2021 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 FY21. Click here to view full FY21 audited financials.


Total Gifts and Commitments

Figures reflect fiscal year 2021 totals

$167,627,963


total donors

27,494

TOTAL DONORS

new donors

3,460

NEW DONORS

new donors

12.8¢

AVERAGE COST PER DOLLAR RAISED


Assets

Figures reflect fiscal year 2021 totals

2021$1.41B
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

Endowments

Figures reflect fiscal year 2021 totals

2021$813.9M
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

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 2021 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.


Historic donation establishes Hamm Institute for American Energy at Oklahoma State University


The Harold Hamm Foundation and Continental Resources announced Wednesday a combined $50 million gift creating the Hamm Institute for American Energy at Oklahoma State University. Read More

College of Arts and Sciences

Greenwood School of Music Grand Opening


Members of the Cowboy family celebrated the grand opening of the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music building on Sept. 11. Read More

Women for OSU

2021 Women for OSU Symposium recognizes leaders in philanthropy


During the 2021 Women for OSU Symposium, audiences gathered both in-person and online to experience a much-needed sense of community within the Cowboy family as they celebrated philanthropy at Oklahoma State. Read More

2021 Give Orange tallies more gifts and donations to support OSU


On April 6-7, the Cowboy family gave more gifts and donated more money than in the previous three Give Orange events, nearly tripling what was raised in 2019 with more than $1.2 million in total donations. Read More

Dr. Kayse Shrum's achievements mark her path to leading the OSU System


Growing up in rural Oklahoma, Dr. Kayse Shrum had no idea where her journey would take her. Now, the newest president of the state’s largest land-grant institution wants to show everyone that where they come from shouldn’t limit their potential. Read More

OSUIT celebrates its 75th anniversary


In 1946, with just one dollar, Oklahoma A&M purchased the campus now known as Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) — quite the return on investment when you consider the economic impact this branch campus has had on Oklahoma over the last 75 years. Read More

Glass couple's $1 million gift supports students, athletics, alumni and more


With a recent $1 million gift to the university, the Glasses are supporting student veterans, providing scholarships through the Women for OSU endowment, helping students stay connected through the OSU Alumni Association and assisting student-athletes. Ike says he was inspired to give to outlying groups who are in need of funds. Read More

OSU bolsters its strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion


At a time of deep division throughout the country, Oklahoma State University is looking inward to improve diversity, equity and inclusion for all. With that goal in mind, the recently formed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force — made up of more than 40 OSU students, faculty, staff and alumni — hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week in January as its first event. Read More

OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine launches institute to find health care innovations for both animals and people


Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is making strides in research that can help both people and animals with its new Institute for Translational and Emerging Research in Advanced Comparative Therapy (INTERACT), which focuses on developing and translating new discoveries into therapies for patients. Read More

New Frontiers Ferguson College of Agriculture

Oklahoma State University breaks ground on New Frontiers Agricultural Hall


Oklahoma State University celebrated the groundbreaking for the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall on April 23. The facility will strengthen the three pillars of the university’s land-grant mission — research, teaching and Extension Read More