Giving Levels & Endowments

The following OSSM Foundation endowment programs are stabilizing and strengthening programs for the long term.  We welcome your support and involvement in these critical programs.  Please designate your gift–100% of your gift will go toward that need of your choosing!


Faculty Endowment – See more about the Faculty Endowment and Faculty Awards (gifts of $150,000 or more) here

Senator Penny Williams Distinguished Lecture Series Endowment – See more here

Investigative Research Scholars Program (IRSP) – See more here

Chesapeake Endowed Chair in Geoscience Aubrey 2Many thanks to Chesapeake Energy and Mr. Aubrey McClendon for ensuring Oklahoma students will always be able to get a strong foundation in geoscience education at OSSM!




Giving Levels


Faculty Award – $150,000 designated for Faculty Endowment  (outstanding faculty member honored in donor’s name)

Endowed Chair – $400,000  (provides perpetually for annual faculty retention stipend in critical curriculum area)

Professorship – $2,000,000 (provides perpetually for annual faculty salary and benefits in critical curriculum area)


Pythagoras, $1,000,000+

Hippocrates, $500,000 – $999,999

Aristotle, $100,000 – $499,999

Euclid, $50,000 – $99,999

Leonardo da Vinci, $25,000 – $49,999

Copernicus, $15,000 – $24,999

Galileo, $10,000 – $14,999

Isaac Newton, $5,000 – $9,999

Louis Pasteur, $2,500 – $4,999

Marie & Pierre Curie, $1,000 – $2,499

Jonas Salk, $500 – $999

Charles Darwin, $250 – $499

Albert Einstein, $1 – $250


Our staff is very happy to work with you to fulfill your charitable plans and legacy vision.  Please call OSSM Director of Development Pam Felactu at (405) 522-7804 to discuss options.

Thank you so much for your generous support!