Planned Giving

The First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa Foundation is a classic example of Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed: “The mustard seed… is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree.” (Matthew 13:31-32)

The First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa Foundation was founded in 1962 by visionary church members committed to providing a lasting and sustainable means of support for the ministries of the church. Today the Foundation gives an annual gift over $300,000 to the church’s annual budget for worship, discipleship and missions.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide ongoing support in the areas of benevolent, charitable, educational, missionary and overall operations of the church. A Board of Trustees is elected by the congregation to serve three-year terms. This Board governs the operations of the Foundation and carefully selects and oversees the investment advisors who manage its assets.

Gifts large and small support this good work and are carefully shepherded by the Foundation. Your gifts can include Birthday Gifts, Honorariums/Memorials or Planned Gifts as a part of your estate plan. Your contribution will be another “mustard seed” and will grow in perpetuity.

For questions or additional information, please contact Elaine Horkey, director of Planned Giving Ministries at 918-301-1037.  All discussions are held in strict confidence.

What is a "Planned Gift"?

Any gift given in a lifetime or at death as a part of an estate plan is considered a Planned Gift.  (To achieve an optimum tax benefit and meet your estate plan goals, seek the advice of an attorney or financial planner.)  Your Planned Gift is a Legacy Gift that will serve the future generations of those who need a hand, bring hope where there has been no hope; and ensure the continuation of God’s work at First Church.

How do I make a Legacy Gift to the Foundation?

There are many ways to make a gift to the Foundation ranging from outright gifts to a simple bequest from your will or trust.  You may make a gift of cash, securities, property, or purchase a charitable annuity that pays you income during your lifetime. Upon your death, the remainder will be given to the Foundation. 

The simplest Planned Gift: a Bequest

A bequest is easy to arrange.  It is not payable until death, so it does not affect your assets or cash flow during your lifetime.