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OHS Bequest Language

I give, devise, and bequeath to the Oklahoma Historical Society, a state agency with a private membership component and board of directors, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, _____ percent of my estate (or, the sum of $__________; or ________percent of the residue of my estate to be directed toward the Society’s endowment *(or, for general purposes).

Contributions to the Oklahoma Historical Society are tax deductible under section 170(b) (1) (A) (v) of the IRS code as an organization described in section 170(c) (1). Donations also may be made to The Friends of the Oklahoma History Center, a 501(c) (3) organization that supports the programs and operations of the Oklahoma History Center.

Please note that contributions to the endowment fund are to be held in perpetuity. Earnings generated by these bequests that exceed the spending rate approved by the Board of Directors are added to the principal value of the endowment.

Donors who wish to designate an estate gift to support a specific purpose within the mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society are asked to contact the development office at 405-522-5217.

*If you wish your bequest to be held in the Society’s endowment please specify that your gift is intended for the endowment fund.

Official Organization Name: Oklahoma Historical Society

Federal Identification Number: 73-6017987

Development Office
Oklahoma Historical Society
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-7917
Telephone: 405-/522-6676
Facsimile: 405-521-2492
Email: lodell@okhistory.org