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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

Improving the Quality of Life in Rural Oklahoma

Businesswoman and longtime Coalgate, Oklahoma resident Carolyn Watson realized many people living in rural areas didn't have the resources needed to improve their quality of life. Working with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, she created the Carolyn Watson Opportunities Scholarship, Classroom grants, and Community Network grants to help those in need. If you have a desire to make a difference in your community, the Community Foundation can help you too.

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Fulfilling a Dancer's Dream

Dance has the power to change lives and inspire people from all racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a patron of the Oklahoma City, Mari Cook Medley established the Mari Cook Medley Wellness Fund with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to ensure dancers are taken care of.

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Helping End Generational Poverty

Ken and Gae Rees taught the value of giving to their children early on, and together with their children set out to create a legacy of giving. Working with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, they are recognizing and addressing community needs as they work to end generational poverty.

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