The Dave Frohnmayer Leadership Fund

An Invitation to Continue Dave's Legacy

“What would Dave expect of us? To use our talents in the service of humanity.”
—John Frohnmayer

Our mission in creating the Dave Frohnmayer Leadership Fund is rooted in Dave's personal definition of leadership—one that inspired the transformation of the campus over which he presided: leadership through esprit. A shared vision, a team effort, a code of conduct...and the search for common ground. Most importantly, Dave believed in making a difference in people's lives in a way that endures. It's a lesson so essential—so right—that it needs to be championed on this campus as a tribute to Dave's legacy.

Generous donors, including Lorry I. Lokey, Nancy and Dave Petrone, and Mary and Tim Boyle, have given the University of Oregon School of Law a starting point to launch a program dedicated to developing leadership in Dave's name, beginning with the Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law. And with your help, we can continue his legacy of leadership and service.

The University of Oregon is a better place because of Dave’s leadership, and with your ongoing support, the leadership program within the University of Oregon School of Law will give students the opportunity to make the world a better place. 


Our Goal: To Continue Dave's Legacy

Friends and colleagues of Dave Frohnmayer have launched a drive to permanently honor Dave’s passion for leadership and the law in two ways:

The Dave Frohnmayer Leadership Fund

This fund is designed to help University of  Oregon students develop into leaders capable of creating positive change in Oregon and beyond. This fund will help shape: 

  • Our classrooms by ensuring that the spirit of Dave’s leadership class is sustained in our curriculum.
  • Our community through the creation of service learning and networking opportunities for students.
  • Our faculty by creating funding for faculty and staff to enhance their ability to understand and teach leadership.
  • Our students by providing widespread training opportunities and by naming a select number of student leaders as Dave Frohnmayer Fellows to help lead our initiatives.

The Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law 

To honor Dave’s legacy as a legal scholar and teacher, a leadership gift from Lorry I. Lokey has helped to create the Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law.

  • The first of its kind—honoring Dave’s legacy and housed in Dave’s home, the School of Law.
  • Recruit or retain a world-class faculty member who will help develop students’ leadership skills.
  • Provide sustained leadership for initiatives created through the Dave Frohnmayer Leadership Fund.
  • Continue Dave’s important work in the classroom and build on his legacy of teaching leadership.

Your Support is Crucial

Achieving these goals depends on your contribution. Through your gift, you will help ensure Dave’s impact as a transformational leader continues to influence University of Oregon students—and benefit their communities for generations to come.

"Your gift to the Dave Frohnmayer Leadership Fund will inspire future generations of University of Oregon students to choose lives of leadership and service. This is the best legacy we can have for Dave."

—Michael Moffitt
Dean, Philip H. Knight Chair, Professor
University of Oregon School of Law

Thank you.