The Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization; its sole beneficiary is Oklahoma State University Medical Center (OSU Medical Center). When you contribute to the Foundation, you help change lives. Every gift, no matter what the amount, makes a meaningful difference in the life of another person. Contributions to the Foundation are eligible for a tax deduction.
The mission of the Foundation for Oklahoma State University Medical Center is to advance Osteopathic medical education, research and patient care by financially supporting the operation and continued growth of Oklahoma State University Medical Center.
When you contribute to the Foundation you make affordable health care accessible to your family, friends and neighbors. You also help ensure advanced technologies, facilities and other resources are readily available to provide medical care and train medical professionals. You can contribute several ways:
Several convenient options are available when you elect to give by cash:
Checks or money order may be mailed to the Foundation using the address below. Credit card contributions using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover can be made by calling the Foundation or using the online donation page.
Foundation for OSU Medical Center
744 W. 9th, Second Floor, Administration
Tulsa, OK 74127
918.599.5934 ~ email@example.com
When you contribute a memorial/tribute gift, the Foundation shares your name with the honoree or family members, explaining a gift has been made and the reason why. You can opt to remain anonymous. The amount of the gift is never revealed to the honoree or family members.
Estate and planned gifts afford you the opportunity to care for your loved ones and your favorite charities, like OSU Medical Center. The Foundation offers free, confidential, no obligation planned giving services that help you identify the best financial tools to meet your personal and philanthropic needs.
Our planned giving specialist works with you, and if you desire, your allied professionals including attorneys, bankers and CPAs, to arrive at an estate plan tailored to meet your personal circumstances.
To confidentially discuss your goals and charitable interests, take advantage of our free, no obligation, planned giving program. No products are sold.
An endowment is a permanent fund generally invested in perpetuity. Many colleges and universities would not have survived for decades without their endowments. Endowments are being established by medical centers and hospitals to help sustain them, especially in hard, economic times. Board approval is required to establish an endowment.
An endowment’s principal, in most cases, is never spent; rather it earns interest or other income. The earnings are used by the Foundation for the purposes designated and agreed to by the donor.
Donors can contribute to an unrestricted endowment that helps sustain OSU Medical Center. For more information on endowments, contact the Foundation.
Because OSU Medical Center cares for individuals with compromised health, it is best to contact the Foundation before making any noncash gift. New, unused items in original, sealed packages protect the health and safety of our patients. Patients consistently need personal garments and supplies:
The Foundation can accept some gently-used, durable items. These items are given to patients of the OSU Medical Center. When considering this type of gift, contact the Foundation. The Foundation retains the right to decline donations.
Memorial benches honor and remember those who are near and dear to us and provide a restful place for patients and guests. Two benches honor former employees of OSU Medical Center. The Patricia Muirheid bench was given specifically as a resting place for individuals with disability. Benches provide guests with a comfortable place to relax and be at peace. Spaces for five more benches are available for those interested in observing an event or person.
Donations made it possible in 2012 to do much-needed renovations in the Medical Education Department. The objectives of the renovations were to promote a quality medical education experience and encourage social interaction, relaxation, healthy-lifestyles, and personal growth among medical residents and medical students.
The Medical Education Department is a fundamental component to OSU Medical Center’s success, allowing it to recruit and retain the brightest and best medical students and residents. Many of these students practice in Oklahoma after graduation, helping to relieve the State’s physician shortage.
Everyone needs medical care at least once in a lifetime, customarily during birth, an emergency or a debilitating illness. When you need care, you want quality, affordable health care, like that offered by OSU Medical Center. Contributions make medical care available and accessible to your family, friends and neighbors and especially to those with limited incomes.
Duane K., a middle-aged man from Texas, stopped in Tulsa to visit his daughter while traveling to another state to make a new home. During his visit, he experienced some chest discomfort that he discounted, but his daughter did not. At her insistence, he went to the Emergency Department at OSU Medical Center. After a thorough assessment, he was admitted, and the medical intervention he received at OSU Medical Center saved his life. Because of the excellent, medical care he received, at discharge, he asked if he could return to OSU Medical Center rather than being referred to a physician in Texas or his new home state.
Donors are essential to our success in supporting OSU Medical Center. Their generous
investments help OSU Medical Center provide quality, affordable medical care, especially to the
underserved, and offer the best educational experience for the brightest and best medical
students and residents. People benefit because our donors value the work that OSU Medical Center performs. We can never say thank you enough to our donors. THANK YOU!
|Q.||Is my contribution tax deductible?|
|A.||Contributions to the Foundation are eligible for a tax deduction to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Foundation is a public charity qualified under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donors are eligible to make tax deductible contributions as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation provides donors with an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) compliant receipt for every donation, regardless of the amount.|
|Q.||When can I expect my receipt?|
|A.||The Foundation will mail you a thank you letter and tax receipt within two working days from the time it receives your gift, unless you made your contributions online. Online gifts are receipted with a thank you letter almost immediately. All contributions, including noncash gifts, are acknowledged. If you experience a problem with your letter or tax receipt, contact the Foundation Director.
|Q.||Can I give anonymously?|
|A.||Yes, you may donate anonymously, even if you make a memorial or tribute gift. The Foundation notifies the honoree that an anonymous was made. Public recognition is given by listing you among other donors as anonymous.|
|Q.||How much of my contribution goes directly to the program, special interest or equipment I designated?|
|A.||All (100%) of your gift goes towards the program, special interest or equipment that you designated.|
|Q.||What happens if I do not designate my gift?|
|A.||Your gift will go to the area of greatest need.|
|Q.||Can I change my mind if I want to re-designate my money for another purpose?|
|A.||You can change your designation. Changes should be done in writing. It is best to contact the Foundation as soon as you elect to change your designation, so your wishes are well-documented and approved by you.|
|Q.||May I make monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual gifts?|
|A.||You may contribute as frequently as you desire and at a level with which you are comfortable. Foundation staff can work with you on arranging a flexible giving schedule, automatically charging your credit card or mailing you notices at times tailored for your convenience.|
|Q.||If I am interested in making a planned gift but am not quite ready to commit, what should I do?|
|A.||The Foundation's free, confidential estate/planned giving services are a service that you use when you are ready, regardless of your income. It is a benefit available to those interested in protecting their loved ones and assets and helping their cherished, charitable causes, like OSU Medical Center. You do not have to be a prior donor, and people of all income levels can participate. No products are sold. Because one-half of the American population with children dies without a will, an investment in time to discuss your estate plans with a professional is a wise decision. The service and Foundation staff are available to assist you, even if you only want to explore the subject and never act. The intention of the service is to assist and never persist when there is a lack of interest.|
|Q.||How can I request more information about the Foundation?|
|A.||We are at your service and can be reached by phone or email.