Many of Oklahoma City University’s donors choose to make their gifts through the OCU annual giving program. The majority of gifts are made via mail or through our student-staffed Phonathon. Our phone calls and direct mail pieces also help us update our records; communicate new initiatives or exciting programs; and answer any questions that our alumni or friends might have. OCU faculty and staff typically give each spring during our Campus Campaign. An increasing number of donors now choose to make their gift through our secure online form.
Annual Fund contributions keep tuition down, provide scholarship assistance, conduct critical building renovations, secure vital equipment for student use and maintain the natural beauty of campus. Annual gifts can be of any amount and you are able to designate your gift to a specific college or department if you choose, but most annual gifts are for the unrestricted OCU Fund, meaning the donor allows the University to determine how the gift is used. The OCU Fund is used assist with ongoing needs such as scholarships, and allows OCU to take advantage of new opportunities.
Making Your Gift
Most gifts to OCU are in the form of cash, either through a check or a credit or debit card. If you itemize, cash gifts are fully deductible, up to 50 percent of Adjusted Gross Income.
For information on making a gift with stocks, bonds, other securities, gifts of personal property, or retirement accounts, please contact Judy Reyes-Henderson, Vice President for Development.
Matching Gift Program
If you work for any number of national or international employers, your company may match your gift as well. Retirees may be eligible as well. Arranging a corporate matching gift is an easy way for OCU alumni, parents and friends to increase the impact of their personal contributions to the University. By taking advantage of their company's matching gift benefit, a donor can generate an additional gift which may double or triple his or her own contribution without any further obligation from the donor. Contact your personnel or human resources office to learn about matching gift benefits.
Giving Recognition Societies
Donors who give $1,000 or more annually to Oklahoma City University are recognized as members of the President's Partners. President's Partners who give unrestricted to the OCU Fund are also recognized as members of the Nebula Society.