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Office of Institutional Advancement

Hours

Monday-Friday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone

918-631-2561

The Office of Institutional Advancement is the primary strategic link between The University of Tulsa and its principal external constituencies: alumni, donors and friends. The role of Institutional Advancement is to support and advance the mission of the university by increasing engagement in and financial support for the institution. In this role, the 55-member team of the centralized IA staff leads TU’s fundraising, public relations, marketing, alumni relations, and stewardship efforts through strategic, university-wide initiatives.

Why Give

Make an immediate impact by providing scholarships, improving technology, and
beautifying our campus.

How to Give

Make gifts by check, credit card, or automatic bank drafts – learn about estate planning
and stock gifts.

Where to Give

Direct your charitable contribution to the program, project, or department of your choice.

Annual Fund

Your gift to the TU Annual Fund provides the critical foundation of support the University needs to continue toward its goal of being recognized as one of the nation’s Top 50 institutions of higher education.

The breadth of financial support from alumni is one of the benchmarks used in national rankings of universities through surveys such as those conducted US News and World Report and The Princeton Review. In other words, it doesn’t matter how big your gift is but, rather, that you are counted as donor to the University.

It is impossible to overstate the importance of the TU Annual Fund and its impact on the day-to-day life of TU. Budgeted funds are earmarked for specific purposes and are often allocated before the fiscal year even begins. Annual Fund support, on the other hand, provides the needed flexibility to take advantage of unexpected opportunities or address unforeseen challenges that may have no other dedicated funding source.

You may direct your gift to any area of the University you wish to support. These may include the general scholarship fund, any academic departments, your favorite athletic program, or to the University in general. And remember – your support of the TU Annual Fund is greatly appreciated!

Endowed Funds

An endowed fund generates earnings year after year, ensuring that ongoing financial support will be sustained at The University of Tulsa. Endowed funds create a continuing and meaningful tribute to their namesakes. Many alumni and friends have contributed funds created in memory of professors that have touched their lives. You can also honor friends and family through endowed funds.

If you, your family or your organization is interested in establishing an endowed scholarship, please contact the Development Office at (918) 631-2561.

Planned Giving

We are pleased that you are interested in learning about the many benefits of gift planning. This site is designed to provide an overview of planned giving vehicles that you might consider. For more information, contact a member of our staff.

Gift Options

Explore What to Give to determine the best assets — from gifts of cash, securities, insurance and property — to use when making a planned gift. Access How to Give to analyze gift options that provide tax and income benefits and planned gifts that meet your goals.
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Donor Stories & Gift Examples

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to The University of Tulsa. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning.
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E-newsletter

Our E-newsletter features current news related to philanthropic regulations and rules, finance information, stories about others who have benefited from giving, gift calculators and more! Register today for our monthly E-newsletter by selecting the appropriate link below.
Donor E-newsletter
Advisor E-newsletter

Registry of Patrons

Our donors’ vision and generosity make all of our achievements possible. As we move forward in our efforts to achieve new goals, we do so with deep gratitude for those who have invested in our work.

We are pleased to bring you this Registry of Patrons publication as a tribute to those who helped us surpass our vision by investing so generously in TU’s future. Their gifts have already begun enhancing facilities, delivering scholarships, funding faculty and growing programs that will define TU’s next dynamic chapter.

The Registry of Patrons includes gifts of $1,500 or more from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017.

Individuals
Corporations

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 918-631-2561.