In 1974, William Harris was approached for an endowment for the University of Oregon. After a visit to the school and negotiations with Joan Acker and other UO faculty and administrators, he agreed to fund a center that engaged in research on women and gender studies. His $3.5 million bequest in the name of feminist activist Jane Grant, his wife, made possible the Center for the Study of Women in Society as we know it today.
You can be a part of the more than 45 years of feminist research and community by donating today to support the transformative work of CSWS.
Your gift will go directly to our work to fund intersectional feminist research and enrich the UO community by bringing to campus thought leaders who can speak to the ways in which gender, race, class, ability, and sexual orientation intersect and inform our vision of social justice.
You can also support CSWS by mailing a check payable to "CSWS-UO Foundation" to:
University of Oregon Foundation
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 410
Eugene OR 97403-2253
For more information about giving to CSWS, please contact us at 541.346.5015. You can also contact the UO Foundation directly at 541.346.2113.
The Acker-Morgen Memorial Lectureship
The Center for the Study of Women in Society's Acker-Morgen Memorial Lectureship honors two powerful feminist voices, CSWS founding director Joan Acker and longtime center director Sandra Morgen, both of whom passed away in 2016.
This annual lecture series commemorates their legacies by bringing to the University of Oregon campus renowned feminist scholars who work on issues of economic justice and gender equity — issues that were very near and dear to both Joan and Sandi.
You can support the Acker-Morgen Memorial Lectureship with a gift of any amount. Click the button below, or mail your check designed to the Acker-Morgen Lectureship Fund to CSWS, 1201 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1201.
Every gift made to this fund will allow CSWS to plan for lectures in Joan and Sandi’s names for years to come.
For more information about giving to the Acker-Morgen Memorial Lectureship, please contact us at 541.346.5015. You can also contact the UO Foundation directly at 541.346.2113.