Impact Report 2020-2021

Helping fellow Oregon Staters achieve their goals

As a senior at OSU, Beaver Leader Yuki Igarashi, ’08, attended a career fair organized by the College of Business, where she landed a management consultant position before she graduated from college. Now, she runs her own branch office as a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Seattle, Washington.  

“Helping people achieve their hopes and dreams is part of my job,” she said. “I hope that, by being a Beaver Leadership Circle donor and volunteering at OSU, I am helping the next generation attain their goals as well, especially students of color and students with high financial need.” 

Beaver Leadership Circle recognizes donors like you and Yuki Igarashi who give $1,000 or more to Oregon State University each academic year. 

During the 2020-21 academic year, 5,234 donors made up the Beaver Leadership Circle, helping to advance the university’s teaching, research and outreach mission when support was needed most. Additionally, 3,639 donors were new to the Beaver Leadership Circle or increased their giving, and 828 Beaver Leaders volunteered at OSU. Thank you!

Black and white photo of Yuki Igarashi.

Your gifts make a personal impact on the OSU community

Round crop of Katey Dong

“I am grateful to the generous donors who support veteran and military-connected students at Oregon State University. I will carry my OSU experiences with me as a leader for the rest of my life.”

Katey Chymei Dong, ’21 
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Round crop of Jaydon Grant

“I started as a walk-on at Oregon State. During my first three years I faced many obstacles, including three shoulder surgeries and a fractured vertebra. During that time, I earned a scholarship that was life changing. I don’t think I would be the same man if I didn’t come to Oregon State. I’m thankful to be a Beaver.”

Jaydon Grant, ’20
College of Liberal Arts
Student-Athlete, Football

Round crop of Katlyn Gaddis

“I plan to enroll in a physician’s assistant program after OSU. Finances have been a stressor for me, knowing that debt I build up now will be in addition to expenses for that next step. Scholarships make a huge difference.”

Katlyn Gaddis, senior
College of Public Health and Human Sciences




Here's a snapshot of what your annual gifts helped accomplish



made a significant difference on the cost of tuition for an OSU student.


assured that a student can afford to participate in hands-on learning, helping to find solutions to society's pressing challenges.


helped a first-year student afford to persist in their education.