What’s Happening @OCCF

Feb. 23: Clean and Beautiful Schools Grounds Maintenance Networking Meeting

Maintenance personnel who care for the grounds of school campuses, parks, libraries, nonprofit properties, neighborhood greenbelts and other public spaces in central Oklahoma are invited to join us Thursday, Feb. 23, for a Clean and Beautiful Schools Grounds Maintenance Networking Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Economic Development Center on the Metro Technology Centers Campus located at 1700 Springlake Drive in Oklahoma City. (Click for directions.)

The free education program offers opportunities to learn efficient and effective landscaping practices and will include presentations on the following topics:

  • Simple and sustainable landscape master plans
  • What we learned from the Oklahoma City Tree Inventory project
  • Planning for summer campus maintenance
  • Seasonal color that works in central Oklahoma

Click here for a meeting agenda.

To Register:
Register online by 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20.
There is no charge for the meeting, but we need an accurate headcount for lunch and handouts.

Questions?
Contact Brian Dougherty at 405/606-2908 or Shree Ledford at 405/235-5603.

Second Quarter Investment Results

The investment performance for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s pooled investments for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016, was 1.0 percent. For detailed investment results and our 2016 Investment Report, please click here.

$81,038 Awarded to 24 Rural Oklahoma Public Schools

The Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation recently awarded $81,038 in grants to 24 public schools in rural Oklahoma through the Classroom Enhancement Grant program. The grants will enhance learning opportunities for students in the areas of science, literacy and arts and humanities.

“We are pleased to award these grants to provide opportunities to rural Oklahoma students,” said Nancy B. Anthony, president of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, which administers the grant program. “Carolyn Watson was a longtime resident of Coalgate and through this program, she wanted to help broaden the horizons for students living in rural Oklahoma.”

The Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in 1995 by the late Carolyn Watson, longtime CEO and chairman of Shamrock Bank, N.A. Since its inception, more than $980,000 in grants have been awarded through two grant programs to improve the quality of life in designated rural Oklahoma communities. In addition, a scholarship program offers awards of up to $10,000 per academic year for high school seniors graduating from rural Oklahoma schools. For more information visit occf.org/ruraloklahoma.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Open Online

occfawWe are pleased to announce that scholarship applications for the 2017-18 academic year are now being accepted online at occf.academicworks.com. Home to more than 110 online scholarships, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation provides more than $1.5 million in scholarships annually to students across Oklahoma through the largest independent scholarship program in the state.

Scholarships are available statewide for graduating high school seniors, enrolled college or career tech students, students serving in the military and more. Students in all 77 Oklahoma counties may be eligible to apply for scholarships. Applications opened October 1 and deadlines vary, with most closing January-April 2017.

Apply today at occf.academicworks.com.