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Ducks Give 2021 Honors Faculty and Students

The dedication and generosity of our friends and alumni has an incredible impact.

As a university, alumni and friends helped raise more than $1,058,000 with 1,438 gifts during the University of Oregon’s day of giving, Ducks Give 2021.

Here at the Lundquist College of Business, 94 gifts were made in support of Lundquist College students and faculty totaling an incredible $358,130 in just 24 hours. In fact, those gifts made up nearly 34% of all funds raised across the university.

Scott ’74 and Linda ’74 Andrews and Jim ’64 and Andi ’64 Sandstrom stepped up with gifts to the Lundquist College of Business Investors Fund Challenge.

The Sandstroms also answered the call by establishing the Excellence Scholarship at the Lundquist College of Business, focusing on students from underrepresented populations and first-generation students, and inspiring others to contribute to this scholarship.

This year, donors were encouraged to include a note with their gift about faculty who inspired them.

Emily Watts, MBA ’21, gave in honor of Whitney Wagoner. Michael Ritchey ’80, MBA ’81 gave in memory of Jim Warsaw.

Tristan Rekdahl ’20, MActg ’21 gave in honor of associate professor Nicole Johnson and instructors Dan Howard and Michael Tomcal.

Of Tomcal, Rekdahl wrote, “I am grateful for your constant support of accounting students.” He praised Johnson’s organization and Howard’s care.

An anonymous donor gave in honor of Scharpf Professor of Accounting David Guenther.

Lauren Sokol, MBA ’17, gave to Ducks Give in honor of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center.

“I am certain I wouldn’t be where I am today without Warsaw, the community, and the amazing people I met through the program who I am still close with today,” said Sokol, senior brand manager at The IRONMAN Group. “Because of the education and experience I got through Warsaw and the Oregon MBA overall, I am able to think and work with a holistic sports business understanding on a day to day basis. The Warsaw way of thinking has really helped me build strong relationships, learn, and grow cross functionally in my current role.”

A full list of those investing in the future of the Lundquist College of Business for Ducks Give 2021 may be found on the electronic donor wall.

Thank you to all who gave and supported the Lundquist College of Business and the University of Oregon during Ducks Give 2021. You are an inspiration to all of our students and faculty.

—AnneMarie Knepper-Sjoblom ’05, Lundquist College Communications