Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City OK 73106-6614
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
Gaylord-Pickens Museum
Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum
Oklahoma Heritage Association Publishing
Mission Statement
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame preserves Oklahoma's unique history while promoting pride in our great state.  Through each of its programs and the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame honors our state's rich traditions by telling Oklahoma's story through its people.
Contact Information
Contact Name Shannon Rich
Contact email info@oklahomahof.com
Address 1400 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73106 6614
Phone (405) 235-4458
Fax 405-235-2714
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/oha/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Monetary contributions can be made by:
  • mailing a check to Oklahoma Hall of Fame
     ATTN: Donations,  1400 Classen Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73106.
  • visiting OklahomaHOF.com to make a gift online.
To learn more about volunteering, please contact Kyle Cohlmia at 405.235.3211. Volunteer opportunities include:
  • giving Museum tours and greeting visitors.
  • providing support services to administrative offices.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,971,892.00
Projected Expenses $1,843,953.00
History and Background
Former Names
Oklahoma Memorial Association1927
Oklahoma Heritage Association2015
Year Founded 1927
IRS Ruling Year 1970
State Registration Expiration Jan 2017
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame preserves Oklahoma's unique history while promoting pride in our great state.  Through each of its programs and the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame honors our state's rich traditions by telling Oklahoma's story through its people.
Background The Oklahoma Hall of Fame, founded in 1927, preserves Oklahoma’s unique history while promoting pride in our great state. The organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funded solely by private donations .  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame is governed by a Board of Directors who represent each area of Oklahoma.  In addition, the organization has a Teen Board that spreads the mission of the OklahomaHOF through its annual fundraiser and a Second Century Board made up of young professionals responsible for helping the OklahomaHOF expand awareness among their peers.

Located in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame focuses on telling Oklahoma's history through its people, and each of its programs strives to accomplish that goal. The organization has hosted the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for the past 89 years to recognize the most accomplished individuals with our state's highest honor, being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.  The organization also supports education in a variety of ways, including offering more than $4,000,000 in tuition grants and cash scholarships to Oklahoma high school students.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame is the leader in publishing Oklahoma's history and places its titles in public school libraries statewide to support the teaching of Oklahoma history and heritage through its publishing arm, Oklahoma Heritage Association Publishing.  In the organization's Gaylord-Pickens Museum, visitors can meet and be inspired by Oklahomans past and present through interactive exhibitory. Classrooms statewide benefit from the FREE Field Trip program, making the experience available to all Oklahoma students.

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame reaches more than 800,000 people annually through its programs. Whether we are welcoming visitors and students on free field trips to the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, distributing books to public school libraries, or sharing the stories of accomplished Oklahomans at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony, we are proud to celebrate our rich history with people from across our nation.

This year, we have made the first major investment in the Gaylord-Pickens Museum since its opening a decade ago with the introduction of Picture Yourself, a new, immersive exhibit experience. Picture Yourself allows visitors to put themselves in the shoes of a few famous Oklahomans.

Our goal for the coming year is to reach more Oklahomans than ever before with our mission of telling our state’s story through its people. With the opening of Picture Yourself, we aim to double our Museum attendance and implement outreach programs that will take the experience to all corners of the state.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum serves the entire state of Oklahoma.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Historical Societies & Historic Preservation
Tertiary Organizational Category Education/
Each year the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Museum offer cash scholarships and tuition grants to Oklahoma high school students through the Oklahoma Scholarship Competition, the Nichols Scholarship and Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship. In 2016, over $4,000,000 will be available to high school students across the state of Oklahoma.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

Short term the scholarship program provides high school students with much-needed funds to continue their education.


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.

Because the scholarship criteria is based on Oklahoma’s history and heritage, students have a greater sense of pride which provides for greater success.  The majority of scholarship recipients remain in Oklahoma after obtaining their degrees; choosing to become an active member of the community and raise their families here.


Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Test scores determine distribution of scholarships and strong relationships between the organization and scholarship alumni are formed to ensure continued contact and involvement of the recipients.



Description With over 170 publications, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is the leader in publishing Oklahoma's history. Many of the titles are distributed free to senior high school libraries to enhance their Oklahoma history sections.      
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

With each publication the organiztion contributes to the sense of pride and celebration of being an Oklahoman that immediately strengthens the sense of community while providing a tangible resource for future generations.



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.

The need in preserving a state’s history, specifically the contributions of its native sons and daughters, is great.  The publications program is documenting forever Oklahoma’s contributions, providing research materials for future generations of Oklahoma historians, scholars and its people. Copies of most titles are placed in senior high school libraries statewide on a gratis basis to expand the resources available to students.









Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Through the demand for titles by the general public and educational institutions, as well as the numerous notes of gratitude from educators throughout Oklahoma for this contribution to our history, the organiztion and Museum are able to gauge the need and its fulfillment.




The Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, offers free field trips for over 1,000 students each school year thanks to the generosity of sponsors. The spaces are available to any school in Oklahoma. In addition to free admission, teachers may choose between receiving free lunch for each of the students OR a post-visit check to help with transportation costs, in the amount of $4 per student.

Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
As school budgets are being cut, Oklahoma students can enjoy a fun, educational field trip at no cost to the school.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
The number of students participating in the Free Field Trip program each year and feedback from teachers.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
"We love the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. As this is often our student's first experience, I am delighted with the interactive exhibits. Students leave with excitement and wanting to attend again." - Deji Dugger, teacher at Fairview Elementary
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Shannon L. Rich
Start Date Nov 2004
Email slr@oklahomahof.com
Senior Staff
Corie BakerDirector of Special Events
Kyle Cohlmia
Millie CraddickExecutive Adminstrator of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
Bailey GordonDirector of Development
Jeremy HumbertDirector of Building Operations
Katherine McLemoreAccounting Associate
Gini Moore CampbellDirector of Publications & Education
Marissa RaglinManager of Museum Experience
Shelley RowanDirector of Marketing
Brenda SchwartzExecutive Assistant
Number of Full-time Staff 12
Number of Part-time Staff 8
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 125
Staff Retention Rate 80
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted 2015
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
Oklahoma Museums Association member2012
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2009
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2007
Oklahoma Planned Giving Council2009
Other Documents
Board Chair
Name Mark A. Stansberry
Company Affiliation GDT Group, Founder & Chairman
Term Dec 2015 to Dec 2017
Email mark@thegtdgroup.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Nov 01, 2016
Board of Directors List
Phil B. Albert Voting
Governor Bill Anoatubby The Chickasaw NationVoting
Alison Anthony Director of Diversity & Employee Relations for the Williams Co.Voting
Calvin J. Anthony NonVoting
Bruce T. Benbrook President and Chairman of Stock Exchange Bank in Woodward, OKVoting
Clayton I. Bennett Chairman Dorchester Capital & OKC ThunderVoting
Malinda Berry Fischer Chairman, Thomas N. Berry Co.Voting
Bill W. Burgess Jr.Chairman of the Board of VortexVoting
Bob Burke Voting
Steve Burrage CEO, First BankVoting
Nevyle R. Cable Voting
Ann L. Caine Voting
Stan Clark Owner/President Stan Clark Companies & Eskimo Joe'sVoting
Amanda Clinton The Cherokee NationVoting
Teresa Rose Cook Voting
Mick Cornett Voting
Chad Dillingham Dillingham InsuranceVoting
Rebecca Dixon President of Taylor CommunicationsVoting
Gentner F. Drummond Voting
Jeff Dunn Mill Creek Lumber & SupplyVoting
Greg Elliott Voting
Ken Fergeson Chairman NBC BankVoting
Jennifer M. Grigsby Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary, Chesapeake Energy Corp.Voting
Virginia G. Groendyke Community Leader/PhilanthropistVoting
Joe D. Hall Owner/CEO of Joe D. Hall General ContractorsVoting
Fred Harlan Harlan Motor Co.Voting
Steve Hendrickson Voting
Robert Henry President, Oklahoma City UniversityVoting
Pat Henry NonVoting
Rhonda Hooper CEO, Jordan Advertising
Gary Huckabay Chairman, All America BankVoting
Ronnie Irani Voting
Kirk Jewell Voting
Glen D. Johnson Chancellor, CEO of Oklahoma State System of Higher EducationVoting
Rebecca Keesling Voting
Duke R. Ligon Chairman of the Board for PostRock Energy Corp and Director of Panhandle Oil & GasVoting
Roxana Lorton Civic Leader, Philanthropist and VolunteerNonVoting
Judy Love Love's Travel Stops & Country StoresVoting
John Massey Chairman of the Board, First United Bank & Trust, Durant and State Regent for Higher EducationVoting
John M. McArthur Voting
Tom J. McDaniel President, American Fidelity FoundationVoting
Frank W. Merrick Voting
Vicki Miles-LaGrange Chief, United States District JudgeVoting
Joe Moran IIILighthouse Properties, Commercial Real EstateVoting
Xavier Neira Director, Manhattan Construction CompanyVoting
S. Bond Payne Voting
Gregory E. Pyle Chief of the Choctaw NationVoting
T. Hastings Siegfried Voting
Lee Allan Smith President OK Events, Vice-Chairman Ackerman McQueenNonVoting
Michael E. Smith Energy Law Atty at Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden, & Nelson, P.C.Voting
G. Lee Stidham Peoples National BankNonVoting
C. Renzi Stone Chairman & CEO, SaxumVoting
Clayton C. Taylor Principal of the Taylor GroupVoting
Kathy Taylor Director of McAfee & TaftVoting
Steven W. Taylor Chief Justice, Oklahoma Supreme CourtVoting
Stratton Taylor Attorny, Sooner LawVoting
Steve Turnbo Chairman, Schnake Turnbo Frank PRVoting
Michael C. Turpen Partner, Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & LewisVoting
Hardy Watkins Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Integris HealthVoting
Susan Winchester Voting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 43
Female 15
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016-Dec 31, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,971,892
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,843,953
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$1,883,953$3,660,532$2,985,220
Total Expenses$2,445,376$2,327,341$2,419,625
Revenue Less Expenses($561,423)$1,333,191$565,595
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------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$106,914$104,593$99,899
Unrealized Gain/Loss($186,463)$95,389$493,465
Membership Dues$20,469$447,835$472,243
Special Events$7,500$7,850$5,850
Revenue In-Kind$109,600----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,763,973$1,721,602$1,762,719
Administration Expense$491,734$428,878$451,211
Fundraising Expense$189,669$176,861$205,695
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.771.571.23
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%74%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue27%8%20%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$17,903,514$18,395,085$19,542,293
Current Assets$2,084,685$1,833,158$2,495,371
Long-Term Liabilities----$2,400,871
Current Liabilities$179,668$109,816$190,344
Total Net Assets$17,723,846$18,285,269$16,951,078
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities11.6016.6913.11
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%12%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $1,115,210Foundations & Corporations $2,223,810Foundations & Corporations $1,046,163
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $704,449Earned Revenue $764,575Earned Revenue $835,283
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRevenue In-Kind $109,600Memberships $447,835Unrealized & Realized Gain/(loss) $493,465
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.
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
Address 1400 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73106 6614
Primary Phone 405 235-4458
Contact Email info@oklahomahof.com
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/oha/
CEO/Executive Director Shannon L. Rich
Board Chair Mark A. Stansberry
Board Chair Company Affiliation GDT Group, Founder & Chairman