Legacy of Learning Continues Through a Charitable Bequest
Known for his generosity and unwavering support of his alma mater, Dr. Gary Moore dedicated much of his life to giving back to Oklahoma City University (OCU). Through a bequest in his estate he continues to support the scholarship funds he established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, ensuring that his love for his alma mater lives on.
Dr. Moore attended the university through the "Great Plan" program, which OCU and MIT launched together in 1960 to address the national concern of educating a new generation of American scientists. When the initiative began to fizzle out, he saw an opportunity to give back and established the Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in 2007 to support scholarships for the College of Arts and Sciences at OCU. A great patron of the performing arts, he had previously created the Gary M. Moore Dance and Arts Management Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to the OCU School of Dance.
Following his death in 2007, Dr. Moore left a bequest in his estate plans to further fund the scholarship endowments and provide other students the same opportunity he was provided, continuing his legacy of learning.
Through a charitable bequest, you can designate a percentage, the residual or entirety of an estate to either create an endowment or make a gift to a charitable organization. We offer sample bequest language for either a will or a trust. For more information contact Kenneth Conklin at 405/606-2926.