Donating to Owen

Giving FAQs

What is the Annual Fund?

Your annual unrestricted gifts to Owen go to work immediately to meet Owen’s most important needs and priorities. Annual Fund contributions to Owen help bridge the gap between tuition revenues and the full cost of an Owen education.

How are gifts to the Annual Fund spent?

Gifts to the Annual Fund support the areas of greatest need at Owen: financial aid, faculty development and student programs. Your support of the Annual Fund benefits today’s students and enhances the value of your degree by building on the overall quality of an Owen education. Unrestricted gifts through the Annual Fund give Dean Johnson critical flexibility to spend gifts where the need is the greatest or when special opportunities arise.

What is the duration of the fiscal year?

The fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

Why should I contribute every year?

Tuition covers slightly more than 50 percent of the operation expenses of the school. The rest comes from gifts and income from our endowment. We rely on alumni and friends to provide a dependable source of support for important needs. In addition, your annual gift is an ongoing vote of support for Owen and serves as an endorsement for the school, bolstering the strength and quality of the school.

I can only make a small donation. Will it really matter?

Absolutely! Any gift to Owen—no matter the amount—will help support Owen’s continuing success. With more than 8,000 alumni, even a small gift from every Owen graduate could make a big difference.

Does Owen accept matching gifts?

Yes. Owen gladly accepts matching contributions. Find out if your company matches gifts here.

How do multiyear pledges work?

A donor pledges his or her support over a specified number of years. For example, you may pledge $5,000, payable in installments of $1,000 per year for five years.

I am not in a position to give financially right now. Is there a way that I can still support the school?

Absolutely! Please click here for all the ways you can give back to Owen.

What are the benefits of giving to Owen through the Annual Fund?

The most important benefit is knowing that your gift helps to maintain the quality of an Owen education for today’s students. Your support is a way to enhance your connection to the school. Depending on the level at which you choose to participate, you may qualify for membership in Owen’s donor society, the Owen Circle.

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