To help the university reach its goals, the OSU Foundation aspires to be one of the premier public university fundraising programs. The powerful momentum generated by the recently completed $1 billion Campaign for OSU, with the backing of the university’s many supporters, has fueled Oregon State’s rise as an internationally recognized public research university that also boasts a PAC 12 athletics program. The foundation’s CEO Mike Goodwin is a nationally recognized fundraising leader and the board chair of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The OSU Foundation is located in beautiful Corvallis, Oregon, a city of 54,000 people. Corvallis is consistently ranked one of the best college towns in America and offers the shopping, restaurants and cultural opportunities of a large metropolis with a cozy small-town lifestyle. One of the most affluent cities in Oregon, Corvallis is also one of the top ten most educated cities in America. It has a diversity of living choice, from acreage to serene valley settings to the woodlands of the Coast Range. Corvallis is nestled in the mid-Willamette Valley wine country, 90 miles from Portland and a short drive to the ocean or the mountains.