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 Hall of Fame 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
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

 

To learn more about volunteering, please contact Emma Fritz at 405.235.3211. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • assisting with visitors and activities at free family programs
  • giving Museum tours and greeting visitors
  • providing support services to administrative offices
  • working in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame archives
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,317,028.00
Projected Expenses $2,317,028.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
Oklahoma Heritage Association2015
Oklahoma Memorial Association1927
Year Founded 1927
IRS Ruling Year 1970
State Registration Expiration Jan 2021
Statements
Mission 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
Founded in 1927, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was created to honor Oklahomans who had given outstanding service to the state during their lifetime and to provide educational programming for students of all ages. Being inducted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is Oklahoma's Highest Honor. Through exhibits and experiences at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame stands to preserve Oklahoma's unique history while promoting pride in our great state.
 
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame inspires Oklahomans of all ages, instilling state pride by telling the stories of extraordinatry people. Each of the programs strive to accomplish this goal. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony has been hosted each November since 1928. Oklahomans are honored who have contributed to our state’s rich heritage by making strides in their industry and bettering mankind. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame is housed in the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, where visitors can experience interactive exhibits that portray the stories of people from every corner of our great state through the five characteristics of every Oklahoman – perseverance, individualism, optimism, generosity and pioneer spirit. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame offers a Free Field Trip program to all Oklahoma students grades Pre-K through 12 that welcomes them to the Gaylord-Pickens Museum at no cost. More than $600,000 is available each year in college scholarships and tuition waivers to Oklahoma high school students through the annual Oklahoma Scholarship Competition as well as the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship. Oklahoma Hall of Fame Publishing is the leader in publishing Oklahoma’s history, with more than 180 titles to date. Books published, as well as “Oklahoma: Magazine of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame” are distributed free of charge to public school libraries statewide.
 
The Gaylord-Pickens Museum serves the community by offering 40+ free family programming days to guest of all ages. Families can enjoy themed activities, story time and crafts during Spring Thing, Summer Thursdays and Fall Y'all. See You Saturdays provide fun, free days at the Museum on the second Saturday of each month. Special days are also available for families who home school or have sensory sensitivities. These program days are an integral part of the cultural community by offering educational, interactive and arts experiences.
Impact
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame reaches more than 600,000 people annually through its programs. The Gaylord- Pickens Museum makes the Oklahoma Hall of Fame available to all Oklahomans. The Free Field Trip program is geared toward students from Pre-K through 12th grade from urban and rural schools. The scholarship program is available to high school students in every county. Published books and “Oklahoma: Magazine of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame,” are available to schools, colleges/universities and public libraries across the state, as well as the general public. Free activities at the Gaylord- Pickens Museum are designed to serve children, families and adults of all socioeconomic levels. We are proud to celebrate our rich history with people from across our state and our nation.
 
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame believes there are no limits to what is possible. Every day we celebrate the legacy of inspiring Oklahomans with all generations because Oklahomans are changing the world! 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum serves the state of Oklahoma and offers educational opportunities to children and adults in all 77 counties.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Historical Societies & Historic Preservation
Tertiary Organizational Category Education/Educational Services
Programs
Description
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 and Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship. More than $160,000 in scholarships are awarded to students from across the state of Oklahoma annually.
Strategy
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.

The scholarship program provides high school students with vital 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 180 publications, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is the leader in publishing Oklahoma's history. Many of the titles are distributed free to school and public libraries across the state to enhance their Oklahoma history sections.      
Strategy
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 organization 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 public 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 organization and Museum are able to gauge the need and its fulfillment.

 

 

Description

The Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, offers Free Field Trips for more than 5,500 students each year. 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 fuel stipend in the amount of $5 per student.

Strategy
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 want to attend again." - Deji Dugger, teacher at Fairview Elementary
Description

On 40+ days throughout the year, families can join us for a story, an interactive craft and other themed activities at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum for free. The programs includes the reading of a children’s book which is either written by or about an Oklahoman, in keeping with our mission to promote pride in our state. The craft and other activities correspond with the story that is read. Each project is designed to help children think critically about each story and enhance their learning and understanding. These projects are also designed for parents or guardians and children to create together, providing a truly interactive family experience. As with everything that we do, this program was created to tell Oklahoma’s story through its people to the youngest audience that we serve.

Strategy
Population Served Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. The positive feedback we get from parents, grandparents and caregivers shows the short-term success of this program.  Adults enjoy the opportunity to provide a quality educational and arts experience for the children in their care and note an increase in the children's interest in literacy and the arts.
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.

This project addresses the need for free and low-cost educational and arts activities for children in the Oklahoma City area. Many families to do not have the resources to experience museums and, in turn, provide educational and arts experiences for their children. This project provides interactive cultural experiences for families in the area and enrich the participants’ understanding of the unique heritage that we share as Oklahomans. It cultivates a love of learning, encourages creativity, and instills state pride for children at an early age.

