Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Giving opportunities at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma Giving opportunities at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma



Any gift to Southern Nazarene University may be given in memory or in tribute to someone whose life you deeply admire. Memorials and gifts in honor offer creative ways to remember others.

Because so many of us have all the material things they need, more and more people are supporting worthy causes as a way of paying tribute to that special person "who has everything." When the University receives a gift in tribute, we immediately notify the honoree. Gift amounts are not disclosed. In addition all gifts, regardless of size, are acknowledged in the President's annual report issue of Southern Light.

"Gifts made in honor of loved ones to commemorate a birthday, wedding, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, anniversary, or graduation, or at the birth of a grandchild, can be sincere reminders to friends or family members of how much you care."

A gift in memory is a heartfelt way to honor the membor of the family members and friends who have lived before. When we receive a memorial gift, we notify the family member you specify, informing them of the gift.

If you wish to honor your friend on a special occasion with a tribute gift or remember the memory of a loved one through a memorial gift, send your check, along with the names and addresses of the persons to be notified. Send your gift to:

The Office of University Advancement
6729 N.W. 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008


*You may use your credit or debit card by calling the Office of University Advancement at 405.491.6311 or to give a secure donation online, click here.

Giving to Permanent Endowment

You may wish to designate that your memorial or tribute gift be applied to an endowment for SNU.

A gift to permanent endowment at Southern Nazarene University is a gift that perpetually remains. The principal of an endowment gift is invested by SNU and a portion of the earnings is used every year to help fund our charitable mission. Endowment gifts may benefit any number of particular projects of the donor's interest--scholarships, professorships, support of research or facilities maintenance. New endowment gifts may be used to strengthen existing funds, such as the SNU General Scholarship Endowment, the SNU Ministerial Endowment or operational endowment. In addition, naming opportunities are available for certain endowment gifts that provide a meaningful way for a donor to pay tribute to a special loved one. Contact the Office of University Advancement for more information.

"Endowment is the financial bedrock which allows an institution like ours to charge students less in tuition than the full cost of a quality college education."

To discuss a gift or for more information: J. Michael Crabtree - 405 491-6313