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Planned & Deferred Gifts

Through a planned or deferred gift, donors can reach across the generations to touch the future of OU and its students. A donor may make his or her gift unrestricted so that it can be used in an area where it is needed most, or may designate the gift to benefit a favorite division, school or program within the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. Among planned gift options are: Bequests, Charitable Trusts, Life Insurance, or a Retained Life Estate.

Planned gifts are as unique as each individual who makes one and may be tailored in a way that best serves the donor's needs, objectives, and wishes, as well as those of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. In addition, these important gifts can offer significant tax- and estate-planning benefits for donors.

OU has established a special organization, the George Lynn Cross Heritage Society, to honor donors who have made planned gifts to the University. The Heritage Society is named for Dr. Cross, OU's beloved seventh president, whose many contributions to OU included the establishment of the University of Oklahoma Foundation to serve as the guardian of private gifts.

Learn more about planned giving by contacting Spencer Taylor: or 405-325-3095