Type of Gifts

There are many ways to make a gift to Oral Roberts University. Each one offers distinct benefits to you and ORU — today and for years to come. For details about giving opportunities, please contact the Development office.

 

Gifts of Cash

The simplest and fastest way to give to ORU is to write a check or to use your credit or debit card to make a gift on our online giving site.  www.oru.edu/give

You may mail gifts to ORU:

          Oral Roberts University

           7777 South Lewis Ave.

           Tulsa, OK 74171

 

You can do a Wire Transfer: Working with your bank you can use ORU’s Wire Transfer from anywhere in the world.

Cash gifts may be made as a pledge to be paid over a specified period. Print out an ORU Pledge Form and include it along with your first gift.

For more information about making a major gift, please call the Development Office at 1-800-822-8203.

 

Gifts of Assets

Creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, securities, and tangible property.  These can provide you with a charitable deduction, but often with an additional tax savings a well.

Securities and real estate: A gift of securities or real estate will allow you to gain even more significant tax benefits than an equivalent gift of cash, especially if you’ve held the appreciated property for more than a year.

Stocks: By sending in a completed Gift of Stock form, we can assure the transfer of the asset to the designation of your choice.  Did you know that a gift of Closely Held Business Stock will assist you in avoiding potential capital-gain tax on any appreciation of the value of that stock? Contact the Development Office for more detail.

Real Estate: There are many options for donating real property such as your home, second home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland, ranch, commercial property or other real estate. Donors who make a gift of real estate can receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the asset and pay no capital gains tax on the transfer. Please contact the Development Office for more information.

Tangible property: If you’d like to contribute items of historic value, such as artwork, rare books or personal collections, we’ll be happy to arrange for their transfer.

 

Planned Gifts

A planned, or deferred, gift — such as a bequest made through your will or a gift of life insurance — enables you to make a larger gift to Oral Roberts University than you may have thought possible, while providing financial security for you and your family. Our Guide to Planned Giving will help you explore the many excellent options available to create a planned giving strategy that meets your needs and goals. We’ll also be happy to work with you and your legal or financial counsel to develop a plan that will benefit you and ORU.

 

Gifts to Create an Endowment

Endowments are essential to developing and maintaining vitality, quality, and longevity at ORU. Your endowment gift makes a lasting difference. The range of endowment options are available, ranging from a few thousand to creating a named endowment of a building, college or faculty position. For more information, the Development Office.

 

Commemorative Gifts

You may make a gift to ORU in honor or in memory of an individual or to mark a special occasion or event. See the Memorial Gifts page.

 

Matching Gifts

If you or your spouse is employed by a matching gift company, your gift to ORU may be doubled, or even tripled. You can check to determine if your employer will match your donation by using the Match Finder.

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