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Make a difference today through the Annual Giving Fund

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Old Dominion University depends on annual support from our generous alumni, faculty, staff and friends to fund important initiatives. Your annual gift plays a role in supporting academic excellence, enhancing our research and academic facilities, and enriching the undergraduate and graduate experience.

Participation Matters

Every gift makes an impact, no matter the size. Alumni participation plays a role in determining the University's rankings in publications such as U.S. News and World Report which in turn enhances the value of an Old Dominion University degree.

Every gift makes an impact, no matter the size. Alumni participation plays a role in determining the University’s ranking in publications such a U.S. News and World Report which in turn enhances the value of an Old Dominion University degree.

Annual Giving

The day-to-day operations of Old Dominion University depend on consistent, reliable support from people like you. Annual Giving donations fund important initiatives such as scholarships, student activities and classroom materials. Your annual gift plays a vital role in helping ODU improve academic excellence, enrich the undergraduate and graduate experience, build new research and academic facilities, and give each student a memorable college journey.

Annual Giving by alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Old Dominion plays a major role in the school's academic rankings and its ability to earn funding from many foundations. Strong levels of annual giving demonstrate the loyalty and support of the entire ODU community.

The Annual Giving Fund provides Old Dominion University with annual support in order to bridge the gap between traditional funding sources (tuition and state allocations) and operating expenses, so as to promote the university's strategic plan.

Show your commitment to Old Dominion University by making a contribution to the Annual Giving Fund. Several different programs allow the Annual Giving Fund to help meet student and university needs - find one that fits your philanthropic passion:

Annual Giving for Colleges

At ODU we are very proud of our six colleges and the daily successes that they celebrate with their students! The Annual Giving Fund for Colleges provides you an opportunity help maintain such high levels of excellence by making a gift directly to each of Old Dominion University's six colleges.

College of Arts & Letters

The College is committed to introducing students to the full range of the human experience through the study of cultural heritage, forms of artistic and literary expression, patterns of social and political behavior, and methods of critical inquiry. Your gift can help support faculty research, scholarships, fellowships and new technology.

Strome College of Business

The College is evolving along with the university. We continue to "aim higher" for more talented students, internationally prominent faculty, talented staff, state-of-the-art curriculum and facilities, and support services in Career Management to place our graduates in great jobs in business and government. Your gift can help support faculty research, scholarships and, fellowships and new technology.

Darden College of Education

The College maintains its position as one of Virginia's top providers of educational degrees by ensuring its students possess the knowledge of their teaching field, an understanding of pedagogical strategies that pertain to instructional practices, and the ability to conduct research and apply research findings. Your gift can help the college retain and hire the best faculty, provide students with scholarships and support programs and new technology.

Batten College of Engineering & Technology

The College offers a wide array of degree programs from Aerospace Engineering to Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology will prepare students to succeed in an era of rapidly emerging technologies. Your gift can help support faculty research, scholarships, fellowships and new technology.

College of Health Sciences

The College is a vibrant community of scholars and students dedicated to the future of health care and to improving public health. The main goal of the college is to shape the new century by educating the next generation of health professionals and by developing cutting edge research. Your gift can help support faculty research, scholarships, fellowships and new technology.

College of Sciences

The College offers a variety of degree programs from Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to Physics. The College is significantly expanding its research and education base by recruiting more than twenty-five nationally and internationally known tenure/tenure-track faculty members this year alone. Your gift can help support faculty research, scholarships, fellowships and new technology.

As a donor you may choose to fund special initiatives by making an unrestricted gift, or you may make a gift directly to a program or department within a college. Regardless of how gifts are designated, alumni and friends can be assured that all gifts directly benefit today's students and will impact new generations of Old Dominion University's students.

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

Annual Giving for Parents

Annual Giving for Parents is a special giving program for parents of current and past students. Gifts to the Annual Giving Fund for Parents not only improve campus life, they also increase the overall quality of an Old Dominion education. Parents play a vital role in enriching the quality of life for ODU students through this initiative.

Annual Giving for Parents is instrumental in providing needed resources to Old Dominion University through the Parents Fund. This philanthropic support allows the administration to make investments in campus programs and facilities vital to campus life that would not otherwise be possible. Funds given to the Annual Fund for Parents are allocated to areas such as Student Health Services, the Escort Program, Student Emergency Fund, Student Involvement and the Career Management Center.

Annual Giving for Advanced Degrees

This unique giving program makes a difference in the lives of graduate and doctoral candidates of today and tomorrow. Like you, these students understand the need for advanced studies in order to further their career and educational goals.

Whether you are a member of our outstanding faculty or our dedicated staff, your hard work contributes to Old Dominion University's success.

You know better than anyone the exceptional education students receive here at ODU. You already demonstrate your commitment to the University on a daily basis.

Join with your fellow colleagues in making a charitable gift to Old Dominion University during the Faculty & Staff Campaign. It is our chance to make a difference in our very own community.

You can give an unrestricted gift or choose to direct your gift to a specific department, college, scholarship fund or athletic team - wherever you want to have the most impact. Your generous support helps support programs that directly impact our students, faculty and staff and the community around us.

We give to the Faculty Staff Campaign because we want to support our students as well as our University. Every gift, every amount counts!

Senior Class Challenge

The Senior Class Challenge is a student fundraising initiative comprised solely of seniors from the current graduating class who want to show their unwavering Monarch Pride.


What's Your Passion?

See how your support helps ODU make an impact across the state, nation and world.