Southern Oregon couple donate $10M to academic side

For the Knight Campus. From Around the O:

The DeArmonds have been avid donors to the university for years. In 2005, their leadership challenge gift helped launch the fundraising effort for construction of the MarAbel B. Frohnmayer Music Building, inspiring Lorry I. Lokey and other donors to contribute.

The building opened in 2009, and its academic wing is named in honor of Leona DeArmond. So is one of the school’s four world-class Steinway grand pianos, a gift to the UO from Bob, to surprise Leona on her birthday.

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One Response to Southern Oregon couple donate $10M to academic side

  1. justsayuotoducks says:

    Can’t find the story, but that is super-awesome. A Steinway is both a work of art and a work that makes art. And four!

    (Apparently Leona De Armond passed away last year.)

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