About Us

Your Gift Makes the Difference

Tuition alone does not cover the University of Oregon’s annual operating costs, even when combined with state support. In fact, less than 6 percent of the university’s budget comes from tax dollars—a figure that continues to decline.

The UO is one of only two universities in the Northwest with membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. That means we consistently rank among the best in the country when it comes to teaching and research. Yet, if crucial support is not secured, we may lose our teaching and research leaders to our competitors.

Your support makes it possible to continue offering life-transforming education and world-class research in a remarkable setting.

Our Team

The University Development office builds relationships with donors and friends, working to match the interests of our donors with the strengths and funding opportunities of the UO. Private gifts of all sizes play a crucial role in maintaining excellence in teaching, research, and student support.

Gifts to the UO are received, receipted, and administered by the University of Oregon Foundation

Both University Development and the UO Foundation are headquartered in the Cheryl Ramberg Ford and Allyn Ford Alumni Center on campus.