Leadership Oklahoma Inc.
3037 NW 63rd Street
Suite 104
Oklahoma City OK 73116-3608
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
LOK
Mission Statement To create, inspire and support a dynamic network of leaders whose increased awareness and commitment to service will energize Oklahomans to shape Oklahoma's future.
Contact Information
Contact Name Marion Paden
Contact email lok@leadershipoklahoma.com
Address 3037 NW 63rd Street
Suite 104
Oklahoma City, OK 73116 3608
Phone (405) 848-0001
Fax 888-821-4576
County Oklahoma
Alternate Phone 405 848-0001 205
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://www.leadershipoklahoma.com
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Donations by checks may be mailed and credit card donations can be made by phone or on our website.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $901,122.00
Projected Expenses $901,122.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Leadership Oklahoma
Year Founded 1986
IRS Ruling Year 1988
State Registration Expiration Mar 2020
Statements
Mission To create, inspire and support a dynamic network of leaders whose increased awareness and commitment to service will energize Oklahomans to shape Oklahoma's future.
Background

In 1986, a group of Oklahoma leaders began a series of meetings and discussions based on the belief that we all have a stake in developing the prosperity and confronting the problems of our state. They shared the conviction that our leadership must understand the complex differences and relationships that drive Oklahoma in order to find effective solutions. From those meetings came Leadership Oklahoma, an organization designed to create a dynamic network of leaders whose increased awareness and commitment to service will energize Oklahomans to shape the state's future.

Each year, Leadership Oklahoma brings together 50-52 of the state's most outstanding leaders for an issues-oriented class program. Monthly sessions, held in various communities, address critical challenges facing our state. Participants are chosen through a rigorous application process and selected from across the state to represent Oklahoma's professional, geographical, and cultural diversity. The goal is to tap the energies of those leaders to initiate positive change for the benefit of all Oklahomans.

Leadership Oklahoma maintains its active network of 1,578 graduates from 174 communities by offering continuing opportunities for professional development, networking and involvement. On-going activities for members to increase awareness of critical issues and to foster the connectedness of the statewide network are provided

Leadership Oklahoma also recognizes the importance of investing in our youth. We know they are our future leaders and we are weary of seeing young talent leave our state. We want to entice our youth to want to stay in, or return to, Oklahoma. With this in mind, in the summer of 2001 Leadership Oklahoma expanded its mission by building a program that would help accomplish this goal. Youth Leadership Oklahoma was established to develop in our young leaders a hope, pride and responsibility for Oklahoma’s future.

Leadership Oklahoma honors the outstanding contributions of Oklahoma corporate and individual leaders at an Excellence in Leadership Awards Dinner and Gala. Presentations are made in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Distinguished Graduate, Business Leadership and Statewide Community Leadership. In addition, LOK recognizes one of its own members with a Distinguished Leadership Award for Service to LOK. Through our Helping Oklahoma Contest, LOK recognizes annually an exceptional Oklahoma volunteer for their service to an Oklahoma nonprofit and awards $2500 to that nonprofit.

Impact

2018-2019 Accomplishments
51 adults participated in our program increasing awareness and motivating individuals to act. Graduates joined 1,561 members to form a network of diverse.

52 high school seniors participated in YLOK which gives youth the opportunity to travel the state on scholarship for one week to experience Oklahoma and hopefully inspire them to stay and make a difference.

$3,500 was given to two Oklahoma non-profits in the name of an exceptional volunteer for our Helping Oklahoma Contest.

DEMOCRACY – The Greatest Show on Earth!
, White Barn Estates, Stillwater, on September 20-21. Distinguished Leader Award – Joe Alexander

LOK hosted the All Class Reunion and Fall Forum at White Barn Estates in Stillwater. Thursday morning/afternoon, there were optional activities (including a hop-on/hop-off tour of Stillwater and the unique businesses in the area, and golfing at Karsten Creek Golf Club) and the evening was all about reuniting with classmates and forging new connections with others. The “Circus Fan of the Year”, Joe Alexander (Class XII), was honored that evening for all his support to LOK through his time, talents and service. The evening was capped off with hearing from OSU President, Burns Hargis. Friday morning, we heard from candidates from five of the statewide races this election cycle: Governor – Drew Edmondson (Class IV) & Kevin Stitt; Lt. Governor – Matt Pinnell & Anastasia Pittman (Class XXII); State Superintendent – John Cox & Joy Hofmeister; Attorney General – Mike Hunter & Mark Myles; and State Treasurer – Charles de Coune (Class 32) & Randy McDaniel (Class XXI). An added bonus was hearing from candidate Bob Anthony (Class I) who is running for Corporation Commissioner and Leslie Osborn (Class XXVII) running for Labor Commissioner. A brief overview of the state questions on the ballot was offered with a comprehensive hand out from the Oklahoma Policy Institute.

