OU Giving Day
OU Giving Day will be Thursday, April 13, 2023, beginning at 12:00 a.m. CDT and concluding at 11:59 p.m. CDT. This year's celebration marks the sixth annual fundraising event.
The entire OU family – faculty, staff, students, retirees, corporate and foundation partners, alumni and friends are welcome to participate through giving, joining hourly challenges and following along on social media!
Simply click the “Make a Gift” button in the top right corner of your screen. You will then be able to search for your desired fund straight from the online giving form!
Please contact our Giving Day Project Manager, Halsey Musselman, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (405) 310-4873.
Making a Gift
By phone: (405) 325-5573
By check: Make your check payable to the
University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc.
The University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 258856
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-8856
Checks must be received by 5 p.m. CDT on April 13th, 2023
Gifts must be at least $10
Yes, gifts must be at least $10 to participate.
Simply select the "Find a Fund" tab at the top of the page. From there, you can search by keywords or categories to help refine your search and find the right fund for you.
Yes! All gifts made via givesooner.org are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. An email confirmation and acknowledgment of your gift will be sent to you after you make your gift. You will also receive a tax receipt from the University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc. via email.
Giving Day Challenges
Early challenges run from March 30, 2023, to midnight on April 13, 2023.
Each early challenge will have one winner.
New to OU Giving Day this year are two mega challenges.
- The Board Engagement Challenge runs from midnight to 3:00 p.m. CDT on April 13, 2023.
- The Greek Life Challenge runs from midnight to 6:00 p.m. CDT on April 13, 2023.
There are two ways to participate in OU Giving Day hourly challenges.
- Make a gift to the fund you are passionate about.
- Share on social media! Post your entry to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #OUGivingDay. If you post using #OUGivingDay during one of the social media challenges, the fund you shout out and contribute to has a chance at winning a bonus award!
Pro tip: Make sure your Twitter or Instagram account is set to public to ensure your post gets entered to win!
Be the first to give to your favorite fund! Every hour throughout April 13, 2023, the fund that receives the first gift of the hour will win a prize of $500.
There will be two All Day Challenge winners.
- The unit with the most gifts made online via givesooner.org wins!
- The unit with the most dollars raised wins!
The dollars to support the hourly challenges are made possible by a collective gift from the OU Foundation, the OU Foundation Trustees and President’s Associates.
Social media challenges are voted on by a Giving Day committee. For a chance to win a social media challenge for your fund, you will need to make a $10 minimum gift to your desired fund and create a post on your public Twitter or Instagram account during the designated hour. Be sure to use #OUGivingDay!
All other challenge winners are determined by the transaction timestamp of gifts made via givesooner.org.
First Gift of the Hour: For these challenges, the fund that receives the first gift during the designated hour wins. If there is a tie, the fund with the largest online gift wins.
Most Gifts: For these challenges, the fund with the most gifts made via givesooner.org during the designated hour wins. If there is a tie, the fund with the largest online gift wins.
Largest Online Gift: For these challenges, the fund with the largest online gift made via givesooner.org during the designated hour wins. If there is a tie, the fund with most gifts wins.
Random: Following this hourly challenge, gifts will be sorted chronologically and entered into a random number generator. The first result wins first place, the second result wins second place and the third result wins third place. If the same number is selected twice, the random number generator will run again.
Funds can place up to three times throughout Giving Day.
Most Dollars Raised throughout all Giving Day 2022 - The College of Law
Most Unique Donors throughout all Giving Day 2022 - KGOU
As a volunteer fundraiser, you get to directly support the area(s) you are passionate about at the University of Oklahoma by signing up on the Get Involved page.
- Make a gift on April 13, 2023
- Spread the word about #OUGivingDay
- Participate in one of our social media challenges on Twitter or Instagram!
To help spread the word and gain support for your cause, participate in social media challenges! Simply visit the Challenges page to view all 24 challenges and the rules.
Follow the official University of Oklahoma, OU Foundation and OU Alumni Association social media accounts for updates throughout Giving Day.
Facebook @uofoklahoma, The University of Oklahoma Foundation and OU Alumni Association
Instagram @uofoklahoma, @ou_foundation and @sooneralumni
Twitter @uofoklahoma @ou_foundation_ and @ou_alumni
Don’t forget to use #OUGivingDay when you post about Giving Day!
On April 13th, 2023, we will be celebrating Giving Day on the South Oval! Join us from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT for food trucks, sno cones, games, giveaways and more!
On April 13, 2023, we will be celebrating Giving Day in Stuart Square! Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT for food trucks, giveaways and more!
On April 13, 2023, we will be celebrating Giving Day at the Robert Bird Library Patio! Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for food trucks, giveaways, photo booths and more!
On April 13, 2023 we will be celebrating Giving Day in Tulsa at McNellie's South City for happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDT.!
7031 South Zurich Ave. Tulsa, OK 74136
On April 13, 2023 we will be celebrating Giving Day in Fort Worth at Cowtown Brewing Company from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDT!
1301 East Belknap Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
On April 13, 2023 we will be celebrating Giving Day in Houston at Highline Park from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDT!
600 North Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77007
Stay tuned for more information about alumni regional club events in your area!
About OU Giving Day
The University of Oklahoma Giving Day is our annual 24-hour fundraising event that supports students, departments, programs and groundbreaking research across all three OU campuses.
The purpose of the University of Oklahoma’s Giving Day is to raise funds for university programs while also inspiring and educating students and the OU community on the importance of philanthropy in the educational experience.
When you give to OU, you have a powerful opportunity to shape the lives of our students, enhance their collegiate experience and preserve our history for generations to come.
Your investment will empower each of our students and strengthen OU’s mission of developing critical thinkers, doers and explorers through innovative, engaging instruction in an inclusive and supportive learning community.