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 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, research, educational and scientific purposes. CHF improves the health of children through its support of research, education and clinical care at the Oklahoma Health Center.
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, Online donations, PayPal donations, Amazon Smile donations, Phone donations, In-kind, Payroll deduction, Event Sponsors, Estate gifts and Volunteering.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $5,624,800.00
Projected Expenses $6,622,159.00
History and Background
Former Names
Children's Medical Research, Inc1983
Year Founded 1983
IRS Ruling Year 1985
State Registration Expiration Jan 2021
Mission Children's Hospital Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, research, educational and scientific purposes. CHF improves the health of children through its support of research, education and clinical care at the Oklahoma Health Center.
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 $136 million to fund pediatric research, quality specialized care and education programs including collaborative projects with the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Children’s Hospital Foundation has helped fund and recruit 36 endowed chair positions in emerging and ongoing areas of pediatrics, with an additional 11 endowments in development. Though all of our endowed chairs see many patients each year (over 269,000 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.
The Children’s Hospital serves children 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 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 practitioners with an end goal of improving the health of children.
Our current research and education focus areas include:
  • Cancer
  • Genetics
  • Diabetes
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
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 269,000 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, 70-80 critically-ill newborns, many under 2 pounds at birth, 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.
Board Chair Statement
During a time of uncertainty and confusion about healthcare policies, Children’s Hospital Foundation’s mission has never been more relevant and necessary. We are committed to improving the health of children through our support of research, education, and clinical care at the Oklahoma Health Center, regardless of their ability to pay. Please help us continue to serve our mission of providing high quality patient-centered healthcare that is accessible, affordable, and culturally sensitive.
Every patient sitting in a waiting room has a story to tell: a child who was recently diagnosed with cancer; young children who are getting vaccinated and ready for school; an adolescent recovering from an eating disorder who is receiving dietary counseling; another with a sore throat needing strep testing, and the patient waiting on a complicated surgery. Patients of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences come to the hospital, bound only by their need for healthcare. Most patients come to Children’s Hospital because they have nowhere else to turn and, because of your support, they know that we will be here.
We are grateful for the generosity of all of our donors and supporters! We currently serve more than 269,000 patient encounters, caring for children in all 77 counties. Most of our patients have very few other options for healthcare and they rely on us for their care.
The need for healthcare continues to grow, and we need your help to meet it. Our doctors provide a full range of medical and behavioral health services to all of our patients, with mental health providers working alongside doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants as members of care teams that serve the whole person.
Ultimately, your donation to Children’s Hospital Foundation supports people in the most fundamental ways. Access to excellent care improves a child’s chances of succeeding in school and experiencing the moments in life we all cherish. By contributing to Children’s Hospital Foundation you are supporting the well-being of our entire community.
Please join our board, staff and community members in assuring healthcare access to everyone regardless of their ability to pay by donating to Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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 269,000 visits. On any given day they have 70-80 critically-ill newborns, many under 2 pounds at birth. They are seeing about 120 new cases of childhood cancer every year. No child is turned away from our programs because of inability to pay.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines/Cancer
Tertiary Organizational Category Medical Research/Cancer Research
Each year in the United States alone approximately 16,000 children between birth and 19 years of age are diagnosed with cancer. Approximately 1 in 285 children living in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer before they are 20 years old. Globally there are more than 300,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children living in the United States. Even though in the last 40 years the overall survival rate for children battling cancer has increased from 10 percent to almost 90 percent today, still 12 percent of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive.
Some important facts about childhood cancer are that: (1) cancer kills children more than any other disease, (2) three out of four childhood cancer survivors have long-term chronic illness as a result of their cancer, (3) childhood cancer is seriously underfunded – only 4 percent of U.S. federal funding is directed to pediatric research, (4) research and development for adult cancer in the pharmaceutical industry equals 60 percent and for childhood cancer it equals less than 1 percent, forcing doctors to use outdated drugs and (5) childhood cancer cannot be prevented unlike many adult cancers.
The Foundation’s priority is to ensure that these incredibly heroic, strong and precious children have the best doctors and care available to them near their homes, families, friends and community supports. Funds raised will go directly to research seeking to find cures, treatments, equipment and medication to fight cancer.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
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.