Excellence in Leadership Gala

2019 Excellence in Leadership Gala was held April 13, 2019 at the Southern Hills Golf and Country Club in Tulsa, co-chaired by Susan & G.T. Bynum & Jodi and David Lewis.

Honorees included: Statewide Community – Home Creations, Business Leadership – Paycom, Distinguished Graduate – Bruce Benbrook, Class XIII. Lifetime Achievement – Pat Potts, Class IX

LOK Links to Leadership Golf Tournament
LOK held a 4-person scramble at Tulsa Country Club  providing a fun atmosphere to connect with LOK members from across the state. There were 16 teams with two flight winners.
Needs
  • LOK continually recruits diverse applicants for its adult and youth programs.
  • Participants of Youth LOK do not pay tuition and the entire cost of the program is provided by donations and sponsorships. 
  • Adult program participants pay tuition but it only partially covers the expenses of the program.
  • Cash award is given to a non-profit organization in our Helping Oklahoma Contest.
  • Communities to host class sessions are needed for both the adult and youth programs.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Marion Paden, Ed.D, President and CEO
Class XXI and Lifetime Member

After 32 years, Leadership Oklahoma has committed to build a network of influential leaders from around the state to shape Oklahoma’s future. And vital to the continued success of our state.   Leadership Oklahoma is unlike any other organization; full of members that feel connected to each other; a diverse group of people who are inspired to give back to their communities and state.

Since its inception, Leadership Oklahoma has provided intentional educational and inspirational experiences for 1,629 of the state’s premier adult leaders and nearly 1,000 high school students through its core class programs. Each participant is carefully recruited, selected, educated and connected to help make a positive impact and shape the future of the state. Additional programs, services and activities are provided throughout the year for high school students and adults to deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Oklahoma and encourage their commitment and action.

Who We Are

In 1986, a group of Oklahoma leaders began a series of meetings and discussions based on the belief that we all have a stake in developing the prosperity and confronting the problems of our state. They shared the conviction that our leadership must understand the complex differences and relationships that drive Oklahoma in order to find effective solutions. From those meetings came Leadership Oklahoma, an organization designed to create a dynamic network of leaders whose increased awareness and commitment to service will energize Oklahomans to shape the state's future. In 1987, Leadership Oklahoma was incorporated and it is designated a non-profit 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. We are funded primarily by membership fees, adult program tuition and private donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and governed by a volunteer board of directors that represent all regions of the state.

What We Do

LOK Adult Program: Each year, Leadership Oklahoma brings together 50 of the state's most outstanding leaders for an issues-oriented, class program. Monthly sessions, held in various communities, are designed to address current issues facing the state. Each program session features speakers that are acknowledged leaders in their specific fields, while program participants actively engage in discussion and debate. The process offers an opportunity for inquiry, analysis and development of solutions to the most pressing issues facing our communities and state. In addition, program participants experience the unique culture of each community, weaving for themselves a broad-based and comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing the state with many cultures and geographic diversity.

Participants are chosen through a rigorous application process and selected from across the state to represent Oklahoma's professional, geographical and cultural diversity. The goal is to tap the energies of diverse leaders that represent a microcosm of our state to initiate positive change for the benefit of all Oklahomans. The real payoff is when participants are inspired by what they have learned and find ways to get more involved in improving our state. Based on the interaction and shared experience developed during the class, participants also have respect for the differences among us which must be overcome to achieve success.

Leadership Oklahoma maintains its relevancy and impact by offering continuing opportunities for professional development, networking and involvement among its network of providing the network of 1629 graduates from 181 communities. Throughout each year, programs and activities are presented so that members can increase their awareness of critical issues and to foster the connectedness of the statewide network.

Youth LOK: Leadership Oklahoma also recognizes the importance of investing in our youth. We know they are our future leaders and we are weary of seeing young talent leave our state. We want to entice our youth to want to stay in, or return to, Oklahoma. With this in mind, in the summer of 2001, Leadership Oklahoma expanded its mission by building a program that would help accomplish this goal. Youth Leadership Oklahoma was established to develop in our young leaders a hope, pride and responsibility for Oklahoma’s future. 

Leadership Recognition: Leadership Oklahoma honors the outstanding contributions of Oklahoma corporate and individual leaders at an Excellence in Leadership Awards Dinner and Gala. Presentations are made in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Distinguished Graduate, Business Leadership and Statewide Community Leadership. In addition, LOK recognizes one of its own members with a Distinguished Leadership Award for Service to LOK. Through our "Helping Oklahoma Contest,” LOK recognizes annually an exceptional Oklahoma volunteer for their service to an Oklahoma non-profit and awards $2,500 to that non-profit. 

