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SWOSU Announces Establishment of Allen B. Pease Memorial Endowment for Men’s Golf

*** Broken component *** Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) with locations in Weatherford and Sayre has announced the establishment of the Allen B. Pease Memorial Endowment for men’s golf.

The endowment will provide scholarships and departmental support in perpetuity to the SWOSU men’s golf program.

The late Allen B. Pease of Oklahoma City made the creation of the endowment possible through a designated gift to SWOSU in his estate plan.

“A United States Navy veteran, philanthropist, and lifelong lover of the great game of golf, the late Allen B. Pease made an incredibly generous gift to SWOSU through his estate planning,” said SWOSU Foundation, Inc. Executive Director Garrett King. “This endowment is the first of its kind here at SWOSU and will provide invaluable financial resources to our student-athletes and coaches. The prestigious SWOSU golf program will be enhanced and its rich heritage built upon by Mr. Pease’s thoughtful charitable provision. We are deeply grateful.”

Pease died in September 2020. He will be posthumously named to SWOSU Tomorrows, SWOSU’s society for planned gift donors.

SWOSU is especially appreciative to a longtime friend of Pease—SWOSU alumnus Gaylan Adams of Oklahoma City—and to former SWOSU Foundation, Inc. Executive Director Jim Waites of Weatherford for their assistance in the stewardship of Pease’s benevolence.

The Allen B. Pease Memorial Endowment for men’s golf is stewarded by the SWOSU Foundation, Inc., which was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards nearly $30 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU. For more information on the Foundation, call 580-774-3267 or visit