Beautiful. Inspiring. Emotional. Magical. These are just a few words that come to mind when remembering your first experience at the ballet.
This powerful experience is exactly what our founder, John E. Kirkpatrick, wanted to bring to Oklahoma City residents when he and Eleanor helped found the Oklahoma City Ballet.
Always looking toward the future, Mr. Kirkpatrick helped the Oklahoma City Ballet establish a permanent endowment at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. He leveraged his own charitable dollars to encourage others to give to the fund through a series of Kirkpatrick Challenges that offered matching dollars for endowment contributions.
This generous tradition continues today through the Kirkpatrick Family Fund's endowment matching grant program. Since the first match was offered in 1979, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund has contributed more than $45 million in matching funds to charitable organization endowments at the Community Foundation. In addition, these matches have evoked millions of dollars in donor contributions, as well as resulting investment appreciation.
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