Giving to CLA

Giving to CLA

A liberal arts degree can take our students anywhere they want to go and gifts from donors make it all possible. The College of Liberal Arts is fueled by generous gifts from our alumni, community members, friends, and supporters every year. Their gifts to CLA are an investment in world-class education, important research and creative production, and programs that benefit all of our communities. We deeply appreciate the generosity of our donors and the positive impacts that their gifts make for CLA and our students.

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You can choose to support the entire school with a gift to the Dean's Fund for Excellence in Liberal Arts or choose the communication area you love most.

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Visionary Donations Funding our Future: PRAx

“The Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts will serve as a unique and dynamic education and performance center and will be a showcase destination for the visual, musical, theater and cultural arts for students, faculty, campus visitors and Oregonians,” said Larry Rodgers, dean of OSU’s College of Liberal Arts.

A lead gift of $25 million for the complex has been provided by Patricia Reser. Additional gifts include a $2 million commitment from the family of the late Lynne Detrick of West Linn to build a new 500-seat concert hall to offer a high-caliber venue for both listeners and performers, Rodgers said. The OSU Foundation continues to seek philanthropic support for the center, and OSU will also seek state bonding from the 2020 Oregon Legislature to help support the project. read more >

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Impacts of giving to CLA:

  • Over $41 million in endowments supporting CLA students, faculty and programs.
  • 128 named scholarship and fellowship funds that produce over $370,000 each year to support students.
  • More than $23m for endowed faculty positions and support funds.
  • Thanks to generous donors who have contributed over $30 million in addition to state and university funds, CLA is investing nearly $100m in renovating arts facilities. Along with the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts , renovations of classrooms, studio, and galleries are underway in Fairbanks Hall for OSU visual arts programs.

Whether you want to support a CLA program with an online gift, start a new endowed scholarship or faculty fund, or arrange gift in your estate, you can make difference and we are ready to work with you. You can choose the giving option that works for you and the CLA program that you want to support. Want to learn more? Contact Grady Goodall, Director of Development-CLA, 541-737-5918,