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Giving Back: 2014 Campus Campaign Results

OU FACULTY, STAFF AND RETIREES SHOW DEDICATION TO UNIVERSITY THROUGH CAMPUS CAMPAIGN GENEROSITY

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The 2014 University of Oklahoma Campus Campaign recorded one of its best years ever for faculty, staff and retiree giving. About 2,000 current and retired faculty and staff on all three campuses gave more than $4.265 million, doubling the amount contributed in 2013.    

 “The generosity of the faculty and staff sends a strong message that our OU family believes in the university and its future,” said OU President David L. Boren.  “Our faculty and staff members have a tradition of giving back. Their loyalty to the university and generous spirit help shape OU’s reputation and the lives of our students. I am continually inspired by their dedication and support.”

Campus Campaign donors can designate their gift for their own departments or for programs of special interest. Gifts in support of Sooner Heritage Scholarships were especially popular during the 2014 Campus Campaign, helping OU students defray college expenses. Gifts also poured in for OU-Tulsa’s Service Dog Learning Project. OU-Tulsa, an educational leader in occupational and physical therapy, welcomed service dog Niko to campus last year.

During the first Campus Campaign in 1993, 357 employees contributed $83,782. Total participation and donations have increased each year since then. The cumulative total of gifts to the university over the Campus Campaign’s history is nearly $34 million.