"$100 Forever Changed My Life"

We've said before that every gift — no matter its size — makes a difference in the lives of people touched by OSU and its land-grant mission. When it comes to scholarships, the impact of your gift rarely ends with the student recipient.

Just ask Patrick Wyers, an OSU alumnus who said a $100 scholarship forever changed his life and delivered his family from poverty. Because of Wyers' generosity, the impact of that first $100 scholarship won't stop there. More than 65 years later, Wyers created two memorial scholarships to honor his mother and brother in hopes of paying forward the gift that changed everything.

Read more about how $100 can change a life.


Private Donations Create New Learning Landscape

New buildings — including the home for the Spears School of Business, the ENDEAVOR Lab for the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, and the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music — were intentionally designed to encourage multidisciplinary study in a way that harnesses the energy created by discovery.

Students will be exposed to a myriad of academia within their colleges, and faculty research will be bolstered by collaboration and access to state-of-the-art labs. Everything within these buildings will help OSU advance its modern land-grant mission. So, too, will the introduction of The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, which will put OSU in the national spotlight like never before.

Click the links below to learn more about our incredible new facilities at OSU.

ENDEAVOR Lab — College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s ENDEAVOR Lab will foster students as they master basic engineering principles at a small scale that will later translate into larger, more complex projects and scenarios as they move into advanced education, specialization and careers. LEARN MORE

Spears School of Business

The new home for the Spears School of Business will feature state-of-the-art classrooms and gathering places to promote a hive of activity and interaction that will help define and sustain the Spears School experience. LEARN MORE

The Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music

The Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music will be a premier music education facility that harnesses the synergy of research, talent and incomparable hands-on learning experiences available only at Oklahoma State University. The building is set to open in 2019 alongside The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts thanks to lead donors Michael and Anne Greenwood. LEARN MORE

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts will encourage discovery, push educational boundaries and redefine Oklahoma State’s influence in the arts with world-class programming unique to the region. It will be a modern venue for OSU’s talented students, accomplished faculty, and members of the community to enjoy with facilities built for producing world-class talent in mind. LEARN MORE

Foundation Seed Stocks

People may not know Oklahoma Foundation Seed Stocks by name, but anyone who enjoys munching on a sandwich or baking a cake benefits from its important work. LEARN MORE


Women for OSU Celebrates 10 Years

This fall we celebrated the upcoming 10-year anniversary of Women for OSU with a female-focused issue of STATE magazine. From researchers and engineers to inspirational alumni, students and donors, the issue highlighted several women and the lasting mark they're leaving at OSU.

We are especially proud of the legacy being created by Women for OSU and its mission to foster a culture of giving and service while inspiring others to positively shape the university through philanthropy and engagement. In just nine years, the program has raised more than $900,000 for its scholarship endowment. In April, Women for OSU will host its 10th Annual Symposium, where it will recognize its 10th Philanthropist of the Year and a new class of scholars.

Read more about the Women for OSU and how you can participate in the 2018 Annual Symposium.


OSU Faculty Impact Our World

Because of your generosity, faculty like Brett Carver — regents professor and Wheat Genetics Chair in Agriculture — are positively influencing OSU and the world around us.

Gifts establishing endowed positions create continuity in funding, research and instruction. They bolster the university's academic reputation, improve its ability to attract In 2017, 298 endowed faculty positions were supported through private gifts, adding to a steady increase across campus.

Read more about how endowed faculty positions are elevating OSU.


The OSU Community Unites

We had much to celebrate in 2017, and two of our favorites events included welcoming new members to our Proud and Immortal Society in March and witnessing the collective social power of the Cowboy Family during Give Orange, a philanthropy event in April.

The Proud and Immortal Society recognized 53 new members, who have given $1 million or more to the university. OSU has had 333 million-dollar-donors over the course of its history; 283 donors have reached that level since 2000. It's truly impressive, as is the transformative nature of these gifts.

Read more about the Proud and Immortal Society and the newest members.

Give Orange was Oklahoma State University's inaugural day-of-giving event. Cowboys from all over, including 48 states, came together to support OSU with gifts of all sizes to all types of funds through this social-media-driven giving campaign. It ran for 1,890 minutes in recognition of the university's founding on Dec. 25, 1890. In all, 1,076 gifts were made to funds all over campus totaling $391,434.

Read more about Give Orange.

Total Gifts and Commitments

Figures reflect fiscal year 2017 totals


Figures reflect fiscal year 2017 totals













Figures reflect fiscal year 2017 totals