Donor Spotlight

The UO is special because our alumni, friends, faculty and staff, students, and parents are so passionate about making the world a better place. They generously give back to the university, for many reasons, and the stories behind each gift reveal the grit, gratitude, and optimism that defines us as Ducks.

 

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Family Ties and a New Faculty Chair

Dr Ned Robert is the son of a couple of Ducks, and his family's deep history with the UO led to a $1 million gift to endow a faculty chair in biology.

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Musician, Mentor, Bridge Builder

A professor who helped put the University of Oregon on the world’s musical map will have his legacy live on thanks to a former student’s $1 million gift establishing a faculty chair in his name.

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Lokey's Next Project: Knight Campus Faculty

The man who took steps to “fill holes in the ground” with state-of-the-art labs on campus has a vision for attracting faculty to the UO’s newest science initiative, and is urging others to join him.

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Gift Fosters Journalistic Skills

A Petrone family gift of $500,000 will bring journalism skills to underserved middle and high school students throughout Oregon and California.

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Business Secures 'Excellence' Faculty Chair

A Duck known for his success as a venture capitalist is taking advantage of a $1 million match to establish a new faculty chair in the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business.

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Alumni Honors Mentor With $1M Gift

Dennis Beetham and his wife, Janet, donated $1 million to support students through the John Keana Graduate Student Fellowship Fund, honoring Beetham's teacher and mentor.

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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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Driving Change

Generous gift from Aisha Almana, BS ’70, will soon provide UO scholarships for Saudi women 

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Boyles Bolster Research

Mary and Tim Boyle's latest gift—$10 million for scientific research—has its roots in a family connection to the UO’s pioneering work in molecular biology.

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Newest Duck a Donor Gift

Two generations of alumni team up to create the newest campus landmark