Oakland University Fund Drive

Your gift has an impact here.

Support Meadow Brook for the Oakland University Fund Drive
Oct. 18 – Dec. 10, 2021 | Fund #35122

Meadow Brook (Fund #35122) is a place to learn, connect and be inspired. In 1929, it cost $4 million to build Meadow Brook Hall. Today, it takes nearly $4 million each year to keep the doors open-around $11,000 a day.

As both the birthplace of Oakland University and a National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall is a rare treasure in our community. At Meadow Brook Hall, every dollar makes a difference. Your gift has an impact here.

We’re asking faculty, staff and retirees to help us preserve OU’s own National Historic Landmark with your 2021 OUFD gifts. Matilda would be grateful for your support.


Exclusive 2021 OU Membership Offer!

Become a member and receive free access to the Holidays at Meadow Brook!

Give $50 or more during OUFD 2021 and receive an Individual Membership (valued at $65), give $75 or more and receive a Duo Membership (valued at $100), or give $100 or more and receive a Family Membership (valued at $150)!

Membership benefits:

  • Free tour admission for self-guided and guided tours throughout the year, including Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights!
  • Early access and discounts for select community events and at the Museum Store
  • Be in the know through Meadow Brook Magazine and digital communications
  • Participate in our Members-Only Appreciation event
  • 20 percent discount on tickets at Meadow Brook Theatre
  • Enjoy free admission at more than 1,000 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association

Full Meadow Brook Membership details are available at meadowbrookhall.org/membership.

It’s where OU began.

In 1957, Matilda Dodge Wilson and Alfred Wilson made the visionary decision to donate their home and estate to found what would become Oakland University.

Today, their home Meadow Brook Hall is a self-supporting museum and cultural center and National Historic Landmark with 110 rooms, 88,000 square feet, thousands of priceless artifacts and more than 90 years of history.

Your gift matters.

No matter the amount, every dollar helps keep the doors open for an irreplaceable cultural destination.

And with OU President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz’s offer to match 50 cents for every dollar donated (up to $1,000), your gift means more.

We hope you’ll consider a gift of any size.


When making your gift, please choose Meadow Brook Hall Gifts and Donations #35122.


Donate Now

Please join us in supporting Meadow Brook Hall through the Oakland University Fund Drive.