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Bright Society


Oklahoma City University is committed to securing our local impact and global reach. Our mission began over a century ago and we have proven success preparing the best and the brightest learners to create, lead, and serve. Now is the time to build upon our legacy and storied success in order to shape and secure the future of Oklahoma City University - and propel our students to even greater heights. The intellectual breadth and intimate scale that this esteemed institution provides learners is dependent upon private support. Your annual investment will enable OCU’s president to implement the most pressing university-wide priorities, all to the benefit of our students and our community.

Established in 2018 with the inauguration of President Martha Burger, Bright Society serves as a critical network of supporters who are deeply valued by University administration. Three presidential-level priorities will be identified each year and donors will receive a report on the impact of their investments. President Burger has identified scholarships, faculty and staff recruitment and retention, and educational technology as her first and most immediate priorities. We need to make bold moves in these areas to secure OCU’s bright future.

In gratitude for your investment in these key areas through the President's Excellence Fund, President Burger will include Bright Society members in special events and personalized communications. Among these are our annual donor celebration, regional receptions, campus-wide events, and other activities to build intimate engagement with Oklahoma City University. Members will also receive Bright Society progress reports and be recognized in University publications.

Membership

Bright Society is comprised of all alumni, friends, and corporate partners of who are actively contributing a minimum of $2,000 annually for three years to the OCU President's Excellence Fund. As President Burger's top priority is scholarships, members may restrict half of their annual investment to scholarship support in a specific school or in athletics, if they wish.

Bright Society Levels

• Pinnacle- an investment of $10,000 or more for three years for a minimum investment of $30,000
Contributions at this level will be individually recognized at annual holiday donor celebration

• Supernova- an investment of $4,000 for three years for a total investment of $12,000

• All Star- an investment of $2,000 for three years for a total investment of $6,000

• Starsky* – an investment of $1,000 for three years for a total investment of $3,000
*Designated for donors under 35 years of age


To make your pledge and join Bright Society, please contact a member of the development team:

Lynann Sterk-Brooks * Judy Reyes-Henderson * Carrie Sauer * Bryan Baxter * Jordan Parsons