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Your philanthropy helps provide an outstanding education with close faculty interaction, small class sizes, extensive student involvement opportunities, service-learning in the community, and more.

Our academic programs are highly accredited and renowned for their accomplished graduates.



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Why I Give

Ron Norick

“When I enrolled at OCU in 1960, my educational skills were less than average, and if I was going to be successful, I would need guidance. That help came to me through Dean Willis Wheat, the Business School dean. He not only mentored me, but he cared about me as a person. I graduated in 1964 from the Business School, making the dean’s honor roll, which in 1960 would have seemed impossible. Because of his kindness, Dean Wheat and I became lifelong friends, talking often until his passing. The small class sizes and the individual attention given to not only me but to all students by the professors is OCU’s strongest asset.

“My mother and grandmother were both artists and appreciated the professors for their skills but realized the art school at OCU needed to be replaced for the benefit of the staff and students. Because of their love for the graphic arts, that’s the reason the Norick family has always supported OCU’s art school.”

Adam Ryburn

“I give to help defray the costs for students. I’m a first-generation college student. I know it’s harder nowadays to get financial aid from the federal government. We’ll get students we’re trying to recruit who don’t have the means themselves, and without scholarships, it’s tough to get them to come here. If we had more in our scholarship fund—if we could give out a lot more—we could guarantee students would be here. That's why I give.”

A fixture at nearly every OCU game, match, or meet, Paul and Kim Sanders love seeing—and hearing from—the student-athletes they support. Each varsity team benefits from the Sanders’ annual financial contributions, but they also serve as OCU’s biggest fans. The small-school setting and rich athletic tradition are a perfect mixture of personal connections and shared celebrations. “We enjoy providing support, not only through our donations, but also just being at their events,” said Kim, a 1969 School of Business graduate. “Paul especially enjoys visiting with them, and we always feel closer reading so many wonderful notes of thanks and the in-person thanks we get.”

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We take seriously the trust you place in us to steward your donations and to put them to work to best benefit students. The OCU Board of Trustees maintains standing committees on finance, investment, audit, and resource development, and the university's finances are audited by external certified public accountants annually. Every day, OCU employees are committed to maximizing the impact of your gifts. Thank you for your generosity!

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