Give to Bacone

Your investment in Bacone continues our 138 year Warrior Tradition. More importantly, your generosity helps hard-working students turn seemingly unattainable dreams into 21st century reality.

Gifts from alumni/ae, friends, and corporate partners help us enlarge our student body and secure Bacone for the next generation. We also are grateful for gifts intended for specific needs, such as upgrading facilities or preserving our unique Native American art collection.

Your support makes a difference!  We would be happy to hear your particular area of interest or concern, and we can apply your donation for maximum benefit to you and Bacone. Please call, email, or chat to request a confidential conversation. We will gladly make time to speak at your convenience.

Contact the Office of Development at (918) 781-7271 or

Historic & Notable Projects

Ataloa Lodge Museum – Built in 1932, this art lodge has long housed the Bacone College Art & Artifact Collection. Bacone is working to restore the lodge to its former glory, put the collection back on display and open again to the public. Some of the needs include windows, roof repairs or replacement, outside wood repair, painting, and display cases. Because the lodge is now on the National Register of Historic Places, Bacone is working carefully to ensure this historical building is restored well.

Bacone College Memorial Chapel – Only the basement remains from the original chapel after a fire devastated it in 1991. The church was rebuilt then, but after 25 years is in need of repair and restoration. In addition, a storm in December blew out the stained glass windows in the steeple, letting 10 inches of water drench the interior. The steeple has been repaired, and a generous donation from the Pershing L. and Mary B. Mann Trust will cover some of the stained glass windows. The floors have been replaced in the basement, but more repairs are needed throughout this heart of the Bacone campus, including window repairs, flooring in the chapel, furnishings, and more.

Wacoche Hall – Built as the first Bacone College cafeteria, this beautiful, historical building is now used today for special gatherings for the college and the community. Wacoche has received new flooring, and other restorations, but is still in need of new stairs, wheelchair access, remodeled bathrooms and much more.