Partner, RCI Insurance Group
Rogers State University opened up many doors for me. I graduated with a degree in business administration, which really set the foundation for what I do today… serving the insurance needs of our neighbors in the Claremore area.
I’ve seen firsthand what scholarships can do for students, and I want to continue that momentum with current and future Hillcats. Like many others, I was able to graduate debt free. I’m forever grateful for that and make every effort to give back.
I serve on the RSU Alumni Association Board and there are few alumni events that you won’t see me at. I also give back financially, and I encourage you to join me in growing the future of our communities.
Giving is a personal decision and a personal commitment. As an RSU alumnus or friend, you can appreciate the personal connection you have with the university, and you can help create those same opportunities for others through an annual gift.
This is the simplest form of giving. You can make a contribution of any amount on a monthly or annual basis that will directly impact the lives of students.
Your unrestricted gift will be part of the university’s Annual Fund and will be used to provide instructional technology and classroom equipment.
Remember, any size gift is acceptable and appreciated. Supporting the Annual Fund is an ideal way to begin your support of higher education.
Support Current University Needs
Current-use gifts or flexible spending funds made on a yearly basis by alumni and friends provide resources for university development and emergency student financial assistance.
These gifts are critically important to the university and its mission. Donors who contribute at the $1,000 level or above and designate at least $500 annually to the greatest needs fund will be recognized as a member of the President’s Associates.
Strengthen Student Opportunities
Support excellence within a specific academic area, university program or university campus.
These gifts allow administrators to strengthen student opportunities. Program support also includes alumni associations, RSU Athletics, RSU TV and RSU Radio and student life.
Supporting Your Passion
Scholarship gifts provide funds to pay college tuition, fees, books and living expenses for students with a demonstrated need and/or record of academic excellence. Make your gift to an existing named endowment or provide an unrestricted scholarship allowing the Foundation scholarship committee to address current needs of deserving students.
Establish Your Legacy
Planned gifts, also known as legacy gifts, can have an enormous and lasting impact on Rogers State University’s future. Legacy gifts can help you maintain control of your assets during your lifetime, take advantage of a number of tax benefits, leave a legacy and possibly even provide income to yourself or others during your or their lifetime. Unlike gifts of cash, planned gifts typically come from assets in your estate, rather than disposable income.
The university depends on the goodwill of our alumni and friends who have a personal interest in the availability of affordable, accessible quality higher education opportunities in northeastern Oklahoma. These selfless community and business leaders give their time, talents and treasures on an annual basis to support scholarships, capital projects, academic programs and the university’s greatest needs.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your options for annual giving.