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Supporting former University of Oregon athletes
and giving back to their local communities.

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mission

Our mission is to further student-athletes' exceptional experience at the University of Oregon by providing them an organization that will help with their transition to becoming alumni through mentorship and networking opportunities and then fostering those relationships into lifetime engagements as Ducks through social events, career opportunities, reunions, informative communication and more to let them know they will always be an integral part of the Oregon Athletics family.

​Automatic Membership

Any former student-athlete that was on an Oregon team roster for at least one game/competition during a season, as well as coaches and managers. 

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Objectives
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Meet Our Leaders

Jeff Eberhart

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Executive Director

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While attending the UO from 1986 to 1991, Jeff was a player-manager for two years for the Club Baseball team before graduating with degrees in Journalism and English. Jeff worked for the UO’s College of Education for a few years before working with college athletes as a Media Services intern in the Athletic Department in 1998. His passion for working with student-athletes continued to grow. From 2001 to 2008, Jeff worked in the football office, with the last two years as the Recruiting Coordinator working closely with the players, coaches and potential student-athletes. In 2008, Jeff was hired in the Duck Athletic Fund as a fundraiser. It was there he saw the need to reach out to all former athletes in an effort to keep them engaged with the school they bled for. After eight years in the DAF, Jeff moved to CA and married the girl of his dreams, but his passion of taking care of Oregon’s former student-athletes never left him. Now as the Executive Director of the Oregon Athlete Foundation, Jeff uses his experience and knowledge gained from 18 years of serving potential, current and former student-athletes to help run one of the best alumni groups in the country.

Michael Delagrange

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President/Founder

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Michael grew up a Duck fan in the small town of Grants Pass, Oregon. In 2000, he was awarded a football   scholarship and started over 30 games during his career as an Oregon Duck. As his lifelong goal of playing in the NFL began to take shape, his father passed away unexpectedly in 2004. Michael moved back home to Grants Pass to   help his family run his father’s insurance business instead of pursuing his NFL career. After returning home, Michael married his college sweetheart and had two children, both diehard Duck fans from birth. After several years of growing the family agency, Michael decided to pursue an innovative format for selling insurance, making insurance more accessible, easy to buy and cool. In 2012, Insurance Lounge was born as the country’s first interactive retail insurance store. To date, there are 4 locations throughout Oregon, with big plans for rapid expansion and growth in the coming years.

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Keagen Edwards

Treasurer

UO Lundquist College of Business, '13

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Ashley Delagrange

Secretary

College Softball '04-'07

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Luke Jackson

Board Member

Oregon Basketball '00-'03

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JJ Deforest

Board Member

Oregon Wrestling '89-'90

Heidi Albertson

Heidi Albertson

Board Member

Oregon Super Fan-Lifetime

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Rick Bellum

Associate Board Member

  

Puddles catches a free ride into the stadium. The No. 12 Oregon Ducks play the Georgia State Panthers in Eugene Oregon on September 19, 2015. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Seth Hague

Associate Board Member

Cheer/Mascot ’13-’16

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Liz Brenner

Associate Board Member

Five Sports '11-'16

Oregon Athlete Foundation is a 501c3 Tax Exempt Nonprofit Tax ID# 81-2482516