Connect & Give
Whether you’re an alum, student, faculty, staff, donor or friend, the College of Engineering at OU is what connects us. And we want you to share your stories and connections with us.
Engineering alumni can submit updates about significant life events including marriage, birth announcements, promotions or obituaries for inclusion in our annual magazine, Evolve. Submit your updates by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you!You can also support the College of Engineering in other ways.
Annual Giving is the yearly appeal the College of Engineering makes to all alumni for gifts which can be used immediately to meet the College's most strategic needs. Undesignated annual gifts allow the College of Engineering to solve problems as they arise, and seize unexpected opportunities. Annual gifts to the College may be made through two primary annual programs.
The College of Engineering encourages gifts to create endowments for student scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty enrichment and for use by the dean of the College to meet the College's strategic objectives. These gifts are an investment in the future of the College of Engineering, providing enduring support for our students, faculty and programs. Endowment gifts are invested wisely and carefully by the University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. with only the earnings used to support the designated need.
The College of Engineering continues to enjoy growth and success in increased enrollment, the academic strength of our students and continued expansion of our research enterprise. Our student teams are competing regionally and nationally. Our facilities are a showcase to the community and a collaborative space for students and faculty. However, in recent years, the College has been impacted by drastic budget cuts resulting in limited discretionary funding. The Felgar Society was implemented as a solution to provide the support that allows our faculty and students to excel.
Through a planned or deferred gift, donors can reach across the generations to touch the future of the University of Oklahoma and its students. A donor may make his or her gift unrestricted so that it can be used in an area where it is needed most, or may designate the gift to benefit a favorite college, department, academic or athletic program. Planned gifts are as unique as each individual who makes one and may be tailored in a way that best serves the donor's needs, objectives, and wishes as well as those of the University of Oklahoma.
WAYS TO GIVE
You can help the College of Engineering through several gift methods. These gifts may be designated to certain programs or unrestricted for use where the need or opportunity is the greatest. Certain methods of giving provide tax or estate planning benefits. The University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc. staff is available to share expertise in these areas with donors, their attorneys and tax advisers.
Jill Quintana Hughes
Executive Director of Development
Jill has worked on university- wide fundraising priorities and co-founded the OU Women’s Philanthropy Network. Jill travels across the US visiting with Engineering alumni and friends to secure major gifts.
Director of Annual Giving
Tricia has worked in the College of Engineering for more than 24 years, directing the annual fund efforts. Tricia has helped to create a donor-centered office where she coordinates the college’s donor stewardship strategy as well as plans and implements special events and programs.