Matching gift challenge nearing deadline

The Southern Oregon University Foundation announced Wednesday, that 75% of the goal to raise $100,000 for the SOU Fund to receive a matching gift of $50,000 has been reached. Long time SOU supporters Sid and Karen DeBoer pledged a challenge match in October 2018, with the hopes of inspiring additional support.

Gifts to The SOU Fund support faculty and student research, innovative teaching, and transformative learning experiences. These unrestricted gifts are essential for the university to achieve excellence and provide critical funds for emerging opportunities.

More than 230 alumni and friends of the University have made gifts to date. The $100,000 goal must be reached by June 30, 2019, to receive the full $50,000 match.

Gifts can be made at