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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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

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Her Flock of Ducks

Mary Corrigan Solari, BS ’46, celebrated with recipients of the Mary Corrigan and Richard Solari Scholarship in the Cheryl Ramberg Ford and Allyn Ford Alumni Center this October. 

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Market Share

Roger and Robin Best gave $1 million to reward business PhD students for research, publishing, and teaching excellence.

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Start it Up

2015 graduate, PathwayOregon scholar lands software developer job at Symantec.

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