Your Gift at Work

Gifts to the OSU Fund support many student programs and services such as the award-winning library and extra-curricular programs like the Student Leadership Initiative. These funds also serve to retain Oregon State's world-class teaching faculty. With the assistance of annual gifts, OSU maintains a commitment to high quality educational opportunities and learning environments.

Annual gifts have enabled the College of Science to build the Collaborative Learning Center in the Valley Library for Biology, Math, Chemistry and Physics assistance.

Annual gifts to the Apperson Hall Renovation enabled the College of Engineering to receive a Kresge challenge grant of $850,000. Support from alumni, friends, faculty and staff made the challenge possible.

These are just some of the many ways gifts to the OSU Fund benefit the university. While gifts to the OSU Fund may be designated to any area, you may choose to direct your gift to one of the following schools or programs:



At Oregon State University, our most important task is preparing students to serve, lead, and succeed in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. That task begins by bringing the best and most deserving students to OSU by offering financial assistance through merit- and need-based aid.


Gifts to the library are used to buy books, subscribe to print and online journals, provide wireless internet access to our patrons, and maintain research websites.

Student Programs

Gifts to student programs are used to support international studies, extension, extended campus the Honors College and various other areas on campus that benefit students

The President’s Fund for Excellence

Gifts to the President’s Fund for Excellence have the most flexibility in providing critical resources. Each year, President Ray assigns resources to achieve priorities, to achieve important initiatives and maintain goals of excellence in the following areas:

    • Facilitating student career-development and professional-development programs
    • Encouraging innovations in teaching and learning across disciplinary boundaries
    • Providing seed funding for graduate and professional programs that focus on emerging trends and disciplines
    • Assisting OSU's libraries in seeking out and securing the best possible acquisitions and resources
    • Enabling key information-technology enhancements and innovations

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