Individual Giving

“I think the university is such a great place for philanthropy. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, what matters is what you do with it. When you give to a university, you’re helping students be more creative, helping them be more adaptable and prepared for competing in today’s global market and that’s something Oakland does so well. You can really have an impact on students’ lives.”
— Hugh Elliott, President and CEO, Elliott Group International

Each year, alumni, friends and students make the choice to support opportunity and advancement at Oakland University, choosing a fund that is personally important, or donating to the area of greatest need through the OU Fund. Whatever fund you choose, your gift matters to OU students

Individual donors are recognized in the annual Donor Honor Roll. Oakland University also recognizes our most loyal and generous donors with our giving societies.

How to Make a Gift

Give Online to Oakland University
Giving online is quick, easy, and secure. Give online now.
Give by Mail to Oakland University
You can make a gift via credit card or check by filling out this form within your Web browser and then printing it. Give by mail now.
Give by Phone to Oakland University
To make your gift over the phone, call OU's giving team at (248) 370-4504 or make a gift via our telefund program, where you will talk to one of our talented student callers.
Other ways to Give to Oakland University
Planned gifts include wills and estates, land and real estate, and retirement and insurance policies. Other giving opportunities include securities, stock transfers, leadership gifts and matching gifts from your employer.
Your Gift Matters