How to give - The University of Tulsa

How to give

Thank you for considering a gift to The University of Tulsa. Making a gift can be done in a variety of ways and each contribution makes a lasting impact. Whether you decide to make a gift to the TU Annual Fund or you wish to remember the university in your estate plans, we can assist you in achieving your philanthropic goals.

  • By Check

    If you decide to make your contribution through a check, please make it payable to The University of Tulsa (a 501c3 organization). To ensure that your gift is directed to the program or project of your choice, include a brief letter outlining the purpose of the gift or simply specify your restriction in the memo portion of your check.

    Mail checks to:
    The University of Tulsa
    Office of University Advancement and Alumni Engagement
    800 South Tucker Drive
    Tulsa, OK 74104-9700

  • Online By Credit Card

    Making a charitable gift to TU by using a credit card gift is safe, convenient, and it entitles you to the same income tax deduction as a gift of cash. To make your credit card gift, complete our secure online gift form, or call us at 918-631-2561.

  • Recurring Giving

    Become a Hurricane Sustainer! Sustainers make ongoing credit or debit card gifts to TU on a monthly or quarterly basis. By becoming a Hurricane Sustainer, you will save paper, time, and TU’s resources, as well as receive fewer phone calls and mailings. Alumni participation in annual giving bolsters the University’s national ranking and overall reputation, which in turn increases the value of your degree.

    To start your recurring gift, complete our secure online gift form.

  • Matching Gifts

    Your charitable contribution to TU may have the opportunity to be doubled or tripled through your employer. Many companies have matching gift programs available to their employees who choose to make a charitable gift. Find out if your company has such a program.

  • Through A Gift Of Stock

    Appreciated securities can make an excellent gift. Alumni and friends who donate securities will generally receive a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciation of the assets. TU can work directly with your broker to facilitate the transfer of securities. Please be sure to consult with your tax advisers for specific tax information when giving securities.

  • Through A Planned Gift

    Planned gifts include bequests, annuities, charitable trusts, life insurance, policies, and other vehicles for making a deferred gift to TU. View information on the details of making a planned gift.

  • Tax Advantages

    A cash gift entitles you to the most generous federal income tax charitable deduction allowable – up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income. If all deductible gifts in one specific year exceed the 50-percent limit, the excess amount may be carried over as a deduction on your tax returns for up to five years.