University Advancement

Frances M. Moceri House
3151 University Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 370-4504
Fax: (248) 370-3182

John Dodge House
507 Golf View
Rochester, MI 48309-4488

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Faculty, Staff and Retirees

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Each year, faculty, staff and retirees come together to support the OU Fund Drive (OUFD). The friendly giving competition kicks off with an event that features a Parade of OU Funds, which highlights the varied and unique programs on campus. The generosity of faculty, staff and retirees provides crucial funding to nearly every corner of the OU campus, including the creation of new endowment funds which serve as a lasting legacy of the donor’s generosity and commitment to philanthropy.

2023 OU Fund Drive Overview

The 2023 OU Fund Drive closed on December 8, 2023 with nearly $500,000 contributed from 969 individuals. Thank you, Oakland University faculty, staff and retirees! See the competition tab below to learn more about the most supported funds and the results of the participation challenge.

Save the date for the next OUFD - Mark your calendars for October 14 - December 12, 2024!

"I have witnessed first-hand the positive impact that the Student Emergency Fund has made for our students. It is a one-time assist to help bridge a financial gap that is a result of an unplanned expense or emergency. It could be as simple as unplanned car repairs in order to help get the student to campus to attend class. It could be to keep their internet active after they lose a job so they can complete their online courses. It is a small amount that makes a tremendous impact to help fill the gaps our students might experience. Everyone should consider a donation to this fund as it directly benefits students in need."  -Lori Marsh, division business manager, Student Affairs & Diversity

Ways to Give

You may direct your gift to the program(s) of your choice - see the List of Funds page for a complete list. For more information, contact us at (248) 370-4504 or

Online / Credit Card

Giving online with a credit card is quick, easy, and secure. Make a one-time gift to the fund of your choice, or set up a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly pledge payment. 

Payroll Deduction

Online Payroll Deduction is one of the fastest, easiest and most convenient ways to make your gift. With the Online Payroll Deduction form, you are able to:

  • Establish the total amount of your payroll deduction
  • Pick pay period to begin your donation
  • Donate to multiple funds
  • Select the ongoing payroll deduct option - you can “set it and forget it,” and there are no annual forms to fill out. Cancel or modify your deduction at any time.


To request a printable donation form, contact Donations can be mailed to:

Oakland University
OU Fund Drive
Frances M. Moceri House
3151 University Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Planned Gifts

Looking to leave a legacy at OU? For a printable statement of philanthropic intent, please contact giftplan@1010an.comPlanned gifts include bequests, IRA rollovers, and charitable gift annuities. Contact us for more information.


Top Ten Funds

This competition, based on the number of donors, awarded $5,000 to each of the top five funds receiving the greatest number of donors. For funds placing sixth through tenth, prizes from $4,000 to $500 were awarded. 2023 Top Ten Funds:

Meadow Brook Hall Gifts and Donations (35122) - 112 donors

Grizzlies Food Pantry (31081) -100 donors

Golden Grizzlies Champion Fund (34254) - 70 donors

Student Emergency Fund (30388) - 56 donors

CAS SMTD Student Opportunity Fund (30391)- 44 donors

Mezwa OUWB Recruitment Scholarship (DMORS)- 43 donors

Organic Farms Gifts (30327)- 42 donors

School of Education & Human Services Schlps (31507) - 42 donors

CAS Finish Line Scholarship (31515) - 32 donors

Veterans Affairs Gifts (30276)- 21 donors

*NOTE: There was a tie for 7th place!


The OUFD encourages participation; every gift counts! Units with the highest participation percentage, in both the Black Division and Gold Division, were awarded a traveling trophy.

2023 Black Division Champs: OUWB 

2023 Gold Division Champs: MTD

The Black Division is composed of units with 100 or more full time employees.The Gold Division is composed of units that have fewer than 100 full time employees.

Final 2023 Participation Results

Black Division 

OUWB 60.2%
Student Affairs & Diversity 60.1%
SEHS 51.4%
Academic Affairs 39.6%
CAS 35.0%
SECS 26.2%
Operations & Finance 18.3%

Gold Division
MTD 79.2%
Athletics 73.9%
UCM 60.9%
President’s Office 56.8%
SON 52.2%
SHS 48.5%
Kresge Library 34.4%
SBA 18.8%


Incentives for 2023:

  • Top Five Funds match by number of donors ($5,000 each)
  • NEW! Top Ten Funds will receive a match; in addition to the top five, fund number six through ten will all receive a match ($4,000/6th place, $3,000/7th place; $2,000/8th place; $1,000/9th place; $500/10th place)
  • Most improved fund match by number of donors ($2,500)
  • Endowment match of $1,000 to spending for first ten endowments
  • NEW! Retiree weekly bonus – one retiree will be selected each week for a $500 bonus to their fund(s)

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