Langston University Foundation
PO Box 725
Langston OK 73050
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Langston Development Fund, Inc.
Langston Development Fund - A
Langston Development Fund - B
Langston Development Fund, Inc. - Kirkpatrick Scholarship
Albert Prewitt Sr. and Audrey Monroe Pruitt Fund
Mission Statement

To promote and foster the charitable, benevolent, religious, educational, scientific, economic, and cultural interests of every kind and description of Langston University, a public institution of higher education and a public educational corporation of the State of Oklahoma, and to create a fund to be used for any program, project, or enterprise undertaken in the interest of said University, and to foster and promote charitable, benevolent, religious, educational, scientific, economic, and cultural interests in the State of Oklahoma and the United States.

Langston University students at the 14th Annual President's Scholarship Gala
Contact Information
Contact Name Mautra Jones
Contact email
Address PO Box 725
Langston, OK 73050
Phone (405) 530-7500
Fax 405-466-6014
County Logan
How to Give
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Gifts may be sent directly to and payable to the Langston University Foundation, P.O. Box 725 Langston, Oklahoma 73050. To speak to someone directly about your gift, please contact Mautra Jones via email at or by phone at (405) 530-7500.
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Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $836,000.00
Projected Expenses $550,000.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Langston University Foundation
Year Founded 2007
IRS Ruling Year 2008
State Registration Expiration May 2017

To promote and foster the charitable, benevolent, religious, educational, scientific, economic, and cultural interests of every kind and description of Langston University, a public institution of higher education and a public educational corporation of the State of Oklahoma, and to create a fund to be used for any program, project, or enterprise undertaken in the interest of said University, and to foster and promote charitable, benevolent, religious, educational, scientific, economic, and cultural interests in the State of Oklahoma and the United States.


The Langston University Foundation was formerly known as the Langston Development Fund.  The Foundation was formed as a 501 c (3) in 2007 to encourage, solicit, receive, and administer gifts and bequests of property and funds for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes, all for the advancement of Langston University.


Langston University has been ranked 3rd in affordability amongst all HBCUs nationally;

The University recruited the largest class and strongest academically in its entire 119 year history for the 2015-2016 school year;
The University has been recognized nationally and received awards as a Tobacco Free Campus;
Langston University-Tulsa will receive a new $16.25 million Health Professions Complex as result of the passage of Vision 2025.
The University opened a new state-of-the-art, 27,000 square foot Physical Therapy facility that will nearly double the amount of students for the program.

Increase scholarships for students by $100,000.  These scholarships would benefit low-income and first generation college students.  This funding would help increase student retention as we lose students each semester who no longer have the financial means to stay in college.

Renovate two student housing complexes to accommodate our increasing student population ($1,000,000)
Career Services - funding to establish a center, provide job skills training, establish internships and software to capture baseline data. ($500,000).
Capital improvement projects for:  Black Heritage Cultural Center that houses university's artifacts and archives ($2,500,000); major renovations to improve outdated athletic facilities ($1,500,000);  renovations to School of Education including model classroom/library/classrooms($250,000), renovation of classrooms, labs and lecture halls in Moore Hall ($1,000,000), update School of Nursing simulation labs ($500,000), School of Arts and Sciences for major renovations to biology and Chemistry labs($500,0000 and renovate Communications Department to provide access to current technology ($750,000).
Athletics: uniforms, weight training, headsets ($21,000). new sound system for football stadium ($100,000), new shot clock and goals for gymnasium
Communications:  radio and TV equipment  
School of Business:  computers 
Physical Therapy - furniture
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Board Chair Statement

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide

Langston University attracts students, faculty and staff from Oklahoma, throughout the United States and around the world. The University is comprised of three campuses located in Langston, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. The Langston campus offers programs such as biology, chemistry, nursing, urban education, international studies, goat research, physical therapy (a doctoral program) and biotechnology. The LU-OKC and LU-Tulsa campuses offer upper division courses and graduate courses that are ideal for students who have completed their associate's degree and wish to pursue a bachelor's degree or a master's degree. Some of the programs offered on these campuses include accounting, psychology, urban education, rehabilitation counseling and organizational leadership.

Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations/Fund Raising & Fund Distribution

Six schools house the degree programs of Langston: Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Behavioral Science, Nursing and Health Professions, and Physical Therapy. A total of 29 undergraduate and 6 graduate degree programs are offered at LU. Currently, the top five majors are business administration, liberal education, nursing, psychology, and rehabilitation counseling.