Why LOK Is Important

Leadership Oklahoma is making a difference. It provides hope for the future as we work together to make Oklahoma a better place in which to live and work for all its citizens. Our graduates are actively developing real solutions to make Oklahoma a better state through involvement in state issues and leadership in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. They have dedicated themselves to the cause through active participation in hundreds of boards and committees. Leadership Oklahoma is about collaborating, connecting with others and working for a better Oklahoma.

Board Chair Statement

Scott Stidham
2019 – 2020 Chairman of the Board, Leadership Oklahoma
Class XXIV and Lifetime Member

I remain deeply honored to have been selected to be part of Leadership Oklahoma’s “Best Class Ever”, Class XXIV. However, I am truly humbled to have been allowed to serve in an array of recent years’ LOK Executive Committee roles and now LOK Chair for 2019 – 2020. 

Leadership Oklahoma’s fiscal year of 2019 – 2020 will be an exciting one! LOK will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Youth Leadership Oklahoma. LOK’s very recent 30th anniversary instilled an array of strategic decisions and actions upon our leadership, Dr. Marion Paden, our staff of Allyson Carson, Tina Biard, and Elizabeth Logan, and our board.  In 2019 – 2020, the collective of the three groups, will re-examine those strategic visions and ensure we accountably continue taking steps to continue the longevity of our organization. 

Born a sixth generation rural Oklahoman, but presently residing in urban Oklahoma, my personal, philanthropic and professional paths have exposed me to leaders from all of Oklahoma’s locales and walks-of-life. However, no organization has exposed me to a more influential network of distinguished leaders than what LOK possesses. Regardless of our class number, our geographic locale, or our profession, my hope is that our entire network of leaders, even inactive ‘LOK’ers’, will consider attending one of our many member events or assisting with any of LOK’s many committee needs. As a member-lead organization, LOK will only be as dynamic as our membership’s interest and involvement. LOK’s ability to maintain a balanced member involvement, rural and urban, public and private sector, ensures our organization will maintain a strong cross section of leaders.

“To whom much is given, much is expected” is a scripture and mindset which has permeated generations of my family. Each of us possesses our own inspirational centers of influence. Marion and I hope you will be willing to join us and re-introduce your leadership and influences into LOK in the coming year.


Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Youth Development/Youth Development Programs
Tertiary Organizational Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building/Business and Industry
Programs
Description The LOK Adult Program is an educational, issues-focused program offered to statewide leaders. Each year 50-52 Oklahoma leaders who represent a wide geographic base and diverse backgrounds and professions are selected to participate in monthly, two-day sessions which meet in various communities throughout the state and focus on the major issues facing Oklahoma.  Based on the interaction and respect developed during the class year, a living network is formed – a network capable of identifying, evaluating and implementing projects of value to the people of Oklahoma.  This network of influential community leaders with diverse backgrounds motivated to making a difference is an important outcome of the program. In addition to the scheduled class sessions, participants are given the opportunity to participate throughout the year in seminars, activities and events with the 1,528 graduates of LOK. This is one way that LOK keeps it network of leaders informed, connected and energized. 
Strategy
Population Served Adults
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

1.     Annually select 50-52 diverse Oklahoma leaders from at least 20 communities to participate in the LOK Adult Program.

2.     Visit a minimum of 9 Oklahoma communities representing urban and rural areas during the class program. 

3.     Participants will have the opportunity to interact with at least 160 local and statewide leaders during class sessions.

4.     Class sessions will explore and create awareness of at least 10 critical issues that affect Oklahoma’s future. 

5.     At least quarterly activities will be provided for LOK graduates and class members to share information, discuss issues and connect to the LOK statewide network of leaders.

 

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 foster positive change in Oklahoma through a connected statewide network of diverse leaders who have a shared experience and who, having gone through the class program, understand our State and its issues but who also respect the differences among us which must be overcome to achieve success.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. The LOK Adult Program is continuously reviewed.  Evaluations by LOK participants at the end of each session as well as at the end of the program are conducted.  These are reviewed by the LOK Adult Program Committee and presented to the Board of Directors.  In addition, pre-program and post-program surveys are administered to determine the impact of the program.  The compiled results of the last three years indicate a significant gain in awareness of statewide issues by class members as well as increases in commitment to community involvement and connectedness to state leaders. Contact with participants is on-going to enhance the impact of the experience.  In a recent survey of LOK members, 98% said LOK had positively impacted their lives and 100% said they wanted to stay connected to the LOK network. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. LOK is making a difference.  Our graduates are developing real solutions to move Oklahoma forward through involvement in hundreds of boards, committees and public offices, including a governor, two lieutenant governors, several U.S. Congressmen and numerous state representatives, senators and other elected officials.  Most importantly, LOK provides hope for the future as we work together to make Oklahoma a better place in which to live and work for all its citizens. 
Description

