Presidential Partners

The prestigious Presidential Partners program recognizes UCO's most generous annual donors, offering exclusive benefits and invitations to special events. It's UCO President Betz's way of saying a special thank you to those who lead the way in investing in our students. Their commitment helps us create opportunities for our students that couldn't be realized with state and federal funding alone.

This elite group of individuals, corporations and foundations make an investment of $1,000 or more during the University's fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Presidential Partners can designate their gift to support a specific scholarship fund or area of the University or make the contribution to the Presidential Partners program fund, allowing President Betz to direct those funds to the greatest area of need.

Many of our Presidential Partners say their favorite membership benefit is an invitation to the annual Presidential Partners Award Luncheon in April. There, our Partners see UCO's best and brightest receive scholarships and awards made possible through these important gifts and have the opportunity to visit with the recipients, hearing directly how their support has made a difference.

These dedicated alumni and friends provide critical leadership in private support that enables UCO to remain the leading force for positive developments in our community and beyond.

To join, you can make a gift of $1,000 or more (in one payment or monthly installments) through our online giving form, or by contacting Brenda Knott, the Presidential Partners program coordinator, at 405-974-3561 or bknott1@uco.edu.