Annual Fund 

What is the Western Oregon University Annual Fund?

Give every year. Make a difference every day.

The Annual Fund 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 Annual Fund, 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
  • Fund important faculty research

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- the parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, and staff- demonstrates the importance of philanthropy at Western Oregon University. Your tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund 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. Make a gift today!

Emily Swart
Phone: 503-838-8814
Fax: 503-838-8289