THE IMPACT OF PRIVATE SUPPORT
Much of the progress made over the last two decades at the University of Oklahoma
has been powered by private support. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends,
OU's world-class educational and cultural experiences and life-changing research
has made a real difference in the lives of Oklahomans and beyond.
Since its launch in February 2016, "Thousands Strong” – the university’s official online project funding platform – more than $250,000 has been raised for student organizations, faculty/staff research, academic programs and university-led community initiatives through the use of online giving and social media promotion.
Priority has focused a spotlight on OU private giving since 1976. This quarterly publication reaches donors, alumni, faculty and staff with stories demonstrating the power of gifts both large and small to transform Oklahoma’s flagship university.
Read about fundraising and development news at the University of Oklahoma. Stories are ordered by year.
6/26/2013: A $500,000 gift from the Mary K. Chapman Foundation of Tulsa will advance research at the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center with the goal of finding new ways to diagnose and treat ovarian cancer.
1/24/2013: Jon and Cathryn Withrow have made a $240,000 gift to establish a new scholarship for doctoral students who will be conducting research and working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
1/24/2013: OU has recorded an all-time high in both the number and total amount of private gifts received for any six-month period for the first half of Fiscal Year 2013 with almost $140 million in gifts through Dec. 31.
9/5/2012: A $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable researchers at the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center to look for answers to a critical problem in cancer therapy.
7/31/2012: The Krampf Family Endowed Scholarship in the College of Earth and Energy not only will help students get an education, it will also serve as a lasting tribute to a loyal OU alumna from the men in her life.
01/24/2012: OU College of Medicine is nearly halfway to reaching its $10 million private fundraising goal in the Second Century Scholarship Campaign and also is the recipient of two major gifts from the estate of Mary M. Jones of Mustang, Oklahoma.