How Your Gift Helps

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How Your Gift Helps

Portland State University serves the largest number of Oregon students and has the most diverse student body in the state. Many of our students have come back to school to complete degrees after joining the work force, becoming parents or serving in the military.

As an urban university, PSU has close ties to local businesses and nonprofits, collaborating with community partners on a variety of initiatives benefitting the Portland metro area. The majority of our graduates stay in the Portland region and become contributing members of our community – when you invest in PSU, you are investing in Portland’s future. 

A planned gift provides an opportunity to integrate charitable giving into your overall financial, tax and estate planning to maximize benefits for you and PSU. Making planned gifts allows your assets to be directed to benefit the people and places you care about most.

If you make an unrestricted gift, you can help PSU in areas most in need. Or, you can designate your gift so it helps the school or unit you are passionate about. By contributing to student scholarships or awards you can support students with the financial burdens that come with pursuing higher education. Professorships, deanships and assistantships are opportunities to invest in retaining faculty excellence at PSU. And, if you endow a scholarship, faculty position, or award, you will ensure your gift’s impact will live in perpetuity.