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About the WOU Foundation

The Western Oregon University Foundation was founded in 1965 and is the fundraising-arm of Western Oregon University. A nonprofit corporation, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees with IRS 501(c)3 status, the WOU Foundation’s scholarship program includes more than 250 donor-funded scholarships. In addition, the foundation manages nearly 300 funds for academic and student programs. As of 2021, the WOU Foundation has approximately $25 million in assets and a permanent endowment of $16 million.

Our Mission: The Western Oregon University Foundation exists to strengthen relationships and provide resources in order to serve and support the mission and vision of Western Oregon University

Our Vision: Ensuring every student has the opportunity to have access to a quality educational experience that increases their ability to succeed in our ever-changing global economy and society.

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2023 Annual Report

Annual Report

The following numbers reflect total contributions to the Western Oregon University Foundation for 2022-2023.

Student voices

Mnemosyne (Nemi) McKay

Mnemosyne (Nemi) McKay

Mnemosyne (Nemi) McKay Class of 2025 Major: Art and Design Western Oregon University has a strong culture that allows students to further grow themselves and to thrive in the Creative Arts. One student in particular is Mnemosyne (Nemi) McKay. Recently, Nemi was...

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Sierra Ackerman

Sierra Ackerman

Sierra Ackerman Class of 2024 Major: Criminal Justice Minor: Forensic Psychology Sierra Ackerman is in her first year at WOU after transferring in from Chemeketa Community College. At CCC, Sierra received an Associates of Science, an Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer...

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Tessa Douangaphaivong

Tessa Douangaphaivong

Tessa Douangaphaivong Class of 2025 Major: Theater Minor: Dance Tessa is going into their second year at Western majoring in Theater with a minor in Dance. Currently they are the student worker for the Smith Fine Arts Series. Between assisting with SFAS events and...

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