October 2014 | National Philanthropy Day Issue  
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.


Register today!

***Deadline to register is Monday, November 3, 2014 by 5:00pm

AFP Conference Schedule


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

 (coffee and juice served)


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

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

University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Professor- Department of Psychiatry, Endowed Chair- Morningcrest Health Care Foundation Chair in Leadership.



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

Building Donor Commitment


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

Speed Networking with Funders


Presented by Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

Board & Fundraiser Partnership Development


National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon


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

The Mayo Hotel Grand Ballroom

Award winners and philanthropic endeavors of the Tulsa community will be celebrated.


Registration Information

Conference and Luncheon:

AFP Conference: $100 per person

NPD Awards Luncheon: $75 per person/$600 a table


AFP Conference and Awards Luncheon: $175 per person


Valet parking fee is included


We politely request registrations and payment by Monday, November 3rd by 5:00pm.

***Registrations received after that date and on-site registration will require a $25 processing fee, if space is available.


Questions may be directed to:

Margaret Wish, Chapter Administrator, 918-978-9718

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


Sponsorships available! For more information go to afpeastok@afpnet.org and click on Philanthropy Day section. Honorees and guests representing Strategic Partners, Business Partners and Professional Partners (sponsors) will receive additional registration and seating information.


Please provide the name(s) of all in your registration group. Tables will seat 8 or 10 people.


Register today!

***Deadline to register is Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

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 are attorneys at Drummond Law, PLLC with more than 20 years of passionate support in the Tulsa region. Through their philanthropic involvement, 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 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 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 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


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!
Presenting Partner

NPD Partner

Business Partners

A Special Thank You to our NPD Awards Committee and Judging Panel


Awards Committee

Tom Taylor, Awards Chair

Executive Director 

Emergency Infant Services


Tish Stuart, CFRE

Director of Development

Catholic Charities


Lori Long, CFRE

Executive Director 

Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges



Amy Miller, CFRE, Past-President, AFP Eastern Oklahoma 


Pamela Dose, CFRE, Past-President, AFP Eastern Oklahoma


Roy M. "Skip" Teel, 2013 Outstanding Philanthropist 


Michael DuPont, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, 1996 Outstanding Philanthropist

Think About It

President's Message


Our chapter is swirling in activities. You are welcome to join in as a

Tish Stuart, CFRE

President, AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter

committee or team member, which will provide you with professional connections and opportunities for improving your fundraising program. Contact one of our officers and chairs using the email links in the margin of this newsletter.


Congratulations to our NPD Award winners and Spirit of Philanthropy honorees! I look forward to the NPD Awards Luncheon and AFP Conference on November 7th and hope you do too.


The registration link for NPD is at the top of the newsletter. I hope to see you there!



In This Issue
NPD Registration
Conference Schedule
NPD Winners and Honorees
Event Sponsors
NPD Committee and Judging Panel
Job Openings
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Job Listings

The Salvation Army


Executive Director

Credit Counseling Centers of Oklahoma


Director of Development

Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Chapter


New Members


Aubrey Cain

Grants Coordinator

Child Abuse Network


Genell Coleman

Chief Executive Officer

Margaret Hudson Program


Eileen Kenney

Tulsa Community College Foundation


Matthew Morton

Eastern Oklahoma Director

Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma


Kim Schutz


Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy


Cheryl Waldeck

Development Director

Child Abuse Network


Reverend Daniel Wright




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

President Elect
Tom Taylor

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