Children's Hospital Foundation
6501 Broadway Extension Ste 190
Oklahoma City OK 73116
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Children's Hospital Foundation
Mission Statement

CHF is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, research, educational and scientific purposes. CHF improves the health of children through its support of research and education at the Oklahoma Health Center.

Skipping Kids artwork in the Atrium
Contact Information
Contact Name Kathy McCracken
Contact email childrenshospitalfoundation@ouhsc.edu
Address 6501 Broadway Extension Ste 190
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone (405) 271-2260
Fax 405-271-1175
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://chfkids.com/donate
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/chf/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Mailing a check, phone donations, in-kind, text 50555, payroll deduction, volunteer hours
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $4,825,500.00
Projected Expenses $4,257,218.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
CMRI2008
Children's Medical Research Inc1983
Year Founded 1983
IRS Ruling Year 1985
State Registration Expiration Jan 2017
Statements
Mission

CHF is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, research, educational and scientific purposes. CHF improves the health of children through its support of research and education at the Oklahoma Health Center.

Background
Children's Hospital Foundation (CHF) is the only non-profit organization in Oklahoma whose sole focus is the advancement of pediatric research and education while supporting specialized care for Oklahoma's children. Since our inception in 1983, Children's Hospital Foundation has raised and leveraged matching funds to create over $110 million to fund pediatric research, quality specialized care and education programs including collaborative projects with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
 
Children’s Hospital Foundation has helped fund and recruit 21 endowed chair positions in emerging and ongoing areas of pediatrics, with an additional 17 endowments in development. Though all of our endowed chairs see many patients each year (over 225,000 visits annually), they also teach the next generation of physicians at the OU College of Medicine and perform critical research in their areas of expertise. Children’s Hospital Foundation exists both to develop research and develop relationships with Oklahoma children when they need it most. A nationwide shortage of specialists exists, making it more difficult for children to get the specialized care they need close to home. As we focus on the recruitment and retention of highly skilled pediatric medical professionals, it is vital that we fund additional endowed chair positions.
 
Children’s Hospital Foundation is a proud affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network.
 
Impact

Children’s Hospital Foundation is the only organization in Oklahoma whose sole focus is the advancement of pediatric research and education. Since its inception, Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised $110 million to fund specialized programs. All funds raised in Oklahoma stay in Oklahoma and no child is turned away from our programs due to an inability to pay.

 

To date, Children’s Hospital Foundation has endowed 38 Research Chairs in the Oklahoma University Department of Pediatrics. In addition to providing substantial funds to establish these Endowed Chairs, Children’s Hospital Foundation has provided financial support for over 100 research projects. These projects are designed to educate students as well as established clinical practioners with an end goal of improving the health of children.

Needs
Our current research and education focus areas include:
  • Infectious disease
  • Cancer and blood disorders
  • Cystic fibrosis and lung disease
  • Genetic disorders
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Developmental and behavioral pediatrics
  • Clinical child psychology
  • Trauma and pediatric surgery
  • Kidney disease
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric training
  • Ethics in pediatric medicine
  • Care for critically-ill newborns and preemies
  • Eating Disorders
  • Epilepsy
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Every three seconds, the world loses a child.*

Last year, children from every county in Oklahoma were treated by our physicians, making up 225,000 visits. Many of these children are so critically ill that they spend more than an hour with their physician.

Nine Thousand children were actually hospitalized, and on any given day, we have 70-80 critically-ill newborns, many under 2 pounds at birth. We are treating about 120 new cases of childhood cancer every year, and it's important to note that no child is turned away from our programs because of an inability to pay. With numbers like these, you can see why it is critical that we recruit more pediatric doctors to Oklahoma.

