Focus Fall 2021



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Gift Annuities – Best of Both Worlds 

UO grad Jamie Hartshorn and her husband have created gift annuities at their alma-maters to help students achieve their academic dreams. Hartshorn’s gift, in remembrance of Professor Charles Duncan, extends his legacy to inspire great journalists.
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Physics Student Melts Glass Ceilings

Nicole Wales received multiple scholarships and even mapped her own brain in the pursuit of becoming a science professor. Her drive continues to break new ground as she pursues her PhD in physics at MIT.
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News from the director

Please join us in celebrating the success of our record-breaking fundraising campaign, which surpassed our ambitious $3 billion goal this summer. Few public universities have achieved such a goal, and we could not have done it without you!
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A Promising Career Thanks to Scholarships

First generation college student Makayla Agnew is grateful for those who helped her graduate and pursue public relations and event planning; she paints a crystal-clear picture of life after commencement.
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Remember When 

Students today probably couldn’t fathom completing course work without the use of computers and although many now have computers of their own, the first access to computers for students at UO didn’t arrive until 1986 when they were installed in Allen Hall.
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Smart Giving

Give and Receive 

Charitable gift annuities like the ones funded by Jamie and Michael allow you to make a difference for future students while also receiving payments for life.
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Tax Alert for Oregonians 

As much as 60% of your gift supporting UO’s University Venture Development Fund may be eligible for an Oregon income tax credit.
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