RSVP of Central Oklahoma Inc
7401 NE 23 Street
Oklahoma City OK 73141-1420
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Mission Statement

 Enriching the lives of older adults by connecting them with meaningful and rewarding community volunteer opportunities.

Contact Information
Contact Name Beth Patterson
Contact email
Address 7401 NE 23 Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73141 1420
Phone (405) 605-3110
Fax 405-605-3108
County Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties
Alternate Phone 405 605-3109
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
RSVP is honored to receive financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteer support.   Monetary and asset-related gifts will help sustain program services for decades to come by supporting the RSVP endowment fund (housed at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation). 
Donations may also be made via pay pal through our website, mailing a check, providing in-kind printing services, sponsoring a formal volunteer recognition event, providing pro-bono advertising support.   
Volunteer opportunities within the RSVP umbrella agency are plentiful.  We need you to serve as a Provide-A-Ride volunteer driver to transport a frail elderly person to his/her medical appointments a minimum of twice a month; help us secure funding through grant writing opportunities; organize a volunteer appreciation activity; and harvest produce in the Garden of Hope community garden located behind our office.  
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $426,900.00
Projected Expenses $426,900.00
History and Background
Former Names
Retired Senior Volunteer Program of OK County2002
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Oklahoma County
Supported Organization RSVP of Central Oklahoma, Inc.
Year Founded 1973
IRS Ruling Year 1980
State Registration Expiration Feb 2018

 Enriching the lives of older adults by connecting them with meaningful and rewarding community volunteer opportunities.

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was created in 1969 as part of the Older Americans Act.  Today there are over 600 RSVP programs serving communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.  RSVP of Central Oklahoma was created in 1973.  In 1979 the program was officially incorporated as an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a governing Board of Directors. 
RSVP of Central Oklahoma serves the older adults and nonprofit community throughout Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties.  We are a part of the Corporation for National Service, and a United Way of Central Oklahoma and United Way of Norman partner agency.  During the past year over 700 older adult volunteers served 138 local nonprofit organizations generating 124,540 service hours.  Based on the Independent Sector's value wage of volunteer service, RSVP of Central Oklahoma volunteers contributed $2.6 million dollars to help make our community stronger. 
The RSVP Board of Directors goals for the next three years includes building a solid financial foundation, enhancing volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition, and creating board leadership.
1.  7-15 hours of your time per month.  No age requirement. Board of Directors members who are passionate about serving the older adults and nonprofit community throughout Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties. A three-year commitment.
2.  7-15 hours of your time per month.  No age requirement. Community Advisory Council members who will help recruit, retain and recognize RSVP volunteers.  A one-year commitment.
3.  10-20 hours of your time per month to serve as a RSVP Provide-A-Ride volunteer driver. Age requirement:  55 and older.
4.  $30,000 for Provide-A-Ride volunteer driver mileage reimbursement.   Older adults serve as volunteer drivers, utilizing their own automobile, to provide one-on-one, arm-through-arm medical transportation for our low-income elderly neighbors who are no longer able to drive.  
5.  $8,000.  Sponsor a formal volunteer recognition luncheon for hundreds of older adult volunteers who contribute over $2.6 million dollars of community service each year. 
6.  $ 35,000.  Underwrite the volunteer coordinator salary and payroll taxes.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

RSVP of Central Oklahoma is unique to our community in many ways.  For over 44 years we've linked the skills and compassion of 700 older adults, age 55 and older, with the needs of 130+ nonprofit organizations throughout Oklahoma  County.  In 2015 we began serving Cleveland and McClain Counties, serving 28 nonprofit organizations.  The volunteer support the nonprofit organizations receive from RSVP volunteers enables them to carry out their mission and better serve their clients.  RSVP  Provide-A-Ride has served thousands of low-income elderly persons, who live in Oklahoma County, and are no longer able to drive, with one-on-one, arm-through-arm medical transportation since 1995. 

