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Our region. Our commonwealth.
Our University. All of us.

Every day and every hour we share our diverse experiences and points of view, every minute we spend in the classrooms and labs digging for disruptive ideas, we add another chapter to the "book of us." We're friends and colleagues, mentors and peers, connected by opportunity and supporting one another at an institution old enough to have traditions, but still young enough to create new ones.

Your Generosity Shapes Lives and the Future

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Why Give to ODU?

Old Dominion University has grown with its student body, the expansion of its mission, its commitment to excellence, and the needs of its community for highly educated, technically proficient graduates in the workforce. Gifts to the University allow it to grow in ways that other funding cannot accomplish. Scholarships, special acquisitions, equipment purchases, and the creation of endowments to attract and keep top students and faculty are just a few of the ways private gifts enhance the quality of an Old Dominion University education. In addition, as the value of an education at Old Dominion increases, your degree also increases in value.

Areas of Impact

We will continue to build our dominion of possibility with the shared purpose and strength that drives the $2.6 billion economic impact we have on our community. See where you can make a difference:

Because of scholarships like yours I have made it to the second semester of my Master's Degree at ODU without debt.

Violet Galante
The Harriet W. '69 and Burl Fisher Endowed Scholarship in History