Campaign Raises $6.3 Million in July

Campaign raises $6.3M in July.

Campaign raises $6.3M in July.

After breaking fundraising records last fiscal year, The Campaign for OSU continues to make significant progress. In the first month of the new fiscal year which began July 1, donors contributed more than $6.3 million, bringing the campaign total to $439.8 million.

Some highlights of July gifts include:

  • A $1.4 million pledge from Jim and Judith Atwood Youde, a 1962 alumni couple who are both members of the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees. The majority of the gift will support scholarships, with other portions designated for the OSU Alumni Association, faculty in applied economics, healthy aging research, the Linus Pauling Institute, and the library.
  • A $1 million pledge from Harold and Lois Schudel to establish a scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The founder of the Corvallis-based Holiday Tree Farms, Harold Schudel earned his doctorate in crop science from OSU in 1953.
  • A $300,000 gift from Google to OSU’s Open Source Laboratory. With this latest gift, the internet search company has contributed a total of $750,000 to the lab, which is an academic leader in open source development.

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