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2015 Donor Page Nature Explorers at Roca CreekBecause SOU Pre-College &Youth Programs is self- supporting, we depend upon grants, tuition fees and private donations to operate. It is through our enrichment classes, academic competitions and summer camps that your donations help us to serve over 4,000 students annually. However, we do not want to stop our work here.

Our tuition assistance fund depends solely upon donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. This past year, we awarded tuition assistance to 631 students in Southern Oregon. We offer you this opportunity to make a difference by making a donation to our program.Your donation to Pre-CollegeYouth Programs of Southern Oregon University enables us to offer these quality educational opportunities to students regardless of their family's income.

There are two different ways you can support SOU Pre-College Youth Programs:

Youth Programs Endowment Fund

Endowment Fund donations are invested and the interest income is given as assistance. We need to "grow" this fund to ensure tuition assistance for many years to come. 

Youth Programs Tuition Assistance Fund

All monies are distributed on an annual basis to help defer tuition costs. We need to close the gap between students in need and available funds.

How to Donate On Line

Click here to donate  This will link you to the Foundation donation form.

ENDOWMENT FUND – In the drop down list select Other Endowment Fund and specify “Pre-College Youth Programs” in the additional comment box.

TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND – In the drop down list under College/Schools/Department select Pre-College Youth Programs. You may specify a specific program to support in the additional comment box:
•    Academia Latina - Residential Camp for Latino Youth
•    ACADEMY- Residential Camp for Talented & Gifted Students
•    AWSEM - Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering & Mathematics- for Middle School girls
•    Konaway Nika Tillicum - Residential Camp for Native American Youth
•    Summer Classes - 60 different enrichment classes providing hands-on learning

Mail in Your Donation (Print PDF Form)

Thanks to our Southern Oregon University Pre-College Youth Programs Donors 2014-2015:

Grants ($5,000-$50,000)

Carpenter Foundation
Barbara Droscher
Gordon Elwood Foundation
Herbert A. Templeton Foundation
Lithia Motors, Inc.
Oregon Community Foundation Walker Fund
Sharkey Family Charitable Foundation
SOESD Migrant Education
SOESD Title VII Indian Education


American Association of University Women-Medford Branch
Ashland Rotary Club/Lithia Springs
CECLC, Inc. (César E. Chávez Leadership Conference)
College Dreams
Richard Johnson
Naumes Family Foundation, Inc.
Oregon Community Foundation/Latino Partnership Program
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Well Fargo Bank


Avista Utilities
Lynn Hennion
Elizabeth Holland
Oregon Community Foundation Skyrman Techno Fund
Rogue Credit Union

Southern Oregon Public Television


Steve and Mary Boyarsky

Molly Killefer
Medford Fabrication/The Thorndike Family
Dr. Albert Newton and Dr. Alison Savage
Susan Patterson
Bill Street


American Association of University Women-Ashland Branch
Todd & Karin Anderson
Dr. Curtis and Susan Bacon

Patrick and Anne Barry
Alberto and Sara Enriquez
Christine Fernlund
Greg Fishwick
Charles and Betty Howe

Jan Lippen-Holtz and David Ingalls
Dr. Stewart and Debbie Janes
Stephen and Carol Jensen
Dr. Joan McBee

Dr. Rene and Traci Ordonez
Marie and Mike Piccarreta 
Dr. Ruth A. Rabinovitch
Brad and Julia Roupp
Ravassipour Orthodontics
SOU School of Business
Dr. Kevin and Barbara Talbert

Up to $99

Beth Gibson
Byron Marlowe
Patrick and Dina Payne
Pokii Roberts