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Memorial Gifts

First and foremost, thank you. We truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity in making this gift to the University—what a wonderful way to honor or memorialize someone’s life!

Gifts may be made in honor or memory of a loved one, faculty member, friend, or entire class (reunion class gifts) to existing ORU funds. Gifts may be made by mail or online.

Information to include when making the gift

A note accompanying the gift should indicate:

  • The fund to which the gift is directed (see list of potential funds.pdf)
  • The person, people, or group this gift is being made in honor or memory of
  • The name AND address of the person or people who should be notified of this gift

If you are unsure of the name of the fund or what fund you would like to support, please contact the Development office for assistance. We are grateful for your generosity and will work with you to ensure that your philanthropic intent is being realized.

How to Send a Donation

Make a gift by mail:
Checks, payable to Oral Roberts University can be mailed to:
Oral Roberts University
7777 South Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171

Make a gift online:

You can also make a gift to the University via our secure Web server at

Step By Step Instructions

  • Click on the ‘Other’ icon
  • Fill in the amount of the donation; hit continue
  • In comment box type, “Memorial/Honor gift”
  • If you know the fund please include the name
  • Complete the giving process by filling in your contact information

A representative from the Development office will contact you to gather the additional information - see ‘accompanying note’ above.

For assistance with online giving, please call the Development office at 1-800-822-8203.


Recommended obituary language

For obituaries, we recommend the following language:

Donations may be made “In memory of [name of decedent]” for a purpose to be designated by [name of spouse/name of family]. Please make checks payable to: Oral Roberts University and forward to the following address: 7777 South Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74171


What happens after we receive the gift

You will receive a gift receipt from ORU that lists the amount of your gift, the date we received it, the fund you donated to, and the name of the person you made the gift in honor or memory of.

ORU sends notification letters to honorees and decedents’ families once a month. Please allow up to 3 weeks for your gift to be received, processed, and for the honoree/family to be notified. Also, please be sure to include the name and address of those who should be notified of your gift.



Thank you again for supporting whole person education at Oral Roberts University
If you have additional questions about honor and memorial gifts, please contact:

Elisabeth Rogers

Elisabeth Rogers
Development Manager


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