Planned Giving

What legacy will you leave at Oakland Community College?

By making a planned gift, you exemplify incredible foresight, knowledge and care for the needs of the College and its students. Your generosity will help to shape the future of OCC.

A planned gift is a charitable contribution committed during a donor’s lifetime, and given to the OCC Foundation once the donor has passed away.

Designating a planned gift is quick, easy and can be modified at any time in your lifetime, should your goals or priorities change.

To make a planned gift or discuss your options, please contact us at (248) 341-2137 or

Beneficiary Designation

You can name the OCC Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement account, life insurance policy, and other estate-planning or investment vehicles.

To designate the OCC Foundation (Tax ID: 38-2282180) as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, retirement account or investment pan, contact your plan's administrator.

Bequest in Will or Trust

With just a few sentences in your will or trust, you can designate a portion of your estate by giving cash or securities to the OCC Foundation.

To create a bequest, consider language such as: “I give the sum of $***** to the Oakland Community College Foundation (Tax ID: 38-2282180) for the purpose of [intended purpose].” Consult with your attorney or tax advisor before making changes to your estate.

Richard and Karen Berkfield

"We joined the Doris and George Mosher Legacy Society to ensure that the next generation of learners has every opportunity that we did."

- Richard & Karen Berkfield

Doris and George Mosher Legacy Society  Legacy Society

Our most sincere gratitude to the members of the Doris and George Mosher Legacy Society, who have made the students of OCC and the OCC Foundation a part of their personal legacy.

  • Anonymous (4)
  • Dr. Vivian Telford Anderson
  • Richard Allen Berkfield &  
    Karen Swift Berkfield
  • Linda G. Buchanan
  • Marjorie A. Cook*
  • Cheryl Feinberg*
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis H. Fiems
  • Mr. Nicholas Thines &
    Mrs. Barbara J. Frey
  • Edward A. & Sylvia Gallagher
  • Tim Richard
  • LeRoy & Carole Salowich
  • Lynne Schank
  • Mr. Frederick T. Shadko
  • Basil Sherlund*
  • Mr. Michael Soldan
  • Mr. Dennis Souter
  • Peter Strumbos*
  • Sandra E. Thornton
  • Ms. Margaret Hinkle* & Ms. Joan Hinkle*
  • Robin D. Kelmenson, M.D.
  • Gregory* & Cheryl Kozell
  • Dr. Kathleen Lorencz
  • Michael Patrick McNamara*
  • Ms. Vicki L. McNiff
  • Gregory L. Meyer
  • Sharon E. Miller
  • Estelle Mary Nealer*
  • David W. Schmidt*
  • Phyllis Langley Valle
  • Nancy Ellen Vance
  • Ignacia Vazquez
  • Diane M. Wilcox
  • Scott & Danielle Yackley
  • Chuck Yeramian*


This page is intended for informational purposes only. The Oakland Community College Foundation does not provide legal or tax advice. You should consult with your attorney or tax advisor to determine the benefits and risks of any planned gift. This page and other information about gifts to the Oakland Community College Foundation are not intended to be used to avoid tax liability.