Next Steps

  1. Contact Jim Durbin at 405.271.7803 or jim-durbin@dmei.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at DMEI Foundation.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to DMEI Foundation through your estate, 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

Create a Lasting Tribute

Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI), establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising DMEI for its tireless efforts to improve vision care.

Sarah decided to make a gift to the DMEI Foundation in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at DMEI Foundation thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.