Connecting for Kids

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
   
Local Education Foundation Outreach

OCU President Robert Henry

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Connecting for Kids

For more than 25 years, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has presented the Fall Forum as the state’s premiere training and networking event for school foundation leaders and educators seeking to improve the quality of public education in their communities. “Connecting for Kids” was the theme of this year’s conference, recognizing the importance of collaboration among schools, parents, businesses and engaged citizens to encourage academic excellence and student success.

Presentations from the 2016 Fall Forum for Local Education Foundations are provided below.

Art Matters: Bringing Joy to Education
Ken Busby, Executive Director & CEO, Route 66 Alliance

Taking the Fear Out of Grant Writing
Diana Hartley, Professor of Practice, Nonprofit Management Studies, University of Oklahoma

For the Kids…How Crowdfunding Partnerships Provide Critical Classroom Resources
Mary Mélon, President & CEO, The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools

Stand for Your Mission: Advocating for Public Education to Legislators and Policy Makers
Daniel Billingsley, Vice President for External Affairs, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

Spotlight on Outstanding Programs
Jen Jantzen, Chickasha Public School Foundation - Classroom Closet
N.Georgeann Roye and Ginny Stinson, Miami Public Schools Enrichment Foundation - Robert S. Gee Scholarship Program
Melony Carey and Alice Adair, Education Foundation of Muskogee - Artists’ Atelier

Show Me the Money
Diana Hartley, President, Norman Public School Foundation, and Professor of Practice, Nonprofit Management Studies, University of Oklahoma

From Facebook to Face-to-Face Connections: Proven Strategies for Marketing Your Foundation
Jenny Dakil, Executive Director, Norman Public School Foundation; Brenda Wheelock, Communications Director, Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Norman Public School Foundation Card - Sample 1
Norman Public School Foundation Card - Sample 2
Norman Public School Foundation Card - Sample 3
Norman Public School Foundation Card - Sample 4

The Ins and Outs of Endowments
Randy Macon, Executive Director, Communities Foundation of Oklahoma; Frank Merrick, President, Foundation Management

Building a Champion Fundraising Board
Daniel Billingsley, Vice President for External Affairs, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits