OSU-Cascades welcomed its first freshman class in the fall of 2015. For over a decade OSU-Cascades has primarily offered classes for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. It now offers a full slate of baccalaureate core courses. More than 1,000 students are enrolled at OSU-Cascades and enrollment is projected to reach 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025. The new campus opened fall 2016.
In addition to gifts of cash, donors can design a personal giving plan that combines the right asset with the right gift vehicle to meet their giving needs. Planned gifts include bequests, trusts, gift annuities, and other gift vehicles and can be funded with many different types of assets, including securities, real estate, CDs, and retirement assets. Contact our Gift Planning Office to learn more.
Scholarship support allows OSU-Cascades to be accessible to students by opening doors and allowing them to focus on their education, rather than how they will pay for it. At OSU-Cascades, this support is very important, particularly to the many first-generation college students who pursue degrees here.
OSU-Cascades was created to address educational needs here in Central Oregon and launch rewarding careers. As we continue to grow and develop our academic programs, the support of OSU-Cascades alumni and friends is critical. Providing flexible program funding will help us continue to adapt and provide quality postsecondary education for our community.
Exceptional faculty not only teach, but they also inspire and challenge our students. This is why OSU-Cascades has made it a priority to recruit and retain outstanding professors. The creation of endowments that support professors is essential to achieving this goal, as they provide a steady source of funds.
The Fund for Innovation provides much-needed unrestricted support for OSU-Cascades. Unrestricted funds are critically important for the growth and development of the campus. They allow for important strategic planning opportunities, help the campus recognize and reward outstanding faculty and staff, provide for faculty and undergraduate research opportunities, and, ultimately, provide flexibility for OSU-Cascades to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
For more information on supporting OSU-Cascades, contact Julie Hotchkiss, development officer.