OSU President's Dinner 2016

Amazing Generosity

At the President's Dinner on October 1, Oregon State University welcomed 18 new members to the Milton Harris Society, in recognition of their lifetime commitments of $1 million or more. These generous OSU alumni, friends, businesses, foundations and organizations have provided support to all aspects of the university—from athletics to academic support, from the coast to the Cascades, from Veterinary Medicine to Marine Mammals, and everything in between. Their common goal: harnessing the power of higher education to build a better world.

"You make the difference – providing support that builds buildings, creates programs, attracts top faculty – all to ensure our students have the very best opportunities for success in college and in life," said President Ed Ray to a crowd of more than 270 guests at The Nines Hotel in Portland.

Throughout the night, guests learned about the impact of giving on individual lives. A video highlighted two remarkable students whose lives have been forever changed by their Oregon State experience. BioResource Research student Madison Esposito shared her story in person, talking about connecting to her roots at the Native American Longhouse and her plans to go on to medical school.

View and download photos of the President's Dinner and the new Harris Society members.


"We are so grateful that you have chosen to support students, research and programs that have such an impact: on our students, across our state, and around the world." - Mike Goodwin, President & CEO, OSU Foundation

View and download photos of the new Harris Society members and the President's Dinner.

2016 Harris Society Honorees

Analog Devices
Kelly Cole Berka ’77
    & Jack W. Berka ’77
Rebecca M. Camden
Flor Z. & Fred R. Damavandi ’65
Bonnie Serkin
    & William H. Emery II ’87
Sheng C. Fang ’44
Carole & Michael D. Flanigan ’69
Frances E. Freeman ’64
Beth & Jerry Hulsman ’54
Marilyn & Bob Hutchins ’63
Marlene & Ronald D. Izatt ’68
Sharon L. & Robert F. McElroy
Jennylee Sandberg Nesbitt ’59
    & Gregory Nesbitt ’58
Joan & Tom Skoro ’81
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Walmart Foundation
Linda K. & Jan P. Wepster ’63
Flo Retta J. Young