As a 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.
- Greatest Need Giving:
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.
- Program Support:
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.
- Planned Giving:
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.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.
Stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, and other securities may be contributed to the university through the Foundation. Depending upon circumstances of the gift, the Foundation either will manage or liquidate the securities to achieve your goals.
Gifts of Property
Many donors contribute their personal residences, farmland, commercial, or other property to the university through the Foundation. Certain personal property, including works of art, books, furnishings, and other valuables, may be appropriate gifts as well.