Covid-19 Response

Together, We Are Oakland Strong

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icon of a calendarMay 14, 2020

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To all of the donors who have contributed to COVID-19 relief efforts at Oakland University, thank you. Your generosity is helping to bring essential resources and support to students and members of our community who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

As we continue to navigate the challenges of the pandemic, Oakland University is committed to working alongside its community to ensure the safety and well-being of our citizens. But we cannot do it alone. We rely on partners, like you, who have generously joined forces with us to help those most in need during these uncertain times.

As of April 30, more than 300 donors have contributed to COVID-19 relief efforts, and every dollar is being used to address the most critical issues facing our students and community.

Gifts designated for the Oakland University Student Relief Fund have eased the burden of many of our students by providing immediate support for unexpected hardships due to loss of employment, delayed internships and the sudden shift to virtual learning. Your gifts have funded essential expenses such as housing, food and basic living needs.

Gifts made to the Campus Community Engagement Gift Fund have provided food delivery to citizens unable to leave their homes, mental health checks and specialized activities for senior citizens, and have helped to mobilize students and partners in making face masks for first responders. Gifts to this fund have also helped children in Pontiac transition to at-home schooling. Funds are providing books, homework supplies and online tutoring to make this a successful transition for effected families.

Gifts have also helped prepare 750 OU dorm rooms to provide housing for local health care professionals, so they do not pose unnecessary risk to their families by returning home between shifts. The accommodations are also open to health care workers from outside of the area who travel to Oakland County to assist our partners at Beaumont in treating sick patients in our communities.

These are only a few examples of how the generosity of our partners is helping with COVID-19 relief efforts. Recent gifts have also provided emergency financial assistance to Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine students and scholarships for nursing students working on the frontlines of patient care. Gifts have also expanded the reach of OU’s Golden Grizzlies Food Pantry as the need to feed our community increased during this time of crisis.

To each and every donor who has partnered with us in this unprecedented time of need, we want to take this opportunity to thank you, once again, and acknowledge your generous support.

