Building the Foundation
Other programs from the OLSF include Building the Foundation (BTF). Each Oklahoma Lion is encouraged to give at least $10 a month to support the ongoing foundational growth of the service foundation. This can be done through automatic withdrawals, or with checks sent directly to the foundation. With either option, donating to Building the Foundation can be done monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.
Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation
For more than 40 years, the Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation has provided support to the efforts of the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch Meadows of Hope and the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank. You have an opportunity to help ensure this support continues for generations.
In 1992, the Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation’s permanent endowment fund was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. The fund serves as an annual source of income for the organization and helps to support services to all 178 Oklahoma Lions Clubs and our state projects that focus on improving the lives of those in need.
You may want to consider our endowment fund for current giving and including it in your estate plans. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation can work with you and your professional advisors to make a lasting gift through an estate gift such as:
Retirement Plan Assets can be used to make a charitable gift to the endowment and reduce the tax burden on heirs.
A Bequest included in your will is the simplest planned gift to make. You can designate a percentage, the residual or your entire estate to benefit the endowment fund. You can find sample bequest language at www.occf.org.
Charitable Gift Annuities provide individuals 55 years or older with not only income for life but also the opportunity to make a gift to the endowment fund.
A Charitable Remainder Trust allows you to place assets in a trust that pays annual income to you or a beneficiary for life or a term of years. Upon the end of the trust, the remaining assets will benefit the endowment fund.
Other types of gifts accepted to benefit the fund include:
• Cash • Appreciated Stock • Real Estate • Oil & Gas Interests • Life Insurance • Closely-held C-corp. • S-corp. Stock, Partnerships & LLCs.
Legacy Giving Contribution Information