On June 2, we announced a $1 million pledge match to benefit school districts in our service areas in northeast Oklahoma. With our donation, we launched 'SOS – Support Our Schools', a major matching pledge fundraising effort to raise significant funds for Tulsa area school districts. The campaign is in response to the state funding shortfall gripping schools across Oklahoma.
Campaign supporters have collectively pledged to match community donations up to $1.5 million. Supporters include three major Tulsa-based foundations - George Kaiser Family Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation. Other donors include Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, American Airlines, David and Cassie Temple Foundation, Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry, Williams, Jim Norton Toyota, Jim Norton Chevrolet, Bob Hurley Ford, Bob Hurley RV, Bob Hurley GMC/Buick, Jim Glover Chevrolet and Jim Glover on the River.
Donations for SOS - Support Our Schools are being collected through Tulsa Community Foundation. Those who donate can specify the schools they wish to receive their donations, or can contribute to a general fund that will be apportioned to the 15 largest school districts in the Tulsa area based on enrollment. All donations to the campaign are tax deductible.
To donate online, visit TCF's online donation page.
To donate in person, come by any TTCU location. Checks should be made payable to: Tulsa Community Foundation, with memo to “SOS Fund” and a designation of the school district to receive the funds.