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Phil Knight

Editorials from around Oregon

The (Eugene) Register-Guard, July 28, on the University of Oregon's fundraising campaign: The $2 billion goal for the University of Oregon's fundraising campaign is as ambitious today as it was when it was announced last October. Donations from alumni and other supporters will have to increase from their current near-record amounts if the target is to be reached before the end of the decade. But there are encouraging signs of momentum that, if it can be sustained, would bring the target within reach. During the fiscal year that ended July 30, the UO raised $214 million in donations. That record is eclipsed only by the $277 million raised in 2008, when Phil Knight established...