A roundup of notable gifts compiled by the Chronicle:
Nike co-founder Phil Knight gave $900.7 million to his and wife Penelope’s foundation. The couple primarily support scientific and medical research at the University of Oregon, Oregon Health and Science University, and other large institutions. They have also given extensively to Stanford University, where Phil Knight earned an MBA in 1962.
University of Oregon
Phil Knight gave $300 million for ongoing support for many of the university’s programs to which he has donated in recent years. With this latest gift, he and his wife, Penelope, have donated at least $1.1 billion to the university since 2007, with much of it directed to scientific research and related programs.
Phil Knight earned a journalism degree from the university in 1959 and went on to co-found Nike, the sports-apparel company.
Kummer Institute Foundation
Fred and June Kummer gave $300 million to establish
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