Oklahoma City Community College Foundation
7777 S May Ave
Oklahoma City OK 73159
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement The mission of the Oklahoma City Community College Foundation is to benefit, support, and enhance the programs of OCCC and to have a transformative impact on the lives of our students and our community.
OCCC Campus
Contact Information
Contact Name Jennifer Harrison
Contact email jennifer.k.harrison@occc.edu
Address 7777 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Phone (405) 682-7591
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/occc/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Checks payable to Oklahoma City Community College Foundation may be mailed to:
7777 S. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73159
Donations may be made over the phone by calling:
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $647,500.00
Projected Expenses $340,000.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1998
IRS Ruling Year 1998
State Registration Expiration Nov 2016
Mission The mission of the Oklahoma City Community College Foundation is to benefit, support, and enhance the programs of OCCC and to have a transformative impact on the lives of our students and our community.
The Oklahoma City Community College Foundation was formed in 1998 as a non-profit, tax exempt organization to raise funds for support of our students and our College. 
Since 1972, Oklahoma City Community College has impacted the lives of millions of students, businesses and community members. With our ever-increasing enrollment of 22,000 students per year, diverse academic programs and class schedules, nationally recognized faculty and staff and our new and existing partnerships, we continue to create great educational opportunities for our students and this community.
With a growing enrollment and exciting academic programs, there is an even greater need for charitable giving from the private sector. There are many options available for individuals, corporations and foundations that wish to make an investment in the Foundation and the College.
Over the past year, the OCCC Foundation has secured over $100,000 in scholarship money, awarded over $85,000 in scholarships to 200 students, and helped secure funding for the construction of a new 1,100-seat Performing Arts Theater. Goals for the current year include funding and awarding more student scholarships and garnering financial support for the Capitol Hill Center Renovation Campaign.
The OCCC Foundation's most pressing needs include financial support for Student Scholarships, financial support for the Capitol Hill Center Renovation Campaign, unrestricted financial support, and financial support for a new 1,100-seat Performing Arts Theater.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
With the fourth largest enrollment of any university or college in Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Community College provides one of the most affordable options for higher education in the state, yet many of our students (or potential students) face financial circumstances which, without scholarships, would not allow them the educational opportunity they seek.
A recent study shows that within the first year after earning a degree or certificate, OCCC graduates earn more than graduates from the University of Oklahoma over the same time span. Our mission at the OCCC Foundation is to help provide opportunities for students who might not otherwise have a chance to reach their educational goals and go on to contribute in meaningful ways, economic and otherwise, to our community. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Central Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations/Single Organization Support
Description Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science and Certificate Programs.
Population Served General/Unspecified Adults
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Associate degrees and Certificates of Mastery lead to higher earning potential for graduates and, consequently, greater tax base benefits for the State of Oklahoma. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Recent study shows that in the first year after graduation, OCCC Associate Degree holders earn more than do Bachelor's Degree holders from the University of Oklahoma in their first-year after graduation. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Jennifer Harrison
Start Date Jan 2011
Email jharrison@occc.edu
Lealon Taylor joined Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) in January, 2011 after spending 20 years at the Oklahoma State Department of Education. At the Department, he held the position of Chief of Staff with responsibility for the daily operations of the agency which included overseeing 400 employees and an annual operating budget of 24 million. He also served as the Congressional and State Legislative Liaison for the State Board of Education.

At OCCC, Mr. Taylor is the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and serves as the Executive Director of the OCCC Foundation. The Foundation was recently honored as the “Outstanding Fundraising Education Organization” in the State of Oklahoma. He also oversees marketing and public relations of the College, external funding projects and alumni relations. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Oklahoma and has served as President of the Bricktown Rotary Club.

Outside of work, he enjoys community service projects and volunteering for his Rotary. He is an avid bluegrass music enthusiast and attends several music festivals as time allows. Lealon is a long time member of the Mayfair Church of Christ and member of the Cherokee Nation.

Senior Staff
Jennifer HarrisonDirector of Development
Number of Full-time Staff 3
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 10
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? No
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Not Specified 0
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Board Chair
Name Ms. Mina Acquaye
Company Affiliation Excell Home Care
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2016
Email mina@excellhomecare.net
Board of Directors
List Current as of Oct 01, 2015
Board of Directors List
Ms. Mina Acquaye Excell Home CareVoting
Mr. Tony Arango Trane, Inc.Voting
Mr. Bryan Brewster Oklahoma Natural GasVoting
Mr. Mike Ford Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey, & Tippens, P.C.Voting
Mr. Derek B. Gill CrossFirst BankVoting
Ms. Sherry Howell Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Joyce A. Mauldin Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Mary Blankenship Pointer Republic Bank & TrustVoting
Mr. Al M. Snipes RetiredVoting
Mr. Randy Thurman Retirement Investment Advisor, Inc.Voting
Mr. Max Weldon Welbros CompanyVoting
Mr. Keith Wilton INTEGRIS - Jim Thorpe RehabilitationVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 4
Not specified 0
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 10 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2015-Sept 30, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $647,500
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $340,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$1,269,496$782,316$391,504
Total Expenses$546,046$757,897$1,862,983
Revenue Less Expenses$723,450$24,419($1,471,479)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$1,290,952$747,083$353,422
Investment Income, Net of Losses$17,857$8,052$10,972
Unrealized Gain/Loss($47,713)$19,681$19,510
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$8,400$7,500$7,600
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$546,046$757,897$1,862,983
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.321.030.21
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,004,012$1,280,562$1,256,143
Current Assets$1,075,678$907,656$1,031,449
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$2,004,012$1,280,562$1,256,143
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $1,290,952Individuals $747,083Individuals $353,422
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $17,857Realized & Unrealized Gains/Losses $19,681Realized & Unrealized Gains/Losses $19,510
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRevenue In-Kind $8,400Investment Income $8,052Investment Income $8,052
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.  
Address 7777 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Primary Phone 405 682-7591
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/occc/
CEO/Executive Director Jennifer Harrison
Board Chair Ms. Mina Acquaye
Board Chair Company Affiliation Excell Home Care