Why give to the Department of Geological Sciences?
The faculty and staff in the department are committed to advancing the educational and scholarly mission of the university. However, limited financial resources limit our ability to develop educational opportunities that benefit our students. Despite the fact that we are a public university, only 5% of the university’s funding originates from the State of Oregon. This percentage was once much higher, but budget cuts during economic downturns over the past two decades have forced the legislature to shrink appropriations for higher education. As a result, our undergraduate students are constantly faced with rising tuition, which makes college a financial challenge for many. Additionally, the department’s budget is stretched in an effort to meet increasing undergraduate enrollments, and to support our graduate students through teaching assistantships and research grants. Fortunately, many of our alumni and friends share our educational and scholarly ideals, and help to support our efforts through financial gifts.
There are a number of ways that alumni, parents, and friends of the department can provide support. A donor may choose to contribute to an existing fund that helps to support students as well as departmental activities. Additionally, we are willing to work with donors who wish to establish new endowed funds that target a specific group or is designated for a specific purpose. We also welcome unrestricted donations that can be directed towards emerging needs.
The text below lists existing funds as well as departmental needs. Specific information on how one can give to the department can be found at the bottom of this page.
The department has a number of endowed funds that support both undergraduate and graduate students as they work towards their degree. Other established funds support faculty scholarship and research within the department.
If you wish to make a donation using your credit-card, complete the on-line form. The form should automatically direct your donation to the Geology Department general fund. If you have problems with the online giving form, contact the UO Foundation webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org or call (541)302-0287.
If you prefer to make a donation by check, mail your check directly to the UO Foundation using the following address.
|University of Oregon Foundation
360 E. 10th Avenue, Suite 202
Eugene OR 97401-3273
Your check should be made payable to the UO Foundation. Include the department’s name on the memo line.
The UO Foundation can also handle gifts in the form of financial securities, property, or matching gift programs sponsored by your employer.
Your donation, whether it is large or small, is greatly appreciated!
Department of Geological Sciences • 1272 University of Oregon • Eugene, OR 97403 • Phone: 541-346-4573 • Fax: 541-346-4692