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  • Records Management - Cut | UO Foundation

    Back to Contact Records Management Records Management oversees the organizing, updating, and verifying of all information associated with an entity (name, address, employer, relationships, and entity type-e.g. student, alumnus, or parent). It is the first step for all received items, including gifts, pledge payments, address corrections, and name changes. The information provided is used for the purpose of correctly allocating, crediting, and acknowledging gifts. We do not trade, sell, or share any personal information. Questions Please contact our Records Management team at or call 541.302.0300 .

  • Privacy Policy | UO Foundation

    Privacy Policy University of Oregon Foundation licenses this website from iModules Software. iModules Software has created this privacy policy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy and to describe the information-gathering and dissemination practices for the web site. This web site may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process involving the web site. Cookies This Web site uses cookies to recognize you and allow you to automatically log in without re-entering your user name and password each time you visit our site. The cookies are encrypted and do not save any personally identifiable information (see the Personally Identifiable Information section below) about you, such as your user name, password or e-mail address. If cookies are disabled in your browser, you can still use the site but you will be required to enter your password each time you visit. ​ This website may use the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven't completed a task on our site. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to the Foundation website. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google's privacy policy. Personally Identifiable Information This site's registration form requires you to provide your full name, address, email address, password, gender, city, state, country and zip code. You may also choose to provide optional details, such as maiden name, nick name, birthday, occupation, company, spouse's name, photos, or personal comments. You may update any of this information at any time by accessing your profile by clicking the "edit account information" link, or equivalent, in the navigation menu. You may opt out of receiving email communications from this community (see the "Email Subscription/Opt-Out" section below). Personal Profile Information and Profile Page Your Personal Profile features information you may wish to share with other site members on your Profile Page. Only people who are members of this site can view other members' Profile Page. The only information that is automatically displayed on your Profile Page is your First Name and Last Name. Additional information fields from your Personal Profile information, including comments, and other personal information you choose to share, along with any photos, will appear only if you have opted to provide those items and have also selected to have those fields in your Profile Page View. All member information on the Web site is securely stored and is not sold or transferred to any third parties. Credit Card Transactions Some features of this site enable credit card transactions. These features are completely voluntary to members. They include the purchasing of tickets or merchandise through event stores or donations through the site. The operators of this site would like to assure you that measures have been taken to make such transactions secure for its members. ​ This site utilizes industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers to encrypt your information and prevent unauthorized access. In addition, this site participates in the Better Business Bureau Online Reliability Seal Program to further ensure the security of your transactions. The processing of online transactions is done by Bank of America. ​ Shortly after a purchase or refund is processed, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail. You are advised to print out and save a copy of the order confirmation for verification necessary to request refunds or resolve any disputes. ​ This Web site guarantees that every transaction will be 100 percent safe. This means you are not responsible for unauthorized transactions posted to your credit card that occur as a result of submitting a credit card number to this site. This site uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers on our transaction pages. It encrypts all of your personal information including name, address, and credit card number to prevent unauthorized access as the information travels over the Internet. ​ Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50.00 of fraudulent charges. If your bank does hold you liable for any of this $50.00, this site will cover the entire liability for you, up to the full $50.00. This site will cover this liability only if the unauthorized use of your credit card resulted through no fault of your own from transactions made at this site while using the secure server. ​ This is a community site that is based primarily on member input. This site cannot guarantee the accuracy of information presented. However, anyone demonstrated to have engaged in fraudulent behavior may be subject to (but not limited to) loss of privileges as a member as well as face prosecution to the fullest extent of the law. Fraudulent Behavior This is a community site that is based primarily on member input. This site cannot guarantee the accuracy of information presented. However, anyone demonstrated to have engaged in fraudulent behavior may be subject to (but not limited to) loss of privileges as a member as well as face prosecution to the fullest extent of the law. Safe Harbor iModules Software complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. iModules Software has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view iModules' certification, please visit: . Choice/Opt-Out The site provides you with the opportunity to choose to receive updates about this site and the groups you are registered with. This option will be presented to you when you register as a member. If you have already joined, the following options will explain how you can subscribe or unsubscribe to these updates from the site. ​ 1. To sign up to receive e-mail updates or change the frequency of the e-mails, click on the "edit personal info" link and scroll down to the Stay in Touch section to select the frequency. Subscribing to the e-mails allows the site to notify you when fellow members sign up or change their information. They also notify you of news about your community. ​ Please be aware that even if you choose not to receive the update e-mails, if a situation arises that we feel is pertinent for you to be aware of, we will contact you by e-mail to alert you. Email Subscription Opt-Out The site provides you with the opportunity to choose to receive email communications about this site and the groups you are registered with, as well as emails from other members. In all email communications that you receive from this community, except for confirmation emails for event registrations, purchases, donations or other payments, you will be provided and unsubscribe option where you can opt out of the particular type of email communication. You can also modify the emails that you receive at any time by going to your account profile and changing your opt-in status there. Photo, Blog and Other Personal Content Policy This site retains the right to remove or reject any content that it deems obscene or objectionable, or has been reported as such by other members. In addition, the client licensors of the web site can at any time deem content to be objectionable and can remove it from the site. This site does not endorse any content that is posted on the site. Members will not post copyrighted content without permission from the owner. Members understand content whether it be text, graphic or audio visual, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. This site is no way responsible for accuracy, integrity or quality of such content Photo Content Policy This site retains the right to remove or reject any photo that it deems obscene or objectionable. This site does not endorse any photos that are posted on the site. Members will not post copyrighted photos without permission from the owner. Members understand content whether it be text or graphic is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. This site is no way responsible for accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. What are Photo Albums? Photo Albums allow you to upload and share your pictures with your friends and fellow members. You can also personalize your album by writing captions for each picture. Public Forums This site makes chat rooms and message boards available for every community group featured on the site. Your first and last name will be displayed during chat sessions or when you post something in the message boards. Any additional information you choose to submit in these areas is considered public. To protect yourself from unwanted spam or other unsolicited or unwanted communication, you are advised against providing personally identifiable information, including email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers. This site does not monitor the chat rooms unless we receive a request to do so by a member via Customer Support. Updates to This Privacy Policy This site has the right to make changes or additions to this policy at any time. If those changes involve using your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time you joined, the site will notify you by e-mail. Changes that do not affect use of personally identifiable information will be posted to the site. If you have questions regarding this policy, please check this policy periodically or contact Customer Support. Links to Other Sites This site contains links to other sites. This site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Contacting the Web Site If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with this web site, please contact Customer Support . University of Oregon Foundation licenses this online community from iModules, Inc. University of Oregon Foundation has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy and to describe the information-gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site. ​ This Web site may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process involving the Web site.

