Oak Circle

Each year, DU undergraduates are encouraged to give back through the Oak Circle—the Foundation’s undergraduate giving program. Hundreds of undergraduates join the Oak Circle each year with a gift of $18.34 to the Oak Circle endowment, and the dollars raised are given directly back to students through scholarships to our award-winning educational programs.


The McKeag Award is presented annually to recognize chapters for their members’ contributions to the Oak Circle. This award is named for Brother David McKeag, Minnesota ’04, who was instrumental in ensuring the Oak Circle was a success in the Club’s early years.

Congratulations to the Wichita Chapter for sweeping the McKeag Awards with 24 donors and 67% of the chapter making a gift.

This was a record year of giving for the Oak Circle with $3,228 received from 163 undergraduate donors.

Thank you to the 2021 Oak Circle Presidents Giving Council

Ryan Choate, Christopher Newport '22 Evan Dougham, Miami '23
Drew Fox, Nebraska '22
Nathan Graham, James Madison '22  

Sage Haney, Michigan Tech '21
 Nick Lee, Iowa State '23
Nate Milianti, Bradley '23
 Colin Popper, Seton Hall '22 

Jake Smith, Indiana '22
Cade Swayne, Wichita '23
Parker Vulgamore, Kansas State '23
Noah Weinstein, Oregon'23

Oak Circle Gift

Every undergraduate who joins the Oak Circle Undergraduate Giving Club by May 1 annually will receive the membership apparel item for that year (unveiled at the Presidents Academy in January). The 2021 apparel item was a DU necktie!