OSU Foundation Press Releases

 

OSU Campaign Celebration to Feature N.Y. Times Columnist

10-16-14

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times will be the keynote speaker at an event on Friday, Oct. 31, celebrating the success of Oregon State University’s billion-dollar campaign.
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OSU to Celebrate Johnson Hall Construction on September 15

09-10-14

The public is invited to the construction launch celebration of Oregon State University’s newest engineering building on Monday, September 15.
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Walmart and The Walmart Foundation Award OSU Grant to Help Boost U.S. Manufacturing

08-11-14

Oregon State University has been chosen for one of the first seven grants from the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund created by Walmart and The Walmart Foundation to help accelerate manufacturing in the United States.
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City Manager to Lead OSU Foundation's Athletics Fundraising

08-11-14

James “Jim” Patterson, city manager and CEO of the City of Corvallis, has been named the Oregon State University Foundation's new senior associate athletics director/senior director of development for intercollegiate athletics.
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Portland Fundraiser to Lead OSU Foundation's Metro Office

07-22-14

Kristin Watkins, associate vice president for advancement at Portland Community College and executive officer of the PCC Foundation, has been named the head of Oregon State University Foundation's office in Portland.
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New York Yankee Jacoby Ellsbury Commits $1 Million to Alma Mater

06-03-14

Jacoby Ellsbury, centerfielder for the New York Yankees and former student-athlete at Oregon State University, has committed $1 million to help the OSU baseball program expand its locker room facilities.
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Keck Foundation supports innovative materials research

03-24-14

The W.M. Keck Foundation has made a $1 million grant to Oregon State University to study new types of materials that can change shape when exposed to light, and might create an innovative way to store hydrogen.
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$2M Challenge Gift For Whyte Track and Field Center

03-07-14

Oregon State Athletics has received a $2 million challenge gift in support of the second phase of the Whyte Track and Field Center that will be used toward the construction of grandstands, a press box, hammer throw area, scoreboard, main entry plaza and other amenities.
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OSU-Cascades Exceeds $4 Million Fundraising Goal

02-05-14

Supporters of Oregon State University - Cascades have surpassed a $4 million private fundraising goal for the campus expansion. Their gifts, which exceed $4.6 million, bring the decades-old vision of a four-year university in Central Oregon another step closer to reality. read more ...

 

OSU Surpasses Fundraising Milestone of $1 Billion

01-31-14

Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray announced today that the university’s first comprehensive campaign has surpassed its $1 billion fund-raising goal – 11 months ahead of schedule.
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Zielke named Patricia Valian Reser Professor of Music at OSU

12-12-13

Steven M. Zielke, a professor of music who is widely recognized as a leader in choral studies, has been appointed as the first Patricia Valian Reser Professor of Music at Oregon State University.
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OSU Foundation Creates Procedure to Hear Public Input on Investment Holdings

12-11-13

At its December 6 meeting, the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees adopted a new procedure for university stakeholders to raise issues related to its investment portfolio.
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Tobias Wolff Named Recipient of Biennial Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

10-01-13

Acclaimed author Tobias Wolff is the second winner of Oregon State University’s Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. The biennial award is given to a major American author who has created a body of critically acclaimed work and who has — in the tradition of creative writing at OSU — mentored young writers.
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New University Longhouse Features Native Art

07-26-13

Partially framed with massive Douglas fir beams and sided with cedar planks, Oregon State University’s new Native American Longhouse Eena Haws stands out from the campus’s traditional red brick. Like a wooden jewelry box, the cultural center holds several significant pieces of art, representing a variety of Native American traditions.
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OSU Foundation Executive Director Named to CASE Board of Trustees

07-24-13

Mike Goodwin, president and chief executive officer of the Oregon State University Foundation, has been voted chair-elect of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Board of Trustees.
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Women's Group Surpasses $500,000 Milestone in Monies Raised for Oregon State University

05-20-13

What can a gift of $500 accomplish, really? At Oregon State University, participants in the Women's Giving Circle not only know how their gifts make an impact – they get to decide how their dollars are spent through an annual voting process.
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OSU-Cascades Receives Oregon Community Foundation Challenge Grant

05-13-13

Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray announced today that OSU-Cascades has received another major boost in its efforts to raise $4 million to expand the campus to a four-year university.
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Foundation Announces Executive Promotion

05-02-13

The Oregon State University Foundation has promoted Shawn Scoville to executive vice president. Since February 2005 he has served as the foundation’s campaign director and senior vice president.
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OSU to celebrate Austin Hall construction on April 19

