SWOSU Foundation Participating in #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesdayThe Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation, Inc., will participate for the first time in the worldwide movement #GivingTuesday, which will be held this year on December 1.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving back when charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

This year the SWOSU Foundation is encouraging donations to one of its newest causes, the SWOSU Bulldog Angels Fund.

Created by SWOSU graduate and 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Bill Howell, the SWOSU Bulldog Angels Fund is meant to be a vital resource to SWOSU students when all other options for assistance are exhausted or unavailable. Established in late 2014, the SWOSU Bulldog Angels Fund has already assisted several SWOSU students facing challenging circumstances and provided those students with a meaningful opportunity to continue pursuing higher education.

“I know how tough life can be, and without the help that SWOSU gave to me, I would not be where I am today,” Howell said.

Howell, a 1975 graduate from SWOSU and native of Carnegie, is the founder and partner of real estate advisory firm HAI Advisors located in Los Angeles (CA).

Donations to the SWOSU Bulldog Angels Fund can be accepted by going online at http://alumni.swosu.edu/donations/ or contacting SWOSU Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement Brandi Rizzi at 580-774-3156. Donations may also be made payable to “SWOSU Foundation” and mailed to: SWOSU Foundation, Burton House, 100 Campus Drive, Weatherford, OK 73096 (please write “Bulldog Angels Fund” in the memo line).

The SWOSU Foundation was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards over $20 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU. For more information please visit swosu.edu/foundation or call 580-774-3267.