or her time providing leadership on science issues for students and faculty members in the Honors College ($1.2 million endowment).

Contact Shirley West, (541) 346-2442; spwest@uoregon.edu.

7 GO DIGITAL
Make sure UO journalism students learn to work with the most current high-end computing and presentation hardware and software. Help build the Technology Fund in the School of Journalism and Communication ($10,000–$50,000).

Contact
Tara McMahon, (541) 346-2358; tmcmahon@uoregon.edu.

8 CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR KIDS
Inspire a love of classical music in 2,500 students in ten Lane County elementary schools. Support a daily directed listening program offered by the Oregon Bach Festival ($50,000).

Contact Jane Scheidecker, (541) 346-0805; janes@uoregon.edu.

9 EARLY AMERICAN LIFE
Make it possible for students, faculty members, and researchers to understand what life was like for Native Americans in the U.S. and Canada. Purchase for UO Libraries the North American Indian Biographical Database, which contains first-hand accounts of how Indians lived, thought, and fought to protect their interests and a timeline of Indian events cross-referenced by region and tribe ($28,000).

Contact Lisa Manotti, (541) 346-1823; lmanotti@uoregon.edu.

10 TRIBAL LAW LEGACY
Help secure the UO School of Law’s legacy as a national leader in federal Indian and tribal law. Contribute to the Oregon Tribes Professorship by March 2007 and your gift may be matched by the Spirit Mountain Community Fund of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Contact Matt Roberts, (541) 346-2125, mroberts@law.uoregon.edu.