Oklahoma City Community College Foundation
7777 S May Ave
Oklahoma City OK 73159
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement The mission of the Oklahoma City Community College Foundation is to benefit, support, and enhance the programs of OCCC and to have a transformative impact on the lives of our students and our community.
Contact Information
Contact Name Von Allen
Contact email vallen@occc.edu
Address 7777 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Phone (405) 682-7591
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/occc/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Checks payable to Oklahoma City Community College Foundation may be mailed to:
OCCC Foundation 
7777 S. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73159
Donations may be made over the phone by calling:
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $772,000.00
Projected Expenses $713,000.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Oklahoma City Community College
Year Founded 1998
IRS Ruling Year 1998
State Registration Expiration Nov 2020
Mission The mission of the Oklahoma City Community College Foundation is to benefit, support, and enhance the programs of OCCC and to have a transformative impact on the lives of our students and our community.
The Oklahoma City Community College Foundation was formed in 1998 as a non-profit, tax exempt organization to raise funds for support of our students and our College. 
Since 1972, Oklahoma City Community College has impacted the lives of millions of students, businesses and community members. With our enrollment of 20,000 students per year, diverse academic programs and class schedules, nationally recognized faculty and staff and our new and existing partnerships, we continue to create great educational opportunities for our students and this community.
With a growing enrollment and exciting academic programs, there is an even greater need for charitable giving from the private sector. There are many options available for individuals, corporations and foundations that wish to make an investment in the Foundation and the College.
Education is the answer to nearly every problem, and Oklahoma City Community College plays a unique role in providing educational opportunities for all students. Our students turn to OCCC to fulfill their dreams of a better life. More than 55% are first-generation college students, 76% come from low-income households, many are single parents and many come from homes where English is not the first language. OCCC's mission-focused faculty and staff meet students where they are, and help guide them to academic success. There are more than 80 degree and certificate programs from which students choose, and the College plays a significant role in developing a dynamic workforce, improving not only the lives of students and their families, but also the entire community. Whether students are looking for immediate employment after obtaining their associate's degree or seek to advance to a four-year school, OCCC students add critical talent to the local workforce. With the support of private giving, students find support through scholarships and mentoring programs. Largely through the private gifts of faculty and staff, OCCC now operates a food pantry for students. Private gifts are making a significant impact on the lives of students and the community.
The Oklahoma City Community College Foundation's fundraising priorities focus on enhancing student success through the support of generous donors. There are many ways to support students, from scholarships, to the campus food pantry, to the college's highly successful mentorship program. With the support of private gifts, OCCC is closing the achievement gaps that persist and creating an educational environment in which all students have the opportunity to thrive.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Education is the answer to nearly every problem, and Oklahoma City Community College is focused on providing educational opportunities that meet the needs of students and the community. Our students find caring and excellent faculty, small classrooms, exceptional facilities and degree and certificate programs that are relevant and rigorous. Our students who go on to four-year schools in Oklahoma typically graduate from those schools with higher GPAs than the students who started there. Many of our degree programs are designed for students to directly enter the workforce in fields that provide good, stable and well-paying positions. Business and industry finds OCCC to be nimble in developing programs to meet emerging economic opportunities, and the College hosts a robust calendar of cultural programs, further enhancing the quality of life in Central Oklahoma. A charitable gift to the OCCC Foundation is a great investment in our community, and we are grateful for the support of the community.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Central Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations/Single Organization Support
Description Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science and Certificate Programs.
Population Served General/Unspecified Adults
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.
Associate degrees and Certificates of Mastery lead to higher earning potential for graduates and, consequently, greater tax base benefits for the State of Oklahoma. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Recent study shows that in the first year after graduation, OCCC Associate Degree holders earn more than do Bachelor's Degree holders from the University of Oklahoma in their first-year after graduation. 
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
There are more than 80 degree and certificate programs offered at OCCC organized in five academic divisions:
- Arts, English and Humanities
- Business and Information Technology
- Health Professions
- Science, Engineering and Mathematics
- Social Sciences 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Von Allen
Start Date July 2017
Email vallen@occc.edu

Mr. Von Allen serves as Chief Development Officer for Oklahoma City Community College and Executive Director of the OCCC Foundation.

Allen is a veteran fundraiser who most recently served as the president and CEO of the United Way of Norman. Before that, he was the director of development for the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and was previously the director of development at OU’s College of Arts and Sciences in Norman.

With over a decade of experience in higher education development, Allen brings enthusiasm to his role at OCCC: “Today, more than ever, our state needs a strong economy that comes from educational opportunities that are relevant, rigorous, accessible, affordable and convenient,” said Allen. “I’m glad to be at OCCC.”

The chief development officer is responsible for fundraising efforts on behalf of the college and its foundation in addition to overseeing the development office. This team engages alumni, friends, businesses and foundations to invite them to invest in the future of OCCC’s students and the community.

Allen started work July 24, 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Western Heights High School in south Oklahoma City. He and his wife, Chris, are longtime Norman residents.

Senior Staff
Von AllenChief Development Officer - Executive Director OCCC Foundation
Number of Full-time Staff 4
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 25
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? No
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 2
Not Specified 0
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2019
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
CASE - Council for Advancement in Support of Education2019
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2019
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Board Chair
Name Mr. Michael Ford
Company Affiliation Hall Estill Attorneys at Law
Term Nov 2018 to Dec 2021
Email tarango@trane.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Dec 09, 2019
Board of Directors List
Mr. Tony ArangoTrane, Inc.Voting
Mr. Steve CupitSteve's WholesaleVoting
Dr. Mari FaginCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Mike FordFellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey, & Tippens, P.C.Voting
Mr. Derek B. GillCrossFirst BankVoting
Ms. Laura IngramJPMorgan ChaseVoting
Ms. Joyce MauldinCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Randy ThurmanRetirement Investment Advisor, Inc.Voting
Mr. Max WeldonWelbros CompanyVoting
Mr. Dominic WilliamsOG&EVoting
Mr. Keith WiltonINTEGRIS - Jim Thorpe RehabilitationVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 3
Not specified 0
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 10 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2019-Sept 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $772,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $713,000
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
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
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$28,853$19,306$20,289
Unrealized Gain/Loss$70,111$130,180$69,834
Membership Dues------
Special Events$22,183$17,302$27,444
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$518,682$358,869$415,870
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.261.322.21
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$2,756,961$2,621,555$2,507,367
Current Assets$1,208,405$1,269,614$1,318,715
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$2,756,961$2,621,555$2,507,367
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $532,941Contributions $306,269Contributions $801,658
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRealized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $70,111Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $130,180Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $69,834
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $28,853Investment Income $19,306Special Events $27,444
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
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 7777 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Primary Phone 405 682-7591
Contact Email vallen@occc.edu
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/occc/
CEO/Executive Director Von Allen
Board Chair Mr. Michael Ford
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hall Estill Attorneys at Law