Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Oklahoma Society, Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Norman, OK
  • http://www.oklahomadar.org/

Mission Statement

The Oklahoma Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women's volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. We have forty-three chapters throughout the state of Oklahoma, with the majority of our membership concentrated in metropolitan areas enabling us to support a variety of projects.

Main Programs

  1. Historical Preservation
  2. Education - Scholarships
  3. Education - Civic and History
  4. Patriotism
Service Areas

Self-reported

Oklahoma

Oklahoma - Statewide

ruling year

1949

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Volunteer Only

Keywords

Self-reported

DAR, education, history, veterans, historic preservation

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EIN

73-6097472

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Last year Oklahoma Society, Daughters of the American Revolution used earnings from our endowments with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to fund veterans needs through the Voluntary Services of the two state VA hospitals. We provided six $2,000 scholarships to students living and attending college in Oklahoma. We held citizenship and essay contests in schools throughout Oklahoma, with cash prizes for the top three winners in each category. We awarded a cash prize to an outstanding Oklahoma history teacher. Our current project, The Oklahoma Enrichment Center, is hoping two raise $85,000 over two years. This funds from this project will be used to construct a permanent learning classroom in Washington, D.C. Our chapters continued work with literacy, Colonial Days at the Capitol, and assisting with history teaching events.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Historical Preservation

Historical preservation projects include placing and maintaining historical monuments, cleaning historical monuments, helping local cemeteries with record compilation and preservation, cleaning headstones in military cemeteries, and maintaining an Oklahoma room at the national DAR headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Budget

Program 2

Education - Scholarships

The Oklahoma Society DAR has two scholarship funds - a general fund open to Oklahoma students enrolled at an Oklahoma college or university and a healthcare fund open to Oklahoma students enrolled in healthcare related coursework at an Oklahoma college or university. These scholarships are generally $1,000 per student.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Education - Civic and History

The DAR Good Citizens Program recognizes outstanding high school seniors and is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This program is open to all high school seniors. Annually we hold an essay contest and give out several monetary awards to Oklahoma students. Also each year we give a monetary award to an outstanding American history/related fields teacher of grades 5-12. We support Colonial Days at the Oklahoma capitol where 5th grade students can learn about colonial life and history through games, speakers and activities. We have a historical trunk that can be checked out by schools to teach about colonial times. We donate books and materials to Oklahoma schools to use in teaching history and civic duty.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Adults

Budget

Program 4

Patriotism

In support of patriotism, Oklahoma Society, DAR participates in Flag Day, Constitution Week, Independence Day and Veterans' Day activities both on a state and local level in communities and schools. Members participate in parades, veternas institutions and medical facilities, in various governmental agencies, etc. Our membership works tirelessly to support veterans needs with the state of Oklahoma as well as overseas. The Oklahoma Society DAR holds a chair on the Voluntary Services Board at the Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Category

Public, Society Benefit, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Oklahoma

Oklahoma - Statewide

Funding Needs

Donations are being taken for The Oklahoma Enrichment Center. We are also accepting funds in our Veterans First Fund, that is used to help with nonmedical needs for veterans. All services provided are vetted through the Voluntary Services Organization at the two VA Medical Centers in Oklahoma.

Accreditations

Affiliations + Memberships

National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution

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NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Oklahoma Society, Daughters of the American Revolution

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Volunteer Only

BIO

NOTE: The Oklahoma Society of Daughters of the American Revolution is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"We have no paid employees and therefore have no CEO/Executive Director."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs `Cynthia Glover Henderson

none

Term: July 2016 - June 2018

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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