At OBHC, we think endowment funds are a lot like trees.

They rise above the green grass of annual giving and enhance the financial landscape with added beauty.

Generations from now, the OBHC leadership, staff and the people they serve, will benefit from your foresight and generosity. They will see your name on your endowment and know you cared enough to support OBHC’s ongoing mission and ministry.

You can create an endowment in your own name or choose to memorialize a loved one who has strongly impacted your life, such as a teacher, spouse or friend. Endowments can be established now, using cash, securities, real estate, or almost anything of value. Alternatively, you can arrange for an endowment to be established through your will at the time of death.

Some people choose both options. They establish an endowment now so they can watch it grow and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing their fund benefit others. They may add to it periodically and encourage family members and friends to get involved. Then, through their will they make provisions for a final and often larger contribution.


One reason for establishing an endowment now is to have in place an opportunity for friends and loved ones to tangibly express their thoughtfulness during bereavement. Being able to give something permanent, which represents your ongoing influence, can be a meaningful way for them to honor your life.

Another benefit is you accomplish several things by establishing an endowment. You express confidence in the future of OBHC, create a lasting legacy, encourage present and future leadership and make a difference!

For more information, please contact Terry Davidson, 405.833.6716.