Since 1991, the Margaret Annis Boys Trust has been supporting beautification projects for public lands throughout Oklahoma County.
It was once said of Margaret Boys that “she knows more about Oklahoma and especially Oklahoma City than anyone. Although she’s a world traveler, she’s convinced Oklahoma is the best place to live.”
In 1991, Miss Boys left her estate to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation with one simple instruction – that her gift is used to beautify public lands in Oklahoma County. Today, the fund established by one woman with a genuine love of Oklahoma’s native foliage has yielded more than half a million dollars in beautification projects throughout Oklahoma County.
As an educator of 42 years, she touched the lives of thousands of students, teachers and friends. Decades later, through the Margaret Annis Boys Trust, she touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every day.
The Boys Trust has supported nearly 300 public beautification projects in all corners of Oklahoma County since its inception in 1991. Projects include the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum at Will Rogers Gardens, plantings for public schools, trees for Lake Hefner Trails, the Blossom Bluff at the Myriad Gardens, the Dog Park at Lake Hefner and dozens of other beautification projects along roadways, in neighborhoods, parks and other public lands. Learn more about the grant program here.