Oklahoma Contemporary
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Retirement Assets, Life Insurance and Real Estate

Retirement plan assets, life insurance and real estate are great ways to support the work at Oklahoma Contemporary: They not only help support our mission, but they can also provide tax relief for your loved ones.

Money in an employee retirement plan or IRA has yet to be taxed. When a distribution is made from your retirement plan account to a beneficiary, that person will owe federal income tax. Consider leaving your loved ones less heavily taxed assets and leaving your retirement plan assets to Oklahoma Contemporary to support our work. As a nonprofit organization, we are tax exempt and will receive the full amount of what you designate.

Retirement assets

Retirement account assets, if left to anyone other than a spouse, may be subject to very high taxation. By designating Oklahoma Contemporary as the recipient of any benefits remaining in your retirement plan, you may effectively reduce the taxes on those assets.

Life insurance

You may wish to make the arts center the beneficiary of a policy.

Real estate

The gift of your home is a unique and meaningful way to support Oklahoma Contemporary. You can enjoy the satisfaction of making such a gift during your lifetime — without affecting your current lifestyle — by a special arrangement called a “retained life estate.” Real estate can also be a valuable asset when used to fund either a charitable remainder trust or a charitable lead trust.

Current giving opportunity

Donors aged 70 ½ or older may contribute up to $100,000 to charity from their individual retirement accounts (IRAs).

Contributing a planned gift in support of Oklahoma Contemporary’s future qualifies you for membership in the Ars Longa Planned Giving Society, inspired by the phrase “Ars longa vita brevis,” meaning “life is short, but art endures.” The Ars Longa Planned Giving Society celebrates donors who contribute a planned gift to Oklahoma Contemporary.

If you have already included Oklahoma Contemporary in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope you will let us know so you can be recognized as a member of this distinct group.

Oklahoma Contemporary always suggests you consult with your attorney or estate expert prior to making a donation.


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Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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