The President's Circle

OSU's Inner Circle of Donors


Acclaimed author Cheryl Strayed visited with President's Circle members at a private reception during her campus visit.

Individuals whose annual gifts to any area(s) at Oregon State University total $1,000 or more are recognized with membership in the OSU President's Circle.

President's Circle members help OSU build on existing strengths in strategic areas to achieve world-class excellence.

  • You help make it possible for the university to set and pursue high aspirations
  • You help the university record notable achievements and advancements
  • You help send our graduates out ready to serve Oregon and our world.

Beyond the immediate impact of substantial annual gifts, President's Circle members model how one generation can help the next. They demonstrate to their fellow alumni, parents, and friends that giving to OSU is an excellent investment - one that pays off in well-educated individuals and new knowledge that solves problems and improves lives. The vote of confidence expressed in each President's Circle gift is worth even more than its significant dollar value.

President’s Circle members receive special communications and invitations to special events; view upcoming events.

Make your gift to the program(s) most important to you, and become a President's Circle member today.

Meet the director of the OSU President's Circle, Molly Moriarty Russell.

For more information about the President's Circle, contact Molly at 541-737-4044.

“I am so thankful for the educational foundation I gained at OSU as well as the relationships that have impacted me. My professional and personal life are better today because of my time in Corvallis. I continue to support OSU in many ways, not just fiscally, but spiritually through athletic events. ‘Go Beavs!’ comes so naturally for me, and will continue for as long as I am able.”

Diana Gernhart '87, President's Circle member since 2006

President’s Circle Members in the News

Daniel and Margaret Porth participated in the University Honors College’s inaugural Parent Leadership Circle: a great example of the ways that OSU President’s Circle members contribute to the university beyond their financial gifts. The expertise and experience they offer are also valuable assets.


The OSU President’s Circle

President’s Council: $10,000+

President’s Club: $5,000-$9,999

President’s Fellows: $2,500-$4,999

President’s Associates: $1,000-$2,499

President's Circle Young Alumni: 

$500 (5-9 years after graduation)
$250 (2-4 years after graduation)
$150 (1 year after graduation)