Ways to Give

Your Gift Impacts the Next Generation of Oklahomans!

How can you help? The most impactful gift to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is an unrestricted donation. This means that your gift will support any and all of the programs and services provided at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Donations help support all free virtual programming, Free Family Fun days, Free Field Trips, publishing and distribution of 10,000+ books to public and school libraries, a scholarship program that awards $160,000+ to high school students, general operations of the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, and much more.

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Ways to Give

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame gratefully accepts donations in any amount, and gifts can be made in a variety of convenient ways..

Online Gifts – Online unrestricted donations are fast, easy, and secure!

Cash or Check – If you prefer to mail-in a donation, we also accept cash and checks. Checks should be made payable to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Donations can be mailed to: 1400 Classen Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73106.

Recurring Gifts Recurring gifts provide consistent support to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Set up an automated monthly or quarterly gift online to fit your budget.

Employer Matching Double your impact by having your employer match your charitable contribution. Many companies match your donation to a nonprofit…you just have to ask!

IRA Distributions - An IRA charitable rollover usually allows donors to make tax-free donations directly from their IRA to charitable organizations like the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Check with your CPA or financial advisor for more information.

Friends of the Medallion Giving Society – Join the Friends of the Medallion giving society to help us tell the stories of extraordinary Oklahomans and enjoy special donor benefits. More information can be found here.

Legacy Donor Program – Planned gifts through a will is the most popular type of planned gift, the easiest to make, and costs nothing during the donor’s lifetime. Learn more about the Legacy Donor Program, types of planned gifts, and how to get started today.

Endowed Gifts - Endowments are powerful investments in the future of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and the programs we offer. Endowed gifts are unique because they’re invested and each year a percentage of the return is made available to support specific programs. We are also accepting endowed gifts as part of a Planned Gift or for Endowed Scholarships for each of the 77 Oklahoma counties.

In-Kind Gifts – In-kind donations make a significant impact on the bottom line of an organization by decreasing cash expenses. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame accepts in-kind gifts consistent with our mission.

During these unprecedented times, take advantage of special giving benefits to increase your donation's impact.

1) GIVE UP TO $300 AND GET AN EASY TAX BREAK

The new $300 tax deduction from the CARES Act is specifically for individuals that do not itemize and normally take the standard deduction. It allows for an “above-the-line” deduction of up to $300 per individual and $600 per couple for cash gifts donated to a charitable organization. This is an effective way to give and reduce your tax liability at the same time.

2) INCREASE ON CHARITABLE GIVING DEDUCTION CAP

For individuals and couples that do itemize, the cap on deductions for charitable gifts has increased from 60% to 100% of adjusted gross income (AGI). This allows you to deduct cash gifts equal to 100% of your AGI on 2020 taxes, significantly reducing your tax liability.

3) HIGHER TAX BREAK FOR CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVING

The CARES Act also raises the annual cash charitable giving limit from 10% to 25% of a corporation’s taxable income, allowing corporations to extend their impact to nonprofit organizations needing financial assistance and/or helping support those affected by COVID-19.

Tax benefits only apply to cash gifts donated in 2020 to charitable organizations qualified by the IRS. Incentives do not apply to contributions towards private foundations or donor-advised funds. Read online here for more information.

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Donor Privacy Statement

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame values and respects the privacy of its donors, partners and other stakeholders. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame will never sell, rent, or exchange mailing lists. All confidential information which a donor would reasonably expect to be private will be safeguarded and not be made public. Requests by donors to remain anonymous will be honored.

For questions, please contact Michelle Sopp, director of development, at 405.523.3207.