Children's Hospital Foundation
901 N Lincoln Blvd, Suite 305
Oklahoma City OK 73104
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Children's Hospital Foundation
Mission Statement
Children’s Hospital Foundation improves the health of children through its support of research and education. Funds raised are used for pediatric research and education programs to improve the care of children.
Dr. Morris Gessouroun pictured with Miracle Child Tanner
Contact Information
Contact Name Kathy McCracken
Contact email
Address 901 N Lincoln Blvd, Suite 305
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone (405) 271-2260
Fax 405-271-1175
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Mailing a check, phone donations, in-kind, text 50555, payroll deduction, volunteer hours
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $6,221,000.00
Projected Expenses $5,510,260.00
History and Background
Former Names
Children's Medical Research Inc1983
Year Founded 1983
IRS Ruling Year 1985
State Registration Expiration Jan 2019
Children’s Hospital Foundation improves the health of children through its support of research and education. Funds raised are used for pediatric research and education programs to improve the care of children.
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 $121 million to fund pediatric research, quality specialized care and education programs including collaborative projects with the department of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Children’s Hospital Foundation has helped fund and recruit 23 endowed chair positions in emerging and ongoing areas of pediatrics, with an additional 13 endowments in development. Though all of our endowed chairs see many patients each year (over 233,000 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.

The Children’s Hospital serves kids from all 77 counties in Oklahoma. 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 36 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 numerous 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.

Our current research and education focus areas include:
  • Cancer
  • Genetics
  • Diabetes
  • Infectious Disease
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Pulmonology
  • Neonatology
  • Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Community Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Training
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 233,000 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 all 77 counties in Oklahoma were treated by our physicians, totaling over 233,000 visits. 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.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Kathy McCracken
Start Date July 1998
Experience Kathy McCracken 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
Linzy HallDance Marathon Director
Danielle HohlierCMN Hospitals Director
Jeremiah LaneCommunications Director
Ann WallerSr. Accountant/Office Manager
Number of Full-time Staff 16
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 1000
Staff Retention Rate 68
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 14
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 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2017
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, an affiliate of Children's Hospital Foundation, is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping these children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's medical groups throughout North America. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has grown dramatically since its founding in 1983. Yet its founding pledge to put children first in all it does and keep 100% of donations in the community where they were raised remains at the core of its philosophy. 
The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center
The 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 sub-specialists have led the way in medical research and education.
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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 July 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
Mr. Brooks Altshuler President, Frontier International Group LLCVoting
Mrs. Kim Anderson Director of Strategic Initiatives, Casady SchoolVoting
Mrs. Amanda Bogie M.D.Pediatric Emergency Medicine, OU Children's Physicians Exofficio
Mrs. Kristen Bohanon Co-Owner/Operator, KASA Wallpaper DesignsVoting
Mr. Dan Boren Chickasaw NationVoting
Mr. Justin Brown CEO, Choice Capital Partners LLCVoting
Mrs. Jeanetta Dobson Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. David A. Elder Attorney, Hartzog, Conger, Cason and NevilleVoting
Mrs. Christy Everest Gaylord FoundationExofficio
Mr. Hossein Farzaneh Attorney, Spencer FaneVoting
Mrs. Amy Foskin Director, Ernst & YoungVoting
Mr. Morris Gessouroun M.D.Interim Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, OU Children's Physicians Exofficio
Mrs. Brooke Halleran Voting
Mr. Jon Hayes CEO of The Children's Hospital Voting
Mrs. Whitney Hooten Voting
Mr. Dan Howard Attorney, Rubenstein McCormick & PittsVoting
Mr. Anthony (Chip) Keating Jr.Owner, Keating InvestmentsVoting
Mr. John Kennedy CEO, Kennedy Consulting Team/Irish RealtyVoting
Mr. Kevin Knutson Area Supervisor, SonicVoting
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 FoundationExofficio
Mrs. Stacy McDaniel President, Cleats for KidsVoting
Mrs. Liz McLaughlin Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Chris Meyers Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services, Inc.Voting
Mr. Drew Neville Attorney, Hartzog, Conger, Cason & NevilleExofficio
Mr. Ross Plourde Attorney, McAfee & TaftVoting
Mrs. Susan Porter Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Leslie Rainbolt-Forbes M.D.Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Michael Shelley Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth ManagementVoting
Mrs. Amy Spring Insurance Agent, CPC InsuranceVoting
Mr. Sean Trauschke Chairman, President/Chief Executive Officer, OGE Energy Co.Voting
Mr. Al Warren President, AmeriFirst FinancialVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 18
Female 15
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 15 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Apr 01, 2017-Mar 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $6,221,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $5,510,260
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 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
Government Contributions$0$0$0
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
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
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
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 901 N Lincoln Blvd, Suite 305
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Primary Phone 405 271-2260
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CEO/Executive Director Kathy McCracken
Board Chair Mr. Joe Lewallen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Attorney, Commercial Law Group P.C.