Pedro Pantoja, a 1961 OSU entomology graduate, continues supporting his alma mater through a charitable gift annuity.
Moving to Oklahoma from his home country of Mexico at 19-years-old, Pantoja was quick to find a new home amongst the orange and black. “I always wanted to come to America,” he said, reminiscing about his venture to OSU. “People here were very friendly.”
After graduating, Pantoja spent many years thriving in his career, visiting more than 90 countries around the world and making memories with his family. He credits much of his success to his time at OSU, as he had wonderful professors and mentors.
“When I finished college, my teachers helped me get a job. These people opened doors for me,” he said.
When Pantoja wanted to show his utmost gratitude for the opportunities made available by his alma mater, he chose to open a charitable gift annuity.
“My kids are working, travelling and doing very well, and I’m glad to be generous to other people.” Pantoja said, thinking back to the financial support he received as a student.
Through planned giving, he wants to pay-it-forward. “For me, Oklahoma is home. I love Oklahoma State University.”
Through his charitable gift annuity, Pantoja supports OSU while receiving a guaranteed fixed payment for life. The substantial reduction in income tax is beneficial, and this giving vehicle provides dependability for the security-minded.
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