Annual Giving

Annual gifts help support the everyday work that goes on at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. From opening new exhibits to making headlines with groundbreaking research; from safeguarding precious artifacts to inspiring a love of science in young people, the museum is a vital part of the community.

But none of this would be possible without the generosity of our many supporters, which is why direct monetary gifts are so important.

Annual or direct monetary gifts can be made in three ways:

  • Online through the UO Foundation (be sure to designate your gift to the Friends of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History).  Direct online gifts can also go specifically to the MNCH Expansion Fund to support design and construction associated with the museum's landmark expansion, or to the MNCH Starlin Courtyard Fund to help maintain the native plants in the museum's courtyard.

  • In person during museum open hours (Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
  • By mail to:
    Museum of Natural and Cultural History
    University of Oregon
    PO Box 1224
    Eugene, OR 97403-1224

For more information on annual giving, contact Judi Pruitt, Assistant Director of Visitor Services, at (541) 346-1671 or or Eric McCready, Senior Director of Development, at (541) 346-4489 or