Planned Giving

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Just as Anton Classen gifted the land where this university now stands, members of The 1890 Legacy Society know that in order for this university to remain sustainable - we need to be planning for a sustainable future. Together we honor those who have established a planned gift for the benefit of the University of Central Oklahoma Foundation.

The UCO Foundation is a not-for-profit legal entity designated by the University of Central Oklahoma to receive, on its behalf, charitable gifts for the support of its academic mission.

Membership in the 1890 Legacy Society is open to all alumni and friends who have named the University of Central Oklahoma Foundation as a beneficiary in their retirement plan, life insurance policy, trust or estate.

Give with a Purpose.

Countless scholarships, professorships, research funds and programmatic support have been funded with planned gifts. And, thanks to you and others like you, Central will continue to thrive as a leading public university far into the future - benefiting future generations for years to come.


In addition to gratitude, your pledge of a gift to the university through your estate plan qualifies you as a member of the 1890 Legacy Society, created to recognize and thank donors whose foresight is building the future of Central.

Our Legacy Society is an opportunity for us to ensure you are informed about what's happening on campus, as well as provide special opportunities for you to be involved with UCO and UCO Foundation activities. Completion of the confirmation form will help us ensure your wishes are fulfilled, and it will also allow us to honor you as a member of the university's 1890 Legacy Society.

Join us Today.

Now, more than ever, Central's future depends on the gifts that alumni and friends make today to benefit the university tomorrow.

For more information on The 1890 Legacy Society or how you can create your Central legacy, please contact us.

Gifts That Qualify for 1890 Legacy Society Recognition

The 1890 Legacy Society recognizes donors who provide support for the University of Central Oklahoma through a planned gift to the University of Central Oklahoma Foundation. Gifts eligible for recognition are:

  • Bequest commitments made by will or revocable living trust;
  • Designation of UCO Foundation as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401(K) or other retirement plan;
  • Charitable remainder trusts;
  • Establishing an account (bank, brokerage, mutual fund, etc.) that is payable on death (POD) to UCO Foundation;
  • A gift of a farm or residence with a retained life estate.
  • Naming UCO Foundation as beneficiary of a commercial annuity;
  • Life insurance, naming UCO Foundation as owner, beneficiary or both;

Please Let Us Know

While the details of all planned gifts remain confidential, we would enjoy the opportunity to convey the university's appreciation for your commitment. Please let us know so we may welcome you as a member of the 1890 Legacy Society.