Profiles in Excellence: Marilyn and Gerry Cameron

Cameron gift ensures future for securities analysis center

Learning about real-world investing sooner or later means risking real-world dollars, and that’s something the UO can continue to let students do thanks to a new gift from longtime donors Marilyn and Gerry Cameron.

The gift ensures that what is now the Marilyn C. and Gerry B. Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis has a long-term, stable source of funding. The center allows students to manage a portfolio currently valued at $1.2 million.

Gerry Cameron attended the UO through a work-study scholarship from U.S. Bank. That scholarship led to Cameron’s 43-year banking career, rising to become chairman and CEO of U.S. Bancorp in the mid 1990s.

He became a trustee of the UO Foundation in 2000 and served as president from 2004-05. With Marilyn he has endowed Presidential and Dean’s scholarships and the Gerry and Marilyn Cameron Chair in Finance, currently held by Diane Del Guercio.

For the full story, see “Gift from Dedicated Ducks to Support Finance and Securities Center” on the UO Giving website.