Giving Opportunities

Giving to the Cinema Studies Department

Your support of Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon has allowed the department to experience outstanding growth since launching with just 58 students in 2010. Today, the department serves more than 300 majors, providing our students with the richness of a liberal arts education that intertwines cinema history and theory with practical state–of–the–art production skills—your donations of time and resources helped make this possible.

Give Now to Cinema Studies

A gift to Cinema Studies, whether large or small, has the ability to touch every one of our students. We appreciate your interest and support. For more information on how you can support the UO’s Cinema Studies Department, please contact Philip W. Scher, Cinema Studies Department Head, at or 541-346-5104.

Opportunities to Support Cinema Studies

Student Scholarships:

Scholarships help enable students with a passion for cinema to pursue their degree at the University of Oregon.

Speaker Series:

Cinema Studies hosts professionals, scholars, and artists from media-related industries as speakers in large campus-wide events as well as small class workshops that enrich the department and the student experience.

Equipment and Technology:

To prepare students for careers in media-related industries, the department must maintain cutting-edge equipment, software, and technology.

Endowed Faculty Support:

Ongoing support provides faculty with resources for developing and sustaining a strong curriculum with continuing education and research.

Annual Giving Reminder

If you are contacted by UO Annual Giving and decide to make a contribution to the university, consider designating the Cinema Studies Department as a recipient. Such gifts make a difference in what the department can do to enhance educational opportunities for our students and provide valuable resources for our faculty.

If you wish to make a contribution now, please make your check payable to the University of Oregon Foundation, designated for the Cinema Studies Department, and send it directly to the University of Oregon Foundation, 1720 East 13th Avenue, Suite 410, Eugene, OR 97403-2253, or donate online through the UO Foundation at:

Thank you!