In Memory / In Honor

In the spirit of true Cowboy generosity, many donors establish gifts to honor a loved one or special mentor, professor or friend. These unique gifts not only provide essential support for OSU, but also ensure the honorees’ legacy will endure forever at Oklahoma State.

Scholarships, faculty chairs and professorships, campus facilities and other gift options may be named after these special individuals. Gifts may be made by a donor or by a group of people the honored individual inspired.

Honorary Gifts

Honorary gifts celebrate an individual’s connection to OSU.

Many alumni groups and former students choose to create a scholarship or professorship in honor of a respected mentor or teacher, often in celebration of their retirement. Family members and friends may establish a gift in honor of a loved one’s education, career or association with Oklahoma State University. OSU alumni classes inspire future generations of students by establishing scholarships named for their graduation year.

The individual for whom the gift is named will receive a list of contributors to the fund, and a list of recipients who benefit from their gift.


Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts ensure a person’s legacy will endure at Oklahoma State University. The OSU Foundation is honored to help families establish opportunities to pay tribute to their loved one.

Family members, friends and even strangers may contribute to a memorial fund following the death of a loved one. The individual’s family often chooses to establish a memorial scholarship or faculty position to celebrate his or her life and love of OSU. Doing so guarantees that future generations of Cowboys will hear this individuals story and be inspired by their passion for Oklahoma State.

The OSU Foundation will provide the family with a list of contributors to the memorial fund as well as a list of the recipients of the scholarship, if applicable.

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If you have questions about making a gift in memory or in honor of someone, please contact the office of Donor Relations (800) 622-4678 or e-mail

400 South Monroe / P.O. Box 1749 / Stillwater, OK 74076-1749
Ph. 800.622.4678 / Fax 405.385.5102 /
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