Monday, November 3, 2008
Professor is longtime AUFD donorBy Dawn Pauli, staff writer
David Doane, professor of quantitative methods, has spent the last forty years at Oakland University, teaching statistics and forecasting to undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA students. He has donated to the All-University Fund Drive (AUFD) since 1976, the year he was awarded tenure.
“Oakland has given me professional support, fine colleagues, and an opportunity to explore my potential as a teacher and researcher,” he explained. “Whatever benefits Oakland, benefits me. And it costs very little, since we get federal and Michigan tax deductions.”
Doane usually designates his gift to the School of Business Administration, but at times has made special designations to funds such as the Alice Conner Gorlin Lecture Series. “Giving benefits the giver,” he said. “It is appropriate that faculty give something to students, who are an ongoing source of support and stimulation to the faculty."
While Doane makes regular gifts to the university through the AUFD, he points out that “we can write a check at any time.”
Donations go further during the AUFD, thanks to the matching gift pledge by OU President Gary Russi. Russi will match gifts made to the university with 50 cents on the dollar, up to $5,000. To be eligible for the match, gifts must reach the Gift Accounting Department at John Dodge House by Thursday, Dec. 18. Naming opportunities to the university are ineligible for the presidential match.
Visit www.oakland.edu/aufd for more information about this year’s campaign.