Your tax deductible donation goes to work immediately and makes a significant difference in the lives of Oklahoma’s children treated at Children’s Hospital.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Last year, children from every county in Oklahoma were treated by our physicians, totaling over 225,000 visits. Nine Thousand children were actually hospitalized.  On any given day, we have 70-80 critically-ill newborns, many under 2 pounds at birth.  We are seeing about 120 new cases of childhood cancer every year. No child is turned away from our programs because on inability to pay.
Programs
Description Programs include clinical care, education and medical research in childhood disease and injury including cancer, diabetes, infectious disease, lung disease, kidney disease, childhood development and psychology, genetics, care of critically ill newborns, and pediatric surgery. Oklahoma's children are never turned away from our programs for an inability to pay, and we are currently logging over 160,000 patient visits annually which is growing at a 20% annual rate. Although our research teams are located in Oklahoma City; their efforts are collaborated nationwide helping children far beyond our state's borders. We host an annual telecast and radiothon through our partnership with Children's Miracle Network (CMN). The CMN fundraising effort averages $1 million annually. We sponsor conferences, a summer scholar program for second and third year medical students associated with our researchers, and sponsor special projects that directly affect sick and injured children treated by Oklahoma's children's hospital physicians.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
We are in the process of building programs in genetics, cancer, diabetes, gastroenterology and cardiology with funds received.  These programs include recruitment of research and clinical leaders to fill the gap of children who are currently without a specialist option in Oklahoma.
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.
Based on our 30 year track record, our funded programs have significantly changed the landscape of health for Oklahoma's children.  Medical personnel has grown from 50 to 150, specialists have been recruited where we had holes and the number of children treated has doubled over the past 10 years.  Oklahoma remains in a shortage of specialists per 100,000 children and with continued funding, we will recruit to this need and continue to attract specialists who will conduct research and education programs to find better treatments and cures.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Our researchers enjoy an annual review of their entire program and department by the OU Department of Pediatrics in addition to a 3-5 year review by an outside peer review process (MD reviewers for outside the state of Oklahoma.  Success is measured on numbers of children served and grants received by the department.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
The standard national measurement for pediatric programs is the National Institutes of Health Ranking.  In the past 10 years, our program has grown from a low ranking of 87th in the nation, to the midway point, now ranked at 52nd in the nation.  Statewide we see our success in numbers of patients and the growth of 18% in one year of patient visits.
Description John J. Mulvihill, M.D., the Kimberly V. Talley Chair in Medical Genetics has been with Children's since 1998 because of a gift from the Bill and Sandy Talley family of Oklahoma City. His world-renowned expertise has since changed to lives of hundreds of Oklahoma families affected by genetic disorders. This has happened through extensive and new methods of genetic counseling, documentation, his work on the Oklahoma Genetics Advisory Committee and demonstrated through his and his staff's efforts in researching the complexities of human disease at its most fundamental core - the gene. The entire nation is in need of further understanding of the role genetics plays in the health of children. While Oklahoma has several leading components in its genetics program, there is much more work to be done, requiring continued funding for many years to come. We are in completion mode of a $13 million program with $3 million yet to be raised to provide funding for specific research projects, lab space and lab equipment.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families of People with Health Conditions At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Today, hundreds of Oklahoma children are receiving sophisticated treatment because of our highly trained and skilled geneticists. Genetics professionals from around the world have attended genetics conferences hosted by our physician-scientists, placing us at a level of international excellence in medical genetics.  We must continue to build on this early success.  Genetics research is at the forefront of disease treatment and cure. 
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. Genetics touches virtually every medical condition, and the need for genetics knowledge is rapidly expanding. Pediatric research physicians who can diagnose genetic illnesses and analyze genetic disease data are in short supply. Just a short decade ago we began our quest to enhance our ability to provide this very specialized care for patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis, autism, birth defects, mental retardation and extremely rare genetic conditions.

