Endowments

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Endowments 2016-12-13T21:31:56+00:00

LEAVE A LEGACY

In an effort to ensure that all of our sports are competitive, the OSU Athletic Department is initiating a fundraising campaign to fully endow all scholarships. The total number of scholarships given to student athletes each year is 229 at a cost of $4,580,000. The goal is to fully endow these scholarships to help secure the future of OSU Athletics.

Currently, a full scholarship costs approximately $20,000; therefore, it takes $500,000 to endow each scholarship using a spending policy of 5%. Excess earnings will be reinvested, allowing the principle to grow at a rate covering future scholarship cost increases. The donor has five to ten years to fund the endowment depending on the scholarship selected; the 5% spending allowance will not be applied until one year after the scholarship pledge has been paid in full.

Your generous gift to OSU in the form of a scholarship endowment will establish your legacy for future generations at Oklahoma State. To provide greater opportunities for people to participate in this historic fundraising campaign, three prominent donor categories have been created.

Position Scholarship Endowment ($500,000)
This gift opportunity allows a donor to name a scholarship for a specific position on the Cowboy or Cowgirl team of his or her choice. Associated earnings will cover the full scholarship cost for the student-athlete in a specific sport. The endowment will be forever named in honor of the donor, donor’s family or another individual designated by the donor. This gift will fully endow the scholarship and is payable over five years.
Team Scholarship Endowment ($250,000)
With this endowment gift, the donor will name half of a scholarship on a Cowboy or Cowgirl team of his or her choice. Associated earnings will cover half of the scholarship cost for the student-athlete in a specific sport. The endowment will be forever named in honor of the donor, donor’s family, or another individual designated by the donor. This donation is payable over five years.
First Quarter Scholarship Endowment ($125,000)
The donor of this endowment gift will name a partial scholarship on a Cowboy or Cowgirl team of his or her choice. Associated earnings will cover the partial scholarship cost for an OSU student-athlete in a specific sport. The endowment will be forever named in honor of the donor, donor’s family, or another individual designated by the donor. This donation is payable over ten years.

Scholarships are the lifeblood of an athletic department. Involved donors will help the department guarantee scholarship funding for Oklahoma State student-athletes in perpetuity. Supporters who “Cowboy Up” for this cause will join other generous donors in providing a bright orange future for all OSU varsity sports.

Donor Benefits

  • Tax-deductibility (see your tax adviser)
  • POSSE Priority Points per $100 donated
  • Prominent name recognition in permanent location(s) on campus
  • Special donor features in athletic publications
  • Five to ten-year window to pay pledge commitment

Campaign Goal

  • Fully endow all 229 athletic scholarships (totaling $115,000,000)

Giving Opportunities

  • Cash Gifts
    Cash, stocks, bonds and tangible personal property
  • Appreciated Securities/Real Estate
    Outright gift or in-gift annuities and trusts
  • Gift Annuity/Trust
    Assets placed into a trust while donor continues to receive income
  • Will/Bequest
    Gift to OSU Athletics through a will

Endowment opportunities may receive significant tax benefits.

To Learn More

There is a special opportunity to leave your legacy with Oklahoma State University and secure the future of our athletic programs. To learn more about the Endowment Scholarship program and how you may contribute, please call the numbers listed above or 877-OSU-ATHL.

Larry Reece
Associate Athletic Director – Development
Work: 405.744.2824
Cell: 405.269.3223
lreece@osuf.org

Matt Grantham
Assistant Athletic Director, Development
Work: 405-744-5938
Cell: 405-714-2361
mgrantham@osugiving.com

Shawn Taylor
Assistant Athletic Director, Development
Work: 405-744-3002
Cell: 405-612-0632
staylor@osugiving.com

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