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
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.
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
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.