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.



In Gratitude for Friendship

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


Driving Change

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


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.


Newest Duck a Donor Gift

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


Secure Future for Finance

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


Market Share

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


Donors climb new heights

An estate gift from Deborah Carver, emeritus dean of UO Libraries, and John Pegg, MLS '74, will support PathwayOregon scholarships and the library.


Gift to endow Special Collections directorship

New gift from the Giustina Forest Foundation will secure outstanding leader and enrich vital library resources.

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