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Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence

Oklahoma City, OK   |  http://www.ofe.org/

Mission

To recognize and encourage academic excellence in Oklahoma's public schools.

Ruling year info

1986

Principal Officer

Elizabeth Inbody

Main address

5530 N Western Ave Suite 100

Oklahoma City, OK 73118 USA

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Formerly known as

None

EIN

73-1260595

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Local Education Foundation Outreach

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has helped build one of the nation’s largest and most effective networks of public school foundations, with more than 220 established to date. Together, these citizen-led nonprofits have raised millions of dollars to promote academic excellence in their districts and have encouraged community involvement in their local schools.  Helping to strengthen this grassroots movement, OFE provides free training, resources and networking opportunities for new and established public school foundations. Among its services, OFE sponsors state and regional training events, board member retreats, the LEF Leader newsletter and online resources. The foundation also presents $1,000 Outstanding Program Awards for LEFs, recognizing innovative programs sponsored or administered by public school foundations. Our LEF Outreach Program is underwritten with support from Claremore community leaders Frank C. and Ludmila Robson.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In 1993, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence began a partnership with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. OFE administers fellowships for fifth- and eighth-grade teachers teachers to attend the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in the restored capital city of 18th-century Virginia. During the weeklong institute, teachers are immersed in 18th-century life though hands-on activities and reenactments of historic events.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Teachers

In 2006, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence partnered with the national Fund for Teachers and the Tulsa Community Foundation to provide grants of up to $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for teams of teachers for self-designed, summer professional development opportunities. The Fund for Teachers-Oklahoma program gives educators the creative freedom and opportunity to design unique learning experiences that will enhance their teaching and ultimately bring a world of new ideas to their students. The program has provided more than $3 million in grants to benefit 851 educators. Their journeys have taken them from the plains and forests of Oklahoma and the ecological wonders of Costa Rica to the classical ruins of Rome and the Great Wall of China.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Teachers

During its 20th anniversary in 2006, the foundation launched the David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative to promote the growth and development of quality youth mentoring programs statewide. The initiative grew out of David Boren’s own commitment to mentoring and the proven impact that mentoring can play on a student’s success in and out of the classroom.

To better support the needs of Oklahoma mentoring organizations, the Boren Mentoring Initiative is awarding start-up grants for new and developing mentoring programs and opportunity grants to support strategic needs of K-12 mentoring organizations in Oklahoma. For more information, call (405) 236-0006.

Population(s) Served

The foundation’s flagship event is its Academic Awards Banquet, where the foundation bestows cash awards each year to recognize outstanding public high school seniors as Academic All-Staters and innovative educators as Medal for Excellence winners. Since 1987, the foundation has awarded nearly $5.4 million in merit-based scholarships and awards. The gala banquet, which is broadcast statewide on OETA, has become the state’s most prestigious academic event, celebrating the best and brightest in Oklahoma’s public schools. Academic Awards nomination forms are available at ofe.org in late September with deadlines in November.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Teachers
Students

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Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence

Board of directors
as of 01/04/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew J. Morris

Jari Atkins

Anil Gollahalli

Linda Neal

Community Volunteer

Charles Oppenheim

The Oppenheim Group

Cathryn Render

RVA Market Research & Consulting

D. Craig Story

Sandy Werner

Community Volunteer

David Boren

University of Oklahoma - Retired

Susan Thurmond

Community Volunteer

Jami Antonisse

Miller Johnson Jones Antonisse & White

Paige Johnson

Ken Miller

Steve Burrage

Jenny Dakil

Mike Boynton Jr.

Farooq Karim

Neil Schemmer

Andrew Morris

Deanne Hughes

Scott Thompson

Shoney Blake

Claudia Bartlett

Ken Busby

Dan Boren

John Hargrave

Aletha Burrage

Stephen G. Butler

Annie Chang

Rick Cobb

Bill Anoatubby

Susan Paddack

Jennifer Dennis

Janet Cunningham

Bill Hill

G. Bridger Cox

Terry Davidson

Vanessa Drummond

Kathy Zervas

Diane Eason Contreras

Frank V. Cooper

Kyle A. Frankfurt

Kathryn Turner

Christa Leamon Hughes

Gail Bliss

James Calvert

Peggy Wisdom

Suzanne Thompson

Sherrel Jones

Bert Mackie

Martie Oyler

Loyd Benson

Casey Gilliam

Carrie Headington

Brian Shipp

Beth Johnson

Linda Starling

Molly Boren

John Gorton

Mike Blake

Charlotte Jones

Stewart Ryan

Joe Siano

Ruben Aragon

Jan Barrick

Julie Bates

Bob Burke

William Cameron

Chip Carter

Morgan Harris

Jean Hendrickson

Mary Jenkins

Glen Johnson, Jr.

Nancy Leonard

Noble McIntyre

Polly Nichols

Earlene Parr

Linda Rodgers

Michael Epps

Tony Zahn

Daniel Barney, II

Patricia Sholar

Charles Hall

James Howard

Stephen Holton

Gracie Montgomery

Patsy Mann

Rebecca Kennedy

Melvin Moran

Karen Henson

Kyle Dahlem

Arthur Thompson

Howard Barnett, Jr.

Sharon Bartlett

Kyden Creekpaum

Dow Hughes

Judy Kishner

Leslie Paris

Joseph Parker, Jr.

Barbara Sturdivant

Matt Trentham

Phillip Reid

Mary Michaelis

Leah Barby

Bruce Benbrook

Sonja J. Hughes

Dan Gilbert

Jason F. Kirksey

Melvin R. Gilliam

Leslie Paris

Joseph Parker, Jr.

David C. Kendrick

Jennifer Loren

Sheryl Lovelady

Marion Paden

Barbara Sturdivant

David Postic

Jan McClaren

Michelle Nabors

Leonelle E. Thompson

John Waldron

Melissa Woolridge

Claudia Swisher

Emily Virgin

Phillip Reid

Mary Michaelis

Dayna Rowe

Leah Barby

Bruce Benbrook

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/11/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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