Save the Date of March 6, 2024!
Help Shine a Light on OU!

This day unites the OU community in a single mission: to rally behind the OU projects and initiatives you love most. 


We know that each of our donors has unique reasons to give to Oakland University. With hundreds of worthy funds to support, there's an opportunity for everyone to get involved. Your generosity inspires, elevates and transforms students, research, the OU community, and more. Special thanks to the lead matching gift sponsor Oakland University Credit Union (OUCU).


Black and Gold Giving Day plays an important role in in OU's success and accelerates our mission in education by highlighting student success, academic teaching, research and discovery, community collaboration, campus expansion, and innovative programs.


With your help, we know we can SHINE A LIGHT ON OU! 


Black & Gold Giving Day Events include:

 March 5th - 9:00 p.m.: The Big Pajama Party for Students in the OC

 March 6th - 6:00 a.m.: OUCU match release online!

                    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Hands Only CPR Classes (Rec Center) - Free but registration required.

                    12:00 p.m.: Shine a Light on OU: Giving Day Celebration (Everyone welcome, OU Rec Center) - Free to attend but registration encouraged

                                       Special thanks to event sponsor TIAA.

                     6:00 p.m.: Painting with the Grizz (Shelby Township) - Paid registration required.


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Patrick Missodey Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Dana Parke, gifts to the Patrick Missodey Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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Softball Gift Fund Match
Thanks to generous gifts from Lisa Byrnes, Al DiPrima, Suzanne DiPrima, Marc Herrington, James Johnston, Lucienne Krizka, Richard Marcucci, Michael Murphy, Joseph Newton, Heather Plitz, Diane Ruhlman, Barb Campbell Younglas and Tom Younglas, gifts to the Softball Gift Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,701 total.
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CAS SMTD Student Opportunity Fund Match
Thanks to generous gifts from James & Doris August and Daniel & Miriam Medow, gifts to the CAS SMTD Student Opportunity Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,000 total.
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Michael Gillespie Theatre Student Travel & Enrichment Fund Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Michael Gillespie, gifts to the Michael Gillespie Theatre Student Travel & Enrichment Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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CAS Michele & Karl Plattenberger Japan Study Abroad Endowment Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Michele Plattenberger, gifts to the CAS Michele & Karl Plattenberger Japan Study Abroad Endowment will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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Graduate School Finish Line Endowed Scholarship Match
Thanks to generous gifts from the Grad School Advisory Board, gifts to the Graduate School Finish Line Endowed Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,700 total.
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Meadow Brook Hall Gifts & Donations Match
Thanks to generous gifts from Patrick Brown, Frank Cassise, Art Griggs, Story John, William John, Susan Martin, Teckla Rhoads and Mary Beth Snyder, gifts to the Meadow Brook Hall Gifts & Donations Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $8,500 total.
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OUWBSM Auschwitz Exchange Program Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Gerald Weintraub, gifts to the OUWBSM Auschwitz Exchange Program will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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Michael Alan Gerus Memorial Scholarship Endowment Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Annette Gerus, gifts to the Michael Alan Gerus Memorial Scholarship Endowment will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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M & K Plattenberger Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Endowment Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Karl Plattenberger, gifts to the Michele and Karl Plattenberger Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Endowment will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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Helander Social Impact Scholarship Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Aaron Helander, gifts to the Helander Social Impact Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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Future Educators Scholarship Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Cheryl McGinnis, gifts to the Future Educators Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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Tapestry Scholarship for Org Leadership and HR Development Students Match
Thanks to a generous gift from David Strubler, gifts to the Tapestry Scholarship for Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Development Students will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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OU Student Food Pantry/Golden Grizzlies Pantry Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Kroger Co., gifts to the OU Student Food Pantry/Golden Grizzlies Pantry will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000 total.
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Native American Advisory Committee Gift Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Clinton River Watershed Council, gifts to the Native American Advisory Committee Gift Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500 total.
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Pete Hovland Natatorium Endowment Match
Thanks to a generous gift from OLY Swimming, gifts to the Pete Hovland Natatorium Endowment Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000 total.
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University Recreation & Well-Being Fund Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Fitness Things, gifts to the University Recreation & Well-Being Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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G & T Gamboa Behavior & Ecology Student Research Endowment Match
Thanks to a generous gift from George and Teresa Gamboa, gifts to the G & T Gamboa Behavior & Ecology Student Research Endowment will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,000 total.
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Mark Murphy Endowed Scholarship Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Brian Murphy, gifts to the Mark Murphy Endowed Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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Washington DC Study Away Program Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Mr. Nihal Goonewardene, former student staffer in the OU Athletics Department and 1972 OU graduate, gifts will be matched up to $5,000 total.
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Anna and Keith Tack Finish with Honor Endowed Scholarship Match
Thanks to a generous gift from the Keith and Anna Tack, gifts to the Anna and Keith Tack Finish with Honor Endowed Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,500 total.
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OU Center for Autism Outreach (OUCARES) Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Inspire Autism, gifts to the OU Center for Autism Outreach (OUCARES) will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500 total.
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Nurse Anesthesia Scholarship Fund Match
Thanks to a generous gift from a generous donor, gifts to the Nurse Anesthesia Scholarship Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500 total.
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Michael Alan Gerus Memorial Scholarship Spending Fund Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Steve Gerus, gifts to the Michael Alan Gerus Memorial Scholarship Spending Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total.
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Library Gifts - Books & OnLine Resources Match
Thanks to a generous gift from the Kresge Library Board, gifts to the Library Gifts - Books & OnLine Resources will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,400 total.
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SBA ACHIEVE Gift Fund Match
Thanks to generous gifts from the SBA Advisory Board, gifts to the SBA ACHIEVE Gift Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,200 total.
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Josephine & Giuseppe Scibilia Language Scholarship Endowment Education Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Jo Scibilia, gifts to the Josephine & Giuseppe Scibilia Language Scholarship Endowment Education will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,000 total.
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Oncology Rehab PT Scholarship Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Deb Doherty, gifts to the Oncology Rehab PT Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,400 total.
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SBA Gift Fund Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Kenneth and Kimberly Janke, gifts to the School of Business Administration Gift Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 total.
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Orientation Group Leader Spirit Award Match
Thanks to generous gifts from the OU Young Alumni Chapter, gifts to the Orientation Group Leader Spirit Award will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500 total.
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