Giving Update: $185,125

April 2, 2020

One day of extraordinary generosity.

OKWU Give Day is a virtual event that invites OKWU alumni, friends, and family to take part in supporting student scholarships through donations. Because it’s worth it.

We’re working with the next generation of thinkers, influencers, and storytellers; of pastors, teachers, and nurses; of truth-tellers, good-news-preachers, and freedom-bringers. We’re influencing the whole student for the whole world, and these students need you! 

A generous donor has already provided $35,000 to OKWU Give Day, and we believe we can match that. Let’s make it happen!

A word from President Dunn

We depend on your prayers. Thank you for your generous ongoing support for OKWU and its students in the midst of a global crisis.

In addition, we depend on your gifts for scholarships and ongoing operational costs. Every gift is appreciated, and we will use your donations well. We understand that in these times, there are great physical, emotional, and financial hurdles that may cause some who were planning to give to be unable to. We understand this reality. If there are organizations in need of the gift you were thinking of sending to OKWU, we encourage you to be generous toward them.

Regardless of what you were planning or are now able to donate to OKWU on Give Day 2020, would you pause to pray for Oklahoma Wesleyan University on April 2? Thank you for your lifting up the entire university before the throne of God! Beyond reaching our annual fund goal, OKWU is facing an unexpected, unprecedented loss of revenue because of the crediting or refunding of unused room and board costs, due to the decisions we have made regarding COVID-19. We need your help in order to make up these losses.

We are also dedicated to helping others in need due to the pandemic. Both students and employees are confronted with unplanned challenges. Thankfully, we are in a position where all of our employees will be fully paid through this current closure of our campus. You can be confident that your generous gifts will help benefit OKWU and our community’s needs for those impacted by COVID-19.

2020 Charitable Gift Advantage

Did you know you can save money on your taxes with a charitable gift this year? 

Charitable gifts up to $300 can be deducted from your federal income tax this year even if you don’t itemize your deductions, thanks to a provision in the COVID-19 relief bill. For donors who itemize deductions, the COVID-19 relief bill suspends the 60% of adjusted gross income limitation on cash gifts in 2020.

Your gift is important to OKWU and lowers your taxes. This is the year to contribute to OKWU and make a difference in the lives of our students.

Social Media Kit


You can help by spreading the word. Share OKWU’s Give Day posts, or use our social media kit below to show the world how you’re making a difference in the lives of OKWU students. Be sure to like, retweet, and share posts from our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram accounts!






Want to let others know about OKWU Give Day, but aren’t sure what to say? Check out some sample social media posts, or use them word-for-word.

“I Gave”

I just gave to #OKWUGiveDay, and you can too! They need more generous donors to make a difference in the lives of students. Make your gift at http://okwu.edu/giveday.

I’m giving to make a difference in the lives of OKWU students! Can you help students on #OKWUGiveDay? Make a gift now at http://okwu.edu/giveday.

OKWU students depend on the generosity of donors like you to experience life-changing education. Will you make a difference on #OKWUGiveDay? Give now at http://okwu.edu/giveday.

April 2 – All Day

#OKWUGiveDay is here! Donate to student scholarships and making a difference in the lives of OKWU students. Make a gift at http://okwu.edu/giveday.

Have you heard about #OKWUGiveDay? It’s happening right now! You can make a lasting impact on the life of a student. Make a gift at http://okwu.edu/giveday.

April 2- Evening/Night

There are only a few hours left of #OKWUGiveDay! There’s still time to support OKWU students with a gift at http://okwu.edu/giveday.

Your generous gift to #OKWUGiveDay makes a life-changing impact in the lives of OKWU students. There are only a few hours left – will you help? http://okwu.edu/giveday

Ways to Give

*If possible, when providing a large donation, please send payment by check to ensure OKWU receives full donation. When using a credit card, the university pays a percentage fee which is deducted from the donation. (i.e. A $5,000 donation would be $4,875.00 after fees.) If paying via credit card is still the most convenient for you, we understand and are grateful for your generosity.

Credit Card by Phone:

Contact Alyssa Wade at 918-335-6243

Give by Check:

Make check payable to Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Note “Give Day” in the memo line.

Mail to:

Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Attn: Business Office
2201 Silver Lake Road Bartlesville, OK 74006

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