Portland, OR. This year’s OSU President’s Dinner Celebrated 150 years of philanthropy and welcomed 15 new members to the Milton Harris Society. The society is named for a 1926 OSU graduate and noted chemist, who gave the first $1 million gift to OSU. At the dinner on November 16th at the Portland Art Museum, Larry Hawley Brown was recognized for the generosity he offered with his wife, Dena. (Photo credit, AJ Meeker and Hannah O’Leary)
From its earliest days, philanthropy has shaped OSU’s legacy of innovation, service, and impact on the world. During the program, Mike Goodwin, President and CEO of the OSU Foundation, ended his remarks with words that Linus Pauling shared with his classmates before commencement in 1922 – words that still ring true today: “Education, true education such as our own college gives us, is preparation both for a life of appreciation of the world and for a life of service to the world. The improvements which have been made in the past few years, great as they are, are small compared with those yet to be accomplished.”
About the OSU Foundation
To create a better world by inspiring support of – and for – Oregon State University.
We partner with Oregon State University to engage our community, inspire investment, and steward resources to enhance the University’s excellence and impact.
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The OSU Foundation is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1947 and governed by a 42-person Board of Trustees. On December 31, 2014, the Foundation concluded The Campaign for OSU, the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, in which more than 106,000 donors made gifts exceeding $1.1 billion to advance university priorities. The powerful momentum generated by their support has fueled Oregon State’s rise as an internationally recognized public research university. Fundraising efforts are now focused on targeted special initiatives that advance OSU’s strategic plan for creating transformative student learning experiences and building on its greatest strengths and areas of greatest potential impact, such as marine studies and advanced wood products.
The Foundation works with university partners to:
- Raise funds in excess of $100 million per year that support the university’s priorities
- Cultivate and steward a culture of philanthropy for the Oregon State community
- Manage an endowment of more than $500 million
- Engage alumni in service to the university
Affiliates and Associates
The OSU Foundation maintains a close partnership with several associated and affiliated organizations that also support the mission of Oregon State University. While associated organizations are separately incorporated, the financial activity of both associates and affiliates flows through the OSU Foundation financial system.
- Oregon 4-H Foundation
- Trysting Tree Golf Club
- Our Beaver Nation
- Construction Education Foundation
- E.R. Jackman Board
Tax ID Number / Employer ID Number (EIN): 93-6022772
More information: http://www.osufoundation.org/