CORVALLIS, OR – Our Beaver Nation, the fundraising arm of Oregon State Athletics, concludes its “Build The DAM” campaign, surpassing goals set for new members and funds raised in support of OSU student-athletes.
During the two-month campaign, Our Beaver Nation out-performed its projected membership increase by finishing 136 percent of goal. More impressively, the effort was 171 percent of goal in terms of funds raised.
As a result of their gift, donors had the opportunity to physically add their name to the to “Build The DAM” wall when they became an Our Beaver Nation member with a gift of $100 or more. New and returning donors alike visited campus to affix their plank and show their support of Beaver Athletics.
As a way to thank every one of those who gave to the campaign, each plank will be returned to the donor at the end of the year with special messages from student-athletes that will be added during the annual Week of Gratitude in May.
The “Build the DAM” campaign was aimed to not only provide funds to support our athletic scholarships and the overall Cost of Attendance, it was also to support the Cost of Opportunity afforded to each of our student-athletes, and to educate Beaver Nation on the ease in which you can become a member and make a difference. Without the generosity of Our Beaver Nation members, the opportunities to participate in Everyday Champions programming like SportUp, Project Huddle and Beavers Without Borders are not available.
Build the DAM is a mantra used on a regular basis within the OSU Athletic Department as well as throughout Beaver Nation. Simply put, it means to be a part of something greater than one’s self. Becoming an Our Beaver Nation member supports our student-athletes in many ways, helping to develop them into Everyday Champions and position them for success during and after their collegiate careers.
Preparations are being made to launch a “2.0” version of the campaign during the holidays. For questions on how you can become an Our Beaver Nation member, please contact Brian Pecor at 541-737-1128, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.osufoundation.org/give_to_obn. Either log into your active account or choose ‘Make a Donation’ and select ‘Annual Fund’ gift designation.