Giving to Microbiology

Hundreds of donors to Microbiology have made an impact through gifts to the Department of Microbiology’s Strategic Fund available through the OSU Foundation.  With gifts of any size, donors enable us to send students to conferences, purchase new equipment, host visiting faculty from around the world, support undergraduate student research, and hold events to celebrate the achievements of our students and faculty.  Microbiology Department alumni and friends can make a difference with a contribution to this fund.  Recent donations have established two new graduate student scholarships, supported undergraduate research, and provided our teaching labs with new microscopes. Be sure to read Small Talk, the Microbiology Newsletter for current and past department research and activities.

Your philanthropy will make a positive difference in the Department, the College, and the University.  Thank you.

How to Donate

There are a variety of methods for making a gift to the Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University.


Make an immediate gift or pledge payment by credit card through the OSU Foundation's secure website.

By Mail

Please make checks payable to "OSU Foundation," write the name of the fund you wish to support in the memo line, and send to:

Microbiology Department
c/o OSU Foundation
4238 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR  97333

To provide instructions about honoring someone with your gift, print the OSU Giving Form and mail it with your gift.

By Phone

Call the OSU Foundation toll free at 1-800-354-7281 (or 541-737-1872) to make your gift by credit card or for assistance with any questions.  Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Payroll Deduction

Oregon State University employees can provide a steady stream of support to the fund or funds of their choice through payroll deduction.  It is an easy way to make gifts that build up over time, with no need for reminders. 

For other ways to create a lasting legacy for the Department of Microbiology, please visit the OSU Foundation site; or make a gift online today.

      Contact Us

If you have questions about ways you can support the Department of Microbiology, please contact our Directors of Development:

Tom McLennan
Senior Director of Development

Marlys Amundson
Director of Development

If you have questions regarding department research and activities please contact:

Dr. Jerri Bartholomew
Department Head