Chemical Reaction

$1M gift benefits grad students

Alumnus honors science mentor

Fly Her to the Moon 

Scholarship recipient is well on her way to becoming an astronaut 

A Success (and failure) Story

Field Trips for Grown Ups

Live, Learn, Play: Donors having fun and connecting with their university

Join an Excursion

Campaign Priorities

The University of Oregon officially entered the public phase of its comprehensive campaign October 17, 2014 with the announcement of a $2 billion effort, the largest ever undertaken by an organization in the state.

You Make the Difference 

Ducks like you are making a lasting impact through our campaign. Your gifts have created the momentum. Your belief in excellence has inspired our faculty and students. Your gifts will spark the dreams and aspirations of this campus for generations to come.


87 percent of $2 billion raised 

74 percent for academics and non-athletics

More than $315 million for student support


Raised since campaign began


Raised in FY17, a record year


Donors to campaign

Finding a Better Way

The UO’s rigorous academic programs are designed to challenge students, share new knowledge, and offer real-world learning opportunities, in a beautiful campus setting that inspires learning. We couldn’t do it without you!

Musician Physician

Scales or scalpels—for Ricky Waterman, it’s not an either-or decision. The pre-med biology major is gearing up for his MCATs. A PathwayOregon scholarship is making his dreams of medical school more than just dreams.

Phil Knight

Made possible by a landmark gift, the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is an ambitious $1 billion initiative to fast-track scientific discoveries into innovations that improve quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world.


UO donors who give to the University Venture Development Fund are investing in today’s aspiring Oregon entrepreneurs and tomorrow’s innovative industries. And thanks to state tax credits, they also get something back.