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Museum of Natural and Cultural History has raised $ 22,560 from 144 gifts!
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Help us celebrate 142 years of Ducks doing field science

 

It’s all about the dirt.

 

Whether we’re uncovering Ice Age mammoth footprints at Fossil Lake or recovering 14,000-year-old human poop from the Paisley Caves, museum fieldwork means dirt-digging and dust-sifting our way into Oregon’s deep past.

 

It’s a tradition that began in 1876, when paleontologist Thomas Condon joined the UO as its first science professor and brought a stellar collection of fossils from across Oregon to Eugene. It continued into the 1930s as museum director Luther Cressman unearthed 10,000-year-old sandals—the world’s oldest shoes—from Oregon’s Fort Rock Cave. Since then, Ducks have been digging deep at field schools throughout the state, learning the finer (and dirtier) points of field science, and transforming theories about ancient North America.

 

Your gift helps ensure that Ducks can keep exploring Oregon’s deep past—gaining insights that will help us build a resilient ecological future. Today, with 142 donations of any amount of $5 or more, we’ll unlock a $15,000 challenge gift from an anonymous supporter. Become one of the supporters celebrating our 142nd, and support students in the field!

 

Make your gift now.

 

DUCKS IN THE FIELD Challenge

Your gift supports students doing field science and helps unlock a $15,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor!

 

During #DucksGive 2018:

  • 50 donors to the museum will unlock the first $2,000

  • 75 donors will unlock another $2,000

  • 100 donors will unlock another $3,000

  • 125 donors will unlock another $3,000

  • 142 donors will unlock the final $5,000 of the full $15,000 gift!

MNCH HALFWAY UPDATE (71 donors)
May 17, 2018

Thanks to supporters like you, we are now halfway to our #DucksGive goal of 142 gifts! Just 71 more, and we'll unlock the full $15,000 challenge. On behalf of the museum and its students, thank you for being part of the Ducks in the Field Challenge!

Museum of Natural and Cultural History Donor Heatmap
Rank State Donors
1 OR 122
2 CA 7
3 WA 3
$2,000
Museum of Natural and Cultural History Ducks in the Field Challenge -- Part 1
THANK YOU for your support of students doing field science! You've helped unlock $2,000 for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History Director's Endowment Fund. Please help us unlock an additional $2,000 by giving today.
50 / 50 Gifts
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$2,000
Museum of Natural and Cultural History Ducks in the Field Challenge -- Part 2
THANK YOU for your support of students doing field science! You've helped unlock a total of $4,000 for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History Director's Endowment Fund. Please help us unlock an additional $3,000 by giving today.
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$3,000
Museum of Natural and Cultural History Ducks in the Field Challenge -- Part 3
THANK YOU for your support of students doing field science! You've helped unlock a total of $7,000 for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History Director's Endowment Fund. Please help us unlock an additional $3,000 by giving today.
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$3,000
Museum of Natural and Cultural History Ducks in the Field Challenge -- Part 4
THANK YOU for your support of students doing field science! You've helped unlock a total of $10,000 for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History Director's Endowment Fund. Please help us unlock the remaining $5,000 by giving today.
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$5,000
Museum of Natural and Cultural History Ducks in the Field Challenge -- Part 5
THANK YOU for your support of students doing field science! You've helped unlock the full total of $15,000 for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History Director's Endowment Fund!
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Leaderboard
#DucksGive Donor Challenge
Thank you for making #DucksGive a success for all University of Oregon units!
Rank Unit Gifts
1 Intercollegiate Athletics 354
2 School of Journalism & Communication 220
3 UO Libraries 218
4 School of Law 212
5 College of Arts and Sciences 153
6 Museum of Natural and Cultural History 144
7 College of Education 135
8 Clark Honors College 103
9 UO Alumni Association 96
10 College of Design 83
11 Lundquist College of Business 75
12 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 54
13 Presidential Priorities 49
14 School of Music & Dance 48
15 Division of Student Life 34
16 Student Services & Enrollment Management 34
17 Oregon Bach Festival 27
18 Office of International Affairs 27
19 Graduate School 23
20 Special Projects 22
21 KWAX 19
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#DucksGive Dollar Challenge
Thank you for making #DucksGive a success for all University of Oregon units!
Rank Unit Raised
1 Intercollegiate Athletics $111,052.00
2 School of Journalism & Communication $91,008.00
3 Lundquist College of Business $75,145.00
4 UO Libraries $27,910.00
5 College of Arts and Sciences $24,376.36
6 College of Education $24,338.00
7 School of Law $23,498.16
8 Clark Honors College $14,185.00
9 Division of Student Life $10,270.00
10 College of Design $9,795.00
11 UO Alumni Association $9,080.00
12 Museum of Natural and Cultural History $7,560.00
13 Oregon Bach Festival $4,500.00
14 School of Music & Dance $4,455.00
15 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art $4,270.00
16 Presidential Priorities $4,000.00
17 Office of International Affairs $3,125.00
18 Graduate School $2,050.00
19 Student Services & Enrollment Management $1,890.00
20 KWAX $1,607.00
21 Special Projects $1,580.00
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