Upcoming Events

Foundation Events Calendar

Please join the OSU Foundation for these upcoming events. Private donor events are noted as
"by invitation." Links and additional details will be provided as confirmed.

Sponsorship opportunities
The OSU Foundation welcomes sponsorships from businesses and individuals for its events. To learn more about sponsoring an event, please contact Deborah Correa, Director of Stewardship, at 541-737-4709.

Questions about OSU Foundation events? Contact the Events Office at 877-280-9797.

Past Events

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OSU Commemorates World War II: A World at War, a State Transformed:
August 5

On August 5, OSU friends and supporters got a special introduction to the World War II: A World at War, a State Transformed exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland.

Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade Viewing Party
June 6

On Saturday, June 6, OSU President’s Circle members enjoyed the Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade out in front of the OSU Foundation’s Portland Center. Participants were treated to lunch, OSU keepsakes, and reserved seating along the parade route.

2015 Faculty Excellence Recognition Dinner
May 21

Members of the Oregon State community came together to recognize outstanding faculty members as well as the generous donors who support them at a dinner on May 21. This year's honorees included eight new holders of endowed faculty positions and two distinguished professors.

OSU Night at the Oregon Symphony with Storm Large
May 1

OSU President’s Circle members, university friends, Oregon Symphony leaders, principal tuba and OSU faculty member JáTtik Clark, and other special guests – including Benny Beaver – gathered on May 1 for an entertaining evening at the Oregon Symphony featuring Storm Large.


Provost's Lecture Series - Dr. Richard Besser
April 13

OSU President’s Circle members and university friends came together on April 13 for an informative evening with ABC News' Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser. Dr. Besser discussed the importance of communications in the public health field.

Destination OSU
February 19-21

An awards gala honoring four outstanding volunteer leaders, an OSU tailgater and baseball game, faculty presentations on health and nutrition, and great company with fellow Beavers: all combined in three beautiful days in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Provost's Lecture Series - Cheryl Strayed
January 15

OSU President’s Circle members and university friends gathered on January 15 for an unforgettable evening with Cheryl Strayed, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir "Wild."

The Campaign for OSU Celebration
October 31, 2014

Oregon State supporters celebrated the lasting impact of The Campaign for OSU during Homecoming. The celebration included a campus open house and tours, a multimedia showcase featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nicholas Kristof, dinner, and an after party.

Johnson Hall
Construction Launch

September 15, 2014

OSU campus leaders and community members gathered to honor Rosalie and Pete '55 Johnson and other contributors to Johnson Hall, the new home of the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering.

Grand Floral Parade
Watch Party

June 7, 2014

OSU President’s Circle members enjoyed the Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade out in front of the OSU Foundation’s Portland Center. Participants were treated to lunch, OSU keepsakes, and reserved seating along the parade route.

Stone Literary Events with Tobias Wolff
May 22, 2014

More than 500 members of the OSU community gathered with acclaimed American author Tobias Wolff for the presentation of the 2014 Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, one of the nation’s largest accolades for lifetime literary accomplishment.

OSU Faculty Excellence Dinner
May 13, 2014
Members of the OSU community came together to recognize outstanding faculty members and acknowledge the generous donors who support them.

Tango Caliente with the Oregon Symphony
March 15, 2014

More than 100 OSU guests met at the Heathman Hotel for a pre-concert reception featuring Barbara Platt-Lauris and an evening of tango music with the Oregon Symphony.

Destination OSU
February 28 - March 2, 2014

More than 200 Oregon State University alumni and friends enjoyed a weekend celebrating the university’s growing impact and honoring its outstanding volunteer leaders.

Winter Wine Tasting
February 20, 2014

OSU President’s Circle members and university friends gathered February 20 for an evening of education and wine sampling, highlighting one of Oregon State’s fastest growing programs – fermentation science.

OSU in Tempe
Friday, November 15, 2013

The OSU Foundation invited President’s Circle members, university and OSU Alumni Association leaders, and fellow friends of Beaver Nation in Tempe for an evening reception prior to the Oregon State vs. Arizona State game.

OSU President's Dinner
Thursday, November 7, 2013

The celebration at the Portland Art Museum honored new members of the Milton Harris Society, a donor community of alumni, friends, private foundations, and corporate partners whose lifetime giving to the university exceeds $1 million.

OSU Faculty and Staff Donor Reception
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

OSU faculty and staff gathered in the Valley Library Rotunda on October 23 to celebrate the impact their philanthropy is having at Oregon State. To date, current and emeritus faculty and staff have given nearly $24 million to the Campaign to OSU


OSU Faculty Excellence Luncheon
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

OSU honored two new distinguished professors and 26 new holders of endowed positions established by generous donors to The Campaign for OSU. Donors have more than doubled the number of endowed positions available to OSU faculty since the start of the campaign.


