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Office ofDevelopment

Student Life

The Office of Development advances the teaching, research, and public service of Old Dominion University by increasing the amount of private financial support available to the University and its Colleges. We encourage you to learn about the many ways you can help the Office of Development fulfill our mission of enhancing Old Dominion University.

Give to ODU Now

Make a Gift

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Your University needs your help to meet the challenges that come with a new millennium.

How to Give

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ODU is a state-supported institution, but it does not run on state funds alone. Private donations are essential to maintain the high levels of quality and excellence that students, alumni and supporters of ODU have come to expect.


University Foundations

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The university's foundations provide additional support to key areas of the university, ranging from educational programs to athletics to capital projects and development.

Alumni Relations

Barry M. Kornblau Alumni Center

Why give to ODU?

Old Dominion University has grown with its student body, the expansion of its mission, its commitment to excellence, and the needs of its community for highly educated, technically proficient graduates in the workforce. Gifts to the University allow it to grow in ways that other funding cannot accomplish. Private gifts allow for programs that government funding does not, or cannot, support. Scholarships, special acquisitions, equipment purchases, and the creation of endowments to attract and keep top faculty are just a few of the ways private gifts enhance the quality of an Old Dominion University education. In addition, as the value of an education at Old Dominion increases, your degree also increases in value.