Next Steps

  1. Contact Jim Durbin at 405.271.7803 or jim-durbin@dmei.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include DMEI Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Dean McGee Eye Institute Foundation
Address: 608 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Federal Tax ID Number: 73-1396478

Your Gift Can Last Forever

The Power of an Endowed Gift at the Dean McGee Eye Institute Foundation

An endowment gift to the Dean McGee Eye Institute Foundation today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at DMEI. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

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An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure DMEI Foundation continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to DMEI Foundation, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support the mission of DMEI in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie get a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes because they made a lump-sum gift.