Planned Giving

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Gold Star Society

Just as the Gold Star Building memorializes those from our OCU community who lost their lives in service to their country, the Gold Star Society recognizes those donors who make everlasting gifts to the future of OCU

Your legacy gift can touch OCU in a variety of ways. You may wish to establish a scholarship to assist a deserving student; establish an endowed chair or professorship to help the university attract and retain outstanding faculty; support a program or project in the academic unit of your choice; or direct your gift to be used where the need is greatest.

Gifts That Qualify for Gold Star Society Recognition


The Gold Star Society recognizes donors who provide support for Oklahoma City University, regardless of the amount, through a deferred or estate gift. Gifts eligible for recognition are:
  • Bequest commitments made by will or revocable living trust;
  • Designation of OCU as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401(K) or other retirement plan;
  • Charitable gift annuities;
  • Charitable remainder trusts;
  • Establishing an account (bank, brokerage, mutual fund, etc.) that is payable on death (POD) to OCU;
  • A gift of a farm or residence with a retained life estate.
  • Naming OCU as beneficiary of a commercial annuity;
  • Life insurance, naming OCU as owner, beneficiary or both;

Please Let Us Know


While the details of all planned gifts remain confidential, we would enjoy the opportunity to convey the university’s appreciation for your commitment. Please let us know so we may welcome you as a member of the Gold Star Society.
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