Fall Forum for Local Education Foundations

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Local Education Foundation Outreach

The 2018 Fall Forum will take place on October 23 at the University of Oklahoma. Please save the date.

Click on the video above to view highlights of the 2017 Fall Forum.

Fall Forum for Local Education Foundations

For more than 25 years, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has presented the Fall Forum as the state’s premier training and networking event for school foundation leaders and educators seeking to improve the quality of public education in their communities.

“It Takes A Community: Critical Conversations for Our Schools” 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 and Resources from the 2017 Fall Forum for Local Education Foundations are provided below.

Communities, Foundations and Schools In Partnership - Real-World Strategies
Joe Siano, President of Public Finance Investment, BOK Financial Securities, and former Superintendent of Norman Public Schools

Spotlight on Outstanding Programs
Education Promise Program - Bartlesville Education Promise
Education Promise Program Outline
Trojan20 - Jenks Public Schools Foundation
Trojan20 Presentation
Trojan20 Summary Page
Post card front
Post card back
Trojan20 Ways to Give
Donation envelope front
Donation envelope back
Black & Gold Gala - Inola Educational Enrichment Foundation
Black & Gold Gala
Black & Gold Gala Event Description
Examples of Live Auction Items
Reply Card
Fashion Show Fundraiser - Wagoner Education Foundation, Inc.
Fashion Show Fundraiser Outline

Nonprofit Boards 101: Ten Best Practices for Great Board Performance
Jennifer Meckling, Directory of Community Engagement, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

Engage Your Community Using Social Media
Emily Reed, Director of Development, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, University of Oklahoma
Social Media Presentation

Achieving Educational Excellence: Retention, Incentives, Partnerships
Mary Stallings, Executive Director, Cherokee Strip Community Foundation
and guests Amber Fitzgerald, Director of Human Resources and Communications, Enid Public Schools; Janna Jackson, Executive Director, Enid Public School Foundation; and grant recipient Amy Thielke

Winning Ideas for Small Foundations
Nicholas Grant, Secretary, Sprio Foundation for Excellence in Education; Susie Thurmond, Treasurer, Cheyenne Educational Foundation
SSF Grant to Teachers Letter 2017
SSF Scholarship Requirements
SSF Senior Scholarship Award Letter
Cherokee Education Foundation Sr. Scholarship Policies

Building and Connecting with Your Community Through the Power of Storytelling
Diana Hartley, Professor of Practice, Nonprofit Management Studies, University of Oklahoma

Executive Directors Focus: Leading Foundations; Only the Strategic Survive
Mary Mélon, President and CEO, The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools

Nonprofit Boards 201: The Duty of Creativity
Jennifer Meckling, Director of Community Engagement, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

Packet Materials
Strengthening Oklahoma Schools and Communities,
Dean Gregg Garn, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, University of Oklahoma
Students Striving for Success, Mentors Making A Difference, El Reno Public School Foundation
Local Education Foundation Services, Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence