Giving Pathways


Create Opportunities for Students

Did your OU education and experiences shape your future success in some way? Pay your gratitude forward by making a gift to open doors for deserving young students. 


Give in Honor or Memory of Someone

Gifts that honor or memorialize a loved one may be a one-time donation or may involve establishing an endowed or expendable fund.  In either case, the Foundation will honor your intent, and if requested, will notify the loved one’s family about your gift.  For more information, call (405) 321-1174 or contact Latoya Groves at


Support Faculty & Their Research

Help advance a particular field of study by funding tools, facilities and faculty that make cutting-edge research possible at OU.


Become More Involved

Support presidential priorities by joining the OU President’s Associates.  There’s also the OU Alumni Association, Sooner Club, and various college giving societies that help you plug into OU in meaningful ways.  

Name a Space on Campus

Whether your contribution leads to a brick in a courtyard or helps to create a classroom or lab, you or a loved one may be recognized at OU.  Contact Jana Moring for more information at (405) 310-4848 or


Maximize an Income Deduction

Create a holding fund at the Foundation that can operate like a donor advised fund for OU philanthropy. For more information, contact Jana Moring at (405) 310-4848 or

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Scholarship Funds - By the Numbers

"Oklahoma will be what we choose to make it. The great opportunity lies in the fact that we are creating a culture, and if we are wise, we shall give that culture a conscious guidance and direction."

Joseph A. Brandt

6th president of the University of Oklahoma, 1941-1943


Year when the Foundation's first scholarship fund was established in honor of Samuel W. Reaves, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1925-1940


Current number of scholarship funds at OU


Amount in millions invested by the OU Foundation to support student scholarships in perpetuity


Amount in millions awarded to students for scholarships in Fiscal Year 2005


Amount in millions awarded to students for scholarships in Fiscal Year 2019