Population Served Adults Minorities
Description Langston University offers you a choice of three graduate degree programs. Our programs are small enough to give you valuable, personal and professional experience and large enough to provide state-of-the-art learning and research opportunities. We are a unique university, offering comprehensive graduate education in the fields of Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Physical Therapy.
Population Served Adults Minorities

Langston University was the first school in the state of Oklahoma to offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The School of Physical Therapy’s mission is to graduate clinician generalists willing to work in primary physical therapy to serve the underserved populations. The faculty is dedicated to the school’s mission and works closely with students to prepare them for their future careers. The School of Physical Therapy offers Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The DPT program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy. The School of Physical Therapy is committed to ensuring every student has a positive learning experience that will prepare them to graduate as clinician generalists within the scope of physical therapy practice.

Population Served Minorities
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mautra Jones
Start Date June 2015

Mautra Jones serves as Vice President of Institutional Advancement and External Affairs at Langston University. In this capacity, she serves as the University’s chief development officer responsible for directing all facets of the University’s fundraising, donor and alumni relations, corporate and community relations, special events, marketing and communications, external affairs and governmental affairs.  She also serves as Executive Director of the Langston University Foundation.

 Jones has been actively engaged in corporate, nonprofit, and education administration for more than a decade, and has consulted with not-for-profit and educational organizations and institutions in California, Ohio, and Oklahoma. Prior to being named Vice President at Langston, Jones served as Director of Development for White Fields, Inc., The Foundation for OKC Public Schools and KIPP Reach College Preparatory and Vice President of Development for Prevent Blindness Oklahoma. 

A native Oklahoman, Jones received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma.  She also holds a Master’s of Business Administration.

Jones has held numerous leadership positions at the state and local levels. She currently serves as a Commissioner of the Oklahoma Merit Protection Commission, and as a member of the Oklahoma Education Standards Steering Committee—the committee charged with developing the process for replacing Common Core education standards in the state's public schools. Jones is a member of the board of directors for the Oklahoma County Bar Auxiliary. She has served as a board director for Rotary Club 29, Metro Technology Foundation and BLAC, Inc.  A graduate of both Leadership Oklahoma City and the Salt and Light Leadership Training, she is also a member of the Beta Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

Senior Staff
Brandon BrooksAssistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs
Number of Full-time Staff 5
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 75
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 4
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 10
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2006
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes

Langston University collaborates with a large number of higher education institutions, governmental agencies, businesses and individuals to enhance the quality of instruction for our students.  We have partnerships with OU, OSU and other educational institutions.  We also work with NASA, USDA, Dept of Education and other federal agencies.  We collaborate with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  We work with the Logan County Health Department.  We opportunities become available, those will be explored as well.

Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments The Langston University Foundation currently adheres to all State of Oklahoma policies and procedures as does Langston University.
Board Chair
Name Mr. Darryl Jefflo
Company Affiliation Bob Moore Auto Group
Term July 2011 to June 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
Mr. Anthony HillAssistant District CommissionerVoting
Mr. Darryl Jeffloautomobile industryVoting
Dr. Wayne JonesRose State CollegeVoting
Mr. Excell Lafayette Jr.RetiredVoting
Mrs. Joel-Lyn McCormickUS Federal GovernmentVoting
Mr. Vernell RedoRetiredVoting
The Honorable Kenneth C. WatsonRetiredVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 7
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 1
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 70 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $836,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $550,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$46,836$35,081$33,383
Unrealized Gain/Loss$94,780$153,756($50,594)
Membership Dues------
Special Events$93,693$44,617$11,727
Revenue In-Kind----$5,585
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$363,946$452,755$557,938
Administration Expense$135,166$163,177$103,942
Fundraising Expense$54,757$7,485$16,617
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.611.340.87
Program Expense/Total Expenses66%73%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%1%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$4,699,403$4,361,865$4,137,254
Current Assets$1,804,544$1,548,795$1,323,429
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$15,105$17,170$2,784
Total Net Assets$4,684,298$4,344,695$4,134,470
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities119.4790.20475.37
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $644,233Contributions $592,875Contributions $543,794
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRealized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $94,780Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $153,756Other $45,275
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $93,693Special Events $44,617Investment Income $33,383
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
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments

All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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Address PO Box 725
Langston, OK 73050
Primary Phone 405 530-7500
Contact Email
Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director Mautra Jones
Board Chair Mr. Darryl Jefflo
Board Chair Company Affiliation Bob Moore Auto Group