The Impact of Your Gift

Private donations play a major role in supporting the university's mission of teaching, research, and public service. Donors like you contributed more than $214 million in new commitments in FY2015, demonstrating confidence, enthusiasm, and affection for the university. Here are the stories of how your gifts are making an impact.

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OCCU Gift Boosts Pathway

A successful UO scholarship program designed to help lower-income Oregonians has just received a $150,000 boost — with more to come.

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Truman Scholarship Finalist

University of Oregon junior Manju Bangalore has been selected as a finalist for the nationally competitive Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

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Newest Flock of Ducks

Scholarship recipients reflect on their first year at the UO, their hopes for the future, and the rewards and challenges of college life.

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Maletis Gift Endows LCB Deanship

Dean of the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business will have additional resources, thanks to a $5 million naming gift from Cynthia and Edward Maletis

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Debt: College students in OR vs. other states

Oregon's college students who graduated in 2015 took on an average debt load of nearly $27,000, about 5 percent less than the national average.

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Lillis gift boosts volcanology

A $10 million gift from Gwen and Chuck Lillis enables build-out of volcanology cluster of faculty excellence

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In Gratitude for Friendship

Inspired by admiration and friendship, the Fred Petri Scholarship provides aid for middle-income students.

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Writing Her Own Ticket

PathwayOregon, honors college student hopes to start a career in writing after she graduates with an advertising degree

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Secure Future for Finance

A new gift from dedicated Ducks will secure stability for the Finance and Securities Analysis Center (video)

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Fisher Newly Knighted

UO Psychology Professor Phil Fisher starts fall 2015 as a Philip H. Knight Chair