With over 30 years of fundraising experience, Mike Andreasen joined the University of Oregon as Vice President, Development in 2010 before assuming an expanded role as Vice President for University Advancement in 2013. The newly-formed Office of University Advancement was created to bring university-wide development activities, government and community relations efforts, and alumni outreach under one umbrella.
Under Mike’s leadership, the UO launched a comprehensive $2 billion campaign. Momentum was such that the campaign was extended with a revised $3 billion goal. Over the course of 11 years, the UO raised $3.2 billion, securing over 500,000 gifts from 174,000 donors. Highlights include two unprecedented $500 million gifts supporting the new Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The campaign was successfully completed in June 2021, surpassing its original and revised goals.
Most recently, Mike led the fundraising effort to secure a transformational $425 million gift from Connie and Steve Ballmer to establish the Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health at the University of Oregon, announced in March 2022.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at the University of California, Irvine, and began his career in annual giving at the same institution. Before coming to the UO, Mike served as assistant dean and executive director for advancement at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He previously held development roles in major gifts and campaign leadership at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the American Film Institute.