Annual Giving



Your gifts make Oregon unique

The breadth of contributions made by the UO is something you don’t find at every school. Each day, world-class faculty members, enthusiastic students, and notable alumni across the globe are contributing to make our world a better place. Annual giving supports students through their living and learning experiences every day, whether it involves attending a lecture in the classroom, doing research in the library, or interviewing for their first internship. Most of the things that make Oregon unique—our challenging academic program, encouraging environment, and beautiful campus—are supported by private gifts from our close-knit community of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends.

Your gifts make Oregon accessible

Tuition and fees alone do not cover the full cost of educating a student at Oregon. And although Oregon is a public school, state assistance covers less than 6 percent of our operating budget. Today, every student receives a "hidden scholarship" from gifts and endowment income.

Your gifts make Oregon personal

Each person has a unique reason for supporting the University of Oregon. All of us carry special memories of this extraordinary school and want to ensure that future generations have the same opportunities. Every year, every gift, of every size truly makes a difference.

Learn more about the difference your gifts make and the many ways to give.