CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

There are many ways for your company to support Oral Roberts University philanthropically. Our team will work with you to make sure your gift has the impact you want and find the best fit for your philanthropic dollars. To learn more about strategic giving at ORU, review the opportunities below.

When you become a Corporate Sponsor, you are participating in the professional development of ORU students as well as promoting your brand identity, furthering your higher education outreach, and deepening your connection with our students and the broader ORU community.

In appreciation for your sponsorship and support your company may receive a variety of benefits based upon sponsorship level, it may include:

· Preferred timing for registration of on-campus recruiting and info sessions

· Increased exposure to students through social media and marketing

· Preferred placement at events such as career fairs

· Gain brand recognition with ORU community

· Annually speak to the club/organization

· Provide corporate tours to students

· Naming rights to the center

· Signage indicating your sponsorship

· Invitations to events, activities hosted by the center and ORU

· Guest lecture where appropriate

 
Ways to become a Corporate Sponsor

· President’s Circle Corporate Sponsor

· Sponsoring an ORU thematic Center

· Creating a Named/Endowed Professorship or Chair

· Creating a Named or Endowed Scholarship Fund for Students

· Donating In-Kind materials, equipment, or software

· Facility Naming Rights
 

President’s Circle: Corporate Sponsor

When you become a President’s Circle Corporate Relations member, you are participating in the professional development of ORU students as well as promoting your brand identity, furthering your higher education outreach, and deepening your connection with our students and the broader ORU community.

President’s Circle Corporate Relations membership is conferred upon donors who contribute $10,000 or more with the university calendar year.   Membership in the President’s Circle includes a number of benefits, including:

 

· Access to ORU’s Career Services in support of hiring grads

           o   Business majors

           o   Communications, Public Relation & Marketing majors

           o   Accountants

           o   Other professional minded majors

· Preferred timing for registration of on-campus recruiting and info sessions

· Increased exposure to students through social media and marketing

· Preferred placement at events such as career fairs

· Gain brand recognition with ORU community

· Provide corporate tours to students

· VIP passes that include special seating for ORU’s Homecoming, Commencement, chapel, and various on-campus events.

· Tickets to campus productions (drama, music, academic lectures) and select sports events.

 

Sponsoring an ORU thematic Center

Centers pave the way for a deeper understanding of major academic themes.  Your company can serve as a benefactor in support of academic, artistic and culture endeavors. Funding a center includes:

· Naming rights to the center

· Signage indicating your sponsorship

· Invitations to events, activities hosted by the center and ORU

· Guest lecture where appropriate

Through your five year sponsorship of $25,000 per year a center is empowered to continue to tradition of a broad and robust educational pedagogy through the implementation of:

· Master Classes with Professional in the field

· Seminars and Presentations on campus

· Attendance and presentations at off campus conferences

· Cutting edge technology

· Global and cultural experiences as related to the center

 
Creating a Named or Endowed Professorship or Chair

Sponsored:  Corporations may sponsor certain faculty positions and department chairs.  This requires a five year commitment with sponsorship levels range from $20,000 to $50,000 annually. 

Endowed: Create a lasting legacy for your corporation by endowing a chair or professorship in perpetuity. Gift levels necessary to establish an endowed position begin with commitment of$250,000 or $500,000 which may be paid out over a five year period.

 

Creating a Named or Endowed Scholarship fund

Named: Corporations may create a named Quest Whole Person Scholarship.  The four year commitment range from $2,500 to $20,000 per year.  All Quest Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified, deserving students after a rigorous interview and evaluation process. 

 

Endowed: A corporation may choose to build an endowed scholarship that will be awarded in perpetuity.   An endowed Quest scholarship is a four year commitment ranging from $22,500 to $175,000 per year, based upon the level of scholarship desired.

ORU Quest Scholarship Home Page

 
Donating In-Kind materials, Equipment, or Software

Oral Roberts University has a need for certain goods and services from our corporate partners. Examples include utilizing software licenses to donating materials for student use. The Development Office can work with you to get connected to the appropriate student or administrative unit. Some of these goods and services are eligible for tax credit as a gift.

 

Facilities Naming Rights

There are many opportunities to highlight your commitment to Oral Roberts University. Memorialize your commitment to ORU with your support of our physical campus. Examples include your companies name on classrooms, buildings and athletic spaces.  Contact the Development office for exact opportunities.

 

 

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