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The Women for OSU annual spring symposium is a unique opportunity to gather in Stillwater and gain valuable knowledge about philanthropic decision making and leadership. Women for OSU celebrates members of the OSU family who display leadership in philanthropy by naming the Philanthropist of the Year and awarding scholarships to outstanding OSU students.

2018 Women for OSU Symposium — New Keynote Speaker Announced

Laura Linney

Actress Laura Linney announced as Women for OSU Symposium Keynote Speaker

Academy Award nominee Laura Linney Announced as 10th Symposium Keynote Speaker

Academy Award nominee Laura Linney is a celebrated theatre, film and television actress. She has performed in many productions including the films Nocturnal Animals, Mr. Holmes, Kinsey, You Can Count on Me, Mystic River, Love Actually and The Truman Show. Notable television credits include the Showtime series The Big C, the HBO mini-series John Adams, Tales of the City and Frasier. Prominent Broadway productions include The Crucible, Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen, Six Degrees of Separation and many more.

Laura has been nominated multiple times for Academy, Tony, BAFTA, and Golden Globe Awards. She has won one SAG Award, two Golden Globes and four Emmys.

Due to scheduling conflicts, previously announced Octavia Spencer had to cancel her appearance.


Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2018 Symposium.
Click here to view and download our sponsorship brochure.

2018 Symposium Sponsors

Helen Newman Roche/Beverly Bennett Groom

Diane Tuttle
OSU Foundation

Sheryl Benbrook/Stock Exchange Bank
Martha Burger
Robin Byford/Becky Steen
Amy Cline
Jan Cloyde
Suzie Crowder/Cindy Waits
Anne Greenwood
Jennifer Grigsby/Linda Kissler
Leah Gungoll/Beth Jackson
Claudia Humphreys
Susan Jacques
Jami Longacre
Lynne McElroy
Amy Mitchell
OSU Alumni Association
OSU Center for Health Sciences
OSU College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology
OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
OSU Foundation Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
OSU Edmon Low Library
OSU President’s Office
OSU Spears School of Business
Beverly Schafer
Karen Stewart
Carol Stewart
Stinnett & Associates

Bank of Oklahoma
Leah Gungoll
Cathey Humphreys
MassMutual Oklahoma/Mark and Teresa Burson
Roxanne Pollard
Jenelle Schatz
Peggy Welch
OSU College of Human Sciences

Courtney Baugher
Donna Clack
Judy Graham
Martha Johnston
Jeanette Kern
Dr. Patricia Knaub
Retta Miller
Connie Mitchell
OSU College of Arts & Sciences
OSU Office of Academic Affairs
OSU College of Education, Health and Aviation
OSU Division of Institutional Diversity
Jennifer Poole
Cindy Riesen
Stillwater Medical Center
Leslie Woolley

Read more about past keynote speakers and event sponsors on our Past Symposiums page.

Regional Events

Women for OSU also hosts multiple regional events each year to connect women interested in philanthropy with Oklahoma State University. Women for OSU Council teams are currently planning regional events and programming to increase their outreach and improve the information currently available to women regarding philanthropy.

Regional events have been hosted all over the country, including events in the Dallas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas, as well as in Los Angeles, and throughout Oklahoma.

To learn more about giving opportunities within Women for OSU, contact Michal Shaw.