Celebrating Someone Special



Gifts Honoring Others

At Oregon State University, there are many ways you can celebrate those who have made an extraordinary impact on your life. From physical pavers to endowed funds, making a gift to honor someone special is a meaningful way to recognize the past, present and future of OSU.

Whether you are celebrating a new graduate, your favorite professor, your best friend or memorializing a loved one, OSU offers several options to create a legacy for someone special. Scroll down to view the various options.



Create a lasting legacy

Through the gift of an endowed fund, you can create a legacy that gives back to OSU’s students, staff and faculty and makes a lasting impact for years to come. Establishing a new, permanent endowment in someone’s name is a great way to celebrate and honor them and the impact they had on your life or OSU’s community.

Learn more about endowed gifts.


Memorial and honorary gifts

Gifts of any size to an established fund or program are also a great way to give back to OSU while honoring someone special in your life. You can make your gift online by submitting this form. The honoree or next of kin will be notified of your gift along with your name, address and the fund you choose – but not the amount of your gift.

If you prefer to give via a personal check, please address it to “OSU Foundation” and enclose the information about whom you are recognizing, what fund or area you wish to support and those who should be notified. Send to:

OSU Foundation
4238 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333-4015

For more information honoring someone with your gift, please contact Pam Powell at 541-737-5820.


Sample language inviting others to contribute to your fund:

* Remembrances can be made to [name of the OSU program or fund] through the Oregon State University Foundation, 4238 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333.

* The family asks that gifts be sent to the OSU Foundation, 4238 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333. Donations also can be made online at ForOregonState.org. Please note "in memory of/in honor of NAME" on the memo line or online form.


Leave your mark - Purchase a paver on campus

The CH2M HILL Alumni Center is in the heart of the Oregon State campus, where Beavers unite to celebrate, make memories and bond together. It’s the place to host class reunions, conferences, weddings, parties and more! What better place to leave your permanent mark — or that of a friend or family member? Order an engraved paver today and have yours or your loved ones name etched into the gathering space where thousands of Beavers unite. Bonus: OSU Alumni Association members receive a 20% discount on each paver purchase. Learn more about purchasing engraved pavers at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center by contacting Richelle.Hayes@osualum.com, 541-737-7849.