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 department or school within the College of Arts and Sciences.

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.

These important gifts can offer significant tax- and estate-planning benefits for donors.

Our development staff will work with donors and their representatives on a variety of planned options to support the College of Arts and Sciences, including bequests, charitable remainder trusts, real estate, and life insurance.

OU has established a special organization, the George Lynn Cross Heritage Society (link to Development page on GLC 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.

For more information on planned giving, please contact Eric Melton at (405) 325-3724.