  • News | UO Foundation

    Foundation News KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Paul Weinhold Foundations are integral to raising money for nonprofits and institutions throughout Oregon as both a primary and secondary source of funding. For the largest such organization in our state – the University of Oregon Foundation, the charge is to steward more than $3 billion toward the state’s marquee institution of higher learning. Read More Launch Oregon takes startups to new heights To smooth the way for University of Oregon researchers on the journey from eureka moment to successful business, the UO and the University of Oregon Foundation have jointly established Launch Oregon, LLC. Read More

  • Endowed Gifts | UO Foundation

    Endowed Gifts Some of the most effective and far-reaching gifts are those that create endowments. Endowed funds are critical to the financial stability of the University of Oregon by providing both a current and future revenue stream that lasts in perpetuity. The Board approves an annual distribution amount that is made available for spending while the balance remains invested within a pool of similar funds to maximize returns with a prudent level of risk. The goal is to provide a relatively stable revenue stream to the university while maintaining the purchasing power of the endowment over time. Learn more about the Foundation's endowment investment performance . Creating an Endowment An endowment can be created through an outright gift or pledge, through a bequest in a will, or through a life income gift such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust. An endowment is eligible for distribution once either the original values of all gifts or the market value on December 31 meets the minimum funding level at the time the endowment was established. Distributions begin the following fiscal year (July - June). If you are interested in establishing an endowed fund, please contact the university development staff member in your area of interest, email University Advancement at or call 541.346.2113 .

  • Securities Held by Broker | UO Foundation

    Back to Gifts of Securities ​​Stock Certificates Held by Broker Electronic Stock Transfers There is a reasonable chance that the Foundation already has an existing account with your brokerage firm. The stock transfer can take place within that firm, from the donor to the Foundation account. If there is no Foundation account set up at the brokerage, then you should ask your broker to transfer stock to one of the Foundation's brokers. Since transfer instructions may change from year to year, be sure your broker contacts us before the transfer is made to prevent any potential problems with the transfer. To ensure proper credit of your gift, please notify us in advance of any electronic transfers of securities by completing the online Stock Transfer Form. The information you provide should include a description of the securities donated, the number of shares of stock or face amount of bonds, your name, address, phone number and e-mail address if available. The gift valuation date is the date that the stock is received in the Foundation's account. Online Stock Transfer Form Questions For more information, please contact our stock gifts team at or call 541.302.0300 .

