In 1969, the Oregon Tech Development Foundation was established to support the educational, cultural, charitable, and service activities of Oregon Institute of Technology. The Oregon Tech Development Foundation raises funds and gathers many other forms of support for the endowment, scholarships, capital projects, and much more. Committed to excellence in science, technology, and health professions education, the Foundation works not simply to help Oregon Tech grow but to grow with intention and in ways that foster a better education and experience for students and a brighter future for Oregon.
Mission statement: The mission of the Oregon Tech Foundation is to further the educational, cultural, charitable, and service functions of Oregon Institute of Technology, or any successor or affiliated institution; to acquire financial support for these activities through gifts, grants, bequests, development campaigns or other types of transactions designed to create funds for the benefit of the university; to promote the public relations aspect of the university in order to improve the understanding of its programs among students, alumni, potential employers of graduates, friends of Oregon Institute of Technology and other individuals, groups, organizations or publics.
The Foundation Board is made up of alumni, community members and friends of Oregon Tech. The Oregon Tech Foundation is a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.