The current funding for the Oregon Athlete Foundation is coming from its founder, Michael DeLaGrange, in the form of a large private donation. Our ongoing funding model is primarily dependent on outside donations and sponsorships.
We require all of our Board Members to make donations to our organization annually in addition to volunteering their time. No salaries or compensation is provided to our officers, directors, board members or support staff; expect for a small commission for our full-time Executive Director Jeff Eberhart*. This commission is only earned when he personally brings in donations or sponsorships. The more donations and sponsorships we bring in the more impact we will have achieving our mission! Our organization is solely focused on helping former University of Oregon Athletes and their local communities. Transparency is something we feel is critical for our organization and for any nonprofit. We will be posting a financial overview every year to our website so everyone can see where we spend our funds and how effective we have been!
*Jeff Eberhart was hired to be our full-time Executive Director. His responsibilities include: building and maintaining our database for every UO sport, communicating to the membership (in-person meetings, phone calls, e-mails, social media), facilitating our job placement and networking programs, coordinating and organizing our events, raising funds and being the point person and liaison for all former UO athletes and related UO groups.
Oregon Athlete Foundation is a 501c3 Tax Exempt Nonprofit Tax ID# 81-2482516