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OKG Newsletter

Topic: donations

Show me the money

Two groups were behind nearly half of the cash flow in the contentious Oklahoma City Council election.


Clifton Adcock
The final campaign reports are filed from this year’s Oklahoma City Council elections, and the amount collected and spent in the four races, both by candidates and two groups making independent expenditures, is significant.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

‘Out of compliance’

Could some of Oklahoma’s laws regulating corporate donations be at odds with federal case law?


Clifton Adcock
State laws restricting corporate independent campaign expenditures and requiring registration as a political action committee in Oklahoma are considered “unenforceable” in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, according to some state officials.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chamber Chief

A Oklahoma City Community College student preps to direct a Holocaust-based film funded entirely by private donations.


Emily Summars
Shawn Barfield hopes his film — currently in pre-production and originally his capstone project at Oklahoma City Community College — is more than a mere hit.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Help wanted

The holiday hangover contributes to a trying time for metro nonprofits.


Greg Horton
Christmas might be the season for giving, but the period that follows can be challenging for local charities, with many seeing a sharp decline in volunteers and donations.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

From Bachelor to banquet

Stay tuned for the most dramatic March of Dimes banquet yet ...

Today marks the 36th annual March of Dimes Mercy Sports Headliner Awards Banquet, to be held on the floor of the Cox Convention Center. This event will honor athletes and coaches who have taken an active interest and brought national attention to the Oklahoma March of Dimes Chapter.

The national voluntary healthy agency's mission is to improve the health of babies by way of prevention and education.

Flying in to host for the evening is ABC's The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, who used to work and play in Oklahoma. As a former Oklahoma City University soccer player, he's personally interested in sports, as well as philanthropic ventures.

“I just wanted to find a way to come back to Oklahoma City. This was a great excuse to come back to a place that means a lot to me. It's where I started,” said Harrison. “To be asked to come back is a real honor for me. I'm very excited to come home and see everybody.”

Reserve a table by calling 943-1024. If you won't be in attendance tonight, you can still help by donating your time or money here.
by Jenn Scott 03.08.2012 2 years ago
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Boldly going ...

OKC Trekkies recreate the iconic Starship Enterprise for an Internet-only series.


Alyssa Grimley
In an unassuming warehouse in south Oklahoma City, the Starship Ajax, destroyer class, is docked and awaiting orders.
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pedal power

A local bicycle store teams with a Wisconsin company to donate bikes for kids affected by the tornadoes.


Molly Evans
A Wisconsin-based bicycle company and its Oklahoma City retailer will donate 250 bicycles Friday morning to children who were affected by May's tornadoes.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

TEEM effort

A local nonprofit aims to help with hygiene.


Gazette staff
The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM) this week launches its annual Summer Breeze Hygiene Drive, a community-wide event aiming to provide personal hygiene items to students without the financial means to purchase them. In light of May's severe weather disasters, say TEEM organizers, the cause has become more crucial.
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Shelter battle

Lawsuit claims conflict of interest, Take Shelter Oklahoma wants state Attorney General removed from a storm shelter petition drive.


Tim Farley
Thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from leading business executives could force Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to disqualify himself from a legal battle involving a statewide storm shelter petition drive.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Most Fabulous donation

One believer donated $100 for each religious leader who signed the petition against the show, organizers said. That’s $7,400.


Mark Beutler
Making headlines the past couple of weeks has been a small play by OKC Theatre Company and a letter from a group of pastors demanding the play be closed. The ruckus over The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told has actually resulted in the theater company receiving several large donations. Artistic Director Rachel Irick said an anonymous donor contributed $7,400. That’s $100 for every pastor’s name on the letter.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013