About Us

Our Mission

our mission

To build a better community through the support of Tulsa Public Schools.

what we do

Enlist community support and business assistance in providing education resources and opportunities for Tulsa Public Schools.

why we do it

Central to the success and future prosperity of Tulsa is a strong public education system.


Moises Echeverria

         President and CEO          (918) 746-6604

Brena Meadows Thrash

Director of Operations & Programs
(918) 746-6605

Annabelle Elliott

Manager of Development & Community Partnerships
(918) 746-6602

Margaret Laprarie

Fine Arts Coordinator    (918)746-6607

Lindsey Fuller

Executive Assistant (918)746-6606

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Drew France, Chair                                                                                                 Sr. Director of Strategic Planning and Community Initiatives, CAP Tulsa

Mary Spears, Chair-Elect                                                                                    Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, ONEOK

Whitney Stauffer, Past Chair                                                                                    Partner, Narrate Design

Dwayne Rury, Secretary                                                                                Director of National Accounts, BAMA Company

Judie Hackerott, Treasurer                                                                                        Director, Business Operations Support, Public Service Co. of Oklahoma


Molly Aspan, Human Resources Chair                                                                    Partner, Practus, LLP

Steffanie Bonner
Executive Director, TTCU Cares Foundation

Tiffani Bruton                                                                                                              Director of Public Affairs, Cox Communications

Larry Faulkner                                                                                                      Chief Accounting Officer, Vital Energy

Aaron Fulkerson                                                                                                      Partner & Chief Development Officer, Schnake Turnbo Frank

JP Gonzales                                                                                                   Director of Strategic Development, Williams Companies   

Sarah Gould                                                                                                  President & CEO, KKT Architects 



Kelsey Hubble-Dowdell                                                                                              Director of Admission Operations, University of Tulsa

Jessica Jones                                                                                                      Small Business Lending Specialist, Avanzando Juntos

Rick Kelly                                                                                                      Divisional VP, Network Management, Blue Cross and Blue Shield                       

Lachelle King                                                                                                  Resilience & Equity Program Assistant, City of Tulsa

Jared Kuykendall                                                                                            Analyst, JP Morgan Private Bank     

Shannon Lambert-Habermehl                                                                                  ED of Commercial Strategies & COO of Commercial Division, BOK Financial    

Mark Plank                                                                                                            Director of Learning & Development, Hilti North America

Lauren Sherry                                                                                              Manager, Community Relations, QuikTrip

Annie Tomecek                                                                                          Supervisor, Community Relations, TD Williamson

Brad White                                                                                                            Financial Advisor, Willow Oak Wealth

Joey Wignarajah                                                                                                  CEO, OK Medical Waste Disposal

Maggie Yar                                                                                                    Executive Director, Co-Trustee, Hille Foundatio



The Foundation for Tulsa Schools is a public charity recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) and required to file a Form 990 on an annual basis. Our Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 73-1612027. Our fiscal year runs July 1 – June 30.

IRS Form 990

Audited Financial Statements


The Foundation works closely with Tulsa Public Schools to provide district-wide strategic funding support to advance the goals and vision of district’s five-year strategic plan “Pathways to Opportunity.”


  • There are 77 learning communities within Tulsa Public Schools
    • 45 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, 9 high schools, 7 alternative schools, 1 virtual school, and 5 district-authorized charter schools
  • Students come from 62 countries and speak 72 different languages and dialects
  • 84% of students are economically disadvantaged
  • 36% of students are multilingual language learners
  • 13% of students have disabilities
  • 13% of our students are gifted and talented

Special Programs

  • Tulsa Engineering Academy – Memorial High School
  • Agricultural Education – Webster High School
  • Digital Media & Broadcasting– Webster High School
  • AP Capstone Program– Edison Preparatory High School
  • Culinary, Hospitality, Health & Human Performance– Hale High School
  • Construction Program– Hale High School
  • International Baccalaureate Program– Booker T. Washington High School
  • Aerospace Academy– Tulsa Tech
  • Aerospace Mechanic Program– East Central