The 1868 Society was named for the year in which the legislature passed OSU's charter, creating Oregon's first state-supported college. By making substantial contributions over time, members of the 1868 Society carry on OSU's proud legacy and help ensure an outstanding future for the university. Levels within the 1868 Society recognize these donors’ substantial lifetime commitment to Oregon State University. Each level is named for a key figure in OSU's history.
James H. Jensen was OSU president when the university's first donor recognition group was established in 1967.
This giving level recognizes donors who have given at the $500,000 to $999,999 level.
August Leroy Strand, OSU president from 1942 to 1961, was instrumental in launching the OSU Foundation in 1947.
This giving level recognizes donors who have given at the $250,000 to $499,999 level.
William Jasper Kerr served as OSU president from 1907 to 1934, a 25-year period marked by tremendous growth. Members of OSU's historical Council of Regents are recognized as Kerr Society members.
This giving level recognizes donors who have given at the $100,000 to $249,999 level.