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All-University Fund Drive (AUFD)

Miranda Divozzo is one of the many students impacted by the AUFD. 
She addressed donors at the celebration of the completion of a successful campaign in 2013.

The All-University Fund Drive is Oakland University's annual giving campaign in which current and retired employees can fund their passion at OU. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on private support to enhance the academic programs that attract students, the extracurricular activities and support services that enhance their experience, and the scholarships that make it affordable. 

Faculty, staff and retires are among our closest friends and many choose to support the programs and students that they work with every day or a special project on campus. Giving sets you apart as a leader in the Oakland University community, supports our missions and allows you to make a difference to OU students.

Gifts to OU receive a tax-receipt and may also qualify for special match dollars, recognition societies, special event invitations and more. Participation is easy! One-time or ongoing payroll deductions are are an easy way to make a big impact. Or, give online, print a gift form, or learn more about planned giving options. 

With hundreds of funds to choose from, you can fund your passion at OU!  

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You may direct your gift to the program of your choice - see the Gift Funds page complete list. For more information, contact us.

Giving online is quick, easy, and secure. Make a one-time gift to the fund of your choice, or set up a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly pledge payment. Give online now.
AUFD Online Payroll Deduction is one of the fastest, easiest and most convenient ways to make your gift. On the Online Payroll Deduction form, you are able to:
  • Establish the total amount of your payroll deduction
  • Pick pay period to begin your donation
  • Donate to multiple funds
  • Select the ongoing payroll deduct option - you can “set it and forget it”, and there are no annual forms to fill out. Cancel or modify your deduction at any time.
Download and complete this form to send with your donation to:

All-University Fund Drive
Annual Giving 
Anibal House
2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309
Download and complete an AUFD Planned Giving Form. Planned gifts include bequests, IRA rollovers, and charitable gift annuities. Contact us for more information.

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With over 800 funds to choose from, you can fund your passion at Oakland University!

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Messages from your 2015 AUFD co-chairs

Like so many of you, I’ve been richly rewarded by the opportunity to spend my life working in higher education. My own college education was financially supported by donors I will never know. So, it is my pleasure to join in the OU tradition of investing financially in our great University. Your contribution and mine can help build on the rich foundation of Matilda Dodge Wilson whose example of generosity inspires us all. 

In a poem written by Anne Campbell in honor of Matilda includes the lines, 

“To serve the poor and hopeless is her gift;

Courage, and the unselfish will to lift

The broken-hearted to felicity;

Her gentle patience, her warm sympathy;

These are her priceless treasures”

In following Mrs. Wilson’s example, we provide the opportunity for another generation of students to “aspire to rise."

Kevin Corcoran, Professor and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Kevin Corcoran, Ph.D.
I joined Oakland University in the summer of 1987. Thus, OU, and especially the Accounting program, have been a very important part of my life for over 27 years.

I have always felt that learning does not end when a class session ends. Accordingly, I worked to provide professional development and maturity experiences for my students, in particular by supporting student professional organizations. I wanted to recognize the many students who have been so active in those organizations. That is why my wife and I endowed the Dillon Accounting Student Leadership Scholarship. 

I want to support OU and see it become ever more recognized as a truly high-quality educational institution. 

Buck Dillon, 
Professor of Accounting

Buck Dillon
Oakland University has been my home away from home for the past 29 years. I have participated in the All-University Fund Drive from the beginning.

When I started at OU, I was introduced to the Women of Oakland by my best friend and coworker, Rose Smith. The Women of Oakland has several funds to choose from. Once of my favorites is the scholarship fund that is awarded yearly to women who are attending Oakland and pursing a degree to better themselves economically for their family. 

It doesn't matter how much I give. I give what I can afford and if a lot of us give a little, that little becomes a lot. 

Ellen Keaton, Academic Records Coordinator, Office of the Registrar

Ellen Keaton
I give back to Oakland University for a couple different reasons. First of all, my wife, who is also an OU employee, has inspired me to be more giving. She is a very compassionate and selfless person and has opened my eyes to the benefits of philanthropy.

Secondly, I truly enjoy working and studying here. I have obtained all of my degrees from OU, and I recently finished my coursework for my Ph.D. program. This university is a second home to me, and giving back is the least I can do for all I've gained over the years.

Shaun Moore, 
Manager of Support Services, E-Learning and Instructional Support
Shaun Moore

The All-University Fund Drive (AUFD) is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and OU retirees to have an additional, lasting impact on the lives of our students.  The OU student experience can be enhanced by your contributions to scholarships, research support, travel abroad programs, and/or hundreds of other student-centered choices.

Since I started at OU in 1980, there have been many changes on campus:  newer buildings, larger trees, many more academic programs.  However, one thing remains unchanged—Oakland University makes a significant difference in the lives of its students.  I was honored to be a small part of that as a faculty member; I am pleased to continue that support as a retiree

Kathleen Moore,  Retired Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Chemistry
Kathleen Moore
Each year employees and retirees have the opportunity to make a gift to Oakland University. As a retiree of the University I look forward to this opportunity because we can designate our gift to the programs we care most about and know there is a 50% match available to increase the impact of our support. Most importantly, it makes a statement that we care about the university.

Depending on personal circumstances the amount of each gift will vary, but it is vital that all of us show support during the AUFD. With reduced state support, it is essential for the university to increase donations and we can all help in that endeavor.

I encourage all faculty and staff to contribute to the AUFD and support the area that matters most to you.

Pat Nicosia, Retired Director, Budget and Financial Planning

Pat Nicosia

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