Board Chair Statement
Volunteering as the Board President of RSVP of Central Oklahoma is a privilege for me, as the board members, staff and the community at large  express great respect and commitment to the value of older adults and the need for us to grow our Provide-A-Ride program, which helps our elderly neighbors live independently and in their own homes as long as possible.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma County
Cleveland County
McClain County
RSVP Volunteer Recruitment & Placement services are provided throughout Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain Counties. 
RSVP Provide-A-Ride services are provided throughout Oklahoma County.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/Citizen Participation
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Human Services
Match the life experience, skills, and passion of retired and semi-retired persons with the 135 local nonprofit organizations that are in need of volunteer support to meet their mission and the needs of their clientele. 
Population Served General/Unspecified Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. By the end of 2017, 100% of the Provide-A-Ride clients will live more independently because of the service, 98% will go to their medical appointments more regularly, and 98% will reallocate taxi costs to purchase needed medicine and groceries.  By the end of 2017, 97% of the senior volunteers serving the 130 local nonprofit organizations will report an enhanced sense of self-value and self-worth, plus 98% will reported enhanced feelings of purpose in life.  By the end of 2017, approximately 90% of the nonprofit organizations served by RSVP will report they are meeting the needs of their clientele and meeting their mission, with the support of RSVP volunteers.
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.

 2016 outcomes are as follows, which were provided via surveys completed by Provide-A-Ride clients:  100% of the RSVP Provide-A-Ride clients report they live more independently because of the rides they receive from the program, 99% go to their medical appointments more regularly, 99% worry less about getting to their medical appointments, and 99% reallocate taxi costs to purchase needed medicine and groceries.   2016 outcomes for the Recruitment & Placement Program,  which were provided by RSVP volunteer members, based on to their involvement of the program, 99% experienced enhanced feelings of purpose in life,  97% reported enhanced ability to give back to the community, 97% reported increased sense of self-value and self-worth, and 98% stated they felt an enhanced overall quality of life.


Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Statistical results are tracked and monitored by the staff and Board of Directors monthly.  Monitoring results on a monthly basis allows ample time to address challenges and create new strategic goals before year end.  In addition, completing a client and volunteer survey each year, and on-going communication with volunteers and clients allows staff to make program changes as needed.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

  Over 50% of the RSVP volunteers and Provide-A-Ride clients respond to written program evaluations annually. Both parties are asked to evaluate program operations and suggest program improvements.  In addition, the RSVP Volunteer Recruitment and Placement Program evaluation demonstrates the strong impact RSVP volunteer activities have in improving their feelings of self-worth, purpose in life, and overall quality of life.  The Provide-A-Ride Program evaluation demonstrates the service enables low-income elderly persons live more independently, go to their medical appointments regularly, and reallocate taxi costs to purchase needed medications and groceries. 

A free transportation service for low-income elderly persons who are no longer able to drive to  their medical appointments. 
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Elderly and/or Disabled At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Outcome measurement results are conducted annually.  The 2016 outcomes reported by RSVP older adult volunteers reported:  100% stated an enhanced feelings of purpose in life, 100% experienced an increase in their ability to give back to the community, 99% feel an enhanced sense of self-value, and 97% reported through RSVP they feel a stronger overall quality of life.  The 2016 outcomes for the Provide-A-Ride clients reported:  100% live more independently because of Provide-A-Ride services, 100% worry less about getting to their medical appointments, 100% go to their medical appointments more regularly, and 97% reallocated taxi costs to purchase needed medicine and groceries.
Disaster Programs
Description Provide volunteer support to nonprofit organizations/activities that benefit individuals affected by the disaster.  i.e. answer emergency telephone hotlines, register volunteers at day shelters, assemble and distribute disaster kits, and transport disaster victims to scheduled medical appointments.
Previous Disaster ExperienceHelpOrganization's previous experience during the immediate response, recovery or rebuilding phases following a disaster.  During the recovery of the May 2013 devastating tornadoes of Moore, Oklahoma (and surrounding communities), 90 RSVP volunteers contributed 4,515 service hours to help bring a "new normal" into the lives of hundreds of persons affected by the disaster. 
Resources and/or Services Offered in Disaster

Resources and/or Services offered:  Volunteer support.


Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Due to the present Oklahoma budget crisis, in July 2016, RSVP of Central Oklahoma was completely de-funded by OKDHS Aging Services Division; at the tune of $54,000.  The RSVP Board of Directors and executive director continue to seek foundation and individual contributions to maintain program services at our current level.

The return of dollar investment for RSVP is commendable to the RSVP Board of Directors, staff and the senior volunteers.  For every dollar contributed to to the program, over 11 dollars of service is provided. 