Thank you to our donors*

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  • Anonymous
  • Bonnie Abiko
  • Hiruy Aklilu
  • Bo and Sandra Altherr
  • Laurie Alward-Diener
  • Theresa Anasti
  • AP Assembly
  • Dawn Aubry
  • Michelle Bailey
  • Kevin Ball
  • Malik Balla
  • Brittany Banks
  • Nathan Bartnicki
  • Sarah Bateman
  • Subramanyam and Prasuna Bathala
  • Marta Bauer
  • Mary and David Baxter
  • Betsy Bayha and David Guzeman
  • Amanda Benjamin
  • Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter
  • Prama Bhatt
  • Nicole Bills
  • Jane Bingham
  • Carrie Blaze
  • Joanne Blum
  • Katherine Boersma
  • Alexus Bomar
  • Monica Boulan
  • Chris Bowles
  • Susan Bowyer
  • Pavan Brahmamdam
  • Lauren Bramlage
  • Maria Branoff
  • Jasmine Brewington
  • Cindi Brody
  • Christie Marie Buck
  • Rob and Anne Burns
  • Ashish Burse
  • Robert and Judy Burton
  • Bala Bharathi Burugula
  • Rocio Cabrera-Salazar
  • Matthew Carlson
  • Maureen Casey
  • Graham Cassano
  • Castle Commercial Carpentry
  • Kapila Castoldi
  • John and Amy Cebelak
  • Judith and Howard Christie
  • Sam Ciaramitaro
  • James Cipielewski and Linda Pavonetti
  • Lesle Cole and David Brennan
  • Joel and Meaghan Cole
  • Kristen Cometto
  • Commerce Cannons
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • Kelly Conway
  • Barbara Cook
  • Barbara Coven-Ellis
  • David and Rosalind Cox
  • John and Elizabeth Crowder
  • Gregory Cunningham
  • Mary Curran
  • Glenn Czupinski and Marivic Balasote
  • Joseph and Josephine D'Angelo
  • David Buntzman Foundation
  • Susan Davis
  • Ross and Shanna Dawson
  • Mario Deljosevic
  • A. Michael Deller
  • Richard and Gina DeMartis
  • William and Mary Denham
  • Kelsie Deppen
  • Nicholas Di Ponio
  • Julie Dichtel
  • Judy Didion and Paul Belazis
  • Mark Diederich
  • Anne Dieters-Williams and Joe Williams
  • Buck and Susan Dillon
  • Claude and Laura Dinsmoor
  • Hope Dokho
  • Sandra Douglas
  • Basel Elias
  • Marlene Ellis
  • Alan Epstein
  • Edward and Roni Ervin
  • Eric Fader
  • Louis and L. Farinola
  • Rebekah Farrugia
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • Manette Fine
  • Amanda Fischer
  • Samuel Flanders
  • Beth Flannery
  • FormFab L.L.C.
  • Rajesh Fredrick
  • Emily Freeman
  • Ryan Fringer and Carmen Wargel
  • Robert and Dawn Fulton
  • Mari Galeana
  • George and Teresa Gamboa
  • Darius Gary
  • Jon and Alison Gaudreau
  • Gordon Geheb and Karen Enneking-Geheb
  • Cheryl Geran
  • Annette Gilson and Stephan Poag
  • Ryan Giorio
  • Amanda Girth
  • Tobias Glossmann
  • Jeffrey and Nichole Gorski
  • Gene and Laura Grabowski
  • Karen Grimes
  • Kevin Grimm
  • Bridget Gruich
  • GTW Contracting Inc
  • Laila Guessous and Mohamed Meskouri
  • Mark Guthrie and Marna Nemon
  • Colby Haan
  • Keith Hahn
  • Michelle Hammond
  • Rodney and Karen Haneline
  • Louise Harder
  • Faith and Napoleon Harrington
  • Mary Hartson
  • Micheal Haven
  • Bryan and Judy Hegelund
  • Rebecca Heggemeyer
  • Dustin Hendrix
  • Niels Herold
  • Lilnise Hill
  • Jacob Hogan
  • Deborah Houston-Gaiter and Buford Gaiter, Jr.
  • Anne Hranchook
  • Tom Hsu
  • James and Patricia Huegerich
  • Margarita Huerta
  • Marianne Janczarek-Moran
  • Lauren and Tyler Jeske
  • Jewish Community Foundation San Diego
  • Dian Jiang
  • Rodney and Claudia Johnson
  • Vincenzo Julian
  • Arnold Kaber
  • Daniel Kallenberger
  • Michael Kaul
  • Paras Khandhar
  • Deborah Kiefer
  • Sungeun Kim
  • Daniel and Sheri Kirkwood
  • Pat Kish
  • Michele Knox
  • Krzysztof and Jacqueline Kobus
  • Mary Konicki
