Supporting Entrepreneurship, Changing Lives

$10M gift will boost UO’s innovation and entrepreneurship efforts, as well as support faculty excellence.

Sue Cameron McDonald and her husband Dave, along with Paul Cameron and his wife Megan, are making the gift from the estate of Gerry and Marilyn Cameron per their parents’ last wishes. Gerry and Marilyn were dedicated Ducks and philanthropists who have left a lasting legacy on the University of Oregon through their support of students, faculty, and programs.

A group photo of the Cameron and McDonald families.
A group photo of the Cameron and McDonald families.

During their lifetime, Gerry and Marilyn Cameron supported the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis, the Cameron Chair in Finance, the Cameron Accounting Faculty Excellence Fund, the Cameron Finance Suite, and several scholarships.

A group photo of UO President Sholtz, Lundquist Dean Bruce Blonigen, Sue and Dave McDonald, and Paul and Megan Cameron.

On behalf of Gerry and Marilyn, the family has made this transformational gift to support entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Oregon, which will lay the foundation for student success in these areas.

—Karl Scholz, President, University of Oregon

“Their gift is going to help us create an incredibly robust ecosystem to nurture new ideas on campus.”

—Bruce Blonigen, Edward Maletis Dean, Lundquist College of Business

Two Oregon MBA students standing and sitting at a table, collaborating on a project with a whiteboard in the background.
A student performing lab work in the Knight Campus science lab.

“The Cameron-McDonald gift is going to allow us, working with the Lundquist College, to train the students in business at the same time they’re being trained in research.”

—Bob Guldberg, Vice President and Leona DeArmond Executive Director, Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact

Gerry and Marilyn Cameron standing and smiling at the camera.
Gerry and Marilyn Cameron.
Gerry and Marilyn Cameron sitting and smiling at the camera with their hands in the shape of an O.

Thank You

Thank you, Cameron and McDonald families, for pumping us up!