The Foundation for Tulsa Schools, a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit, was formed in 2001 with a mission of building a better community through the support of Tulsa Public Schools.
An engaged community committed to providing excellent academic resources and financial support to ensure a first-class public education for all Tulsa Public School students.
Enlist community support and business assistance in providing education resources and opportunities for Tulsa Public Schools.
Central to the success and future prosperity of Tulsa is a strong public education system.
The Foundation works closely with the Tulsa Public Schools leadership team to provide district-wide strategic funding support to advance the goals and vision of Tulsa Public Schools’ five-year strategic plan “Destination Excellence.”
Tiffani Bruton – Chair; Cox Communications
Shannon O’Doherty – Incoming Chair; Commerce Bank
Matt Newman – Past Chair; ONEOK
Larry Faulkner – Treasurer; WPX Energy
Drew France – Program Evaluation & Development; CAP Tulsa
Rick Kelly – Partners in Education; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Karen Kirchman – Secretary & HR; Stanfield O’Dell
Robert Babcock – ONE Gas
Pete Burgess – Williams
Charles Chastain – TTCU Federal Credit Union
Jeff Couch – Mariner Wealth Advisors
Ryan Crawford – Community Care
Joe Creider – J. Creider Consulting, LLC
Aaron Fulkerson – Schnake Turnbo Frank
Sarah Gould – KKT Architects
Judie Hackerott – Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Jim Hoffmeister – Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold
Diane Murphy – FW Murphy Family Foundation
Susan Neal – University of Tulsa
Representative Monroe Nichols – Strive Together
Daniel Regan – Price Family Properties
Dwayne Rury – Bama Companies
Lauren Sherry – QuikTrip
Whitney Stauffer – Selser Schaefer Architects
David Stratton – Bank of Oklahoma
Steve Soulé – Hall Estill
Joey Wignarajah – Argonaut Private Equity
Deborah A. Gist, ex officio – Tulsa Public Schools