University receives $10 million gift to support EMU renovations, new performance hall

The University announced a $10 million gift from alumni Phyllis and Andy Berwick on Thursday. The gift would fund a new performance hall as part of the EMU/Recreation Center renovation proposal. The hall will host the Oregon Bach Festival and performances from the School of Music.

“We are immensely grateful to Phyzz and Andy for their generosity over the years,” University President Richard Lariviere said in a press release. “They are loyal Duck fans whose leadership remains invaluable to the University.”

Andy Berwick announced the donation at a ceremony on the second floor of the EMU Thursday afternoon.

“This is a trifecta for Phyllis and me,” Berwick said in a press release from the University. “This is where three of our greatest passions come together: the Oregon Bach Festival, the EMU and the University of Oregon.”

Andy Berwick graduated from the University in 1955. He founded Berwick Pacific Corp. in San Mateo, Calif.

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