With the last of the leaves falling and the turkey leftovers gobbled, the holiday season is officially upon us, and we find ourselves turning our attention to giving and gratitude.
One way you can make a tremendous impact this most wonderful time of year is through a gift to accounting.
You, our amazing donors, alumni, and supporters, have played a pivotal role in elevating our School of Accounting at the Lundquist College of Business to new levels of excellence in recent years. Thank you.
Now, the School of Accounting has an exciting but brief opportunity to leverage your new gifts to maximize impact and reach new levels of engagement.
An anonymous donor has promised to match new gifts made to the School of Accounting between now and December 31, 2018. This challenge will match new gifts booked during this short timeframe up to $1 million.
So whether you make your first gift, increase your gift to the Accounting Circle, or if you gave in 2017 (calendar year) and you make a larger gift by December 31, 2018, the incremental difference will be matched dollar-for-dollar—essentially doubling your impact!
Yes, employer match gifts also count for this challenge. If your employer has a matching gift program, please notify your employer’s foundation about your gift so that it will be matched. Then, let us know you have done so, and we will alert the anonymous donor, and the sum will be matched again. This will maximize the reach of your gift—by being matched twice—quadrupling your investment in accounting faculty and programs. Wow!
Why is now an excellent time to give to accounting?
The University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business jumped 10 places on the University of Texas at Dallas-administered Top 100 Business School Research Rankings for North America and moved up 11 spots worldwide. The surge is even more remarkable given the college also jumped 10 places in the 2017 ranking, illustrating our ongoing emphasis on impactful research.
But that’s not all. The University of Oregon is consistently ranked among the top schools for tax research in the world, according to rankings compiled by Brigham Young University.
Additionally, our talented students are entering the business world and harnessing their accounting skills for marketplace success. If you haven’t had a chance to try UpStar’s low-calorie, high-protein ice cream, I recommend adding some to your cart the next time you are at the grocery store. Founders Chris Spencer ’14 and Gabby Sanders ’14, MActg ’15, started dating after meeting in an intermediate accounting class. Sharing a love of fitness as well as sweet treats, it was a match made for delicious, ongoing success.
So if you are feeling the giving spirit, please consider honoring us with a gift to the School of Accounting Fund or the Helen Gernon Accounting Faculty Endowment Fund. Your gifts to the college are in investment in the future of business, and gifts to accounting count now more than ever.
Thank you for your interest in the Lundquist College of Business. We appreciate you.
And as always, Go Ducks!