04-19-13

A public ceremony and reception will begin at 4 p.m. on Jefferson Way between S.W. 26th and S.W. 30th streets. The $55-million facility is named in honor of Joan and Ken Austin, of Newberg, Ore., for their $10-million commitment to the project. Longtime donors to the university, the Austins are co-founders and owners of A-dec, Inc., a world-renowned dental equipment manufacturer.
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U.S. Bank Creates Scholarship Endowment for High-Achieving OSU Students

04-01-13

U.S. Bank has committed $100,000 to Oregon State University’s Presidential Scholarship program, which supports high-achieving incoming freshman from Oregon. It is the university’s most prestigious scholarship, and pays tuition costs for nearly 240 students each year.
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Oregon State University to Honor Top Volunteers

03-01-13

Oregon State University will honor three of its most dedicated volunteers at the Destination OSU awards banquet in Phoenix, Ariz., on Sunday, March 10.
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Oregon State, North Dakota State Foundation Leaders Receive Professional Honor

02-07-13

Veteran leaders of two top-tier foundations-Oregon State University Foundation and the North Dakota State University Development Foundation- are the 2013 recipients of the CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Awards.
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Oregon State Receives $20 Million in Private Support for Engineering Research Facility

01-31-13

Peter and Rosalie Johnson have committed $7 million to create a new educational and research facility in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. Leveraging an earlier $10 million gift from an anonymous donor, $3 million in additional private funds and possible matching state funds, the planned $40 million building will address space needs for engineering faculty, lab space for interdisciplinary research and a center focused on improving recruitment and retention of engineering students. Construction of the building will rely on legislative approval of state bonds during the current legislative session.
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$5 Million Gift to Advance OSU Performing Arts

01-31-13

Oregon State University has received a $5 million gift commitment to advance its performing arts programs and its emerging leadership in digital arts, performance technology and communication. The gift launches a major effort to elevate support for OSU’s School of Arts and Communication. 
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Plum Creek commits $500,000 for OSU water-quality research

01-08-13

Plum Creek, one of the nation’s largest private land owners with about 6.4 million acres in 19 states, has committed $500,000 to support an endowed research position in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.
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$2 Million Endowment Will Support OSU-Cascades' Academic Programs

12-18-12

Inspired by the momentum and promise of Oregon State University - Cascades, a Bend couple has made plans through their estate to fund an endowment that will support the campus. The $2 million commitment from Carmen and Mike Cutting is the largest gift in OSU-Cascades' history.
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Oregon State President Receives 2013 CASE Leadership Award

12-14-12

Dr. Edward J. Ray, president of Oregon State University, has been named the 2013 Leadership Award honoree by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII, the CASE VIII Board announced today.
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Oregon State Athletics annual fund renamed "Our Beaver Nation"

12-05-12

As part of a renewed commitment to create stronger relationships with supporters and provide an increased focus on philanthropic giving, the Oregon State Athletics Development office is moving in a new direction – starting with a new name for its annual giving program.
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OSU Foundation Hires Veteran VP For Principal Gifts, Gift Planning

11-28-12

Jeff Comfort, executive director of principal and planned gifts at Georgetown University, has been named the vice president of principal gifts and gift planning at the Oregon State University Foundation, effective Jan. 1.
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OSU Awards $80,500 in Agricultural Honors Scholarships

11-15-12

Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences has awarded 32 undergraduates $80,500 in scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year.
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OSU-Cascades Receives Gifts to Launch Hospitality Degree Program

11-13-12

Cascades plans to launch a four-year hospitality degree program that was once offered on the main OSU campus, after receiving gifts totaling $320,000 from the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association and hospitality-related businesses across the state.
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OSU TO DEDICATE NEW CAMPUS ENTRANCE

10-16-12

Oregon State University will dedicate its new entrance to campus at the intersection of 26th Street and Western Boulevard before the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct 20.
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OSU-Cascades Receives $1 Million for Campus Expansion

09-27-12

The Tykeson Family Charitable Trust has committed $1 million to the expansion of the Oregon State University - Cascades campus into a four-year university, announced OSU President Ed Ray today in a news conference. The conference was held at the Old Mill District, near the site of the envisioned expansion.
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OSU to Open $14 Million Student Success Center on Sept. 18

09-18-12

Oregon State University will open its Student Success Center on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The new $14 million center will house programs that provide both the general student population and student-athletes with a range of academic support services.
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OSU ALUM DONATES RARE BOOK COLLECTION TO UNIVERSITY

08-13-12

A new collection of rare books with an appraised value of more than $320,000 has been added to the Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center.
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Alumni couple pledges $3.5 million to engineering faculty at Oregon State University

07-31-12

Oregon State University alumni Mike and Judy Gaulke have committed $3.5 million to create the Michael and Judith Gaulke Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU. This endowed faculty fund will be the largest to date for the College of Engineering and the first in its School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. read more ..

