Thank you for giving to Oklahoma State University! Through your support, we are progressively moving OSU forward. It is incredible to see what the Cowboy Family can accomplish together.

In 2016, Oklahoma State University was blessed to receive more than $150 million in gifts and commitments from more than 33,700 donors. Your orange passions are creating a brighter future for Oklahoma State. Thank you for everything you do.

ORANGE PASSION: SCHOLARSHIPS
Wilson

Young alumna leads the way for memorial scholarship

You don’t have to be wealthy to start a scholarship. You have to be passionate. Amelia Wilson, a 2013 aerospace engineering and Spanish alumna, was only 22 when she helped create her first endowed scholarship fund at OSU.

ORANGE PASSION: PERFORMING ARTS
McKnight Center NYP

Oklahoma State, New York Philharmonic announce 2019 residency partnership

$25 million McKnight gift creates performing arts program endowment and brings the New York Philharmonic to Stillwater.

ORANGE PASSION: PROGRESS
Construction

Facilities change OSU landscape, help keep university America’s Brightest Orange

Some of the most visible impact from donor gifts can be seen in new facilities. Premier and innovative learning environments are crucial to sustaining OSU’s competitive edge.

ORANGE PASSION: RECRUITING TOP TALENT
Chef Poe

Renovated space attracts top talent to College of Human Sciences

Celebrity alumna chef brings experience to OSU and honors mentor through student scholarship.

Total Gifts and Commitments




Assets


 '08$632.3M 
 '09$453.8M 
 '10$526.3M 
 '11$673.8M 
 '12$703.9M 
 '13$836.7M 
 '14$930.7M 
 '15$971.2M 
 '16$984.4M 
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Endowments


 '08$459.4M 
 '09$306.5M 
 '10$334.8M 
 '11$456.1M 
 '12$452.2M 
 '13$517.2M 
 '14$579.4M 
 '15$581.4M 
 '16$545.5M 
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FY2016 was a challenging year for our pooled investment fund with underperformance compared with our most relevant benchmark and our peers. Since inception of the internal investment office in January 2012, we have outperformed our most relevant benchmark by 2.1% annually, inclusive of this year's performance. Even so, our internal investment office and Investment Committee continue to evaluate the impact of projected lower long-term target returns and are working diligently to ensure that the investment portfolio is structured to generate long-term, best-in-class endowment investment performance. Click here for more information on our pooled investment fund.