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

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Join us for the OUFD

October 23 - December 8, 2023


Many reasons, one OU!

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

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 2021 were:
1. Grizzlies Food Pantry (31081) – 109 donors
2. Meadow Brook Hall Gifts and Donations (35122) – 93 donors
3. OUWB School of Medicine Scholarship Fund (30228) – 75 donors
4. SMTD Study Abroad Program Support (DMTDSA) – 48 donors
5. Athletic Training center Endowment (68901) – 47 donors


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 results

Large Division:
1. OUWB 65.8%
2. Student Affairs & Diversity 61.3%
3. Academic Affairs 50%
4. SEHS 49.6%
5. SECS 32.7%
6. CAS 31.3%
7. Operations and Finance 17.5%

Small Division:
1. MTD 87.9%
2. UCM 80.9%
3. Athletics 66.6%
4. SHS 63.1%
5. President’s office 59.5%
6. SON 50.7%
7. Kresge Library 34.3%
8. SBA 24.8%

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New incentives for 2022:

  • Top Five Funds match by number of donors ($5,000 each)
  • Most improved fund match by number of donors ($2,500)
  • Endowment match of $1,000 to spending for first ten endowments
  • Weekly drawings – five $100 bonus matches each week (regardless of amount of gift) + five
    $100 bonuses for those on ongoing payroll deduct
  • Weekly top fund incentive $1,000 by number of donors - can't go to the same fund twice, top 5 funds recipients ineligible (if a Top Five fund wins this, runners up will get $1,000 prize)

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