Gifts to Oakland University may be made in memory or honor of a professor, student, relative or friend to recognize their life or acknowledge their accomplishments.
Complete the honorary gift section of the giving form
, which will prompt you to include the name and address of the honoree or family so that we may notify them of your gift (gift amount is never shared).
Memorial/honorarium envelopes are available upon request.
For information on memorial and honorary giving, or to discuss creating a fund in honor or memory of an individual, please contact the Office of Annual Giving
at (248) 364-6160.
Benches and Trees
Individuals and groups have to opportunity to name a tree or bench to commemorate a loved one, colleague, friend, or even themselves. Your tree or bench will become an enduring part of the Oakland University campus for years to come.
Oakland staff will work with you to create a personalized experience for the recipient, notifying them of your gift, along with a map of the location, photo and certificate. Donations toward benches and trees are tax deductible as provided by law.
Available Naming Options:
We are happy to accommodate group requests. Please include the group order form
along with the donation and completed order form for a tree or bench.
Map of currently named trees and benches on OU's Campus