Our special community of faculty and staff donors

Our OSU Loyal community is made up of an incredible group of faculty and staff with a variety of interests and passions who come together philanthropically, determined to make a difference. Collectively, 1,315 OSU colleagues gave nearly $3.16 million in annual gifts to support their philanthropic passions at OSU last fiscal year.

The generosity of OSU professionals creates a meaningful impact on hundreds of different areas across the university:

  • Transforming the lives of OSU students
  • Bolstering OSU Extension and other community outreach programs
  • Propelling research that provides innovative solutions to difficult problems
  • Improving the quality of life for people and animals
  • Creating leadership opportunities for our student athletes

These accomplishments were made possible because OSU Loyal donors like you joined together to support future generations of OSU students, Oregonians and more.

Loyal membership includes

  • Candidacy for OSU Loyal Philanthropic Partner Award
  • Access to impactful OSU Foundation events and opportunities
  • Invitation to OSU Loyal events and activities
  • Informing the future of OSU through philanthropic engagement



2023 OSU Loyal Philanthropic Partner Award

President Emeritus Edward J. Ray

Throughout Ed Ray’s 17-year tenure as president – and the years since – he has been an extraordinary philanthropic leader. He has created multiple endowed scholarships and other funds benefiting students, particularly in the performing arts as well as the economics department, where he is on the faculty. He is especially well known for making challenge gifts that inspire other donors, and he also responds generously to other donors’ challenges.

Learn more about our OSU Loyal Philanthropic Partner Award winners.




Special thanks to the 2024 - 2025 OSU Loyal Advisory Committee

Quentin Comus
Cascades Edge Coordinator

Amy Davila-Klautzsch
Director for TRIO Student Support Services

Adam Drey
Communications Coordinator, Student Affairs Communications & Marketing

Blythe Kneedler
Assistant Director of Stewardship, College of Engineering

Larry Landis
Retired, Director of Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Valley Library

Kate Moses
Chief Assistant, Chancellor and Dean's Office, OSU-Cascades

Janet Nishihara
Executive Director, Educational Opportunities Program

Sara Smith
Assistant Director of Events, OSU Foundation

Karen Swanger
Director, KidSpirit

Andy Ungerer
Retired Faculty, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Dale Weber
Professor Emeritus, Animal and Rangeland Sciences

THANK YOU to the loyal OSU faculty and staff supporting their passions and changing the lives of OSU students, our communities, and beyond.

For more information on how to join the OSU Loyal Advisory Committee, contact OSU Loyal's staff liaison, Sara Dier.



It Pays to Have a Plan

The Office of Gift Planning helps donors and their professional advisors design a giving plan. Thoughtful, informed planning can yield significant benefits — for the donor and for Oregon State University. Planned gifts include bequests, trusts, gift annuities, and other gift vehicles. 


More Information

Faculty/Staff Giving
Contact Sara Dier, Director of Annual Giving Engagement & Stewardship, at 503-741-5424.

Gift Planning
Contact Jennifer Milburn, Senior Director of Development II, Gift Planning, at 541-737-6125.

Payroll Deductions
Contact Jamie Suter, Gift Administration Lead, at 541-737-1933.
Printable payroll deduction form. Download, print, and send via mail (PDF)

Other Ways to Give
Choose how to make your gift. Consider any of these convenient giving options.