OU recognizes the thousands of donors who make all our achievements and efforts — from research to artistic performances to student scholarships — possible. This special section showcases the enormous impact of giving to Oakland University. For more information, see the 2007 Donor Honor Roll.
For information on how you can make a difference through a gift today or through estate planning, visit the Campaign for OU website or contact Development, Alumni and Community Engagement at (248) 364-6150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter from OU President Gary Russi:
This year’s donor honor roll is a powerful illustration of the deep commitment our alumni and friends have to this university and to the community in which we live. The gifts we have received not only support the success of this university, its faculty and its students, but promote advancements that will positively affect the success of our region.
As you read the stories in the following pages, you will see that there are many developments underway that will make a significant impact on our region’s economy, the future of health education, and our students’ and faculty’s ability to grow in ways that are meaningful in today’s global community. The Oakland University William Beaumont Hospital School of Medicine, opening in 2010 and supported through individual, corporate and foundation donations, will redefine the face of medical school education. The Crittenton Endowed Professorship in the OU School of Nursing will help to change the clinical education and training of nursing students, improve patient care, and meet the looming shortage of nurses. And initial support for the OU INCubator, a resource-intensive program for growing businesses, will ensure that development and expansion in this region steadily continues.
All of this happens only through the support of our generous donors. I am deeply grateful for your commitment to Oakland University.
Gary D. Russi