In the most basic terms, the gene is “the basic biological unit of heredity.” But its function too often becomes dysfunction and afflicts our most vulnerable with different kinds of problems such as birth defects, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, phenylketonuria, congenital heart disease and neurofibromatosis, all of which have serious consequences for the lives of the afflicted, their families and their communities for years and for generations.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Our researchers enjoy an annual review of their entire program and department by the OU Department of Pediatrics in addition to a 3-5 year review by an outside peer review process (MD reviewers for outside the state of Oklahoma).  Success is measured by numbers of children served and grants received by the department.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. Children's Hospital Foundation will continue to work with the state government as we have championed a program to increase from 3 to 53 of the number of disorders screened for in all newborns.  Since 1998, giant progress has been made in research, teaching, and service.  The research touched Oklahomans, Native and other Americans around the world.
Description

Childhood diabetes and obesity are growing threats the long-term health of Oklahomans. CMRI Metabolic Research Program is a group of clinical investigators examining causes, prevention, and cures of childhood diabetes and related metabolic problems. We are focused on the root causes of these conditions, with special attention to the impact of fitness and exercise on health of children’s heath and the increased susceptibility of the young Native Americans to diabetes and related metabolic disease.

Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families of People with Health Conditions At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Identify the most important maternal factors (weight gain in pregnancy, gestational diabetes for example) that predispose to childhood obesity and diabetes. Identify markers that will predict the development of later health or disease so that interventions can focus on those at risk. Measure the short term effect of exercise intensity and duration on markers of glucose and lipid metabolism.
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.

To prevent the development of obesity and the diabetes and cardiovascular disease that accompanies this by developing effective interventions that can be instituted during childhood.

Current projects include studies that examine the most effective exercise programs for obese children, novel ways to achieve weight loss in Native Americans, physical approaches to improving metabolic health in children with limited mobility (for example spinal cord disorders), assessment of maternal factors that determine risk for diabetes and obesity later in life.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Our researchers enjoy an annual review of their entire program and department by the OU Department of Pediatrics in addition to a 3-5 year review by an outside peer review process (MD reviewers for outside the state of Oklahoma).  Success is measured by numbers of children served and grants received by the department.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. We have recently determined how body composition (fat mass and muscle mass) develops during infancy in breast fed infants. We have participated in a multicenter study that recently reported the most effect means for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus in adolescents. We have identified important factors that determine vascular elasticity (a predictor of future heart disease) in children and adults. These results are contained in 69 articles and 14 book chapters published by program faculty over that last 4 years.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Kathy McCracken
Start Date July 1998
Email kathy-mccracken@ouhsc.edu
Experience Kathy McCracken has over 20 years of fundraising experience and was named Executive Director of Children's Hospital Foundation in 1998. She is an active speaker on the state of children's health, how research plays a role in the improved quality of health care and treatment of children, the need for community support through time and resources.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Jan DunhamCMN Director
Liz YoungAssistant Director
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 12
Number of Part-time Staff 4
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 3000
Staff Retention Rate 98
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Apr 2014
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
UHAT
The University Hospitals Authority and Trust was formed as part of an historic agreement that united the state, a private corporation and the University of Oklahoma in a partnership many credit with moving health care in Oklahoma toward world-class status. The University Hospitals Authority and Trust devotes its resources to a variety of projects on campus. Its mission is to be a catalyst for medical excellence, to support medical education and research, and to help assure quality health care for all Oklahomans.
 
Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center
Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center is the only comprehensive children's hospital in Oklahoma, where physicians and medical personnel, equipped with child-specific instruments and equipment, focus their practices solely on the care of children.
 
