Focus Spring 2022


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Play it Forward 

After losing her mother at 15, Shelley Briggs overcame financial difficulties and other obstacles—distinguishing herself in both academics and athletics. She would go on to attend the UO, in part with the support of scholarships like the ones she supports today. A member of the UO’s Legacy Circle, Briggs encourages others to join the Go Do Anything campaign and help the UO celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX.
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Balancing Act

For Lillian Stump, the biggest challenge of being a student-athlete is balancing school, lacrosse, and friends. Somehow she finds time for all three—and much more, including an internship with the UO Sport and Wellness Initiative and media planning for UO women’s basketball—all while working on a master’s degree in advertising and brand responsibility.
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News from the Director

In March, we received a transformational gift of more than $425 million from Connie and Steve Ballmer for the Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health at the University of Oregon. We are embarking on a first-of-its kind undertaking for a US university, creating a new model of care for children’s behavioral and mental health.
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Mind Game

For Summit Scholar and triple jump competitor Lexi Ellis, BS ’21 (psychology) her academic pursuits are as important as the pursuit of Olympic gold. She credits her Summit Scholarship with providing a foundation that allows her to focus on her academic pursuits while competing in a sport she loves.
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You Have Choices 

Our office is here to help you plan your gifts to the UO. You may discover it is possible to have an even greater impact than you imagine, without sacrificing your other important philanthropic and financial goals. Get started on your plan with three key questions.
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Save the Date! Class of 1972–1973 Reunion 

The UO Alumni Association will welcome back the classes of 1972 and 1973 for their 50th reunion over Homecoming weekend, October 20–22, 2022.
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