The OSU Fundraising and Engagement Update (previously called the Monthly Development Update) is a quarterly newsletter for university colleagues that celebrates impactful partnerships and provides the latest fundraising and engagement news. Written by the OSU Foundation’s President and CEO Shawn Scoville, the newsletter keeps Beavers updated on the Foundation’s upcoming events, progress, goals and strategies, with a focus on how working together across the university helps us achieve our goals.

View the most recent Fundraising and Engagement Update and browse past issues.


Latest Issue

FY25 - Q1 - Reflecting on FY24 and preparing for year eight of the Believe It campaign

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Archived Issues


FY24 - Q2 - Celebrating all we accomplished together in 2023, including $20 million gift for ocean research, record faculty/staff giving, updated strategic plans and a bowl game


Q4 - Celebrating all we accomplished together in FY23, the OSU Foundation’s 75th anniversary year June 2023

Q3 - Dam Proud Day, the OSU Foundation’s 75th anniversary and more April 2023

Q2 - Bowl Game Celebration Recap, Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University, OSU Loyal Philanthropic Partner Award, Launching the OSU Foundation’s Strategic Planning Process December 2022

Q1 - FY22 was a year for the record books, with $216.9 million in gifts and 50,000 Beavers engaging with OSU from around the world August 2022



Q4 - Celebrating our shared successes in FY20, Faculty excellence at OSU, Winners of the 2022 Dammys, CASE Circle of Excellence Awards  June 2022

Q3 - Lifetime Trustee celebration, Reser Stadium fundraising completed, Provost's Faculty Match program successfully draws to a close March 2022

Q2 - Goals for 2022, Beavers Fight Hunger, Arts & Education Complex seat sales, end-of-year giving information November 2021

Q1 - A record-breaking year, Provost's faculty match, meeting the needs of our community August 2021



Q4 - Dam Proud Day, Advocacy challenge, beginning the last quarter of the fiscal year April 2021

Q3 - December 2020 Fundraising and Engagement Update December 2020

Q2 - Celebrating the start of another academic year October 2020

Q1 - Celebrating our shared successes in FY20 July 2020



Q4 - The uncertain times facing our society drive home how greatly we rely on each other May 2020

Q3 - We are deeply grateful for your partnership as we work together to advance OSU March 2020