University of Oregon Raises Record $853 Million in Campaign Oregon
• New facilities: Campaign gifts helped fund more than $250 million worth of new and improved academic facilities, including two new science buildings; a new business complex; and renovation and expansion of the music, education and theater facilities, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Athletic facility improvements include the Autzen Stadium renovation and expansion, Hayward Field improvements, PK Park baseball stadium and the Matthew Knight Arena.
• Programs: Campaign donors financed a new journalism center in Portland, new programs in securities analysis and product design, and increased endowments for Special Collections in UO Libraries and the Oregon Bach Festival.
Frohnmayer said the end of the campaign does not end the university’s need for private fundraising. On the contrary, he said, “Our focus, drive and energy will continue to be on building a top 25 public research university. To do that requires increasing private support as well as increased state support. Although the campaign is over, we are not letting up now.”
Post-campaign fundraising goals will be based on a five-to-10-year academic vision for the university being developed under the direction of UO Provost James Bean. A final draft of the plan is expected soon. The university will continue to fundraise at $90 to $100 million annually to sustain progress in all areas of excellence.
About the University of Oregon
The University of Oregon is a world-class teaching and research institution and Oregon's flagship public university. The UO is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization made up of the 62 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada. The University of Oregon is one of only two AAU members in the Pacific Northwest.