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Elizabeth Patterson
Start Date Sept 1982
Beth Patterson has been the RSVP Executive Director since 1982.  Under her leadership program services have been created to meet community needs, such as RSVP Provide-A-Ride.  Patterson presently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the OK Senior Corps Directors Association, serves as a member of the Meta Fund Advisory Board, and is a member of the Midwest City Lions Club and the Catholic Daughters of Americas.  Her strongest passion is to help seniors remain actively involved in the community and to provide services to assist low-income elderly persons to obtain needed medical attention so they can live independently and in their own homes as long as possible.
Senior Staff
Beth Patterson Executive Director
Number of Full-time Staff 3
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 732
Staff Retention Rate 100
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 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 6
Not Specified 0
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2016
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Strong collaborative relationships are held with 130 local nonprofit organizations that depend on RSVP volunteer support to meet their missions.  RSVP also partners with aging service organizations, United Way of Central Oklahoma, United Way of Norman, EMBARK, Corporation for National Service, Oklahoma County Social Services,  Heartline 211, Areawide Aging Agency, International Lions Club, and local churches, hospitals, senior housing facilities, and health care organizations.
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2010
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency1979
COVA - Central Oklahoma Administrators1990
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency1979
United Way of Norman2016
2010 Champion of Senior HealthBlue Cross Blue Sheild Champions of Senior Health2010
Volunteer of the Year- Adult CatagoryOKDHS Aging Services2014
ONE Award (Leadership)Oklahoma Center For Nonproifts2014
Risk Management Provisions
Directors and Officers Policy
Accident and Injury Coverage
Commercial General Insurance
Disability Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Employee Dishonesty
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Building a strong financial foundation through donations, endowment gifts, planned giving and fundraising activities is our number one challenge, as it is needed to sustain long-term growth of program services.
Board Chair
Name Mr. Abel Aldaz
Company Affiliation Retired, Tinker Air Force Base
Term July 2012 to June 2018
Board of Directors
List Current as of Aug 14, 2017
Board of Directors List
Abel Aldaz Retired Tinker AFBVoting
Tim Farley Voting
Kim McAllister Sooner CalligraphyVoting
Kathleen O'Toole ConsultantVoting
Wanda Patrick Community VolunteerVoting
Teresa Scott Retired Oklahoma Natural GasVoting
Blair Wigington Love's Travel Stops & Country StoresVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 2
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 72 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Audit, Compliance and Controls
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Unfortunately, due to the present state of the Oklahoma budget crisis, RSVP of Central Oklahoma was de-funded by OKDHS Aging Services (a $54K cut in funding).  More than ever, the RSVP Board of Directors and executive director are striving to build a more solid financial foundation by diversifying our funding base and increasing income from individuals, planned giving and endowment gifts.  The demand for  RSVP Provide-A-Ride services continues to escalate, as more and more of our elderly neighbors strive to "age in place".  We continue to welcome new clients and recruit additional Provide-A-Ride volunteer drivers.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2017-June 30, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $426,900
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $426,900
Financial Documents
Audit 2016
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$213,542$217,008$263,017
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$86$86$88
Unrealized Gain/Loss($4,671)$3,368$1,788
Membership Dues------
Special Events$14,482$11,885$6,313
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$423,717$422,918$459,135
Administration Expense$31,671$32,840$32,488
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.011.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%93%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$239,276$216,758$223,132
Current Assets$207,479$156,724$174,270
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$23,596$11,564$23,913
Total Net Assets$215,680$205,194$199,219
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities8.7913.557.29
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $238,176Indirect Public Support $223,534Govt - Unspecified $263,017
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $213,542Govt - Unspecified $217,008Indirect Public Support $243,178
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $14,482Special Events $11,885Special Events $6,313
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose Not applicable
Campaign Goal $0
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
A constant challenge is to secure sustainable funding to maintain and expand RSVP service programs including Provide-A-Ride and Volunteer Recruitment & Placement.  In March 2014 we began working with Nonprofit Excellence, a consulting firm that helps nonprofit organizations create a solid donor base; and we're pleased to announce that our contribution dollars have increased over 400% during the past three years.
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 7401 NE 23 Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73141 1420
Primary Phone 405 605-3110
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CEO/Executive Director Elizabeth Patterson
Board Chair Mr. Abel Aldaz
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired, Tinker Air Force Base


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