Faculty, Staff and Retiree Giving


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.

Make sure to get your gift or pledge in prior to December 11, 2015, to take advantage of the 50% match offered by President Hynd's office!

Did you know:

  • 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.
  • President Hynd's office will match $.50 for each dollar donated, up to a total individual gift of $5,000 ($2,500 match). That means a gift to your favorite fund goes even further! Match counts towards gifts and pledges made prior to Dec. 11, 2015. 
  • Tuition alone only covers around 80% 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.
  • And all students benefit from the strong academic infrastructure that exists because of the generous support of our closest friends and allies, the faculty and staff who have dedicated their careers to this campus and those students.


Ways to Give

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

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. 

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

All-University Fund Drive
Oakland University Department of 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

Kath Borg


Through the years, my gifts to the AUFD have taken on different meanings. Both as a student, and as an employee in Kresge Library, I have seen firsthand the broad range of people who are impacted by my gift to the AUFD. As an alumna, I continue to give to the Library as well as to the Integrative Studies department and the Organic Farmers. Supporting the AUFD is a great way to ensure that students can continue to have the resources they need to receive the best education available. 

-Kath Borg
Executive Secretary, Kresge Library

Linda Hildebrand


Supporting the AUFD is an easy choice and a wonderful chance to give back to the university where I had a satisfying and productive career. I love the idea of supporting students and providing them with opportunities to further their studies and research interests. I am also interested in preserving the institutional history in the OU Archives and encourage others to support OU and their special areas of interest.

-Linda Hildebrand
Faculty Emerita, Kresge Library

Glenn McIntosh


As a person from humble beginnings, I cherish the opportunity and responsibility to help dismantle barriers students face in the pursuit of an Oakland University degree. Giving during the AUFD allows me to fulfill this mission through my sponsorship of the L&L Scholarship.

-Glenn McIntosh
Vice President, Student Affairs

Pat Nicosia


As retirees we all spent many years on campus. I feel strongly that Oakland's retirees have an obligation to financially support the programs on campus that interested us most or simply give an undesignated gift to be used where most needed. There is no better way to do that than during the All University Fund Drive when our gift will get a 50% match from President Hynd.

-Pat Nicosia
Ret. Director, Budget & Financial Planning

Mark Rigstad


I give to the AUFD, and earmark my gift to philosophy, because Socrates was right: the unexamined life is not worth living. Philosophy is a traditional intellectual discipline that fosters critical awareness and creative innovation. Since every perspective and methodology is subject to extensive critical examination in philosophy, the discipline itself is essentially pluralistic and interdisciplinary. In this respect it exemplifies the deep connections between the values of diversity, objectivity, and wisdom. I give to the AUFD because I believe in those values as basic sources of human flourishing.


-Mark Rigstad
Associate Professor, Chair, Philosophy Department

Steven Shablin


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 their own stories about why they support OU, educate their teammates about the AUFD and answer 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.

Academic Affairs


College of Arts & Sciences

Development and Alumni Relations

Eye Research Institute

Finance and Administration

Honors College

Kresge Library

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

Tristen Buvoltz

Myles Harper

Shelby Toft

Tareva A. Saunders

Make My Gift


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

Check out this video from the AUFD kickoff!

Pablo Calzada, father of Pablo Calzada Munos, captured this video of his son addressing the AUFD Kickoff attendees.