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Oklahoma Humanities has diverse funding sources that enable us to connect Oklahomans to the power of ideas. We rely on individual gifts, corporate underwriters, and foundation grants to start conversations, inspire curiosity, and promote understanding. We are deeply appreciative of our generous donors and supporters. Thank you!

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Gifts are accepted securely online, or can be mailed to our office at

424 Colcord Drive, Suite E, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.

Leave a Legacy

Planned Giving

Oklahoma Humanities has served Oklahoma for nearly 50 years, offering lifelong learning opportunities based in the rich and deep scholarship of the humanities disciplines.

One way that you can leave a legacy is by endowing an Oklahoma Humanities program with a bequest. This can be as simple as naming Oklahoma Humanities as a beneficiary on your retirement plan or in your will. Your gift would then be invested and grow over time, allowing you to continue to support Oklahoma Humanities in perpetuity.

A legacy society has been created to thank our long-term supporters who have identified Oklahoma Humanities in their estate plans. In gratitude, we recognize the founding members of this society:

Connie Fisher, Sand Springs
Ann Thompson, Oklahoma City
Martin R. Wing, Tulsa

We appreciate their generosity and hope that you, too, will consider a legacy gift to Oklahoma Humanities so future generations will have cultural opportunities and experiences readily available to them. Please contact our office if we can assist you in any way: (405) 235-0280.

Underwrite a Program

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

In recognition of our visionary sponsors who believe in and support the important work of Oklahoma Humanities:


The National Endowment for the Humanities | Kirkpatrick Family Fund 

$5,000 TO $9,999

Kirschner Trusts Affiliated Fund & The Oklahoma City Commuty Foundation
The Pauline Dwyer Macklanburg & Robert A. Macklanburg, Jr. Foundation
McCasland Foundation | The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation

UP TO $2,500

BancFirst | Oklahoma Christian University | Arvest Bank | Full Circle Bookstore
Home Creations | Jones PR | Metro Technology Centers | Oklahoma City University | The Kerr Family Foundation | T.S. Phillips Investments, Inc. | OU Humanities Forum


Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

We have several unique and engaging programs from which to choose!

  • Let's Talk About It: Provides libraries, prisons and other nonprofits the resources needed for a series of scholar-led book discussions.

  • Museum on Main Street: Brings a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit to rural Oklahoma communities.

  • Oklahoma Humanities Magazine: An award-winning, educational publication distributed free-of-charge to Oklahomans in all 77 counties. The magazine features scholarly articles for the general reader.

  • Brainbox: A podcast that addresses current events and issues through interviews with humanities scholars.

Please contact our office to discuss how we can tailor a package for your business needs:


Donor Stories

When you think of the Oklahoma Humanities Council, what key words or phrases come to your mind?
Stimulating, valuable, respected.

What aspect of OHC’s work gives you the most satisfaction?
OHC is serving our entire state, not just metropolitan areas such as Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The Council offers a wide variety of programs and grant support to foster humanities projects. Museum on Main Street is just one example: the program is a partnership between OHC and the Smithsonian Institution to bring museum quality exhibits to small communities that would otherwise never have access to such prestigious programming.


What inspired you to become an OHC donor?
As a former Chair and member of the OHC Board of Trustees, I know firsthand that the organization accomplishes its mission with care and stewards donor gifts in a responsible way. Supporting the Council financially helps make the humanities accessible to all citizens and Oklahoma a richer, better place to live and thrive.

Is there an important moment, person, or special occasion at OHC that influenced your decision?
During my time on the OHC Board, I witnessed the broad impact of the Council’s programming and grants on the cultural life of our State. I have seen the organization weather transitions and fluctuations in funding, yet remain strong, stable, and immeasurably important to our State.

What was the single most important consideration in your decision to make a planned gift to OHC?
I value the humanities—how discussion and engagement with disciplines like jurisprudence, literature, ethics, and comparative religion help us better understand ourselves and the world we live in.

What prompted you to make your gift at this particular time?
I recently reviewed my estate plan, and took time to reflect on the value I place on the many charitable and educational organizations with which I’ve been involved. I realized that by making a planned gift—or making arrangements for part of my estate to be distributed—to those organizations, I could help sustain their good works for future generations. I’m proud to be part of the effort to sustain the Oklahoma Humanities Council and its work.

-- Martin R. Wing, Attorney at Law, Tulsa

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