2020 Annual Report


By-the-Numbers

Thousands of donors generously gave to OSU in the past fiscal year. Below is a brief insight into our financial performance in FY20. Click here to view full FY20 audited financials.


Total Gifts and Commitments

Figures reflect fiscal year 2020 totals

$177,954,312


total donors

27,447

TOTAL DONORS

new donors

3,490

NEW DONORS

new donors

12.6¢

AVERAGE COST PER DOLLAR RAISED


Assets

Figures reflect fiscal year 2020 totals

2020$1.18B
2019$1.15B
2018$1.14B
2017$1.05B
2016$984.4M
2015$971.2M
2014$930.7M
2013$836.7M
2012$703.9M
2011$673.8M

Endowments

Figures reflect fiscal year 2020 totals

2020$648.6M
2019$642.5M
2018$642.9M
2017$586.6M
2016$545.5M
2015$581.4M
2014$579.4M
2013$517.2M
2012$452.2M
2011$456.1M

The OSU Foundation Board of Trustees and its Investment Committee have adopted an investment strategy to provide current spending while preserving the long-range purchasing power of the endowments and prudently managing risk. To learn more, view the 2020 Endowment Report.


Stories From the Cowboy Family

So much has happened at Oklahoma State University this year. We are pleased to share a few stories about the impact your generosity has had and a few of the important developments occurring at OSU.


Greenwood School of Music

A Continuing Commitment to the Arts


The new Greenwood School of Music building is quickly taking shape. Many of the project’s top donors, including lead benefactors Michael and Anne Greenwood, had a unique opportunity to observe the building’s design during a Dusty Boots tour in September. Read More

Hargis announces retirement plans


Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis will retire on July 1 after leading the university for 13 years, he announced Oct. 23 during an OSU/A&M Board of Regents meeting in Stillwater. Read More

Inclusion Leadership Program promotes diversity, leadership and accountability


The Inclusion Leadership Program started with sophomores at Oklahoma State University mentoring high school juniors and seniors to encourage them to go to college. Now the mentor/mentee students work together to host a spring conference about coming to college for 50 to 100 high school students. The workshops demystify the journey of coming to college for an audience of mainly first-generation students. Read More

College of Education and Human Sciences

Surprise news on conference call changes future teacher’s life


Many Americans have joined video conference calls in recent weeks. None have been as life-transforming as Sara Szumski’s, when she learned she was receiving a very generous scholarship from Oklahoma State University alumnus Bryan Close Read More

New Frontiers

Historic gift launches New Frontiers Fundraising Campaign


Transformational gift from alumni leads to new name for OSU's agriculture college Read More