What’s Happening @OCCF

Investment Performance

Investment performance for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s pooled investments for the quarter ended Sept. 20, 2017 was 2.97 percent. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, the total return was 11.08 percent. For the FY2017 Investment Performance Report, click here.

Seeking Accounting Staff

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is looking for a new full-time employee to join our team! To apply, please send a resume and references with the job title in the subject line to info@occf.org by Oct. 31, 2017.

This accounting position will:

  • Assist in the processing of various financial transactions and reporting functions.
  • Review and process gifts and grants.
  • Assist with setup and maintenance of fund records.
  • Provide general office support.

Job requirements:

  • Preference of associate’s or bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in general accounting with nonprofit fund management being the preference.
  • This position requires an individual who pays attention to detail, is flexible and team-oriented. Working knowledge of fund accounting, multiple module, integrated accounting systems and other general computer skills are preferred. Strong Word, Excel skills.
  • Minimal travel is involved with position. The job does require sitting at a desk for long periods of time with minimal lifting of objects up to 25 lbs.

Salary will be based on experience. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation offers a complete benefits package including paid medical insurance, 403B and vacation.

Online Scholarship Applications Open

Scholarships are now available for the 2018-19 academic year through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Graduating high school seniors, enrolled college or career tech students and others can visit occf.academicworks.com to apply for 120 different scholarships awarding nearly $2 million to students statewide each year. Scholarship deadlines vary, with most closing January through April 2018. Learn how to apply here.

Oct. 26 Clean and Beautiful School Grounds Maintenance Networking Meeting

Groundskeepers of schools and other public lands are invited to attend a training Oct. 26 to learn about efficient and effective landscaping practices. The free, half-day education program benefits the maintenance personnel, volunteers and supervisors that maintain the grounds of our school campuses, parks, libraries, nonprofit properties, neighborhood greenbelts and other public spaces.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Hall
3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Registration and coffee will begin at 8:15 a.m.
Lunch served at 12 noon.

The meeting will feature four presentations on the following topics:

  • Year-round turf maintenance and management programs
  • High performing trees, shrubs and flowers for parks and school grounds
  • Best practices for playground design, safety and maintenance
  • Proper pruning techniques for large and small trees and shrubs during winter months

Click here for a meeting agenda.

To Register:
Register online here or to Shree Ledford by 3 p.m., Friday, October 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.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards

Accreditation sealThe Oklahoma City Community Foundation recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere.

“Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Nancy B. Anthony, Oklahoma City Community Foundation President. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that indicates our commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability as we carry out our mission.”

The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® program requires community foundations to document their policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking and administration. With over 500 community foundations already accredited nationwide, the program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors. Learn more at cfstandards.org.