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 beth.patterson@rsvpokc.org
Address 7401 NE 23 Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73141 1420
Phone (405) 605-3110
Fax 405-605-3108
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 405 605-3109
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.occf.org
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/rsvp/
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 by credit card, mailing a check, providing in-kind printing services and 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 $455,500.00
Projected Expenses $455,500.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
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 2017
Statements
Mission

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

Background
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. 
Impact
RSVP of Central Oklahoma expanded our service area to include Cleveland and McClain Counties!  We also became a United Way of Norman partner agency.  We are most grateful and proud to be a partner agency with United Way of Central Oklahoma and United Way of Norman.  RSVP of Central Oklahoma was selected as a finalist in the senior category for the 2014 ONE Award.  This distinguished award was presented to us for outstanding leadership and program services.  As a finalist, a $5,000 gift was awarded, which enabled the creation of a new website, www.rsvpokc.org.  During the past year 765 RSVP volunteers contributed 1249,715 service hours to 138 local nonprofit organizations.  Based on the Independent Sector's value wage of volunteer service, RSVP members contributed over $3 million dollars of service into central Oklahoma communities. Top goals for 2016-17 include developing a more diverse donor base, increasing individual contributions, and expanding the Provide-A-Ride program, which provides free transportation services for low-income older adults who are no longer able to drive, and need rides to and from their medical appointments.
Needs
1.  $30,000 for Provide-A-Ride volunteer driver mileage reimbursement.   Retired persons serve as volunteer drivers, utilizing their own automobile, to provide free transportation for our elderly neighbors, who can no longer drive, in need of rides to and from their medical appointments. 
2.  $5,000.  Recognition luncheon for 765 senior volunteers who saved our community over $3 million dollars in services during the past year. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement

RSVP of Central Oklahoma is unique to our community in many ways.  We tap into the skills, compassion and support of approximately 750 retired persons, age 55 and older, who volunteer their time to help make our community a stronger and better place.  RSVP Provide-A-Ride is celebrating its 23rd year anniversary,  providing the love and support  older adults need to remain independent and healthy.   Through the Volunteer Recruitment & Placement Program,  senior volunteers provide priceless support to 135+ local nonprofit organizations.  Many of the agencies served are facing difficult funding challenges.  The help they receive from RSVP volunteers enables them to carry out their mission and better serve their cause in the community.   Each year RSVP volunteers contribute approximately 136,000 service hours.  According to the Independent Sector, this results in saving local  taxpayers over $3 million dollars each year.  Talk about a good return on your investment! 

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
RSVP Volunteer Recruitment & Placement Services are provided throughout Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain Counties. 
Provide-A-Ride Services provided throughout Oklahoma County, plus Yukon and Mustang. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/Citizen Participation
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Human Services
Programs
Description
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. 
Strategy
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 2014, 98% of the Provide-A-Ride clients will live more independently because of the service, 96% will go to their medical appointments more regularly, and 94% will reallocate taxi costs to purchase needed medicine and groceries.  By the end of 2014 98% of the senior volunteers serving the 120 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 2014, 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.

 2013 outcomes are as follows, which were provided via surveys completed by Provide-A-Ride clients:  97% of the RSVP Provide-A-Ride clients report they live more independently because of the rides they receive from the program, 95% go to their medical appointments more regularly, 97% worry less about getting to their medical appointments, and 93% reallocate taxi costs to purchase needed medicine and groceries.   2013 outcomes for the Recruitment & Placement Program,  which were provided by RSVP volunteer members, reflected due to their involvement of the program, 97% experienced enhanced feelings of purpose in life,  99% reported enhanced ability to give back to the community, 98% 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 with specially designed software, 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, plus the volunteers and clients share their concerns, recommendations and accomplishments regularly via both phone and electric communication, allowing staff to make program changes if needed.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.  

