Tag Archives: Nonprofits

Four charitable leaders to be honored

This year’s honorees include Pat McKinstry with Sunbeam Family Services; Bob Ross, president and CEO of the Inasmuch Foundation; Lew Ward with Ward Petroleum in Enid; and Miki Farris, founder and CEO of Infant Crisis Services. The honorary co-chairwomen for the event are Lou Kerr and Laura Kerr Ogle of The Kerr Foundation Inc. “We

Star charts

City Rescue Mission, Infant Crisis Services, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Reaching Souls International, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and United Way of Central Oklahoma each received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator’s goal is to “guide intelligent giving,” according to its website. The navigator researches nonprofits’ finances, grades them on a 4-star scale

Nonprofit Giving Guide

As the holidays approach, it’s time to remember the less fortunate in the community as well as those organizations that provide aide and services. Many struggle with daily expenses and often must make tough decisions when it comes to buying food, caring for children or the elderly and paying bills. Agencies throughout the metro offer

Six OKC charities receive top fiscal accolades

City Rescue Mission, Infant Crisis Services, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Reaching Souls International, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and United Way of Central Oklahoma each received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. This was the third consecutive year ICS received four stars.  “We are honored to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating,” said Miki Farris, executive

ICS sets up branch in Moore to aid tornado victims

Staff from Oklahoma City-based Infant Crisis Services — an emergency pantry for diapers, food and clothing for infants and toddlers — were on the ground within days after the storm. ICS established a presence in the parking lot at Platt College at 201 N. Eastern, and at mobile command posts in the affected areas around

Energy companies, Thunder donate millions to tornado relief

Continental Resources will donate $2.5 million total; $1 million will be given to the American Red Cross Oklahoma Relief fund, while the other $1.5 million will be allocated as community needs are assessed. Devon Energy also pledged $2.5 million. Chesapeake Energy will make a $1 million cash donation to the American Red Cross, and is organizing

Annie, get your purse

  The existing 4,000-square-foot children’s museum features outdated exhibits, including fabricated rock walls, a sad cowboy mannequin with stained clothing sitting atop a horse, and little to stimulate the minds and imaginations of 21st-century children. It has become the pet project of The Annie Oakley Society, which has raised more than $2 million in the

Treasured role

That’s why he decided to kick off 2013 by investing his time and talents into the role of president and CEO of i2E, a not-for-profit corporation focused on the state’s high-growth startup companies. The 16-year-old firm has had four CEOs in its history, with Meacham replacing Tom Walker, who resigned last year to take a

Nonprofits, retailers look to uncertain future with Chesapeake changes

Marnie Taylor, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Photo by Mark Hancock From shopping centers to the support of nonprofits and the arts, many rely on Chesapeake dollars. With the announced departure of Chesapeake co-founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon by April 1, many who have benefited, and continue to benefit from the

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