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Types of Gifts

There are many ways to make a gift to Oral Roberts University. Each one offers distinct benefits to you and ORU — today and for years to come. For details about giving opportunities, please contact the Development office.



Gifts of Cash

The simplest and fastest way to give to ORU is to write a check or to use your credit or debit card to make a gift on our online giving site.

You may mail gifts to ORU:

Oral Roberts University
7777 South Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171

You can do a Wire Transfer: Working with your bank you can use ORU’s Wire Transfer from anywhere in the world.

Cash gifts may be made as a pledge to be paid over a specified period. Print out an ORU Pledge Form and include it along with your first gift.

For more information about making a major gift, please call the Development Office at 918-495-7220.



Gifts of Assets

Creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, securities, and tangible property.  These can provide you with a charitable deduction, but often with an additional tax savings as well.

Securities and real estate: A gift of securities or real estate will allow you to gain even more significant tax benefits than an equivalent gift of cash, especially if you’ve held the appreciated property for more than a year.

Stocks: By sending in a completed Gift of Stock form, we can assure the transfer of the asset to the designation of your choice. Did you know that a gift of Closely Held Business Stock will assist you in avoiding potential capital-gain tax on any appreciation of the value of that stock? The ORU Stock Donation Form will assist us in tracking your gift to the correct designation. Contact the Development Office for more detail.

Real Estate: There are many options for donating real property such as your home, second home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland, ranch, commercial property or other real estate. Donors who make a gift of real estate can receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the asset and pay no capital gains tax on the transfer. Please contact the Development Office for more information.

Tangible property: If you’d like to contribute items of historic value, such as artwork, rare books or personal collections, we’ll be happy to arrange for their transfer.



Planned Gifts

A planned, or deferred, gift — such as a bequest made through your will or a gift of life insurance — enables you to make a larger gift to Oral Roberts University than you may have thought possible, while providing financial security for you and your family. Our Guide to Planned Giving will help you explore the many excellent options available to create a planned giving strategy that meets your needs and goals. We’ll also be happy to work with you and your legal or financial counsel to develop a plan that will benefit you and ORU.



Gifts to Create an Endowment

Endowments are essential to developing and maintaining vitality, quality, and longevity at ORU. Your endowment gift makes a lasting difference. ORU offers a range of endowment options—from Named Scholarships to named endowments of a building, college, or faculty position. For more information, please contact the Development Office at 918-495-7220 or



Commemorative Gifts

You may make a gift to ORU in honor or in memory of an individual or to mark a special occasion or event. See the Memorial Gifts page. 



Matching Gifts

If you or your spouse is employed by a matching gift company, your gift to ORU may be doubled, or even tripled. You can check to determine if your employer will match your donation by using the Match Finder


Many students depend on scholarships to fund their college education. ORU is grateful for donors who have set up scholarship funds to help our students remain enrolled and complete their degrees so they can fulfill the calling that God has placed on their lives. If you would like to establish a scholarship, we offer some options: Named Scholarships (Donor-Funded/Endowed) and Named Quest Scholarships. Click on the links to learn more, or contact the Development Office at 918-495-7220 or

Faculty and Staff Payroll Deduction

ORU faculty and staff are invited to set up automatic giving through the payroll deduction program. Giving of your first fruits is another way to be an integral part of the work of ORU! To set up a payroll deduction, please click here.

Please contact either your Regional Development Director or the office should you have additional questions or require further assistance. Call 918-495-7220 or e-mail us at

Oral Roberts University is registered with required state agencies in order to conduct charitable solicitation.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. For Florida, A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE at 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or For New York, a copy of the latest annual financial report may be obtained from the Office of the Attorney General at (212) 416-8686 or For Washington, financial and other registration information can be obtained from the Washington Charities Program at 1-800-332-4483 or online at  Additional state agency contact information can be found at

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