  • FAQ | UO Foundation

    FAQ What is the University of Oregon Foundation’s relationship with the University of Oregon? The Foundation is an independent charitable 501(c)(3) organization designated by the university to receive, manage, invest, and disburse private gifts to the university. Fundraising activities are managed by the university. Oregon law requires that a foundation be independent of a state university. Who governs the Foundation? The Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of up to 30 volunteer alumni and non-alumni members. The Board has overall responsibility for the management of the Foundation. Trustees with diverse backgrounds, experience, and organizational and financial skills volunteer considerable time and effort to help the Foundation and the university grow and prosper. How is the Foundation funded? The Foundation’s operating budget is primarily funded by a .75% annual administrative fee on the market value of endowed assets, in addition to income from rentals and unrestricted gifts to the Foundation. How is my gift spent? Exactly as you direct. When you make a gift to the university through the Foundation, you determine the purpose and specific area of the university that will benefit from your generosity. Upon receipt of your gift, the Foundation will send you an acknowledgement that confirms the gift designation and can be used for tax purposes. When the university staff member in charge of the fund submits a spending request, the Foundation first ensures that the request meets the donor purpose language of the fund, then issues a check. Are there fees associated with my gift? The Foundation assesses a 5% gift fee. This fee is transferred directly to the University of Oregon to provide ongoing, essential funds for the university's advancement efforts and emerging priorities. How do endowments work? Endowment assets are maintained in perpetuity and are pooled for investment purposes. Currently, the Foundation annually distributes 4% of the market value to be used in accordance with each fund’s purpose. How do I establish an endowment? While any amount can be added to an existing endowment the minimum amount necessary to establish a new endowment is $100,000. The process is uncomplicated but is best addressed through face-to-face conversations. Please visit the University Advancement website for more information. What are the endowment returns? For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, the Villard Investment Pool (VIP) returned 2.5% (net of fees). Over 10 years, the VIP achieved its primary objective of maintaining long-term purchasing power with annualized returns of 7.7%. This result compares favorably to its long-term goal of CPI + 5%, which was 7.6%. According to the most recent NACUBO study (National Association of College and University Business Officers), the Foundation's performance ranks in the 80th percentile of 10-year annualized return rates. What is the value of the endowment? As of June 30, 2023, the Villard Investment Pool was valued at $1.47 billion. How do I update my information? Please contact our Records Management team at or call 541.302.0300.

  • Contact Us | UO Foundation

    Contact Phone: 541.302.0300 Fax: 541.344.8079 Toll Free: 1.888.448.1544 Email: University of Oregon Foundation 1720 E 13th Avenue, Suite 410 Eugene, OR 97403-2253 Message Us First Name Last Name Email Department Select the department you wish to contact. Message Submit Thank You for Contacting Us!

  • Gift Planning | UO Foundation

    Gift Planning Gift planning is just that – a carefully considered strategy for giving involving a donor’s overall financial or estate plan. It is a process of charitable, legal, financial, and tax planning that enhances the mission of the University of Oregon at levels previously not thought possible while enabling a donor to address other financial and estate planning issues when making a gift. These deferred gifts are established in the present, yet cash becomes available to the university in the future, for use as specified by the donor. Planned gifts come in a variety of forms and can provide substantial tax benefits. By making an unrestricted gift to the President’s Fund, you can help the university in the areas that are needed most, or you can designate the gift so it helps the college or department you are most passionate about. A gift to an endowment will ensure you play a vital role in the future of the university. A common misconception is that planned gifts are only for the very wealthy. In fact, anybody can engage in strategic planned giving that creates lasting support for the university. While estate planning can often entail difficult decisions, it does provide peace of mind in knowing what your legacy will be. Ways to Make a Planned Gift Include the University of Oregon in your will or trust Gifts from a will or living trust are among the most common and most impactful planned gifts. Make a gift and receive income If you’ve ever wanted to make a significant gift to the UO, but didn’t want to sacrifice potential income from the gifted assets, a “life income gift” might be right for you. Retirement plan assets Qualified retirement plan assets are popular planned gift vehicles due to the unique tax advantages they present and the ease with which a donor can update disbursement instructions. Gifts that pass outside of a will Retirement accounts, life insurance policies, bank accounts, and donor-advised funds can pass outside of a will or trust, making planned giving flexible and cost effective. Life insurance gifts In addition to ensuring the financial well-being of your loved ones, a life insurance policy is a powerful philanthropic tool for you; moreover, the gift arrangement can often be made with little or no additional long-term costs to you. More Information For more information about gift planning, please call 800.289.2354 or 541.346.1687 , or visit the University Office of Gift Planning online.

