Charitable Gifts Help Create Legacy of Music
As a graduate and former member of the band at Moore High School, Paula Sue Gabrish says it was an easy decision to support the Moore High School Alumni Association Music Scholarship Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. After inheriting oil and gas assets, her CPA advised her to make a charitable gift to help offset taxes. Her generous gifts will ensure the scholarship supports a legacy of music for future generations.
"I've always wanted to do something for my high school," says Paula Sue. "When my CPA advised me to make a charitable gift, I immediately thought of the music scholarship."
Paula Sue's ties to the Moore High School band began before she was born. In fact, Paula Sue, her father, her brother and her nieces and nephews have all played in the band at Moore High School.
"I attribute my involvement with the band to my dad," she says. "I made these gifts in his memory."
After graduating in 1979, Paula Sue attended Rose State College where she earned two associate's degrees in accounting and business. She has been a legal instruments examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Registry for 29 years.
In 2010, Paula Sue inherited oil and gas assets and her CPA advised her to make a charitable gift to help offset taxes. Her significant gifts to the music scholarship fund support an award for a graduating senior who was a member of the band or choral group and plans to pursue a music degree.
"Paula's original gift to the music scholarship fund helped put into motion the alumni association's largest scholarship offering to date, doubling previous endowments," says Larry Haswell, treasurer of the Moore High School Alumni Association. "Her support of this program honors her father and is a lasting tribute to her family."
Charitable gifts can help donors save on taxes, while also giving back to the community. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation accepts a variety of gifts including cash, retirement plan assets, real estate and oil and gas interests. Read more about the gifts we accept here. For more information, contact Joe Carter at 405/606-2914.