University Advancement

Frances M. Moceri House
3151 University Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 370-4504
Fax: (248) 370-3182

John Dodge House
507 Golf View
Rochester, MI 48309-4488

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Faculty, Staff and Retiree Giving

Payroll Deduction Give Online Fun OUFD Details 

Join us for the OUFD

October 10 - December 02


The OU Fund Drive is a time to show your OU spirit!

The OU Fund Drive (OUFD) is an annual effort supported by the dedication of faculty, staff and retirees - Oakland University’s closest allies. Giving sets us apart as leaders striving to make a difference for our students and furthering the work we do.

Did you know:

  • OU is a nonprofit organization and relies on donor support to keep education within reach and offer the programs on which we pride ourselves.
  • Many students receive scholarships that help ease the financial burden of a college education. Others participate in student organizations, research and other activities that benefit from donor support.
  • Tuition alone only covers around 81% of the cost to educate a full-time student. Donors like you help fill that gap.
  • You can give to your own department or area to help your work go further.
Ways to Give

You may direct your gift to the program(s) of your choice - see the List of Funds page for a complete list. For more information, contact us at (248) 370-4504 or

Online / Credit Card

Giving online with a credit card 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. 

Payroll Deduction

Online Payroll Deduction is one of the fastest, easiest and most convenient ways to make your gift. With 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.


To request a printable donation form, contact Donations can be mailed to:

Oakland University
OU Fund Drive
Frances M. Moceri House
3151 University Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Planned Gifts

Looking to leave a legacy at OU? For a printable statement of philanthropic intent, please contact giftplan@oakland.eduPlanned gifts include bequests, IRA rollovers, and charitable gift annuities. Contact us for more information.


Top Five Funds

The competition for the top five funds was bigger than ever in 2019! This competition, based on the number of donors, will award $5,000 to each of the top five funds receiving the greatest number of donors, courtesy of a generous personal gift by President Pescovitz.

The top five funds in 2019 are:

Meadow Brook Hall Gifts and Donations (98 donors)
CAS Finish Line Scholarship (88)
Student Athlete Services Gift Fund (71)
SMTD Study Abroad Program Support (61)
Grizzlies Food Pantry (60)

2018 top funds:

1. Meadow Brook Hall Gifts and Donations (70 gifts)
2. OU Endowment for Suicide Prevention (60)
3. Grizzlies Food Pantry (58)
4. Ron Cramer and Dorsey Hammond Reading Legacy Fund (55)
5. MTD Scholarship (50)


The official OUFD Campus Competition is underway! Top units by percentage in both a large unit category and a small unit category will be crowned champions with a traveling trophy.

Participation will be calculated based on full time employees who give. Part time employees will count as a sort of "extra credit," adding to the numerator and the denominator. 

Example: A department has 10 full time employees and five of those give - that's 50% participation (5/10); the same department also has five part time employees who participate. This takes the participation to 66% (10/15)

A large division is defined as having 100 or more full time employees; small divisions have less than 100 full time employees.

Final 2019 results

Large Division:

SEHS 56.7%
CAS 51.3%
OUWB 50.4%
Student Affairs & Diversity 48.0%
Academic Affairs 45.3%
Operations & Finance 42.6%
Small Division:

Athletics 97.1%
MTD 96.9%
UCM 85.7%
President's Office 74.1%
SHS 70.8%
SON 68.8%
Kresge Library 58.3%
SBA 31.7%
SECS 25.5%

2018 final winners

Large Division: SEHS (64.6%)

Small Division: University Advancement (100%)

Fun OUFD Details 

Endowment Match
The first ten  newly created endowments with cash commitments during OUFD will receive an additional $1,000 to the spending fund. By providing spending funds immediately, donors will be able to see the impact of their endowment right away! Contact us for more information about creating an endowment.

Fun OUFD Details