Oregon Institute of Technology has been transforming lives for more than 70 years, preparing students to lead and succeed in high demand fields such as engineering, technology, allied health and renewable energy. With the help of our donors and volunteers we are building a world-class university.

Thank you for your interest in giving and volunteering at Oregon Institute of Technology. You may be interested in getting involved in one of the following ways. Click on the links below for more information:


Ways to Give

Annual Giving

Annual gifts are vital to the success of the University and provide a financial base that makes Oregon Tech the extraordinary place of experiential learning, exceptional academics, and rigorous innovation it is today. Since its founding in 1947, annual engagement by the Oregon Tech community—alumni, parents, students, and friends—have strengthened and fostered the University’s greatest achievements.

The Fund for Oregon Tech is the University’s primary annual fundraising initiative that runs from July 1 through June 30.  Whether it’s $50 or $5,000, every gift contributes to Oregon Institute of Technology’s ability to provide students with a truly distinctive educational experience ensuring professionals who are meeting the workforce needs of our state and country. Your gift of any size to what you care about most helps:

  • Address the greatest needs and priorities of the University.
  • Provide access to a truly distinctive education through scholarships.
  • Attract, recruit and retain top-notch faculty.
  • Pursue state-of-the-art equipment and modernization of classrooms.
  • Advance Oregon Tech's reputation as “industry’s university.”

Your annual gift contributes to a vibrant future for Oregon Tech students today and for generations to come. 


Contact: Mira Wonderwheel, Annual Giving Manager, (541) 851-5679 or mira.wonderwheel@oit.edu


Deferred or Planned Gifts

Make Oregon Tech part of your long-term financial planning. An Oregon Tech Foundation Planned Giving Specialist can provide professional assistance for donors and their advisers on estate planning, including:

  • Income‐Producing Gifts - Can provide you and/or your loved ones with income for the duration of your lives or for a term of years.
  • Charitable Lead Trusts - Can provide an inheritance to loved ones at a minimal tax cost.
  • Bequests - Will allow you to make a more substantial gift than you might otherwise imagine possible.
  • Noncash Assets - Real estate, life insurance policies, and retirement plans can be turned into gifts with immediate tax benefits.

Employee Giving

Team Spirit and School Pride Thrives

Oregon Tech faculty and staff are the drivers that foster our flourishing academic community. In addition to your daily achievements, your contribution generously supports engaging programs, recruiting and retaining top-notch faculty, and attracting and engaging exceptional students.

The students are the primary beneficiaries of donations to the University.

You can select to designate your gift to support your personal passion. There is a list of funds on the back of the Payroll Authorization Form. You can select as many as you’d like

The Employee Giving Campaign runs each fiscal year July 1 – June 30 and kicks-off during Convocation.

Participation is easy! Most employees chose to give with a Payroll Deduction.

All employees are warmly encouraged to extend your commitment to student success and be a part of the tradition of philanthropy at Oregon Tech through participation in the Employee Giving Campaign. Turn in your Payroll Authorization Form today!

Contact: Jacen Bridges, Annual Giving Manager, (503) 821-1164 or jacen.bridges@oit.edu

Matching Gifts

Did you know that you may be able to double the impact of your support? Your gift to Oregon Tech may be eligible for a match, potentially doubling or tripling the impact of your contribution. If you work for an employer with matching gift benefits, please ask your human resources department for more information on having your gift matched. Check a list of matching gift employers here.

Instructions to participate will vary per employer.


Gift of Securities

Donating stock is another common way to contribute and will allow you to tax shelter gains on earnings. When stock is donated it is liquidated immediately to preserve value. The proceeds, minus any broker fees and/or commissions, are then allocated according to the donor’s wishes.

To make a stock gift to the Oregon Tech Foundation, please share the following information with your financial adviser:

Firm: D.A. Davidson & Co., DTC #0361
Account Name: Oregon Tech Foundation
Account Number: 60016423

When making a gift of stock, please send a note as to where you would like your contribution to be directed. Learn more about directing your gift here.


Gift of Real Estate

Property is a gift-in-kind that can be donated to benefit Oregon Tech. Did you know that you can donate your house while you are still living in it and take a tax deduction for the value of the property? There are many ways to give a gift of real estate or property to benefit Oregon Tech.



A Gift-In-Kind is a donation of a tangible or intangible asset such as art, books, equipment, automobiles, inventory, personal property, other physical assets, material, or services which represent value to the college.

A Gift-In-Kind is a great way to support the needs of specific departments to ensure students have the most up-to-date equipment to work with.

The Gift-In-Kind form can be found below:

Gift Acceptance Policy

Please contact us for more information on the gift acceptance policy.

Learn More

To learn more about how you can help support students at Oregon Institute of Technology and methods for making a charitable contribution, please contact us at 541.885.1130 or email us.

The Oregon Tech Foundation is a tax exempt charitable organization under sections 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, contributions to which are deductible for federal income tax purposes under section 170(b)(1)(A).