Endowments contribute to the long-term financial health of the museum. By using only the interest of an endowment and growing the principal, we can ensure that the museum will be able to continue to preserve and interpret Oregon's natural and cultural history for generations to come. By giving to an endowment, you help the museum continue its mission far into the future.
Make your gift online through the University of Oregon Foundation, choosing among the following museum endowment funds:
- The C. Melvin Aikens Field School Scholarship Endowment provides scholarships for students participating in the museum's annual Archaeological Field School.
- The Thomas Condon Fund for Vertebrate Paleontology provides student scholarships and supports the preservation and care of paleontological collections.
- The Don E. Dumond Anthropological Collections Research Endowment provides student scholarships for archaeological research.
- The MNCH Expansion Fund provides for the design and construction associated with the museum's landmark expansion.
- The MNCH PaleoIndian Research Endowment supports archaeological research and publication in Oregon's Great Basin and the far western United States.
- The Max and Hattie Mae Nixon MNCH Endowment provides for the preservation and care of anthropological textile collections.
- The Oregon State Museum of Anthropology Collection Endowment provides for the preservation and care of anthropological collections.
- The Alice and Arnold Soderwall Natural History Endowment provides for the design and fabrication of MNCH exhibits.
To find out more about endowments contact Patricia Krier, Director of Development, at (541) 346-5089 or firstname.lastname@example.org