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OKG Newsletter

Topic: philanthropy

From Bachelor to banquet

Stay tuned for the most dramatic March of Dimes banquet yet ...

Today marks the 36th annual March of Dimes Mercy Sports Headliner Awards Banquet, to be held on the floor of the Cox Convention Center. This event will honor athletes and coaches who have taken an active interest and brought national attention to the Oklahoma March of Dimes Chapter.

The national voluntary healthy agency's mission is to improve the health of babies by way of prevention and education.

Flying in to host for the evening is ABC's The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, who used to work and play in Oklahoma. As a former Oklahoma City University soccer player, he's personally interested in sports, as well as philanthropic ventures.

“I just wanted to find a way to come back to Oklahoma City. This was a great excuse to come back to a place that means a lot to me. It's where I started,” said Harrison. “To be asked to come back is a real honor for me. I'm very excited to come home and see everybody.”

Reserve a table by calling 943-1024. If you won't be in attendance tonight, you can still help by donating your time or money here.
by Jenn Scott 03.08.2012 2 years ago
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Out of the box

The Regional Food Bank collaborated with a local chef to craft convenient stovetop meals.


Kelley Chambers
In an episode of The Simpsons, Marge Simpson prays to God that if the town is spared from an impending nuclear meltdown, then the next time a food drive comes along, she will give the poor something they’d actually like to eat, and not just old cans of lima beans and pumpkin mix.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Nonprofits owe much to Chesapeake


Deborah Mcauliffe Senner
As most of Oklahoma’s nonprofit organizations would agree, the landscape of our state’s charitable community would be much different without the generous support of our corporate donors. Allied Arts’ visionary donors — Chesapeake Energy, the Chickasaw Nation and Devon Energy — along with all our corporate partners, are committed to investing in the enhancement of the communities in which their employees live and work, and we are grateful beneficiaries.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

On the vine

Lend a hand by raising a glass in support of affordable prosthetics.

Food and Drink Features

Sarah Lobban
Branching Out Winery Tour
11 a.m. Saturday
Limbs for Life Foundation
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Suit up

For some, landing an interview means stress over affording the clothes needed to dress to impress.


Mia Ledet
It all started when Susan Walton watched an episode of CBS This Morning that featured The Bottomless Closet, a Chicago nonprofit that outfits struggling women with interview-appropriate clothing.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Shop for a cause

Give to charity and get some holiday shopping done!


Jenn Scott
I do love a good cause.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Show me The Greens

Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The Greens Country Club, 13100 Green Valley Drive, and local entrepreneur Clarke Harris are sponsoring an end-of-summer beach party to raise money for the Oklahoma chapter of the Make- A-Wish Foundation.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Trees a charm

The Tree Bark Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special program over the holidays.


Gina A. Dabney
For a unique way to give this holiday season, a program by the Tree Bank Foundation offers an opportunity to purchase a live tree or donate ornaments for a family in need.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Helping the hungry

Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Santa’s assistants are busy.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

After Aubrey

Nonprofits and retailers wonder about their relationship with Chesapeake in a post-McClendon environment.


Kelley Chambers
Some could argue that in addition to being in the energy business, Chesapeake Energy is in the Oklahoma City business. From shopping centers to the support of nonprofits and the arts, many rely on Chesapeake dollars. With the departure of Chesapeake co-founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon, many who benefit from the company’s philanthropic efforts wonder what’s next.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013