Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Lorry I. Lokey (pictured), the veteran Bay Area journalist and public relations executive who sold his Business Wire to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in 2005, has given the University of Oregon $74.5 million to benefit science teaching and research, the Portland Business Journal reports. The gift is the largest single academic donation in the school's history. The gift brings Lokey's total giving to the University of Oregon to $132 million over just the past four years. Lokey grew up in Portland and is a 1949 graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a journalism degree in 1949.