The College of Design has supported, inspired, and shaped students' lives for more than 100 years. Our alumni are transforming their communities with their unique talents in a range of disciplines. Award-winning international designers; world-renowned sustainable architects; innovative visual artists; and planning, public, and nonprofit leaders are all part of the College of Design. We are a community of collaborators with the drive for excellence to make the world a beautiful, more prosperous, and materially better place.
Whether you are an alumnus or alumna, a relative of a current Duck, or a fan of the immersive art and design education that the College of Design offers, you’re a part of the UO family. Our success is built on the connectivity and support of our alumni, parents, fans, and friends. As our success grows, you can help us reach our goals and aspirations. Together, we can take the University of Oregon and the College of Design to new heights.
Your investment will change the lives of high-achieving and creative students now and in the future. Because you are part of our family, we want to share our successes with you. We invite you to explore, connect, invest, and help inspire a new generation of students who will positively shape the world around them. With your help, the College of Design will be a catalyst and epicenter of creativity, innovation, and social responsibility for the next 100 years.
Stories of Impact—A Decade of Giving
In the Summer of 2021, the UO achieved the most ambitious and successful fundraising campaign ever undertaken in the state of Oregon. The College of Design’s goals as a part of this campaign were no less lofty, seeking to transform how we deliver a world-class education in architecture, art, design, planning, and policy.
Look back with us at a handful of gifts from this campaign that showcase the potential of philanthropy to unlock opportunities to transform lives.
Ways To Invest
Choose specific funds from the options below to make an online contribution:
Other Ways To Give
Make it easy with Monthly Automatic Giving. Just complete the “My Monthly Gift” section of the gift form and sign and mail it with your credit card information to the address below. Or print out a UO Gift Form and make a check payable to the “UO Foundation” with a note designating your gift to the area of your choice and mail it to:
College of Design Office of Development
5235 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5235
Contact the College of Design Development Office to discuss the ways and areas that are most meaningful to you. Just call us at 541-346-3697.
Every year, gifts of every size have a transformative, cumulative impact across campus. Our President’s Society members are leading this effort and shaping the future of the UO. Learn more about annual giving and becoming a part of this esteemed group of annual donors.
You may be able to double or triple your gift to the UO via matching gifts. Learn more about matching gifts
Office of Gift Planning
Through charitable gift planning you may discover that you’re able to make a much larger gift than you thought possible—one that will create opportunities for UO students for generations to come. Plan your gift
Tuition alone does not cover the cost of the UO's annual operating costs, even when combined with state support. The University of Oregon Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for receiving and administering the thousands of private gifts donated annually to the University of Oregon. Experts at the UO Foundation can help you evaluate gifts of securities, real estate and other assets.
The UO Campaign
Our $2 billion comprehensive campaign is the start of a new era. We have the momentum. We have the passion. We have the opportunity to realize the dreams and aspirations of this campus for generations to come.
Access, Excellence, Experience, Innovation
Your scholarship gift will allow exceptional students from a variety of backgrounds to pursue their dreams.
The College of Design serves more than 2,000 students per year, the vast majority of whom rely on financial aid. Privately funded scholarships help us recruit and keep the most promising and high-achieving students. Outstanding students are essential to the success of the College of Design; yet, we are competing with universities across the globe that are able to offer attractive aid packages.
Part of becoming and remaining competitive to high-achieving undergraduate students involves reducing financial constraints and offering tuition reimbursements in the form of scholarships. Your investment in scholarships enables the university to fulfill its commitment to provide deserving students with access to the UO regardless of financial constraints.
Scholarships not only make opportunities affordable for deserving students but also allow those students to fulfill their academic potential and focus more on academics than finances.
Our faculty is a critical asset to our success. Your support will help us secure and retain inspirational and world-renowned faculty members.
Behind every great student is a great teacher. The reason the University of Oregon is able to positively impact thousands of lives is due to our amazing faculty. Our faculty are more than teachers—they are life-changing role models and advisors who have translated their passions into careers.
Students want a technological, physical, hands-on, social, academically fulfilling experience. With your help, the College of Design will continue to be the model for campuses nationwide when it comes to uniting interdisciplinary champions who effectively embrace these arenas of learning.
Thanks to donors like you, we aim to provide transformative programs and learning environments that allow innovation, achievement, and success.
We know that our surroundings influence who we are, the values we possess, and who we become. In the College of Design, we want to shape our students to become not only the best students, but also the best employees and model citizens as well. A large part of developing excellent students requires excellent facilities and creative spaces.
Our spaces at the UO inspire and shape thousands of students every year. The facilities located within our campus bounds are more than just buildings, they are lasting monuments of all those who've been shaped academically, personally, and professionally at this university. They contain meeting places such as the Willcox Hearth in Lawrence Hall where we've made friends and met partners and lifelong soulmates. They contain equipment and tools such as the woodshop and output room where we build, experiment, and create our dreams. They hold more stories than are capable of being told in a single book. They are where we got our start!
The College of Design is a catalyst and epicenter of creativity, innovation, and social responsibility. We inspire students to cultivate their creative practice and make a difference in the world.
An important part of the College of Design's future involves being engaged at a global level. By leveraging our growing connections with international firms, partners, and alumni, we can offer a comprehensive global education.
Donors make it all possible. Private gifts enable our faculty members and students to cross boundaries, share ideas, and innovate. Above all, your gift will ensure that the College of Design continues to lead the way in design education, creative inquiry, planning, research, and problem solving.