Memorial Gift Ideas

What is a Memorial Gift?

Honor the life of a loved one by making a Memorial Gift. When you make a Memorial Gift, Oklahoma Christian University sends a card to the honoree’s family which notifies them of the gift. The gift is also acknowledged in Vision, Oklahoma Christian’s alumni magazine.

To make a memorial gift in honor of a deceased loved one please send your check payable to Oklahoma Christian University Attn: Memorial Gifts PO Box 11000 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73136-1100. Please include a brief note with the name of the deceased person and contact information for the next of kin.

What is a Tribute Gift?

Celebrate the special occasion or accomplishment of a family member, friend or colleague by making a Tribute Gift. When you make a Tribute Gift, Oklahoma Christian University sends a card to the honoree that notifies him or her of the gift. The gift is also acknowledged in Vision, Oklahoma Christian’s alumni magazine.

To make a tribute gift honoring a friend or loved one please send your check payable to Oklahoma Christian University Attn: Tribute Gifts PO Box 11000 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73136-1100. Please include a brief note with the name of the person you would like to honor.

Sponsor a Memorial Bench

Memorial BenchBuilding community starts with a place, a place to ponder a professor's remark, think on theology, or share french fries with a friend. Building community is the inspiration behind the Memorial Bench Program at Oklahoma Christian University. Creating a more user-friendly, comfortable environment enables people to slow down between classes, appointments, and chapel. The proper time and space will foster the kind of valuable relationships that are found in community.

The goal is to place practical, yet handsome, park benches around the campus in places that complement the campus landscaping and pedestrian traffic.

Through the generosity of alumni, friends, and trustees, the first benches have already been placed on campus. In fact, the OC Board of Development sponsored nearly two dozen benches which grace Lawson Commons and honor OC's Faculty Emeriti. What a great way to memorialize those who have loved and served OC than to add beauty and practicality to our campus.

These six-foot benches exhibit classic proportions. The heavy teakwood from which they are fashioned is exceptionally durable and weather resistant. Furthermore, each bench will be fully endowed, having a home on campus for as long as the Lord chooses to bless OC with students. Through an attached bronze plaque, these elegant benches offer the opportunity to permanently memorialize or honor a loved one... or to simply reflect your love for OC.

Endowing a bench requires a tax deductible contribution of only $1,500. Contact Christine Merideth at 405.425.5094 or christine.merideth@oc.edu to find out more details on placing a memorial bench on the campus of Oklahoma Christian.

Sponsor an Apartment or Dorm Room

Wall Plaque

You have a unique opportunity to enhance the OC experience of our students while making a gift that is recognized permanently. By choosing to sponsor an apartment or a residence hall room, your name or a name of your choosing will be affixed permanently outside the room. Your gift will be an endowment for the room, meaning your gift will be invested. Down through the years, the interest from your gift will ensure that the room is maintained for each new generation of students. It is all about good stewardship.

Sponsorships are offered at the following rates, which can be fulfilled through various pledge options up to five years:

  • New four-person apartment: $18,000
  • New two-person apartment: $12,000
  • Refurbished apartment: $6,000
  • New residence hall room: $6,000
  • Refurbished residence hall room: $3,000

Please note that while you may choose a specific room to dedicate (perhaps one of your old rooms), these naming opportunities are offered on a first-come, first- served basis. To arrange the details of your room dedication, contact Christine Merideth at 405.425.5094 or christine.merideth@oc.edu.

If you have questions or if you need more information about any of these programs, please contact the Advancement Office at 405.425.5094.