The Western Oregon University Development Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. It operates on the WOU campus and with university support under the auspices of a 1990 agreement between the foundation, the university, and the Oregon University System. It is managed by a 24-member board of directors composed of members-at-large and representatives from ancillary fund-raising and campus groups. [Visit the WOU Foundation University Hosted Web Site]
Making A Gift To Western Oregon University
The WOU Foundation accepts gifts for any approved program or activity at Western Oregon University.
The most common gifts received by the WOU Foundation are outright gifts. Most frequently these gifts are cash, but the foundation also welcomes gifts of securities, real property, and personal property.
Planned gifts, including deferred gifts, are arranged during the donor’s lifetime, but the principal does not accrue to benefit WOU until later, usually after the donor or named beneficiaries are deceased. Bequests are the most common deferred gifts; others include life insurance policies and life income agreements (gift annuities, unitrusts, annuity trusts, lead trusts, and revocable trusts).
Many companies offer matching gift programs to their employees, employee spouses, or retired employees. Contact the personnel office in your company or call WOU’s Office of University Advancement at 503-838-8281 to discover if this program is available to you.
To make a gift
please visit the WOU Foundation Cashier.