Native American Longhouse Eena Haws Grand Opening
Friday, May 17, 2013

The Native American students of Oregon State University and President Edward J. Ray celebrated the grand opening of the new Native American Longhouse on Friday, May 17, with a program and tours.


Austin Hall Construction Launch
Friday, April 19, 2013

On April 19, 2013, OSU’s College of Business launched a new era in educating tomorrow’s business leaders, as donors and the campus community helped commemorate the start of construction on Austin Hall.


OSU President's Circle Reception
Science of Beer and Wine
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Nearly 100 OSU President’s Circle members visited the university’s pilot plant brewhouse to sample student work while learning about OSU's fermentation sciences programs.


Destination OSU
March 8 - 10, 2013

Alumni and friends visited the Arizona desert for a weekend of activities and to honor three of the university's most treasured volunteers as part of the Destination OSU 2013.


OSU President's Circle Reception
Corvallis-OSU Symphony
February 20, 2013

OSU welcomed nearly 100 guests to the CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom to connect with fellow OSU President’s Circle members before a captivating OSU-Corvallis Symphony performance featuring acclaimed concert pianist Mariangela Vacatello.


Alamo Bowl Reception
December 28, 2012

OSU welcomed more than 200 Beaver football fans to its Welcome Reception at San Antonio’s celebrated Depot 1 at Historic Sunset Station.


Animal Teaching Facility Opening
October 19, 2012

On Friday, October 19, the James E. Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility, was officially opened in front of nearly 300 community friends and donors.


Student Success Center Opening
September 18, 2012

On Tuesday, September 18, Oregon State dedicated the 30,000-square foot Student Success Center, adjacent to the CH2M HILL Alumni Center.


Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade
June 9, 2012

More than 150 Beavers enjoyed Portland's 100th Grand Floral Parade at the OSU President's Circle Viewing Party. Participants were treated to lunch, OSU keepsakes, and reserved seating to take in all the sights and sounds of parade pageantry.


Stone Literary Prize Reading
May 10, 2012

Inaugural recipient of the Stone Award for Literary Lifetime Achievement Joyce Carol Oates visited with more than 700 students and community friends during events in Corvallis and Portland. The award was created by a generous gift from Vicki and Patrick Stone '74.


OSU Faculty Excellence Luncheon
May 9, 2012

More than 90 members of the OSU community came together to celebrate the university’s outstanding faculty. OSU’s newest distinguished professors were honored alongside those faculty who have been appointed to academic societies or have been awarded endowed faculty positions.


Joyce Collin Furman Hall Grand Opening
April 17, 2012

More than 150 donors and university friends celebrated the re-opening and formal renaming of Joyce Collin Furman Hall. The 110-year-old Furman Hall (formerly Education Hall) underwent extensive remodeling and seismic upgrades thanks to state, university, and donor support.


Tales from Antarctica & Beyond with Noah Stryker ’08
April 12, 2012

More than 150 people attended the reception at the Vue, featuring Noah Strycker, naturalist, adventurer, and author of Among Penguins, published by OSU Press. Guests also heard from OSU Presidential Scholars Mitchell Truong ’13 and Tasha Livingstone ’13.


Linus Pauling Science Center Grand Opening
October 14, 2011

OSU community members and friends celebrated the completion of this cornerstone project of The Campaign for OSU. Construction of the $62.5 million home of the Linus Pauling Institute and the Department of Chemistry was made possible through the generous support of the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation and the family of Al and Pat Reser, along with gifts from 2,600 additional donors and a matching bond from the State of Oregon. See more about this event.


Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families Grand Opening
September 8, 2011

Friends and campus representatives gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families at Oregon State University. The center was made possible by the visionary gift of the late Oregon philanthropist, Hallie Ford. See more about this event.

OSU President's Circle Reception & Willamette STAGE Company Play
July 14, 2011

Members of the President's Circle and 1868 Society gathered at the Majestic Theater in Corvallis for a reception and production of The Play's the Thing, by P.G. Wodehouse. Presented by Willamette STAGE Company, the play kicked off the annual Da Vinci Days Festival. See more about this event.

Student Success Center Groundbreaking
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Oregon State University celebrated the construction launch for its newest student-support project, the Student Success Center. The planned $14 million facility will be home to academic support programs like BEST and September Scholars when completed in June 2012. See more about this event.

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