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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.


Your gift can:

• Be recognized in giving societies with event invitations and more
• Be convenient – we accept gifts via payroll deduct, check, credit card, stock transfer, planned gifts and more
• Receive a 50% match for new employees within their first six months of employment – up to $2,500 on a $5,000 gift
• Receive a tax receipt

Photos from the AUFD Kickoff on September 29, with guest speakers President Hynd and Dean Corcoran, and special student speaker, Hanna Trzeciakiewicz.


Oakland University launched its 2014 AUFD campaign Sept. 29. President Hynd graciously matched $0.50 on every dollar (up to $2,500) for each AUFD gift made through Dec.12, 2014.

A total of 786 faculty, staff and retirees contributed $388,814, surpassing the campaign’s goal and beating 2013’s total by more than $34,000. In addition, the 2014 AUFD drew 125 more donors than the 2013 campaign, including 111 donors who participated for the first time!

Read more here.

Ways to Give

You may direct your gift to the program(s) of your choice - see the gift funds page complete list. For more information, contact us.

Giving online 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. 

AUFD 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.

Prefer to send in your donation? Download and complete this form to send with your donation to:

All-University Fund Drive
Annual Giving
Anibal House
2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309

Looking to leave a legacy at OU? Download and complete an AUFD Planned Giving Form. Planned gifts include bequests, IRA rollovers, and charitable gift annuities. Contact us for more information.

List of Funds

AUFD Co-Chairs

Steven Shablin

shablin@oakland.edu

Oakland University is a vibrant community of faculty, staff, students and alumni. I give to the AUFD to support this great institution, the mission and the people who make up OU. My donation and the donation of so many others ensure that OU will continue this labor of love now and in the future.

-Steven Shablin
University Registrar

AUFD Volunteers

The All-University Fund Drive is supported by a network of volunteers across campus. Team captains and leaders tell own stories about why they support OU, educate their team mates about the AUFD and answering questions about the philanthropy process and its importance on campus.

To find your team captain and leader, please select your school or unit below. While most areas are represented by a team leader, some still need volunteers! Contact the Office of Annual Giving at (248) 370-4504 if you are interested in volunteering as a team leader.

College of Arts & Sciences

Development, Alumni and Community Relations

Finance and Administration

Meadow Brook Hall

OUWB School of Medicine

President's Office

School of Business Adminstration

School of Education and Human Services

School of Engineering and Computer Science

School of Health Sciences

School of Nursing

Student Affairs

 AUFD Spotlight on Susanne Aeillo...


Name: Susanne Aeillo
Year: Senior
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Lake Orion, MI

Why did you choose OU? I chose OU because it was conveniently located for me to commute to campus. I also liked the education program that OU offered. I felt like it was comprehensive and well supported by the University.


What can’t you live without at OU? I really couldn’t live without the counselors for the Education Department! They have made the whole experience of transferring to OU and finishing my degree virtually painless.


What do you like best about your major or area of study? I love the field experiences that we are able to do each semester. It allows me to experience a variety of classroom ages and teaching styles.


How is your educational path different? I was attending Eastern Michigan University's Special Education program, but an illness forced me to leave school. After that, life just got in the way of returning. First I was too ill to come back. Then I had too many bills to afford school. I always planned on returning to school but the timing was never "right".

Eventually I got married and had children. As our family grew, my husband became ill and passed away. After raising my children, I actively began my return to school. Oakland offered the program that I wanted and was so close by. I knew an education was the only way to achieve my goal of becoming a teacher and the opportunities available at OU have made the return so much easier.

Why is the Women of Critical Difference scholarship award important to Oakland University? The award is important because it recognizes non-traditional students as valued members of the OU family. There are not many scholarships available for students who are older or on a different educational path. The Woman of Critical Difference award says to these students that they do want us to be a part of the OU experience - that they see us and value the contributions that we make to society.

How have scholarships empowered you? Scholarships have allowed me to continue my education. They have lessened the financial burden that all students face and given me the opportunity to worry less about paying for my education and focus more on the education itself.

If you could meet your scholarship donors, what would you tell them? I would tell them how grateful I am that they recognize the needs of strangers enough to donate towards their education. I want them to know that their acts of kindness really do mean the difference between a woman who is able to finish her education and one that may not be able to complete her degree.  Just knowing that there is someone out there who believes in you enough to help support your education goals is a huge step up on the path to educational success.

 

Spotlight Funds:

​Meadow Brook Hall Gifts and Donation (35122): Meadow Brook Hall is one of OU's treasures. You can help the dedicated staff and volunteers who work to keep the home in pristine historical condition. They might not let you handle the rare antiques or repaint Matilda's parlor, but you can rest easy knowing that your gift will help preserve this piece of OU's history for years to come.

ISSO Award Gift Fund (30127): The International Students and Scholars Office is committed to to building an international campus through service, support and advocacy. For students like Myles, not only is this their first stop on their road to an OU education, the office provides continued support during their time on campus.

 

Spotlight Funds:

​Meadow Brook Hall Gifts and Donation (35122): Meadow Brook Hall is one of OU's treasures. You can help the dedicated staff and volunteers who work to keep the home in pristine historical condition. They might not let you handle the rare antiques or repaint Matilda's parlor, but you can rest easy knowing that your gift will help preserve this piece of OU's history for years to come.

ISSO Award Gift Fund (30127): The International Students and Scholars Office is committed to to building an international campus through service, support and advocacy. For students like Myles, not only is this their first stop on their road to an OU education, the office provides continued support during their time on campus.

 

Spotlight Funds:

​Meadow Brook Hall Gifts and Donation (35122): Meadow Brook Hall is one of OU's treasures. You can help the dedicated staff and volunteers who work to keep the home in pristine historical condition. They might not let you handle the rare antiques or repaint Matilda's parlor, but you can rest easy knowing that your gift will help preserve this piece of OU's history for years to come.

ISSO Award Gift Fund (30127): The International Students and Scholars Office is committed to to building an international campus through service, support and advocacy. For students like Myles, not only is this their first stop on their road to an OU education, the office provides continued support during their time on campus.

 

Spotlight Funds:

​Women of OU Critical Difference Scholarship (Fund #35008): 

The Women of OU Critical Difference Scholarship supports single parents who are looking to go back to college after their college education was interrupted. Help these moms and dads go back to school to pursue their undergraduate degree with a gift to the Women of OU Critical Difference Scholarship!

 

Tristen Buvoltz

Myles Harper

Shelby Toft

Tareva A. Saunders

Make My Gift

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NEW this year, Annual Named Scholarships, starting at $1,000, allow you to directly impact the life of a student.

Hanna Trzeciakiewicz is one of the many students impacted by the AUFD.

View her speech at the 2014 campaign kickoff!

More videos:

Recent graduate Miranda Divozzo

Dean Corcoran