Ways to Give

There are a number of important ways you can support OΔK.  Some strategies below are effective ways of investing in Omicron Delta Kappa.  Information about a variety of planned giving and other vehicles for making contributions is available at this link or the menu to the right.

Unrestricted Gifts

When you give an unrestricted gift to OΔK, we spend your money on the Society’s most pressing needs. The trustees of the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation determine their use, typically for general scholarships, leadership program, and circle support.  Unrestricted gifts can go a long way toward providing more freedom for us to focus on introducing new initiatives and programs that will help propel OΔK forward. Unless donors indicate that a gift is restricted, all gifts to OΔK are considered unrestricted.

Restricted Gifts

Restricted gifts indicate how (and sometimes when) you would like to see your dollars used. You may wish to underwrite a scholarship or a leadership development program. Maybe you want to fund a guest speaker or other prominent visitor. These are all examples of restricted gifts. The donor has clear intentions for how his or her money should be spent and OΔK honors those wishes.


A pledge is simply a promise. Generally, donors will commit to giving a particular dollar amount over some duration of time. Pledges can help donors manage their giving, and can help the OΔK plan for the future.

Monthly Contributions

With OΔK’s Gift Express, it’s easier than ever to contribute to the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation as a monthly sustainer! You simply determine how much and how often. Specify the amount to be withdrawn and the date on the Gift Express form and donations will be debited from your account twelve times a year. Be sure to enclose a voided check. A minimum gift of $20.00 per month is requested.

Want to be recognized in the prestigious Leadership Circle? While an annual gift of $1,000 might be out of reach with a single gift, if divided into 12 monthly gifts of $83.33, you can see your name listed on the Leadership Council list in the annual honor roll of donors.

Prefer to make a monthly credit card gift? Contact the associate executive director for external relations for this option.

For more information about giving, please read Omicron Delta Kappa’s gift acceptance policies.