Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation, Inc.
4123 NW 10th St
Oklahoma City OK 73107-5801
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation
Mission Statement Founded in 1974, the OLSF mission is to provide assistance and funding for Lions Clubs of Oklahoma charitable and benevolent services.
The Oklahoma Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit travels across the state and provides free screenings for visual acuity, glaucoma, blood pressure, bone density, body mass index, lung function, choleterol and blood sugar. The unit is operated by the Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation.
Contact Information
Contact Name Marie Burns
Contact email exdir@oklionsfoundation.org
Address 4123 NW 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73107 5801
Phone (405) 947-6540
Fax 405-947-3259
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/lions/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer If you would prefer to make a contribution by check please made your check payable to the Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation (OLSF) and mail to:
    Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation
    4123 NW 10th St.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73107
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Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $295,020.00
Projected Expenses $295,020.00
History and Background
Former Names
Supported Organization Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation
Year Founded 1974
IRS Ruling Year 1974
State Registration Expiration Apr 2015
Mission Founded in 1974, the OLSF mission is to provide assistance and funding for Lions Clubs of Oklahoma charitable and benevolent services.
Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch
The idea behind the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch began in 1931 when a young boy shot and killed a Cushing policeman. The policeman’s family worked with scouts and other programs for the less fortunate youths of the area and this work continued until 1947, when the need for a residential home became apparent and the IAO Boys Ranch began accepting residents. In 1969 the Oklahoma Lions took over the operation  as one of its two major statewide projects creating the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch.

Today the ranch is home to 12 boys who are victims of severely broken homes that typically involve emotional and/or physical abuse, neglect, abandonment or a combination of these issues. In many cases the parental rights of these boys have been severed or terminated by the courts. The Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch takes steps to fill this void in caring for and raising these boys.

Since the inception of the Boys Ranch, boys have been received from all 77 counties in the state. A boy coming to the Ranch is placed in one of the homes in a family unit. Each “home” is supervised by a set of house parents who live in the unit and work with the boys as surrogate parents. While living at the Ranch, he will share a room with another boy, perform chores and be encouraged to get involved with 4-H, FFA, Boy Scouts or any other area that my interest him. The Ranch parents and therapeutic staff work with each boy on a daily basis to help him improve his emotional, vocational, physical and spiritual development. 
Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank
In 1957 Lions of Oklahoma at the State Convention voted unanimously to establish the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank. The next step was the passage of a bill by state legislators to create a low to allow eye and organ donation after death. Lions across the state lobbied state legislators for passage of the bill to become law.

The Lions Eye Bank opened an office in November 1957 at University Hospital with one employee, a medical director and ophthalmology residents to recover Oklahoma donated corneas. The first cornea transplants were for a young man age 17 and a young woman age 14. The corneas were donated by a Korean War Veteran who was a patient at University Hospital.

In 1961 the Eye Bank Association of America was established and the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank became a charter member. The Lions Eye Bank is inspected and certified every three years depending on inspection results.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Created in 1974, the OLSF provides funding for all official Lions of Oklahoma statewide charitable and benevolent projects as approved by the OLSF Board of Directors. As a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, all contributions are tax deductible.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Health Care/Organ & Tissue Banks
Tertiary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/Citizen Participation
Description Located in Perkins, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch (OLBR) exists to provide comprehensive, community-based long term residential care of the highest quality to neglected and abused young boys 12-17 years of age. The primary effort is to ensure the provision of a safe, nurturing, supportive, and structured environment that provides opportunities for the development of capabilities to become a positive and productive member of society. Since its inception the ranch has assisted over 600 boys.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
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. Significantly increased the operational budgets of both the Boys Ranch and the Eye Bank.
Description The mission of the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank (OLEB) is to retrieve, process and distribute corneas for corneal transplant, sclera for other eye surgeries, and provide whole globes for much needed ocular research. Since the establishment of the OLEB, over 18,000 corneas have been donated resulting in over 15,000 successful corneal transplant surgeries.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description The Oklahoma Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit (MHSU) is a tractor-trailer unit owned and operated by the Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation. Staffed with local Lions Club members,the unit travels across the state offering free screening for visual acuity, glaucoma, blood pressure, bone density, body mass index, lung function, cholesterol and blood sugar (diabetes). All screenings are free to the public and no one is turned down. The visit of the MHSU is a function of the humanitarian services that are provided by the Lions Clubs of Oklahoma and Integris Health.

Any Oklahoma Lions Club may schedule the MHSU by telephoning the OK Lions Service Foundation at (405) 947-6540. Non-Lions groups interested in using the unit can contact their local Lions club, or call the Oklahoma Lions office at (405) 947-6540.
Population Served General/Unspecified At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Last year, the MHSU screened more than 7,000 Oklahomans, with more than 3,000 failing one or more tests. According to the United Health Foundation, Oklahoma currently ranks 48th in the nation in overall health. This number is based on factors such as obesity (Oklahoma is currently ranked 40th), diabetes (43rd), and cardiovascular deaths (48th). As Oklahoma Lions, we are proud of this service that we offer to communities that need it.A majority of those using the MHSU are the rural, poor, indigent and elderly who traditionally do not seek medical attention on a regular basis.  On a positive note, a year-long survey revealed that 60% of those who fail one or more of the screenings sought medical attention within 30 days.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Marie Burns
Start Date Feb 2014
Email mburnsOLSF@gmail.com
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 101
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Board Chair
Name Terry Woodruff
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
Marvin Ainsworth Voting
Marie Burns Voting
Elmo Castle Voting
Nancy Cook-Senn Community VolunteerVoting
Scott Corson Voting
Tom Cummings Community VolunteerVoting
John King Voting
Gene Redford Voting
Dennis Sagely Community VolunteerVoting
Dolores Turner Voting
Les Walker Voting
Greg Walker Voting
JP Williams Voting
Terry Woodruff Exofficio
Debbie Woodruff Voting
Russell Wright Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Caucasian 20
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 17
Female 4
Standing Committees
Capital Campaign
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2017-June 30, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $295,020
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $295,020
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$67,609$60,750$104,743
Investment Income, Net of Losses$9,392$9,116$8,651
Unrealized Gain/Loss----$2,046
Membership Dues----$800
Special Events$59,263$64,163$52,579
Revenue In-Kind----$1,307
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$116,325$178,481$156,110
Administration Expense$32,242$31,497$25,563
Fundraising Expense$32,225----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.810.710.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses64%85%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue25%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$147,878$179,204$240,538
Current Assets$87,137$109,500$158,871
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$5,030$1,309$1,475
Total Net Assets$142,848$177,895$239,063
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities17.3283.65107.71
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $67,609Special Events $64,163Individuals $104,743
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $59,263Individuals $60,750Special Events $52,579
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $9,392Investment Income $9,116Investment Income $8,651
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements. 
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Address 4123 NW 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73107 5801
Primary Phone 405 947-6540
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/lions/
CEO/Executive Director Marie Burns
Board Chair Terry Woodruff
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer