OSU demonstration forest

Timberland Bequest Creates Living Classroom

Throughout his life, Marion Matteson appreciated and benefited from the helpful timberland management advice he received from the OSU College of Forestry and its alumni. A lifelong resident of the Scoggins Valley area in Washington County, he decided to bequeath his forested property to Oregon State: the college’s newest demonstration forest. Read more ...


Alumni Give Back to 4-H

4H Gift AnnuityIt was 4-H that enabled John Hansen to enroll at OSU in the fall of 1936. He had just sold two prize 4-H cows for $100, which would pay a good chunk of his $317 in expenses at OSU that year. Read more ...

50 Years Later, Librarian’s Gift Helps Students

4H Gift AnnuityWhen OSU librarian Elizabeth Ritchie created the first life-income gift with the OSU Foundation nearly five decades ago, she could hardly have imagined how her gift would grow – and how much it would benefit Oregon State students and faculty. Read more ...

Pharmacy Alumnus Extends Family Legacy

Bequest Grows OSU's Master Gardener ProgramFred Brauti, M.D., was raised in a pharmacy – literally.

"When I was a baby they’d put me down for naps in an empty shipping box," he recalls with a smile. Now a retired radiologist living in Corvallis, Brauti’s auspicious start in life led him to follow in his family’s footsteps. Read more ...

Scott Mickelson
"It just makes sense for parents to have wills and when you create one, it’s very meaningful to include those organizations, like Oregon State, that are important to your family.

We decided to give a percentage of our estate, so as our net worth grows so does our gift."

- Scott Mickelson ’99
Father whose will includes a bequest to OSU


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