Department of Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics in the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center is a multi-specialty medical faculty devoted exclusively to the care of children from before birth through late adolescence. Providing medical care to children since 1930, their pediatricians and subspecialists have led the way in medical research and education.
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
4 Star CharityCharity Navigator2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Other Documents
Board Chair
Name Mr. Joe Lewallen
Company Affiliation Attorney, Commercial Law Group P.C.
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Oct 22, 2016
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Ashley Altshuler Special Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Department of JusticeVoting
Mrs. Kim Anderson Voting
Mrs. Kim Anderson Voting
Mrs. Amanda Bogie M.D.NonVoting
Mrs. Kristen Bohanon Co-Owner/Operator, KASA Wallpaper DesignsVoting
Mr. Dan Boren Chickasaw NationVoting
Mrs. Jeanetta Dobson Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. David A. Elder Attorney, Hartzog, Conger, Cason and NevilleVoting
Mrs. Christy Everest Gaylord FoundationVoting
Mrs. Sarah Geiger Co-Owner/Operator, KASA Wallpaper DesignsVoting
Mr. Morris Gessouroun M.D.NonVoting
Mrs. Laurie Givens Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Brooke Halleran Voting
Mr. Richard Hauschild Jr.Owner/Operator, Sanguine, Ltd. Oil and GasVoting
Mrs. Whitney Hooten Voting
Mr. Daniel Howard Attorney, Rubenstein McCormick & PittsVoting
Mr. Anthony (Chip) Keating Jr.Owner, Keating InvestmentsVoting
Mr. John Kennedy Voting
Mr. Kevin Knutson Voting
Mr. Joe Lewallen Attorney, Commercial Law Group P.C.Voting
Mrs. Jenny Love Meyer Vice Prsident of Communications, Loves Travel Stops and Country StoresVoting
Mrs. Kathy McCracken Executive Director, Children's Hospital FoundationNonVoting
Mrs. Stacy McDaniel Voting
Mrs. Liz McLaughlin Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Chris Meyers Voting
Mr. Justin Naifeh Partner/Owner, Central Liquor WholesaleVoting
Mr. Drew Neville Attorney, Hartzog, Conger, Cason & NevilleNonVoting
Mr. Ross Plourde Attorney, McAfee & TaftVoting
Mrs. Susan Porter Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Leslie Rainbolt-Forbes M.D.Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Michael Shelley Voting
Mrs. Amy Spring Voting
Mr. Vic Thate Vice President, FAA Credit unionVoting
Mr. Sean Trauschke Voting
Mr. Al Warren President, AmeriFirst FinancialNonVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 17
Female 13
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 25 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Finance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Apr 01, 2016-Mar 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $4,825,500
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $4,257,218
Financial Documents
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 Year201620152014
Total Revenue$5,886,880$4,988,016$4,550,548
Total Expenses$5,312,372$4,395,831$5,076,279
Revenue Less Expenses$574,508$592,185($525,731)
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
$1,734,130$1,182,828$1,680,010
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$3,088,426$2,505,149$2,081,442
------
------
Investment Income, Net of Losses($139,276)$185,725$35,311
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$988,192$841,123$628,295
Revenue In-Kind$215,408$273,191$125,490
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$4,576,669$3,692,677$4,457,333
Administration Expense$120,245$123,221$117,720
Fundraising Expense$615,458$579,933$501,226
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.111.130.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%84%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%13%11%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$6,081,688$5,072,626$4,539,117
Current Assets$1,639,127$1,112,138$1,182,441
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$520,328$85,774$144,450
Total Net Assets$5,561,360$4,986,852$4,394,667
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.1512.978.19
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $3,088,426Individuals $2,505,149Individuals $2,081,442
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $1,734,130Foundations & Corporations $1,182,828Foundations & Corporations $1,680,010
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $988,192Special Events $841,123Special Events $628,295
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
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
 
NOTE:  FY2014 audited financials were restated per FY2015 Audit Report.  There was a ($100,000) adjustment to the Net Assets at the beginning of the FY2014.  FY2013 net assets have not been adjusted.
 
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Address 6501 Broadway Extension Ste 190
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Primary Phone 405 271-2260
Give with Credit Card http://chfkids.com/donate
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/chf/
CEO/Executive Director Kathy McCracken
Board Chair Mr. Joe Lewallen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Attorney, Commercial Law Group P.C.