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University Advancement

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

University Advancement

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

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Loyalty

Loyalty to Oakland University is pervasive in our campus and community. Our people are our power, and together, we make the impossible possible at OU. Become part of one of our leadership groups so that you can help support the amazing work of Oakland University.

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Women and Philanthropy

Women have never had such power and possibility. Globally, we are gaining more opportunities, and women’s capacity to impact philanthropy is unprecedented. Women and Philanthropy provides opportunities for women to collectively share their time and resources to positively affect the future of Oakland University.  By providing opportunities for engagement, Women and Philanthropy members discover their passions and interests, and connect with other women who are committed to the success of OU.

Membership is on an annual basis and begins with a minimum gift of $1,000 (one-time gift or split into multiple gifts). To encourage emerging philanthropists, women under the age of 40 can join for $250.

Become a member now.

The Pillars of Women and Philanthropy

Philanthropy:
Our Purpose
Women and Philanthropy consists of women who each make annual commitments to a collective fund. Every year, members vote on how the funds will be allocated among OU top programs, initiatives and scholarships.

Education:
Showcasing OU
Women and Philanthropy members are invited to engage with some of the best and brightest faculty, staff and students. These programs connect members with the top programs at OU.

Networking:
Connecting Philanthropists
Women and Philanthropy connects women with many interests together to join forces to make a difference at OU.

Volunteering:
Making a Difference
Women and Philanthropy provides new and highlights existing volunteer opportunities that provide a way for members to put their passions to work to assist with programs and help students.

Call for Applications: Women & Philanthropy Grants
Grant Application Information
Applications for Women & Philanthropy grants are now being accepted with a due date of March 14, 2021. To be considered for a grant, applicants must support projects and programs that align with at least one of the four strategic priorities of the university:

1. Student Success
2. Research and Discovery
3. Community Engagement
4. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

The Women & Philanthropy Grant Committee will review and evaluate all applications, and the general membership will vote to determine the grant recipient(s).

Women & Philanthropy was established in 2018 to provide gifts to Oakland University projects and programs by pooling its members' resources and making monetary awards in the form of grants. Grants are not restricted to women or women’s initiatives. They will be made in varying amounts from $5000 - $10,000. Applicants must be Oakland University faculty, staff or University-registered student organizations and funding may be allocated only for projects or programs that directly support the Oakland University community. Funds will be granted only to OU accounts.To learn more about applying for a grant or becoming a member of the Oakland University Women and Philanthropy, contact us at giving@oakland.edu

Kelly Brault
Director of Annual Giving
brault@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4921

Oakland Circle

Every year, the Oakland Circle grows larger, thanks to the generosity of our donors. The Oakland Circle consists of individuals who have given at the $1,000 level and higher annually. Make your commitment to OU and join the Oakland Circle.

Black and Gold Loyalty Society

Loyalty is leadership. That’s why we honor our loyal donors through the Black and Gold Loyalty Society. Anyone and everyone who gives to OU for three straight years is a member of this prestigious and respected group. Learn more about the Black and Gold Loyalty Society today.

Celebration of Scholarships

One of the most exciting and important nights of the year at Oakland University, the Celebration of Scholarships is a springtime event for invited donors who make educational opportunities possible for students. It is a night of laughter, tears, and tributes to the kindness and generosity of OU donors.