Fund for WOU

Unrestricted gifts allow WOU to respond to the most pressing financial needs.

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What is the Fund for WOU?

The Fund for WOU is the recurring, unrestricted financial support given each fiscal year. Unrestricted gifts provide a crucial bridge between tuition revenue and the actual cost of running WOU, offering relief to the operating budget and very directly affecting students, faculty, and various programs on Western’s campus. Most importantly, unrestricted gifts from the Fund for WOU, regardless of size, allow WOU to respond to the school’s most pressing financial needs and concerns and provide flexibility for students and faculty alike. Support from WOU alumni, parents and friends benefit current students in continuing to reach their educational goals.

Unrestricted Gifts:

  • Defray the cost of each student’s tuition and expenses
  • Underwrite budgets for student organizations
  • Ensure that facilities are kept in pristine condition
  • Support the operating budget
  • Provide the flexibility to meet the changing needs of WOU

Why is your participation important? Your participation is fundamental to assuring a solid financial future for Western. A high percentage of giving by those closest to WOU-  alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, and employees- demonstrates the importance of philanthropy at Western Oregon University. Your tax-deductible gift to the Fund for WOU will support and enhance the joyful learning environment students experience each day. With the generosity of those who faithfully support WOU, we are able to step forward boldly and plan for Western’s future. Every gift, whatever its size, is important and greatly appreciated.

2021-22 End of Fiscal Year Report 

Mission & Vision

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. 


Contact Us

Morgan Harris, Annual Fund Officer 

Phone: 503-838-8814


Location: The Cottage

345 Monmouth Ave N Monmouth, OR 97361