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WOU Foundation

Western Oregon University Development Foundation

The WOU Foundation assists the university in building financial support for its educational, research, and public service activities, and coordinates the efforts of several Western Oregon University affiliated groups.

Founded on December 30, 1964, the Western Oregon University Development Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. It operates on the WOU campus and with university support under the auspices of a 1990 agreement between the foundation, the university, and the Oregon University System. It is managed by a board of trustees composed of members-at-large and representatives from ancillary fund-raising and campus groups.

Mission Statement

The Western Oregon University Foundation exists to strengthen relationships and provide resources in order to serve and support the mission and vision of Western Oregon University.


Where we are going...
The Foundation will develop and provide Western Oregon University with strategic resources it requires in order to fulfill its goals of:

  • Offering college level education to an increasing number of Oregon residents
  • Reducing financial barriers to higher education through scholarships
  • Securing high quality faculty and facilities graduates need to perform in the global economy
  • Providing an exceptional student experience


WOU Foundation 503-838-8281 | or e-mail: foundation@wou.edu

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