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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GiveSmart OKC Pump Up Your Profile contest winners are…

GiveSmartOKC LogoBetween April 1 through June 30, nonprofit organizations with GiveSmartOKC profiles participated in the Pump Up Your Profile contest with the opportunity to win a $500 grant for their organization! Winners were selected in two categories: those with annual income less than $1 million and organizations with annual income of $1 million or more. We are pleased to announce the winners in the following categories:

Most Unique Visitors to a Profile
We used Google analytics to track the total number of unique visitors to all eligible profiles during the contest.
Annual incomes less than $1 million: 4Him – His Healing Helping Hands International Ministries
Annual incomes of $1 million or more: Hearts for Hearing Foundation

Top Social Media Promoter
Social media promotions were tracked on Facebook and Twitter via the hashtag #GiveSmartOKC during the contest.
Annual incomes less than $1 million: Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
Annual incomes $1 million or more: Arts Council of Oklahoma City

Most Informative Profiles
This category was judged by a panel of community funders and GiveSmartOKC staff.
Annual incomes less than $1 million: Health Alliance for the Uninsured
Annual incomes of $1 million or more: Dale Rogers Training Center

Why the judges selected the profiles of these two organizations:

“Dale Rogers Training Center and Heath Alliance for the Uninsured have done a wonderful job on GiveSmartOKC of comprehensively presenting meaningful information about their exceptional programs and services, which benefit our friends, neighbors and family members in central Oklahoma.”

“I chose the GiveSmart OKC profile for Dale Rogers Training Center because it gave me a very thorough look at the organization’s programs, how it is monitoring successes and it was very informative for potential donors and volunteers.”

Let’s all congratulate the winners and thank the other organizations who participated in the contest! Just because the contest has ended doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t be promoting your GiveSmartOKC profile!