November 2014  
National Philanthropy Day

Friday, November 7, 2014


The Mayo Hotel

115 West 5th Street

Tulsa, OK 74103


AFP Conference: 7:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

NPD Awards Luncheon: 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.



AFP Conference Schedule


7:45a.m. to 8:30a.m. Registration & Business Partner Fair

 (coffee and water served)


8:30 to 9:15  Conference Kickoff & Special Opening Speaker Gerry P. Clancy, M.D., President-The

University of Oklahoma-Tulsa

Dr. Clancy is the recipient of numerous awards for his work on behalf of the underserved, the advancement of education and regional economic development, including the "Service to the Homeless" Award and the "Exemplary Psychiatrist" Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Tulsa People Magazine named Dr. Clancy the 2009 "Tulsan of the Year" in recognition of his efforts to transform the region's health. In 2011, he served as the Chairman of the Board of the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce. In that work, he has recently led a task force of area leaders to create a common vision for regional economic development. For 2014, Dr. Clancy is the Campaign Chair and Incoming Chairman of the Board of the Tulsa Area United Way.


We welcome the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits as our Professional Partner for this conference


9:30 to 10:15 Breakout Session 1 (Choose one)

Volunteer Panel

The Value$ of In-Kind Services to your Organization

Presented by Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

Volunteers make a significant impact in our community. This panel discussion will focus on the importance of volunteerism and how the in-kind component not only helps your agency, but also from the bottom line. Panel representatives include: Barry Maxwell-Reading Partners, Kathy Seibold-Tulsa Area United Way, Laura Colgan-National Charity League, and Jonathan Wish-Stanfield & O'Dell

Moderator: Jean Ann Hankins, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities Tulsa




The Board-Fundraiser Relationship

Presented by

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

What boards need to know about fundraising and what fundraisers need to know about boards

Presented by Dan Billingsley, Vice President of Resource Development and Public Policy, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits



10:30 to 11:30 Breakout Session 2 (Choose one)

Serving Our Investors

Presented by Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

Ways to build donor commitment and avoid attrition before it's a problem

Presented by Janetta Cravens, Vice President for Programs, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits




Funder's Networking Panel

This fact-paced networking session gives you a chance to meet representatives from some of Tulsa's generous corporations and family foundations. You will have a chance to ask questions about funding opportunities and share information about your non-profit organization. Moderated by Drew France, CAP Tulsa

Planned participants include representatives from: Flint Family Foundation, Hardesty Family Foundation, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Sharna & Irvin Frank Foundation, Tulsa's Young Professionals, and Williams



Questions may be directed to:

Margaret Wish, Chapter Administrator, 918-978-9718

Tom A. Taylor, II, NPD Event Chair, 918-582-2469 


National Philanthropy Day Honorees



The Pillar Award

Robert J. LaFortune 


Robert J. LaFortune

 The LaFortune name has been a signature of public service and philanthropy in the Tulsa community for more than 80 years. Robert J. LaFortune is no exception to his family's enduring legacy, having played a significant role in the cultural and physical development of the city of Tulsa through his 60-year career as a community leader, former mayor, passionate philanthropist, volunteer fundraiser, and stanch advocate for nonprofit organizations. Robert graduated from Cascia Hall Preparatory School in 1944 and attended The University of Tulsa. He served as Mayor of Tulsa from 1970-1978, and along with his family, was instrumental in the development of many of Tulsa's businesses and cultural venues. His most recent leadership role is Chair of the Tulsa Library Trust capital campaign, which is nearing successful completion with more than $54 million in pledges.
Robert was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Tulsa Hall of Fame in 1988. He received the Eastern Oklahoma AFP Outstanding Philanthropist award in 1989.


The Pillar Award is given periodically to a person or organization for exceptional philanthropic service. The board of the Eastern Oklahoma Chapter of AFP chose to honor Mr. LaFortune because of his phenomenal generosity and service that have made Tulsa and eastern Oklahoma a better place to live for all.



Outstanding Philanthropists

Wendy and Gentner Drummond

Wendy and Gentner Drummond



Wendy and Gentner Drummond are attorneys at Drummond Law,

PLLC with more than 20 years of passionate support in the Tulsa region. Through their philanthropic involvemen

t, the Drummonds have facilitated the raising of millions of dollars for causes to improve quality of life and fulfill the needs of people. Wendy became involved with Emergency Infant Services in 2003 and just a year later was leading the organization's annual fundraising event to 55% larger profits than the year before, and has served as the organization's president twice. Wendy is currently the board president of Lindsey House/Transitional Living Centers of Oklahoma, is a member of the advisory board for Tulsa Ballet and a board member of the Annie Oakley Society of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Gentner is the past president of Eastern Oklahoma American Red Cross and serves vital roles with Indian Nations Council Boy Scouts of America, Tulsa Historical Society, Family Safety Council, Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden, and Gilcrease Museum. Wendy and Gentner are passionate supporters of Oklahoma State University, Tulsa's art scene, and the preservation of Oklahoma heritage. They raise cattle on the Pawhuska ranch established by Gentner's great-grandfather in the 1880's.




Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Sharon King Davis

Sharon King Davis


Sharon King Davis is the consummate business woman, philanthropist, volunteer, and community leader. She is partner in the King family businesses, commercial real estate such as KingsPointe Village and Kings Landing, among other ventures. A fourth-generation Tulsan, Sharon is known for her decades of service to the Tulsa community. She has held various volunteer and fundraising positions with the Tulsa Community College Foundation, The Little Light House, YWCA Tulsa, Resonance, Tulsa Boys Home, Tulsa Historical Society, Friends of the Fairgrounds, Tulsa Regional Chamber, Family & Children's Services, and Habitat for Humanity.

Outstanding Fundraising Executive
Janice Edmiston, CFRE 

Janice Edmiston, CFRE


Janice Edmiston, CFRE serves as Foundation Director for OSU Medical Center Managed by Mercy. A member of the Eastern Oklahoma Chapter of AFP for 30 years, Janice joined the organization within a year of its formation, and has a rich history with AFP as a professional fundraiser, chapter volunteer, educator, mentor and leader. Janice was one of the first seven fundraisers in the Tulsa region to obtain the prestigious Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation from AFP International. Janice has raised more than $25 million for Tulsa organizations throughout her career including Indian Health Care Resource Center, University of Tulsa, Children's Medical Center, Child Abuse Network, and presently OSU Medical Center Managed by Mercy.

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
 Allie Beach 


Allie Beach

Allie Beach is a 12-year old philanthropist who believes in potential of youth to make a difference. At the age of 7, Allie launched a summer camp for underprivileged children through local nonprofit YouthWorks. To bring her vision for a summer camp to fruition, Allie recruited volunteer student leaders, developed curriculum and programming, wrote grant proposals, conducted fundraisers and secured more than $40,000 to support her cause. The summer after launching the camp, Allie established the Pizza Garden, a 4,000 square foot gardening space at Wesley United Methodist Church in North Tulsa used to plant and grow vegetables to cook healthy meals for people in need, with the ultimate goal of providing ingredients for a nonprofit pizza restaurant.

Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Philanthropy 
The Business Diversity Council of the Tulsa Regional Chamber


Denise Reid, Executive Director, Mosaic

Mosaic is the diversity business council of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, repositioned in 2010 to leverage Tulsa's diversity, improve perceptions of our community, and create an inclusive environment enhancing our economic and social climate. Mosaic members represent 140 of the region's most influential companies, individuals, organizations and boards, all dedicated to Mosaic's vision to catapult Tulsa into the forefront of diversity and inclusion leadership through sharing best practices, networking and identifying resources to ensure our global competitiveness. Mosaic is chaired by Jim Langdon of Langdon Publishing. Major financial benefactors to Mosaic include Crafton Tull, Tulsa People and WPX Energy. Supporting sponsors include The Bama Companies, Bank of Oklahoma, Explorer Pipeline, Oklahomans for Equality, Reliant Live and Williams.




The Spirit of Philanthropy recognition category honors selected award nominees who have advanced philanthropy in an exceptional way. We thank them for their tremendous accomplishments. They are examples of not only believing there is good in the world, but for also making it happen.



George Krumme

Edward L. Taylor


Volunteer Fundraiser

Isaac Rocha 


Fundraising Professionals

James (Jim) Walker, Youth Services of Tulsa

Donna Brooks, Baptist Children's Home Owasso


Diversity and Inclusion in Philanthropy

Alison Anthony & Mark Wilson



NPD Event Chair

Tom A. Taylor, II


NPD Honorary Co-chairs

Matt Bacon, Board President, Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa

Ken Busby, Executive Director & CEO of Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa


AFP Conference Chair

Dana Wilkes, Grants Manager, The Hardesty Family Foundation 

Thank You to Our Generous NPD Sponsors!

Professional Partner

Presenting Partner

NPD Partner


NPD Supporting Partner

Youth in Philanthropy Supporting Partner


Business Partners
Special thanks to Jessica Lowe-Betts

Think About It

President's Message

Tish Stuart, CFRE


This is our month. Philanthropy and all that many incredible people do to Be the Good is being celebrated. I am grateful for all of you. We are passionate about our missions and serving others. I hope to see you this Friday at the Conference and the NPD Awards Luncheon.


Happy Thanksgiving,



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American Red Cross


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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma


Resource Development Coordinator Tulsa (Bowl for Kids Sake focus)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma



New Members



Karen Clark

Development Coordinator

Tulsa Boys' Home


Rhonda McDaniel

Director of Development

Operation Aware


Tom McKeon

Vice President & Executive Director

City Year


Kelly Wilson

Director of Grants

Volunteers of America

2014 Board of Directors

Tish Stuart

Chapter Administrator
Margaret Wish

Jane Dunbar

Jocelyn McCarver

Immediate Past President
Amy Miller

Suzy Sharp

VP of Education
Steffanie Bonner

VP of Advancing Philanthropy
Susan Garcia

VP of Community Relations
Allison Walden

VP of Member Services
Kate Silvey

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