Putnam City Schools Foundation
5401 NW 40th St
Oklahoma City OK 73122
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Putnam City Public Schools Foundation
Mission Statement The mission of the Putnam City Schools Foundation is to enhance and enrich educational opportunities in the Putnam City Schools.
Early Birds Parent Pack
Contact Information
Contact Name Jennifer Seal
Contact email jseal@putnamcityschools.org
Address 5401 NW 40th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73122
Phone (405) 495-5200
Fax 405-470-3986
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.pcf4kids.org
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/pcsf/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Mail or deliver a check, phone donations, credit card donations via our website, and in-kind donations all accepted.  We also have several volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including our golf tournament and annual banquet.  Several planned giving options are also available. 
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $302,500.00
Projected Expenses $302,500.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1987
IRS Ruling Year 1988
State Registration Expiration Jan 2017
Mission The mission of the Putnam City Schools Foundation is to enhance and enrich educational opportunities in the Putnam City Schools.

Established in 1987, the Putnam City Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization managed by a board of trustees and comprised of involved patrons in the District and two paid staff members.  The Foundation works closely with the District to identify needs and develops relationships with local businesses, foundations, individuals, and alumni in order to garner resources and energies necessary to address pressing needs of Putnam City Schools. 

Putnam City was established 100 years ago.  It provides high quality education for students in preschool through high school.  The District, one of the largest in the state, has 19,000-plus students attending 18 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools and one alternative school.  Poverty level is at 76%.  ACT composite scores are higher than state and national averages.   

The Putnam City Schools Foundation has invested over $3 million in Putnam City Schools.  We do this through our many initiatives that are designed to meet the needs of the entire district. Accomplishments for FY 2016 include expansion of the elementary STEM program from 3 to 6 schools, graduating 105 individuals from our ESL for Immigrant Parents program, providing scholarships to students and teachers totaling $2500, supporting hundreds of families at Christmas time through CareShare, and providing over $1,000 in glasses and other medical needs for students.  The Foundation has also fully executed a succession plan, providing the outgoing and incoming Presidents with six months of overlap.  Our OCCF endowment and investments now total about half a million dollars.  Goals for the future are to expand the planned giving opportunities, social media presence, and rebrand the organization. Regarding programming, the elementary STEM program will be expanded to 9 of schools, the Early Birds program will continue despite drastic funding cuts from the partner entity, the State of Oklahoma, and the ELL program will maintain with no funding beyond that of this organization.  

Early Birds – equips parents with knowledge and tools to be their children’s first teacher.  Parents are encouraged to talk, sing, read, play, and engage with their children.  This program encourages parents to be a part of their child’s education.

·         STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) – enables students to use and further develop their natural creativity and problem solving skills through Science and Math activities that can be applied to real-world applications in engineering and technology.  Students are more likely to pursue a career in these areas when they are exposed at an early age.                                          

·         ESL Classes for Immigrant Parents – provides classes for immigrant parents in our district to improve their English language skills.  These classes are helping to remove the language barrier that can prevent parents from engaging in their child’s success, the school system, and the community.

·         School Site Grants – are awarded to our talented teachers to benefit students and classrooms.

·         Community Fund – provides assistance to students in need of medical necessities, including: eye exams and glasses, prescriptions, hearing exams, and dental care.

·         Awards – in recognition of excellence are given to teachers, staff, and volunteers throughout the district each year.  Awards given include: Golden Apple, Teacher of the Year, and Excellent Educator. 

·         Care Share – provides shoes, coats, and gifts during the Holiday season to students and families in need.

CEO/Executive Director Statement The Putnam City Foundation finds itself more critically important to providing a top notch education to our students than ever before.  With drastic funding cuts and a shortage of teachers, our Foundation's resources- those from our community partners- are now more important than before.  Two of our major programs simply will not exist without community support, and we aim to provide as much as we can because our children deserve no less.  Though Putnam City is able to provide a strong curriculum delivered by caring teachers, it should be no surprise that the District is compromised due to funding restraints.  The rich tradition and history of a 100 year old district provide a strong foundation for our efforts to fill in as many gaps as we can for the children.  This award-winning organization will continue to support these schools in their efforts to provide a quality public school education in northwest Oklahoma City. 
Board Chair Statement

Since 1987, we have been working to focus public attention on academic excellence. The State provides funds for basic education. The Foundation provides support for additional programs that enrich and enhance education. It is our job to educate the community about opportunities to help the district provide the best education possible. We are confident that our programs have an immense and lasting impact on the quality of public education in Putnam City Schools.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Oklahoma City - NW
Warr Acres
Over 120,000 people in Northwest Oklahoma City, Warr Acres, and Bethany, Oklahoma.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations/Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organizational Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building/Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Description Early Birds is a school readiness program for families in Putnam City Schools that provides parents with tools to teach their preschool age children language learning, math and reasoning, and social/emotional skills before they enter Kindergarten. There are three sessions each year. Session participants receive a parent kits that contain age appropriate educational toys, books, and tools for them to take home and use with their child. Last year, more than 1,800 parents and caregivers participated in this program. All classes are conducted in English and Spanish.
Population Served Adults Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

On average, 65% of Oklahoma Kindergarteners have test scores at a proficient level compared to 95% of children whose parents participated in the Early Birds program.


Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Smart Start Central Oklahoma

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) enables students to use and further develop their natural creativity and problem solving skills by applying concepts they learn in Science and Math to real-world applications of engineering and technology. Students understand why they are learning specific content and how to apply that content towards challenging and engaging problems. This curriculum gives students hands on learning experiences that will take them beyond the classroom. Over 1,300 fourth and fifth grade students in our District will benefit from this program this year.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
This program provides English literacy classes to immigrant parents and youth in Putnam City Schools. Individuals receive instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English to enable them to overcome the language barrier.
Reading and writing classes for parents and youth are offered two evenings per week throughout the school year. Tutoring classes for school-age children and child activity classes are also offered during class times. Each participant receives approximately 215 hours of literacy instruction per year. This year, more than 100 parents will have the opportunity to improve their English literacy. Classes are taught by staff of Putnam City Schools to ensure effectiveness of the program.
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
All of the Putnam City Schools Foundation programs are designed to enhance and enrich the educational opportunities within Putnam City Schools. With an ever increasing level of poverty in our district, we are finding that there is a need to provide assistance to our students and staff that goes beyond the classroom.  We fully believe that poverty is not a barrier to our continuing to provide a high quality education to our boys and girls, and will work to ensure our students are ready to learn and our teachers are equipped with the skills and training to meet  the needs of all kinds of children.  
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Jennifer Seal
Start Date Jan 2016
Email jseal@putnamcityschools.org
Experience I am a proud product of Putnam City Schools, as well as a classroom teacher with a decade of experience in Putnam City.  I have been a professional fundraiser for 5 years.  
Senior Staff
Kacy HibdonCommunications and Programs Director
Number of Full-time Staff 2
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Not Specified 0
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2012
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Boys & Girls Club
Chance to Change
Smart Start Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2004
Chamber of Commerce2005
CFRE-Certified Fund Raising ExecutiveCFRE2008
Oustanding Program Award-Early Birds Childhood School ReadinessOklahoma Foundation for Excellence2011
Oustanding Program Award-Challenge DayOklahoma Foundation for Excellence2008
Oustanding Program Award-Author VisitsOklahoma Foundation for Excellence2006
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments The Putnam City Schools Foundation works closely with Putnam City Schools administration to identify and fill the needs of students in the District. Many of the students, teachers, and families in Putnam City Schools are impacted by the Foundation each year.  Hundreds of our staff and faculty make voluntary contributions to the Foundation each month.  
Board Chair
Name Mr. Roger Cude
Company Affiliation Water's Edge Winery
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2016
Board of Directors List
Roy Bishop American FidelityVoting
Pillar Cipollone Central Oklahoma Habitat for HumanityVoting
Roger Cude Cude Construction ServicesVoting
Jamie Elmore Bank of the WestVoting
Steve Hull Arvest BankVoting
Anna Imose McAfee TaftVoting
Michael Leake Law StudentVoting
Charles Lundeen AROGOS Financial ServicesVoting
Kyle McDonald Granite RE, Inc.Voting
Michelle Nisbett Community VolunteerVoting
Jason Pierce OK School PicturesVoting
Chuck Thomas SodexoVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 3
Not specified 0
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 80 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 12 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Strategic planning is a great time for the board members to slow down and think about what we are doing to enhance education.  The process has brought us closer together and strengthened our determination.  with new leadership in place both at the Board Chair and Executive Director rolls, we look forward to renewed vigor within our structure, procedures, and programs.  
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $302,500
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $302,500
Financial Documents
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$172,807$121,697$147,420
Investment Income, Net of Losses$64,376$47,036$77,039
Unrealized Gain/Loss($33,141)$59,079$10,910
Membership Dues------
Special Events$35,643$56,368$58,903
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$206,936$152,090$201,716
Administration Expense$24,378$27,884$25,290
Fundraising Expense$20,581$23,728$24,453
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.951.401.17
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%75%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%13%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$812,056$829,741$747,876
Current Assets$113,812$112,935$96,584
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$2,021$7,631$7,980
Total Net Assets$810,035$822,110$739,896
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities56.3114.8012.10
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $172,807Individuals $121,697Individuals $147,420
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $64,376Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $59,079Investment Income $77,039
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $35,643Special Events $56,368Special Events $58,903
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
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Given our desire to focus more dollars into programs, we have made several streamlines for the upcoming FY.  The program goals will not decrease,  but our expenses have gone down.  
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
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Address 5401 NW 40th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73122
Primary Phone 405 495-5200 1205
Give with Credit Card http://www.pcf4kids.org
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/pcsf/
CEO/Executive Director Jennifer Seal
Board Chair Mr. Roger Cude
Board Chair Company Affiliation Water's Edge Winery