2012 Phil & Penny Knight

Recognizing Oregon as a very special place in the world – “geographically blessed” as Phil says – drives much of Phil & Penny’s giving. The Knights have made multiple gifts of $100 million or more to create research, learning and athletic environments that contribute to the success of the buildings’ clients. From the University of Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena and John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes to OHSU’s Knight Cancer Center, their understanding of design’s impact on life within the buildings has been a guiding force for their investments in their beloved state.