Gifts that Go to Immediate Needs

The Annual Scholarship Drive raises funds from alumni and friends of USAO and is the single most important campaign during the school year.

This annual drive is a multifaceted solicitation effort that relies heavily on direct mail. It begins in the fall with a follow-up mailing in the spring.

When you invest in USAO's educational mission with an “unrestricted” gift, your donation goes where the need is greatest. 


Matching Gift Programs

Matching Gifts Double Your Money! 

Wouldn’t it be nice if your employer matched your donation to USAO? Many will! An effective way to double (or even triple) your cash gift is to participate in an employer Matching Gift Program. 

Nearly 1,000 corporations (or parent companies) have matching gift programs to institutions of higher learning like USAO. 


Gift Recognition Clubs

President’s Circle @ $250,000 and above

Centennial Circle @ $100,000 and above

Benefactor’s Circle @ $50,000 and above

Heritage Circle @ $25,000 and above

Renaissance Club @ $10,000 and above

Pentagon Club @ $5,000 and above

Cornerstone Club @ $2,500 and above

Oval Club @ $1,000 and above 

Investors @ $500 and above

Partners @ $250 and above

Associates @ $100 and above

Friends @ up to $99

By making a university tax deductible cash gift – at whatever level – you qualify for inclusion in the USAO Foundation, Inc. Annual Report in one of these twelve gift recognition categories. 


Lifetime Giving Totals at the Following Levels Are Recognized by the University on the DONOR HONOR ROLL Located in the University Center:

Green & Gold Club--$25,000 and above

President's Club--$50,000 and above

Centennial Club--$100,000 and above

Benefactors Club--$250,000 and above

Heritage Club--$500,000 and above

Legacy Club--$1,000,000 and above

For more information about the Annual Scholarship Drive, Matching Gifts or USAO’s Gift Clubs, contact:

Michael Nealeigh, Vice President for University Advancement at 405-574-1324.