Grants awarded for Parks Improvements and Wellness Activities

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Trustees recently awarded $76,000 in grants to five organizations. The grants are funding beautification projects as well as assisting with implementation of infrastructure to promote wellness activities.

The grants were funded through the Margaret Annis Boys Trust and the Parks & Public Space Initiative. The Margaret Annis Boys Trust is a permanent endowment fund established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in 1991 as a bequest from the estate of a long-time Oklahoma City educator. Who asked the fund be used to beautify public lands in Oklahoma County. Since its inception, the fund has supported in excess of $2 million in beautification grants to nearly 300 projects. The Parks & Public Space Initiative supports the development of existing parks to meet the health and recreational needs of citizens in Oklahoma County. The initiative works to identify program development and encourage private/public partnerships that will encourage the use of parks for recreation and wellness activities.
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Tony Tyler is Named Chairman of the Board

Jim C. Clark’s term ends, T. Scott Spradling joins board

 

Tony Tyler
Tony Tyler

Effective July 1, Tony Tyler assumed the leadership role for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He succeeds Steven C. Davis, an attorney with Hartzog, Conger, Cason & Neville, who served as chairman for two years. Mr. Davis remains on the board as a Trustee.

First appointed as a Trustee in 2008, Mr. Tyler also serves on several advisory committees at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation including the executive committee, marketing and communications committee and the iFund Program grants review committee. Mr. Tyler is the vice president of Tyler Media and managing member of Tyler Signs and Outdoor Advertising. Tyler Media was founded in 1965 by Ralph Tyler and is still a local, family-owned business by his sons, Ty and Tony. Tyler Media consists of 12 radio stations, five television stations and an outdoor advertising company with more than 1,400 advertising displays in Oklahoma.

Mr. Tyler also serves as a director for The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma State Fair and Interstitial Cystitis Association.  He is a lifetime board member of the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and Junior Billboard Association.  Mr. Tyler is also the past chairman of Mount St. Mary High School board of trustees, past chairman of the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma and past chairman of several outdoor advertising associations.
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FY2014 Investment Performance Results

We are pleased to announce that our investment performance total return for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 is 14.56 percent. Capital preservation, protection against inflation and long-term growth are the fundamental objectives of our investment strategy. See the investment results here and learn more about our investment management here.