May 2021
Donors Choose Grant Management Webinar

Looking to streamline your teacher grant process and maximize your financial impact? Join Ali Rosen, Head of Foundation Giving at Donors Choose and Oklahoma School Foundations Network Director Katy Leffel to learn how partnering with Donors Choose can dramatically increase the impact of your teacher grant program.

Edmond Public Schools Foundation Executive Director Deanna Boston and Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools CEO Mary Mélon will join the discussion to answer questions and share the impact Donors Choose has had on teacher grant programs for their foundations.

This Zoom webinar is free, but registration is required. Sign up now!
Register NOW for the School Foundation
Specialized Learning Track at the
Education Leadership Conference
Friday, August 27

The Oklahoma State School Boards Association and The Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration are set to present their annual Education Leadership Conference at the brand new Oklahoma City Convention Center August 26-29. For the first time ever they will offer a one-day specialized learning track for school foundation members and leaders on Friday, August 27, featuring presentations developed by the Oklahoma School Foundations Network.

Registration for a specialized track allows attendees to participate in the general session and specific breakout sessions related to school foundation work at a special registration rate of $175. This is an amazing opportunity to attend a fantastic conference, learn from school foundation leaders and energize your foundation as you enter the 2021-22 school year. Registration is open now!
Quarterly Volunteer Networking Zoom
10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 15

OSFN Director Katy Leffel will host a free networking Zoom call for all volunteer school foundation leaders Tuesday, June 15, at 10:00 a.m. This open-ended discussion time will give leaders a chance to ask questions, share ideas and communicate with other foundation leaders. Registration is required, and the call will be limited to 20 participants. Head over and register to join in the discussion!

2021 Outstanding Program Awards
Nominations Coming Soon!

Applications for the 2021 Outstanding Program Awards for Oklahoma school foundation will open Monday, August 2nd. To learn more about the Awards or to see past winners, head to our website.
On-Call Help for Foundations

Oklahoma School Foundations Network Director Katy Leffel provides FREE on-call help to all Oklahoma foundations. Have a question or need a sample document? Call or email Katy for support: (405) 922-5420, [email protected]. Katy is also available to lead board retreats and strategic planning sessions.
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