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Establishing a bequest is a common and simple option

Estate planning can be complex, but we are here to help. Read more about bequests or connect with the Office of Gift Planning team.


Gift Planning is a means of leaving a legacy at Oklahoma State University. Gifts are typically funded with cash, securities or property, and are a long-term partnership between donors and the OSU Foundation, providing support across campus as well as valuable tax benefits.

One of the most common and simple options is a charitable bequest. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or living trust specifying a gift to be made to the Oklahoma State University Foundation as part of your estate plan.

Click the links below for more information about bequests.

What you need to know about Charitable Bequests Sample bequest language Retirement assets, which can be bequeathed That is just one of many ways you can choose to support OSU through a planned gift. You can read about others on our Estate Planning page.

Our friendly staff is also happy to answer your questions and help you determine the best options for your particular situation. You can contact us at giftplanning@OSUgiving.com or 800.622.4678.