OU Giving Day


OU Giving Day will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, beginning at 12 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. CDT. This year’s celebration marks the seventh annual fundraising event.

The entire OU family – faculty, staff, students, parents, 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, Olivia Jarvis, by email at ofjarvis@ou.edu or by phone at (405) 310-4890.

Making a Gift


Online: givesooner.org
By phone: (405) 325-5573
By check: Make your check payable to the
University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc.
Send to:
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 2, 2024

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 25, 2024, to midnight on April 2, 2024.

Each early challenge will have one winner.

OU Giving Day has three mega challenges this year.

  • The Board Engagement Challenge runs from midnight to 6:00 a.m. CDT on April 2, 2024.
  • The Greek Life Challenge runs from midnight to 8:00 p.m. CDT on April 2, 2024.
  • The Faculty/Staff: Most Gifts Challenge runs from midnight to 10:00 p.m. CDT on April 2, 2024.
Each mega challenge will have one winner.

Share on social media and make a gift to your favorite fund! Post your entry to X or Instagram with the hashtag #OUGivingDay. If you post using #OUGivingDay during one of the social media challenges, the area you shout out has a chance at winning a bonus award! Each social media challenge will have a first, second and third place winner.

Pro tip: Make sure your X 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 2, 2024, the fund that receives the first gift of the hour will win a prize of $500. Challenge winners are determined by the transaction timestamp of gifts made via givesooner.org. If there is a tie, the fund with the largest online gift wins.

There will be two All Day Challenge winners.

  • The college or academic unit with the most gifts made online via givesooner.org wins!
  • The college or academic unit with the most dollars raised wins!
Visit our Challenges page for more details on how you can participate in specific challenges.

The dollars to support the hourly challenges are made possible by a collective gift from the OU Foundation, the OU Foundation Trustees and members of the 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 create a post on your public X or Instagram account during the designated timeframe. 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: For these challenges, 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.

The competition will be judged on a point system based on gift size and participation percentage. The point system works as follows:

  • 2-figure gift = 2 points

  • 3-figure gift = 4 points

  • 4-figure gift = 8 points

  • 5-figure gift = 12 points

  • 6-figure gift = 16 points

  • 7-figure gift = 20 points

  • 100% board participation = x3 points Participation is defined as one gift per board member via givesooner.org between 12am-6pm or the Giving Day commitment form.

    Each board will receive a unique giving link.

    No boards received the 100% participation bonus last year. This is a great opportunity for smaller boards to compete!

    Most Dollars Raised throughout all Giving Day 2023: Gallogly College of Engineering

    Most Gifts throughout all Giving Day 2023: Gallogly College of Engineering

    Board Engagement Mega Challenge: Michael F. Price College of Business

    Greek Life Mega Challenge: Alpha Sigma Kappa

    Get Involved


  • Make a gift on April 2, 2024
  • Spread the word about #OUGivingDay
  • Participate in one of our social media challenges on X or Instagram!
  • For additional information about how to connect with Giving Day, contact Giving Day Project Manager Olivia Jarvis at ofjarvis@ou.edu to get all the tools you need!

    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

    X @uofoklahoma @ou_foundation_ and @ou_alumni

    Don’t forget to use #OUGivingDay when you post about Giving Day!

    Campus Events


    On April 2, 2024, we will be celebrating Giving Day on the South Oval! Join us throughout the day for food trucks, giveaways and more. New to Giving Day this year, we will be hosting a movie night on the South Oval in partnership with OU Film Series. Stay tuned for additional information!

    On April 2, 2024, we will be celebrating Giving Day in Stuart Square! Join us across campus for a variety of activities on the day. Stay tuned for additional information.

    On April 2, 2024, we will be celebrating Giving Day at the Robert Bird Library Patio! Stay tuned for additional information.

    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.

    Contact


    Please contact our Giving Day Project Manager Olivia Jarvis by email at ofjarvis@ou.edu or by phone at (405) 310-4890.