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#DucksGive 2017

#DucksGive will take place Thursday, May 18 and is the University of Oregon’s second annual giving day. We’ve set an aggressive university-wide goal of 1876 donors during the single-day campaign in honor of the year the UO was founded. To encourage participation, challenge gifts inspire many donors to make gifts that magnify the impact of those gifts. Giving Day is especially exciting for our young alumni and non-donors, with our peer institutions seeing as much as 60% of the gifts coming from first-time donors. Challenge gifts, a tight deadline, and the excitement of University Day where students, staff, and friends of the University pitch in to beautify the campus makes this an excellent day for UO supporters to make their first gift.

During #DucksGive day, the College of Education will highlight your gift and apply it toward a challenge gift as we hit giving milestones during the day as we climb to our goal of 107 donors (the COE is 107 years old). We’ll be announcing gifts through social media, the #DusksGive website, and email. Visit on Thursday, make your donation and support the UO and COE.

Five donors have given a total of $144,000 to support the most urgent needs in the COE, scholarships for students, and clinical services provided through the HEDCO clinic. Their gifts will unlock when we reach the following milestones on the way to our goal of 107 gifts:

1. Goal and challenge #1: the first challenge gift of $1,500 for scholarships from alumna Lynne Schrum unlocks when the first gift is made.
2. Goal and challenge #2: the second challenge gift of $2,500 to support the COE is from our council member, Marcia Aaron. It unlocks when we reach 14 gifts, which symbolizes our national ranking among COEs of 14th in the nation.
3. Goal and challenge #3: the third challenge gift of $5,000 for scholarships in Communication Disorders & Sciences is from alumna Carol Yetter and unlocks when we cross the halfway mark, or 54 gifts, toward our overall goal of 107 gifts.
4. Goal and challenge #4: the fourth challenge gift of $60,000 for HEDCO clinical services in speech-language-pathology is from the Scottish Rite Masons. It unlocks when we get an additional 20 gifts (or 74 gifts total).
5. Goal and challenge #5: the fifth and final challenge of $75,000 for scholarships in teacher education and school administration is from The Rose Marie Davis Trust. It unlocks when we reach our final goal of 107 gifts, which represents the number of years the COE has been in existence.

Make your gift now before time runs out at midnight on May 18th. You can make your gift go further by telling your friends and family about #DucksGive and how they, too can help the COE. Remember, every gift counts—it isn’t about how much you give, the challenges all unlock through participation, not dollar amount! Thank you for your support and go Ducks!

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