 

West Linn volunteer creates $1.2 million gift for OSU Master Gardener program

07-16-12

The Oregon State University Master Gardener program has received a commitment for a $1.2 million estate gift to endow the director’s position – the largest gift in the program’s 36-year history. read more ..

 

Reeve Foundation awards grant to OSU wheelchair basketball club

07-05-12

Oregon State University has received a $3,000 grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to purchase equipment for the university’s wheelchair basketball club, OSU’s only adapted sports club team. read more ..

 

Donors Provide $1.5 Million for Proposed OSU-Cascades Expansion

07-03-12

More than 50 donors have put Oregon State University - Cascades $1.575 million closer to becoming a comprehensive, four-year branch campus of OSU with its own physical campus. The outpouring of community support came in less than two months. read more ..

Google gives $300,000 to OSU Open Source Lab

06-13-12

Google has made a $300,000 donation to the Oregon State University Open Source Lab, increasing its cumulative support of academia's premiere open source development and hosting operation to nearly $1.9 million. read more ..

Goal expanded to $1 billion for Campaign for OSU

03-05-12

Propelled by an outpouring of support from more than 60,000 households, Oregon State University has increased the goal of its first comprehensive capital campaign to $1 billion. read more ..

First endowed faculty scholar named at OSU-Cascades

11-28-11

OSU-Cascades has awarded the Tykeson Endowed Faculty Scholar in Energy Engineering Management to Robin Feuerbacher. The endowed faculty position, the first in the campus' history, was made possible by a $250,000 donation from a charitable trust operated by the owners of Bend Broadband. read more ..

Commitment from Bend resident final key to purchase of building for OSU-Cascades

10-28-11

The continued growth of Oregon State University-Cascades took a major step forward when the university and Deschutes Properties, LLC, agreed on the sale of a building in Bend. A gift of $800,000 will help the institution finalize its purchase of a building to house many of its graduate and research programs. read more ..

Ford Gift Creates Endowed Deanship in Forestry at OSU

09-23-11

A $5 million commitment from the head of Roseburg Forest Products and his wife has created an endowment for the College of Forestry dean's position at Oregon State University. read more ..

$600,000 GIFT ESTABLISHES MAJOR LITERARY PRIZE AT OSU

06-06-11

Oregon State University has received a $600,000 gift from alumnus Patrick F. Stone ’74 , and his wife, Vicki, to establish one of the top literary prizes in the nation. read more ..

OREGON STATE HIRES SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT

04-20-11

Shawn R. Heilbron, associate athletic director for development at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been named the senior associate athletic director for development at Oregon State University, effective July 1, 2011. read more ...

RENOVATION OF OSU'S EDUCATION HALL RECEIVES $2M BOOST FROM ALUM'S TRUST

04-11-11

Oregon State University’s College of Education has received a $2 million donation from the Joyce N. Furman Memorial Trust, which will enable the university to complete a major renovation and seismic upgrade to its historic Education Hall. Furman graduated from OSU in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in science education and was a longtime supporter of the university read more ..

$1.1M TO EXPAND OSU ENDOWED CHAIR, ENHANCE ENGINEERING PROGRAM

01-24-11

Oregon State University has received $1.1 million that will enable the College of Engineering to rename and almost double the endowment of an existing faculty chair and honor Hal Pritchett, the founder of the university's highly regarded Construction Engineering Management program. read more ...

BOB'S RED MILL FOUNDERS MAKE GIFT TO CREATE OSU CENTER ON WHOLE GRAIN FOODS

01-19-11

A $5 million gift from Bob and Charlee Moore will launch a new research and outreach center in the College of Health and Human Sciences focused on whole grain foods nutrition. read more ...

OREGON UTILITIES FUND NEW ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS AT OSU

01-04-11

Thanks to new scholarships funded by Pacific Power and the Portland General Electric Foundation, OSU engineering students from rural Oregon towns are able to focus more on studying and less on how they'll pay for college. read more ...

HATFIELD CENTER'S ART CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT MARINE EDUCATION

12-21-10

A new fundraising campaign is designed to support and enhance marine education programs and exhibits at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, while creating a work of ocean-themed art to hang in the visitor center's lobby. read more ...

PORTLAND COUPLE ENDOWS OSU DAIRY PROFESSORSHIP

12-01-10

A Portland couple has donated $860,000 to Oregon State University, part of which will endow a dairy professorship in the food science and technology department. read more ...

BEND FAMILY ENDOWS FIRST FACULTY POSITION AT OSU-CASCADES

11-15-10

OSU-Cascades has received a gift that will establish the first endowed faculty position at the Central Oregon campus and help launch its new Energy Engineering Management degree program. read more ...