  • Danielle Kopacki
  • Allan Kotziers
  • Leah Kramer
  • William Krieger
  • Sergey Krymgold
  • Kevin Laam
  • Linda LaBarre
  • Sandra LaBlance
  • Brian Lance
  • Rhondi Lance
  • Laura Landolt
  • Susan Lane
  • Charles and Amber Lapastora
  • Kathryn Lehman
  • Jerry Leman
  • Kelly Levasseur
  • Colette Lewis and Paul Ballard
  • Eric and Melinda Lilley
  • Teresa Lindstrom
  • Kate Lionas
  • Leslie Littell
  • Yuming Lou
  • Lee Ludwig
  • Jon and Julie Margerum-Leys
  • Marisa Marinelli
  • Marina Marinelli
  • Kieran and Ann Mathieson
  • Michael Mathis
  • Bill and Kathleen Mattingly
  • Bob and Sara Maxfield
  • Suzy Mayberry
  • Kevin McCaffrey
  • James McCaffrey
  • Justin and Carol McCarthy
  • Andrew and Jeanine McCloskey
  • Cheryl McGinnis
  • Glenn and Lia McIntosh
  • Jackie McIntosh
  • Michael McLean
  • Michelle Mich
  • Karen AJ Miller and Paul Maddocks
  • Bev Miller
  • Hugh Miller
  • Jean Ann Miller
  • Marcia Miller
  • Patrick Misch
  • Russell Moore
  • Dorell Morrow
  • Mohammad Muallim
  • Michael Musci
  • Adam and Olivia Nash
  • Ihosvany Negret
  • Phyllis Ness
  • Jennifer Novak
  • Gregory and Jill Nowinski
  • Colette O'Connor
  • Dale O'Hara
  • Mary O'Neill
  • Jessica Opfer
  • Terri Orbuch
  • Nancy Osmialowski
  • Ruth Paula
  • Richard and Janis Peacock
  • Adrianne and Matthew Penney
  • Peter Basso Assoc, Inc.
  • Claudia Petrescu
  • Laura Phillips
  • Scott and Joann Phillips
  • Noah and Stephanie Pollock
  • Felicia Potok
  • Michael Potts
  • Laura Poulsen
  • Jim and Linda Pratt
  • John and Martha Pregler
  • Matthew Prentice
  • Laurie Presti
  • Jen Proffer
  • Mutaz Rabadi
  • Richard and Julie Rachner
  • Karen Rachner
  • Katia Ramirez Costilla
  • Rachel Redmond
  • Jo Reger
  • Justin and Katie Reifert
  • Teckla Rhoads
  • Brett and Nicole Roberts
  • Steven Roberts
  • Kellee Robinson
  • Jeffrey Ropponen
  • Richard Rose and Nancy Lord
  • Joan and Bob Rosen
  • Suzanne Rossi
  • Arik Ruchim
  • Maura Rylander
  • Waseem Sadeh
  • Nancy Savage
  • Andrew Saxe
  • Thomas and Marci Schumacher
  • Carol Searight
  • Nicole Sheard
  • Frederick Shepherd
  • Victoria and Joe Shively
  • Angela Shrubowich
  • William and Sharon Sigler
  • Adriana Silveri
  • Susan Simmons
  • Donna Simons
  • Sarah Smarsch
  • Bruce Soderberg
  • Fei Song
  • Dawn Soubayi
  • Anna Spagnuolo
  • Irene Spanos
  • Mary Spencer
  • Marc Spezia
  • Michele St Denis
  • Lori Stec
  • Jason Steedman
  • Joni Steinhaus
  • Joseph Stemple and Jacqueline Potter
  • Elizabeth Stieg
  • Christine Stiller
  • Claire Stilley
  • David and Ann Strubler
  • Vijayarangam Subramanian
  • Will and Mary Sundblad
  • Jennifer Sutton
  • John and Rachel Sweet
  • Liljana Talevski
  • Angelic Taylor
  • Douglas and Michele Templeton
  • Wayne and Kristine Thibodeau
  • Kristine Thompson
  • Kathryn Torma
  • Rachel Truland
  • Amy Tully
  • United Way for Southeastern Michigan
  • Geoff and Suzanne Upward
  • Dhanasekaran Venugopal
  • Mike and Jillene Verdier
  • Nina Vlasov
  • Brianna Walter
  • Judith Walter Filip and Alexander Filip
  • Julie Walters
  • Kathryn Walters
  • Stephen Warnick
  • Philip and Geraldine Weber
  • Mike and Jennifer Westfall
  • Michelle Whistler
  • Angela and Jason Willis
  • Mel Winter and Julian Jan
  • Diane Wolfenden
  • Kenneth and Gilda Wong
  • Katherine Wroblewski
  • Erin Wroblewski
  • Roger Wroblewski
  • Paul and Cecilia Yee
  • Matthew and Lindsay Zeig
  • Gregory Zeug
  • NingNing Zheng
  • Stanley and Sharon Ziemb

    *As of April 30, 2020

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