Focus: Spring 2013


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Smart giving, powerful results

crtdiagram-500x270aWhat if you could have a steady income for life, reduce your taxes, and help UO students as a result? You can — with a charitable remainder trust — if you say “yes” to one or more of the following:

  • I want to sell my real property
  • I can use a tax deduction
  • I want to supplement my retirement income
  • I want to diversify my stocks without triggering immediate capital gains taxes

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andersons-137x121Happily-ever-after-Ducks provide scholarships

Jim Anderson was sitting with his legs dangling out the window of his room at the College Inn when he first caught sight of his future wife Donna in the parking lot six floors below. A conversation the next day led to marriage in less than three months. Learn more »

pathway-137x92A must-see video

NEWS FROM THE DIRECTOR: You may remember my column a while back featuring the PathwayOregon program. In the fall of 2008, more than 400 young Oregonians entered the UO as the first PathwayOregon freshman class. This spring, we celebrated their graduation. Learn more »

Helping students shape bright futures


Isauro Saldana did everything right in high school, but even with scholarships, he simply could not afford to attend the University of Oregon. Fortunately, the year he graduated from high school in Redmond, Oregon, donors helped the UO launch a new program to aid Oregon students in his situation. Learn more »

The IRA Rollover is Back!

As part of the “fiscal cliff” deal, congress resurrected the tax-free IRA charitable rollover.
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Your Gift Makes a Difference

FULL CIRCLE: Lindy Mabuya is the first in her family to graduate high school, move to a different country, and pursue a university degree. Growing up near Johannesburg, South Africa, Mabuya dreamed of helping people.
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