Comprised of around 50 student fundraisers this enthusiastic group works year around, five days a week to raise funds for the university, focusing their efforts on academic and financial student support. The Cowboy Callers contact alumni, parents and friends of the university.
The Cowboy Callers play a significant role in our OSU annual giving efforts. For example, in fiscal year 2018, student callers contacted more than 22,000 alumni and friends. Of these, nearly 25% resulted in a pledge of support to the university, for a total of 5,464 pledges and $620,181 raised.
Working for our program not only raises money for OSU, but also educates student callers about the importance of giving back.
By supporting your passions at Oklahoma State University, a legacy is left at OSU providing students the opportunity to grow and learn at the highest level.
Why did you choose Oklahoma State University?
I chose OSU because I fell in love with the campus and the people. When I toured I felt truly at home and welcomed by everyone I met. Everyone here is so warm and friendly.
What has been your greatest experience at OSU?
My greatest experience at OSU honestly has been with this on campus ministry called Cru. This is where I have made so many incredible friendships and have found true fulfillment.
What are your future career plans?
My future career plans consist of one day owning my own private practice for speech pathology. I intend to focus specifically on working with special needs children.
What do you enjoy most about living in Stillwater?
I love the small town feel of Stillwater. It’s amazing being able get everywhere in under 10 minutes. I love how it is full of variety. One day it can be still, the next crazy and bustling with people. You never know what you’re going to get here in Stillwater.
Anisah Beasley is a Senior Human Development & Family Science major from Tulsa, OK. Her focus is in Child and Family Services and she hopes to one day work with individuals and their families in a rehabilitation services center. Her goal after graduating in May is to attend a graduate school program to obtain her certification to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Anisah has been at the call center for just over a year and loves being a part of the cowboy calling team.
"Working at the foundation and in the call center has given me an opportunity to connect with other Cowboys in a way I never have before. I have learned so much through my experience and I can’t wait to continue watching Oklahoma State grow into an even better and even brighter university!"
More often than not the Cowboy Calling students are the only voice of OSU our supporters hear, therefore, these students play a vital role in establishing and maintaining a strong relationship with our supporters.
Immediately after each phone call the caller signs the pledge card for the person with whom they spoke; these cards are personal in that they identify the caller/signer as an OSU student and contain a brief note of thanks.
All prospective donors should receive correspondence from the Annual Giving office within a week of their call, regardless of whether a pledge was made. This is our commitment in showing you how much your time and thoughtful consideration helps advance the ideals and programs of OSU.