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

Success is monitored by the number of children and families we are able to serve. We not only count people who attend once, but also monitor return visitors to show that we are a consistent part of a family's routine.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Shannon L. Rich
Start Date Nov 2004
Email slr@oklahomahof.com
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Bethany DeasonDirector of Building Operations
Jeff JacobsenDirector of Marketing and Communications
Donna MerktDirector of Museum Experience
Gini Moore CampbellVice President
Brenda SchwartzDirector of Honoree Relations
Michelle SoppDirector of Development
Lacey TrentDirector of Special Events
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 14
Number of Part-time Staff 12
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 125
Staff Retention Rate 90
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 Mar 2016
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Oklahoma Museums Association member2012
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2009
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2018
Oklahoma Planned Giving Council2009
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Statewide Community AwardLeadership Oklahoma2015
Outstanding Temporary ExhibitFrontier Country Marketing Association2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Other Documents
Board Chair
Name Bruce T. Benbrook
Company Affiliation Stock Exchange Bank
Term Dec 2019 to Dec 2021
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 22, 2020
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Governor Bill AnoatubbyThe Chickasaw NationVoting
Calvin J. AnthonyNonVoting
Dewey F. Bartlett Jr.Voting
Chief Gary BattonVoting
Bruce T. BenbrookPresident and Chairman of Stock Exchange Bank in Woodward, OKVoting
Clayton I. BennettChairman Dorchester Capital & OKC ThunderVoting
Barbara BraughtVoting
Bob BurkeVoting
Steve BurrageCEO, First BankVoting
Nevyle R. CableNonVoting
Ann L. CaineVoting
Stan ClarkOwner/President Stan Clark Companies & Eskimo Joe'sVoting
Jodi ClineVoting
Amanda ClintonVoting
Sam CombsVoting
Mick CornettVoting
Art CottonVoting
Teresa Rose CrookVoting
Becky DixonVoting
Gentner F. DrummondVoting
Jeff DunnMill Creek Lumber & SupplyVoting
Greg ElliottVoting
Cheryl EvansVoting
Tricia EverestVoting
Ken FergesonChairman NBC BankVoting
Amy Anne FordVoting
Jane Jayroe GambleVoting
Anne M. GreenwoodVoting
Jennifer M. GrigsbyVoting
Nathaniel HardingVoting
Ann HargisVoting
Pat HenryNonVoting
Edna Mae HoldenVoting
Kirk JewellVoting
Glen D. JohnsonChancellor, CEO of Oklahoma State System of Higher EducationNonVoting
Peggy KatesVoting
Cathy KeatingVoting
Rebecca KeeslingVoting
David KyleVoting
Mike LarsenVoting
Duke R. LigonChairman of the Board for PostRock Energy Corp and Director of Panhandle Oil & GasVoting
Roxana LortonCivic Leader, Philanthropist and VolunteerNonVoting
Judy LoveLove's Travel Stops & Country StoresVoting
John MasseyChairman of the Board, First United Bank & Trust, Durant and State Regent for Higher EducationVoting
Bill Masterson Jr.Voting
John M. McArthurVoting
Tom J. McDanielPresident, American Fidelity FoundationNonVoting
Frank W. MerrickVoting
Joe Moran IIILighthouse Properties, Commercial Real EstateNonVoting
Mike NealVoting
Xavier NeiraVoting
S. Bond PayneVoting
Whitney RainboltVoting
Maxey Reilly
Robert J. RossVoting
Bill Schonacher
T.W. ShannonVoting
Kayse ShrumVoting
Lee Allan SmithNonVoting
Mark A. StansberryNonVoting
Clayton C. TaylorPrincipal of the Taylor GroupVoting
Steven W. TaylorChief Justice, Oklahoma Supreme CourtVoting
Sean TrauschkeVoting
Steve TurnboChairman, Schnake Turnbo Frank PRVoting
Jim Utterback
Hardy WatkinsVice President of Marketing & Communications for Integris HealthVoting
Linda English WeeksVoting
Susan WinchesterVoting
Allen WrightVoting
Standing Committees
Audit
Finance
Board Governance
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Marketing
Nominating
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2020-Dec 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $2,317,028
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $2,317,028
Financial Documents
Audit2018
Audit2017
Audit2016
Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
Audit2009
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 Year201820172016
Total Revenue$2,148,191$2,927,903$2,331,398
Total Expenses$3,125,568$2,938,376$2,800,778
Revenue Less Expenses($977,377)($10,473)($469,380)
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
Contributions$2,373,510$2,071,887$1,842,235
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
------
$76,933$86,194$117,014
Investment Income, Net of Losses$122,883$123,043$120,090
Unrealized Gain/Loss($444,568)$629,723$224,713
Membership Dues----$19,131
Special Events$19,433$17,056--
Revenue In-Kind------
Other----$8,215
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$2,494,694$2,398,909$2,256,459
Administration Expense$464,682$349,349$357,285
Fundraising Expense$166,192$190,118$187,034
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.691.000.83
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%82%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%9%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$16,416,837$17,367,020$17,395,788
Current Assets$627,266$184,548$1,006,498
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$150,220$123,027$141,322
Total Net Assets$16,266,617$17,243,993$17,254,466
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.181.507.12
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $2,373,510Contributions $2,071,887Contributions $1,842,235
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $122,883Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Loss) $629,723Realized & Unrealized $224,713
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $76,933Investment Income $123,043Investment Income $120,090
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
Campaign Purpose
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
 
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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 Bruce T. Benbrook
Board Chair Company Affiliation Stock Exchange Bank