UO Launches $2 Billion Campaign

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is launching the largest-ever fundraising campaign. Friday night the University of Oregon announced a goal of raising $2 billion. Vice President of University Advancement, Michael Andreasen, says this campaign has three major goals: access, excellence, and experience. The money will be used toward scholarships, student support services, and … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Starts Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene is happening this weekend at Skinner Butte Park. Organizers moved it to the park after previous negotiations fell through to have it near the 5th Street Market. Event organizers say they’re piecing together the final plans. They said they planned the festival because Eugene needs a special event … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Short on Funding

EUGENE, Ore. — For Krysta Albert creating the Festival of Eugene is a way to bring some fun and joy to the community, after the Eugene Celebration was canceled earlier this summer. But, the grassroots effort to create a festival from scratch, in just a handful of weeks, is proving to be a challenge. “Basically … Continue reading »

Skatepark Fundraising Efforts Begin

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction at the Washington Jefferson Skatepark is nearly complete and the skating community is on board. “I’ve been to Portland talking to kids in Portland. They all know about it. There’s a big Internet buzz going about it. It’s the largest covered, lit skate park in the nation, so there’s a lot … Continue reading »

Junction City Habitat for Humanity Event

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Dozens gathered for a community event in Junction City Saturday to help raise money for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, as they prepare to build their 18th home. The owner of a new store in town has been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for the last five years. … Continue reading »

Lane County 4-H Holds Tack Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — After losing a couple years of the program, Lane County 4-H leaders are hoping this year’s Tack Sale will bring in some much needed funding. The event took place at the Oregon Horse Center in Eugene. More than 50 vendors from around Oregon came to sell tack, which is a term used … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Begins Fundraising Campaign

EUGENE, Ore. — City leaders joined Tuesday morning to kick off the second annual I ShelterCare about Homeless campaign. Bethel Public Schools Superintendent Colt Gill joined Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg and Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy in endorsing ShelterCare’s mission to raise $75,000 for 250 homeless families in need by the end of October. “I’ve seen … Continue reading »