  • Gifts of Real Estate | UO Foundation

    Gifts of Real Estate A gift of real estate provides a lasting benefit to the university while relieving you of the responsibilities of property ownership/liquidation and generating a charitable deduction and other tax advantages. These gifts could include residences, vacation homes, farms, forest land, commercial property, income producing property, or undeveloped land. Typically, gifts of real estate are sold as soon as practically and prudently possible to meet your needs and directives. Not only can real estate be used to make an outright gift or bequest, but it can also be used to fund a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity. A trust or annuity can provide you and/or another beneficiary with income for the rest of your life or lives. Ultimately, the remaining value is transferred to the Foundation to benefit the university as you have specified. For more information on using real estate to fund a trust or annuity, or to make a bequest of real estate, please visit University Office of Gift Planning , or call 800.289.2354 or 541.346.1687 . ​ The Foundation evaluates all potential gifts of real estate for marketability and potential environmental concerns. We ask donors to supply detailed information on the property before we accept the gift. All costs of the due diligence process are paid by the Foundation. If the gift is accepted, the donor is separately responsible for obtaining and paying for a qualified appraisal as required by the IRS. For More Information If you have questions about the gift acceptance and due diligence process, call 541.302.0300 or please contact our Gift Services Department at .

  • Statement of Ethical Values | UO Foundation

    Back to About Statement of Ethical Values The Foundation is committed to adhering to the highest ethical standards. We are trusted by the University and its donors to carry out our mission, to be good stewards of their resources, and to uphold rigorous standards of conduct. The Foundation must earn this trust every day and in every possible way. We acknowledge that in order to merit and preserve this trust we must maintain a shared commitment to our values of trust, respect, integrity, and commitment, and an expectation of ethical and professional conduct in all of our activities. This Statement of Ethical Values and our Standards of Ethical Conduct articulate our core values and ethical standards to provide guidance for the application of these principles in our daily activities. Trust – Tell the Truth Every encounter amongst ourselves and other customers will enhance the trust placed in us. This customer trust results from our confidence in every employee’s capabilities and intentions. ​ Respect – Be Nice We treat every individual with dignity and respect, recognizing accomplishments and encouraging a healthy work environment. ​ Integrity – Do the Right Thing Our commitment to integrity means that our proactive pursuit of excellence is conducted with honesty and discipline. ​ Commitment – Follow Through Commitment is exhibited through innovation and dedication, allowing us to operate with a vision for long-term success in our mission.

  • Accountability | UO Foundation

    Accountability The University of Oregon Foundation is proud to be a leader in good corporate governance for the nonprofit sector. Integrity and good governance are critical to The Foundation's work as fiduciary for donors to the university. Numerous checks and balances exist to ensure the integrity of our business and financial decisions, polices, and procedures. Board of Trustees The Foundation Board of Trustees consists of up to 30 members who are selected for their professional expertise and consistent support of the university. The Board's main responsibilities include overseeing the management and administration of the Foundation and its assets. The Board has adopted the Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice, A Guide for Charities and Foundations released by the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, modified to reflect the specific governance model and needs of the Foundation. The principles address legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, strong financial oversight, and fiduciary responsibilities. External Audits and Internal Controls An independent external auditor annually audits the Foundation, and provides a review of internal controls and an opinion on whether the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Foundation in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Additionally, the Foundation has implemented COSO-2013, an integrated framework for internal control that facilitates the design, implementation, and assessment of effective controls to meet operations, reporting, and compliance objectives. The Foundation's audited financial statements are available online. Partnership with the University There is an open line of communication between the Foundation Board of Trustees, Foundation leadership, the UO Board of Trustees, the UO President, and the Vice President for University Advancement that ensures Foundation decisions are made solely to promote the best interests of the donors, the university and the Foundation. Gift Administration We regulate the use of gifts through numerous internal and external controls. Each request from the university to spend donor monies must be approved by a university administrator and is individually reviewed by the Foundation to ensure the requested use is consistent with the donor purpose of the fund. In addition, university-authorized signers receive regular financial statements documenting spending activity for each gift fund.

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