About the SOU Foundation
The Southern Oregon University Foundation is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with the University. All fundraising and investment activities of the Foundation are limited to the University.
The Foundation assets and earnings are distributed to colleges, departments and programs of the University based upon the donors’ wishes, and if funds are unrestricted, at the direction of the Foundation’s volunteer Board of Trustees in response to priority requests from the University President.
About the Office of Development
The Office of Development staff is here to assist donors, alumni, and friends of SOU connect with the University and help them achieve their philanthropic goals. Gifts of all sizes provide opportunities for SOU students, increase access through scholarships, support academic excellence, and the overall missions of Southern Oregon University.