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University Advancement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
(248) 370-4504
Fax: (248) 370-3182

University Advancement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
(248) 370-4504
Fax: (248) 370-3182

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Faculty, Staff and Retiree Giving

Payroll Deduction Give Online

The All University Fund Drive (AUFD) is an annual effort supported by the dedication of faculty, staff and retirees - Oakland University’s closest allies. Giving sets us apart as leaders striving to make a difference for our students and furthering the work we do.

Did You Know:

  • MUSIC SUPPORTERS: Gifts to the OU Music Department of $250 or more will be matched by an anonymous donor. Make your gift now to double your impact to the arts. Support Fund # 30051 – MTD Music Gift Fund.
  • OU is a nonprofit organization and relies on donor support to keep education within reach and offer the programs on which we pride ourselves.
  • Many students receive scholarships that help ease the financial burden of a college education. Others participate in student organizations, research and other activities that benefit from donor support.
  • Tuition alone only covers around 81% of the cost to educate a full-time student. Donors like you help fill that gap.
  • You can give to your own department or area to help your work go further.

Important dates
Start date: October 14, 2019
Kick-off event: October 18, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Oakland Center
End date: December 6, 2019

Ways to Give

You may direct your gift to the program(s) of your choice - see the List of Funds page for a complete list. For more information, contact us at (248) 370-4504 or

Online / Credit Card

Giving online with a credit card is quick, easy, and secure. Make a one-time gift to the fund of your choice, or set up a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly pledge payment. 

Payroll Deduction

Online Payroll Deduction is one of the fastest, easiest and most convenient ways to make your gift. With the Online Payroll Deduction form, you are able to:

  • Establish the total amount of your payroll deduction
  • Pick pay period to begin your donation
  • Donate to multiple funds
  • Select the ongoing payroll deduct option - you can “set it and forget it,” and there are no annual forms to fill out. Cancel or modify your deduction at any time.


To request a printable donation form, contact Donations can be mailed to:

Oakland University
All University Fund Drive
630 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309

Planned Gifts

Looking to leave a legacy at OU? For a printable statement of philanthropic intent, please contact hayward@oakland.eduPlanned gifts include bequests, IRA rollovers, and charitable gift annuities. Contact us for more information.


Top Five Funds

The competition for the top five funds is back! This competition, based on the number of donors, will award $5,000 to each of the top five funds receiving the greatest number of donors, courtesy of a generous personal gift by President Pescovitz.

Top funds as of 12/5/19:

CAS Finish Line Scholarship (78)
Meadow Brook Hall Gifts and Donations (75)
SMTD Study Abroad Program Support (54)
Grizzlies Food Pantry (52)
AP Sponsored Student Emergency Award (39)
Student Athlete Services Gift Fund (37)
School of Education and Human Services Scholarships (33)
Library Gifts-Unrestricted (29)
OUWB School of Medicine Scholarship Fund (25)
SHS-Healthology HELPS (25)
Oakland University Scholarship Fund (24)
School of Nursing Scholarships (23)
Women of OU Critical Difference Scholarship (22)
Organic Farms Gifts (16)
School of Engineering and Computer Science Gift Fund (15)
OUCARES - Gift Fund (15)
Student Emergency Fund (14)
Center for Multicultural Initiatives Gifts (14)
Health Emergency Program Gift Fund (14)
Teresa Stayer Memorial Scholarship in Physical Therapy (12)
OU Women’s Giving Circle (12)
Lillie Marie Johnson Legacy Scholarship Endowment for MTD (11)
Honors College Scholarship Fund (11)
Veterans Affairs Gifts (11)
Mathematics & Statistics Gift Fund (11)

2018 top funds:

1. Meadow Brook Hall Gifts and Donations (70 gifts)
2. OU Endowment for Suicide Prevention (60)
3. Grizzlies Food Pantry (58)
4. Ron Cramer and Dorsey Hammond Reading Legacy Fund (55)
5. MTD Scholarship (50)


The official AUFD Campus Competition is underway! Top units by percentage in both a large unit category and a small unit category will be crowned champions with a traveling trophy.

Participation will be calculated based on full time employees who give. Part time employees will count as a sort of "extra credit," adding to the numerator and the denominator. 

Example: A department has 10 full time employees and five of those give - that's 50% participation (5/10); the same department also has five part time employees who participate. This takes the participation to 66% (10/15)

A large division is defined as having 100 or more full time employees; small divisions have less than 100 full time employees.

Leaders as of 12/5/19:

Large Division:

  1. SEHS (48.22%)
  2. CAS (43.65%)
  3. OUWB (42.47%)
  4. Operations & Finance (37.98%)
  5. Academic Affairs (37.96%)
  6. Student Affairs & Diversity (37.07%
Small Division:

  1. MTD (88.70%)
  2. UCM (76.19%)
  3. President's Office (74.07%)
  4. Athletics (65.57%)
  5. SHS (65.07%)
  6. SON (65.07%)
  7. Kresge Library (52.77%)
  8. SBA (23.52%)
  9. SECS (21.56%)

2018 final winners:

Large Division: SEHS (64.6%)

Small Division: University Advancement (100%)
AUFD match

President's Office Match

The President's Office Match is back again this year, providing $.50 on the dollar, matching gifts up to $1,000 ($500 match). The match follows your gift designations, making your gift have even more impact to the areas you support.

Endowment Match
The first ten  newly created endowments with cash commitments during AUFD will receive an additional $2,500 to the spending fund. By providing spending funds immediately, donors will be able to see the impact of their endowment right away! Contact us for more information about creating an endowment.