 

 




Lovena L. is 90 years old, legally blind and lives on a fixed income. She is among hundreds of seniors who use RSVP Provide-A-Ride to get to frequent medical appointments. Lovena says, “This is very vital to me, and hundreds of other senior citizens, to have this wonderful service. I look forward to the volunteer drivers coming because they are such wonderful people! When we go to the doctor, the drivers don’t just drop you off and promise to come back at a certain time…they stay with us and even help with the mountains of paperwork if we need the help. They stop by the pharmacy to get prescriptions and then see us safely back inside our homes. Our generation never wanted to ask for help, and I never feel less of a person when I call RSVP. God bless this wonderful program and the people that make it happen!”


Approximately 14 years ago, a recent retiree, John Giger, walked into the RSVP office to see if we could link him with a community service organization that could make good use of his carpentry skills and strong desire to help others in need.  The RSVP staff took the time to learn about his skills, interests, and time availability.  Within days, Giger was matched with Rebuilding Together, a local program that rebuilds lives by making homes safe, warm and dry for low-income senior citizens.  John says he will be eternally grateful to RSVP for their advice and for matching him to a volunteer activity that allows him to share his passion with elderly citizens who are struggling to live independently in their own homes.  

 

Since joining RSVP in March 2000, Giger has volunteered over 4,100 hours doing what he can to make homes accessible and safe for seniors who are unable to make the repairs and renovations themselves.  He has widened numerous bathroom doors, replaced front doors, installed steps, and has built over 200 wheelchair ramps. 

 


Description
A free transportation service for low-income older adults who are no longer able to drive to  their medical appointments. 
Strategy
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled
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
Email beth.patterson@rsvpokc.org
Experience
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, and is a member of the Meta Fund Advisory Board.  She is a member of the Midwest City Lions Club and the Catholic Daughters of Americas.  Her strongest passion is to help seniors remain independent and living in their own homes as long as possible.
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 4
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 765
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 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 1
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 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
Strong collaborative relationships are held with 135 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, and local churches, hospitals, senior housing facilities, and health care organizations.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2010
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency1979
COVA - Central Oklahoma Administrators1990
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
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
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 2016 to June 2017
Email aaldazjr@cox.net
Board of Directors
List Current as of Oct 25, 2016
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Abel Aldaz Retired Tinker AFBVoting
Tara Bradley Oklahoma Natural GasVoting
Tim Farley Voting
Heather Greis International Bank of CommerceVoting
Julie Krywicki Retired Integris Baptist Medical CenterVoting
Kim McAllister Sooner CalligraphyVoting
Marla Mercer Cole Mercer Adams Funeral ServiceVoting
Kathleen O'Toole ConsultantVoting
Teresa Scott Retired Oklahoma Natural GasVoting
Blair Wigington Love's Travel Stops & Country StoresVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 9
Not specified 0
Governance
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
Executive
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, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $455,500
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $455,500
Financial Documents
Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
Audit2009
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$410,959$483,881$331,310
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$17,361$16,931$15,102
------
------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$5,212$4,977$4,801
Unrealized Gain/Loss$1,464$1,788$961
Membership Dues------
Special Events$11,885$6,313$6,795
Revenue In-Kind$7,096$6,808$4,720
Other$5,852$1,513$523
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$422,918$459,135$334,164
Administration Expense$32,840$32,488$24,827
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.081.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%96%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$216,758$223,132$190,005
Current Assets$189,313$193,368$159,743
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$11,564$23,913$15,061
Total Net Assets$205,194$199,219$174,944
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities16.378.0910.61
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporation $410,959Foundations & Corporations $477,568Foundations & Corporations $334,310
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $17,361Individuals $16,931Individuals $15,102
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $11,885Revenue In-Kind $6,808Investment Income $5,762
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
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 Recruitment & Placement.  In March 2014 we began working with godonor Marketing, a consultant firm that helps nonprofit organizations create a solid donor base, and we're pleased to announce that our contribution dollars have increased over 400%.
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
Address 7401 NE 23 Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73141 1420
Primary Phone 405 605-3110
Give with Credit Card http://www.occf.org
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/rsvp/
CEO/Executive Director Elizabeth Patterson
Board Chair Mr. Abel Aldaz
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired, Tinker Air Force Base

 

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