Last year, donors supported over 1,500 projects and programs. Here are a few of our featured giving opportunities — and possibly some of your passions — where you can make an impact.
Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts: The arts alter our thinking and open new worlds. They stimulate creativity and innovation. And at OSU, the arts are for everyone. Thanks to our generous donors, our new arts complex is set to open in 2024 — and now is the time to take your seat! With a $2,500 gift, you may name a seat in the new recital hall.
Beavers Care: Beavers around the world have helped make a difference for OSU students, faculty and staff in urgent need of support. Beavers care for each other, and every gift helps one more student meet their basic needs and stay on track to graduate. Learn more about the Beavers Care Initiative.
Beavers Fight Hunger: Confronted with the national reality that two in five college students skip meals to keep the lights on, our community is saying enough is enough. Beavers all over the world are stepping up to address student food insecurity at OSU.
Climate Science: A global leader in climate science, Oregon State University is ranked No. 2 in the world for forestry and No. 3 in the world for oceanography. Oregon is home to natural, living laboratories, an ideal environment for educating tomorrow’s leaders and bringing theories into action. Join us by supporting OSU's leading-edge research and programs in climate science discovery and innovation.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We’re stronger together. With the unprecedented, historical challenges we face in today’s world, we must hold each other up using our experiences and stories to guide us forward. Learn more about our DEI initiatives and how you can join our inclusive efforts.
Faculty Support and Excellence: Our faculty are the people who give life to OSU’s educational mission — they teach, challenge and guide students while enhancing the academic experience on a higher level. Your generous gift can help retain top academic talent by creating an endowed position at the university. Find out how you can propel the future of OSU academia.
Scholarships and Fellowships: Our OSU graduates are our future. By donating to our scholarships and fellowships fund, you are helping another student achieve their collegiate dreams. We are committed to a healthier, prosperous and more sustainable future — you could be a part of what keeps it going.
Student Mental Health: The OSU community takes student health and well-being seriously. You can join fellow Beavers in enabling all OSU students to have ready access to mental health and well-being resources.
OSU Scholarship Match: When you open the door to a college education, you change the course of a student’s life — that’s why we offer a scholarship-match program. Financial barriers are one of the top reasons why students don’t pursue a higher education. With OSU’s matching program, donors can immediately help OSU students while leaving a legacy by creating endowed scholarship funds for years to come.
Veteran and Military Students: OSU is home to the largest military-connected community at any higher education institution in Oregon. You can help these students in their transition to university life by bridging financial gaps, enhancing opportunities for peer mentoring and more.
We are also proud to highlight the Student Success Initiative: Since this initiative began in 2015, OSU Student Success donors have created numerous funds, marking key milestones for the university along the way. This university-wide effort aims to increase student retention and drive inclusive excellence for every Beaver student.
General Colleges and Programs
Whichever program you choose, your gift will enhance Oregon State University. The choice is yours!
You may designate your gift to any of OSU’s colleges, to a specific department or school within them, or to OSU-Cascades. Your investment will help create outstanding educational experiences for students. Learn more about the fundraising efforts underway in our colleges:
- Agricultural Sciences
- Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
- Honors College
- Liberal Arts
- Linus Pauling Institute
- Oregon 4-H Foundation and 4-H Youth Development
- OSU Alumni Association
- OSU Athletics
- OSU Extension
- OSU Libraries
- Public Health and Human Sciences
- Veterinary Medicine
You can also donate to a specific OSU department. From research funding to athletics, there is plenty of inspiration and innovation at the university for you to choose from.
There’s so much more. Your gift to OSU can support the arts, study abroad opportunities, the Parent and Family Association and more.