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's Annual Fund provides each alumnus the opportunity to support the College to the best of his or her ability. Over the years, this program has been a catalyst that has helped to provide the College with critical support and has enhanced a myriad of programs and facilities. Gifts through the annual fund have helped to support our nationally recognized Distinguished Freshman and Multicultural Engineering Scholarship Programs, student projects, scholarships and graduate fellowships, teaching and research laboratories and classroom renovations.
The ability to meet the changing needs and priorities of students and faculty by channeling unrestricted funds to specific areas or programs is one of the few entrepreneurial opportunities in our academic environment. In addition, unrestricted funds provide both the dean and the directors the ability to support essential programs that cannot be adequately funded through state appropriations. To make a donation to the College of Engineering annual fund, please use our online pledge form.
The President's Associates at the University of Oklahoma is the single most successful private support program in the history of OU. Since its beginning in 1979, the President's Associates Program has been integral to the success of the University of Oklahoma in areas ranging from the National Scholars Program to the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms. All gifts received through the President's Associates are used entirely for academic purposes and enable the University to address critical needs or to explore exciting new opportunities. While OU Associates may make their gift entirely unrestricted to the University of Oklahoma, we encourage our engineering alumni to designate one half of their gift to the College of Engineering. All gifts are tax deductible, and corporate matching gifts may be included as part of an annual contribution by including the matching gift form.