Stories of Impact

Your support helped make great things possible this year! Please enjoy these stories of YOUR impact.

It is our pleasure to share these stories of impact with you as part of this year’s Investors' Report.

2022 was an amazing year for the University of Oregon. We undertook transformational initiatives like the launch of the Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health, began an exciting new phase of growth for the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, hosted the World Athletic Championships at Hayward Field, and celebrated the 100th anniversary of the UO Foundation! 

None of this would have been possible without your continued support. Every gift, regardless of size, is helping to make great things possible and together, we're reaching further and higher than ever before. 

Thank you,

Mike Andreasen
Vice President for University Advancement

2022 Annual Giving 

Total Giving for Fiscal Year 2022

2022 was one for the record books, coming in as our #3 best year for fundraising in UO history and a 33 percent increase in gifts.
Fund details for Total Giving for Fiscal Year 2022
Total Giving $689M
Student Support $172M
Faculty Excellence $235M
Capital Projects $138M
Transformational Initiatives (Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health, Environment, Diversity) $435.7M

Growth of the UO Foundation Endowment Market Value

The invested value of the endowment as it has grown, due to gifts and investment returns (while also supporting a broad range of programs at the UO through endowment distributions). It's current value at the time of this report is $1.49B

Cumulative Giving to Endowment

Includes outright gifts, pledge commitments, and deferred gifts (as measured by fundraising campaign rules)

Endowment Distributions

The endowment continues to increase distributions that support students, faculty, programs, and capital construction and improvements.
Endowment payments to the UO. Annually representing 4% of the endowment market value.
Fund details for Endowment Distributions
Student Support $13,091,771.36
Academics $11,321,668.90
Faculty Support $10,580,777.88
Facilities $643,613.08
Other $218,747.88
Fiscal Year 2022 Total $35,856,579.10

FY 22 Total Giving

Data as of June 30, 2022

$130M Raised

2023 was such an exciting year -- from achieving long-standing milestones to breaking new ground. Your support ensured our students, programs, and community had the resources needed to succeed.
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Investing in Students

From removing financial obstacles for some of Oregon’s best and brightest students to providing wrap-around academic support and guidance – student success is at the core of our mission
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Trailblazing The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health

A new national model for the promotion of children’s and adolescent’s behavioral health
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Taking Flight New partnerships

A new line of ducks-in-flight-inspired wool blankets designed by Native artists, the product of a partnership between the University of Oregon Alumni Association, the Duck Store and the Many Nations Longhouse, are just one example of the power of partnership.
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Green Power Gets a boost

Donor support for the Oregon Center for Electrochemistry will help power innovation and growth for UO's work on sustainable energy.
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Welcome World(s)

From historic Hayward Field to providing invaluable experience to students--donors like you ensured that the UO was ready when the World came to Eugene.
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7,800 PathwayOregon Students

More than 7,800 PathwayOregon students have been served since the program began, with more than $55.7 donated since the program's inception.
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Innovation Investing in big ideas

Your support helps curious minds pursue big ideas and uncover new things. There is no greater place to see your impact in action than the Undergraduate Research Symposium - where students gather to share research, learn new ideas, and cross-pollinate discovery.
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Head Start for startups

The University Venture Development Fund (UVDF) helps the UO’s top innovators move their discoveries from campus to commercial applications. These early stages of entrepreneurship are crucial—so tenuous that even our most brilliant, dedicated scholars require additional resources to bridge the gap from the lab to the marketplace.
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Loyalty Every gift counts

Liz Glover has been giving to the University of Oregon for the better part of four decades. She's given when and where it was needed and over time it's added up to a big impact. Liz embodies what it means to be a UO Loyalty Circle donor.
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New Heights Ducks fly to London

Twenty UO sophomores spent a month in London this summer taking classes, going on adventures, and learning from the exciting experience of visiting another country
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Stronger Together 45,943 gifts from 32,982 donors

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