I’m trying to compile a list of UO’s academic and athletic donors – work in progress, these are mostly guesses, please post corrections in the comments.
- Lorry Lokey: See below for a long list. Total = $140M.
- Phil Knight: ~$10M towards $27M Knight Library renovation,~$15M towards $36M Knight Law School, ~$30M towards $60M Knight Professorships. Total = ~$55M.
- Connie Ballmer: $25M for PathwayOregon scholarships for low SES Oregonians, $20M for obesity prevention research. Total = $45M.
- Chuck and Gwen Lillis: $14M towards Lillis business school building (OUS here.)
- Don Tykeson: $10M towards $34M CAS building.
- Phyllis and Andrew Berwick: $7.25M to Oregon Bach Festival in 2014, $1.7M in earlier OBF gifts. $10M total.
- Jordan Schnitzer: ~$3M towards $14M art museum renovation, ?$M for endowment.
- Hope Anstett: $5 million towards Lillis business school building.
- Tim Boyle: $5 million for business case competition and architecture programs.
- Ronald & Patricia Peterson: $4 million towards Lillis business school building.
- Jean Pedersen; $2.5M for Natural History Museum, 2012.
- James & Shirley Rippey: $1 million for Lillis + funding for new professorship.
- Phil Knight: ?M for Autzen expansion, $40M Jaqua jock box, $160M Football operations building, $100M Athletics Legacy Fund, $5M for 2010 soccer field etc., +$5M for 2013 Autzen zen garden.
- Robert and Jane Sanders: $10M towards $16.5M softball stadium in 2014, followed by $6M in 2015.
- Pat Kilkenny: $3M for old locker room renovation, $5M towards PK Park, $1M for the Matt Court floor.
- Robin Jaqua: $5M endowment to help athletics pay the jock box electric bill.
- Alan and Jean Pedersen; $2.5M for Football operations, 2012.
This was motivated by this Around the 0 report on Lorry Lokey: Taken together, Lokey’s support for academic programs at the University of Oregon alone totals nearly $140 million. Currently, the Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library is under construction thanks to a lead gift made by Lokey in memory of Price, his friend and a former UO vice president for advancement. In 2007, the UO named its entire science complex for Lokey in appreciation for his transformational gift of $74.6 million to advance teaching and research in several disciplines, especially the sciences. Lokey also established the UO Fund for Faculty Excellence and provided significant support toward the total renovation of the historic education quad, expansion of the music building and creation of the UO’s state-of-the-art underground nanoscience research facility, the Lorry I. Lokey Laboratories.