MATCHING PROGRAM MOTIVATES GIFTS FOR OSU FACULTY

10-14-10

Two families have made the first gifts qualifying for a new matching program designed to spur private investment in Oregon State University's faculty. read more ...

FIRST ENDOWED DIRECTOR NAMED FOR OSU'S HALLIE FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

09-15-10

Rick Settersten, a professor of human development and family sciences at Oregon State University, has been named the first endowed director of OSU's Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. read more ...

VET MEDICINE SUPPORTER GIVES $1 MILLION TO BOOST HEALTH PROGRAMS

09-08-10

A long-time Oregonian whose love of animals and science first connected him with Oregon State University is giving $1 million to OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine to support programs that focus on the interface between human and animal health. read more ...

OSU FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SIX NEW TRUSTEES

08-10-10

Six new members have been elected to the Oregon State University Foundation Board of Trustees. read more ...

OSU FOUNDATION EXPANDS DEVELOPMENT STAFF

06-18-10

Three development officers have joined the staff of the Oregon State University Foundation. read more ...

OSU COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ENTERS NEW ERA WITH GIFTS, PLANS FOR $50M BUILDING

05-10-10

The College of Business will expand into a $50 million state-of-the-art facility, thanks to leadership commitments from Ken and Joan Austin and the late Al Reser, his wife Pat Reser, and their family. read more ...

$1 MILLION PLEDGE TO BOOST UNIVERSITY HONORS COLLEGE AT OSU

04-29-10

The University Honors College at Oregon State University has received a pledge of $1 million, from a couple that wishes to remain anonymous, to support students, faculty and the dean. read more ...

FRIEND TO OSU AL RESER PASSES AWAY AFTER LIFETIME OF SERVICE, LEADERSHIP

04-13-10

Al Reser will long be remembered as one of the most generous alumni and longstanding supporters in the history of Oregon State University, OSU leaders said Tuesday as they mourned his overnight passage. Mr. Reser was 74. read more ...

OSU PRESS LAUNCHES NEW NATURE SERIES

03-05-10

Oregon State University Press is launching a series focused on nature and the environment, a project supported by a donation from ConocoPhillips, facilitated by former OSU President John Byrne and his wife, Shirley. read more ...

 

More Press Releases

 

11-20-09

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR HIRED FOR OSU-CASCADES CAMPUS

08-11-09

GOOGLE GIFT OF $300,000 TO OSU OPEN SOURCE LAB RAISES INTERNET GIANT'S SUPPORT TO MORE THAN $1 MILLION

07-20-09

FROM PRINTED ELECTRONICS TO CHLOROPHYLL FROM OREGON SPINACH: OSU VENTURE FUND POWERS STARTUPS

07-15-09

MAGUIRE NAMED TO GIUSTINA PROFESSORSHIP

05-28-09

TDS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP. DONATES BANDWIDTH WORTH $1.4 MILLION TO OSU OPEN SOURCE LAB

04-28-09

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY'S CAMPAIGN SURPASSES HALF BILLION

04-28-09

OSU ALUMNI ASSOC. BOARD MEMBER CREATES SCHOLARSHIP FOR TREASURE VALLEY STUDENTS

03-10-09

Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation Gives $500,000
to OSU College of Forestry

02-19-09

gienger to receive chaves lifetime achievement award

02-19-09

OSU alumni associate honors moore brothers

02-19-09

keith mckennon honored with lifetime trustee award

01-09-09

PORTLAND COUPLE BOOSTS OSU PARTNERSHIP WITH OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY

12-03-08

CHRISTMAS TREE INNOVATOR PLEDGES $1 MILLION TO OSU SCHOLARSHIPS

10-15-08

COUPLE DONATES $2.4 MILLION TO OSU SCHOLARSHIPS

10-13-08

OSU FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW TRUSTEES

10-07-08

OSU ARCHAEOLOGIST TO INVESTIGATE FIRST WEST COAST HUMANS WITH $1-MILLION GIFT

09-25-08

OSU RECEIVES GATES FOUNDATION GRANT OF NEARLY $1m FOR TUBERCULOSIS RESEARCH

09-17-08

OSU ALUMNUS LEAVES $2.6 MILLION TO VALLEY LIBRARY

08-19-08

Tax Incentive Program Funds Six Oregon State Research Projects

08-07-08

OSU Foundation Announces Assistant Vice President for Gift Planning

08-05-08

Alumni Couple Pledges $1.4 Million to Oregon State University

07-24-08

OSU Open Source Lab Grows with Gift from Google

 

 

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