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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GIVING

Give by Credit Card

Use our secure website to make your gift by credit card at or by calling 405-574-1344. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express. 

 

Give by Check or Money Order

Please make checks payable to Science & Arts Foundation and denote the fund name in the memo line. Mail to:

Science & Arts Foundation 
1727 W. Alabama Avenue
Chickasha, OK 73018

Many employers will match charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees. A matching gift can double – and in some cases triple – the impact of your gift.

To find out if your organization has a matching gift policy, please check with the human resources office of your organization. If your company offers matching gifts, please obtain and fill out the appropriate company documents and send it to:

Science & Arts Foundation 
1727 W. Alabama Avenue
Chickasha, OK 73018

Tax ID #73-1031040

Science & Arts employees can make charitable donations to the university by payroll deduction. To enroll, please visit the University Advancement office, 106 Troutt Hall.

No matter why you choose to make a gift to Science & Arts, your generosity is greatly appreciated. Contributions have an immediate and profound impact on students, faculty, staff, and programs.

Science & Arts General Fund is the primary vehicle of support to the university. It enables Science & Arts’s leaders the flexibility to meet a variety of needs.

You may choose to designate your gift to a specific school or program, scholarship, or priority area at the university. When you make a directed gift to Science & Arts, you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing your gift is supporting a program that is personally meaningful for you.

Endowments are the gifts that keep on giving. An endowed fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested, and each year, the interest generated from the fund is used to support the fund’s purpose. When you establish an endowment, you create a permanent legacy of support for Science & Arts.

Bequests enable you to leave your legacy to benefit Science & Arts in your will. By making your bequest intent known in advance, we can plan for the future and recognize your generosity during your lifetime.

State assistance is at a steady decline and currently makes up less than 35% of the university's annual operating budget. This includes hiring talented faculty, enhancing academic programs, providing student services, equipping top-quality labs and more. While we are extremely proud of the educational opportunities offered at Science & Arts, the economic reality is that the cost of a higher education has outpaced conventional resources and state funding.

Private gifts help bridge this gap and ensure that the university can continue to provide a high-level of education while maintaining its accessibility to all students.

Giving to Science & Arts annually gives you the power to make an immediate impact on students who choose to become a Drover. Even a modest commitment, combined with support from alumni around the world, helps us meet our annual participation goals. The alumni giving percentage rate is calculated from gifts made only in the current year.

Corporations and foundations make their funding decisions based on the number of donations Science & Arts receives, not the amount. Also, the more alumni who support Science & Arts, the higher its national and state rankings will be, strengthening our reputation. 

In most cases your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law. The Science & Arts Foundation advises you to consult your tax professional if you have concerns regarding the deductibility of your contribution.