All funds raised by the Foundation stay in Oklahoma so children will have access to exceptional pediatric specialists near their homes, family and friends.
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
At Children’s Hospital Foundation, we are grateful for your generous support over the past year. We are proud to report that your dollars have been hard at work serving Oklahoma’s children through more than 268,000 patient encounters spanning all 77 Oklahoma counties. Beyond clinic walls and beyond the borders of Oklahoma, your gifts are funding research that is impacting treatment and changing lives across the nation and around the world.
Thanks to the gifts made by generous donors like you, Oklahoma’s children are provided the specialized medical care they need without leaving our state. Our children are able to stay close to their support systems and not have to fear going into treatment without their family and friends by their side.
On behalf of the children we treat and serve, we say THANK YOU.
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 FarrantAssistant Director of Development
Jeremiah LaneAssistant Director of Operations
Ann WallerSr. Accountant/Office Manager
Number of Full-time Staff 20
Number of Part-time Staff 6
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 1000
Staff Retention Rate 78
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 26
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
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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Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Directors and Officers Policy
Special Event Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Other Documents
Board Chair
Name Mr. Brooks Altshuler
Company Affiliation Frontier International Group LLC
Term Jan 2020 to Dec 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2020
Board of Directors List
Mr Brooks AltshulerFrontier International Group LLC
Mr. Mark Beffort
Mrs. Vi Blalock
Mrs Amanda BogieOUHSC Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Mr Justin BrownChoice Capital Partners LLC
Mrd Jeanetta Dobson
Mrs Christy EverestE.L. & Thelma Gaylord Fdn.
Mrs Hossein FarzanehHome Creations
Dr Morris GessourounOU Department of Pediatrics
Mrs. Laurie Givens
Mrs Brooke Halleran
Mr. Robert Hefner VVoting
Mr. Danny Hilliard
Mrs. Sue Homsey
Mr. Randy KampVoting
Mr Anthony 'Chip' KeatingKeating Investments
Mr John KennedyIrish Realty
Mr. Chay Kramer
Mr Joe LewallenMcAfee & Taft
Mrs Jenny Love MeyerLove's Travel Shop and Country Stores
Mr Travis Mason
Mrs Kathy McCrackenCHF Exectuive Director
Mr Chris Meyers
Mr. Justin NaifehVoting
Mr Jason NelsonE Foundation
Mr Drew NevilleHartzog, Conger, Cason & Neville
Mr Ross PlourdeMcAfee & Taft
Mrs Susan Porter
Mrs Leslie Rainbolt-Forbes
Mrs. Marisa RecordsVoting
Mr Jeff Starling
Mr Sean TrauschkeCEO of OGE Energy Co
Mr Al WarrenAmerifirst Financial
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 21
Female 13
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? Yes
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Scientific Advisory
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Apr 01, 2019-Mar 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $5,624,800
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $6,622,159
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 Year201920182017
Total Revenue$6,021,272$7,718,314$6,953,800
Total Expenses$5,321,997$5,317,283$4,825,250
Revenue Less Expenses$699,275$2,401,031$2,128,550
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 Year201920182017
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$62,466$780,614$456,988
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$508,337$784,452$739,125
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201920182017
Program Expense$4,266,051$4,544,077$4,074,283
Administration Expense$172,578$136,874$167,500
Fundraising Expense$883,368$636,332$583,467
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.131.451.44
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%85%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue16%10%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201920182017
Total Assets$10,869,782$10,316,199$8,076,665
Current Assets$1,277,445$1,149,863$1,030,007
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$79,566$225,258$386,755
Total Net Assets$10,790,216$10,090,941$7,689,910
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201920182017
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities16.065.102.66
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201920182017
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201920182017
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $5,450,469Contributions $6,153,248Contributions $5,757,687
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $508,337Special Events $784,452Special Events $739,125
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $62,466Investment Income $780,614Investment Income $456,988
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
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 the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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Address 901 N Lincoln Blvd, Suite 305
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Primary Phone 405 271-2260 36500
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CEO/Executive Director Kathy McCracken
Board Chair Mr. Brooks Altshuler
Board Chair Company Affiliation Frontier International Group LLC