Youth LOK was created in 2001 to develop young leaders who feel hope, pride and a responsibility for Oklahoma’s future. Selected, through a competitive process based on proven leadership, and geographic, ethnic and cultural diversity, to participate in this one-of-a-kind leadership opportunity are 52 of the state’s top high school students.

In June, the rising high school seniors hear from state leaders, witness first-hand Oklahoma’s tremendous resources, learn about and participate in the issues that affect the state, and discover Oklahoma’s many treasures. During the week-long journey across the state, they learn lessons about leadership, trust, problem solving, communication, cooperation, but most importantly, “Why Oklahoma is such a great place to live and work.” After students complete the YLOK experience and go back to their local communities, they are better equipped to help other students, their schools and community leaders in a positive manner.

Strategy
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) US
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
  1. Annually 50-52 rising high school seniors will be selected from across all regions of Oklahoma and all size schools to participate in the program.
  2. Participants will visit a minimum of five Oklahoma communities during their week-long travel.  
  3. A minimum of 12 state leaders and business representatives will meet with the participating youth during the program. 
  4. After the week-long travel, the new class of YLOK graduates will be connected to a statewide network of youth and adult leaders prepared to make a positive difference through the use of technology.  
  5. At least one activity that provides an opportunity for LOK and YLOK members to interact will occur each year.  
  6. Participating youth will develop relationships with other youth from at least 20 communities outside of their home community.
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.  At least 85% of YLOK participants will go to school or work in Oklahoma.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Evaluations by YLOK students at the end of the class are conducted each year. Parents are also surveyed to see what results they noticed. These are reviewed by the LOK Youth Program Committee and presented to the Board of Directors. Also pre-program and post-program surveys are given to participants. Significant increases in awareness, commitment and involvement have been indicated on these surveys as results of the YLOK program. LOK has a Youth Council composed of LOK members as well as YLOK graduates. The Council meets to plan each year’s program and to implement suggestions made by the students. The verbal feedback and written comments that are received are the primary tools used to evaluate our program. YLOK keeps longitudinal information on its program graduates. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

Over 85% of YLOK participants currently live in Oklahoma. YLOK was chosen from over 100 nominees to be recognized with a 2008 Innovator Award from the Southern Growth Policies Board.

Excerpt from Student’s Evaluation: "I would describe my experience in one word-incredible. Before this experience, I would never have thought that 50 teens could become so close in a week. This was accomplished through team building exercises, pushing ourselves past our comfort zones, and the guidance of our chaperons. I have learned to respect Oklahoma's history, people, industries, and the soldiers who sacrifice themselves for us. I am truly now proud of my state and determined to help Oklahoma stand out in the future."

Excerpt from Parent’s Survey: "YLOK has had an amazing impact on my son. He set up a twitter account immediately to follow the various speakers, is in the process of starting YAG at his high school and wants to work in Oklahoma after graduation from college. I haven't seen him this excited about his learning experience since he learned to ride a bicycle!"

Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Adult Program - Challenges

LOK directly serves 50 adults annually. In addition to the class members, thousands of Oklahomans are impacted as a result of LOK members working from local communities to serve our state. Our "clients" are all Oklahomans because we all face the challenge of identifying leaders committed to moving Oklahoma forward. An on-going challenge is recruitment of potential members for the Adult Program. To ensure the effectiveness of the program, participants must represent all quadrants of the state, have diverse backgrounds and demonstrated a willingness to give back. Identification of the right participants is important and must be taken seriously. 

The Adult Program inspires its members to take action but we must continue to support this after the program year ends. Connecting class members with past graduates and keeping that network of leaders linked, informed and inspired is challenging. To this end, class members are continuously given opportunities to participate in activities and networking with past graduates of LOK. It is important to integrate the various LOK classes with each other and to keep the LOK network of leaders knowledgeable, connected and energized. These additional activities, along with recruiting diverse participants, impact the cost of our program. 

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Marion Paden
Start Date July 2015
Email mpaden@leadershipoklahoma.com
Experience

Marion Paden, Ed.D., is President & CEO of Leadership Oklahoma, a position that she has held since July 2015. Leadership Oklahoma is a non-profit organization committed to creating, inspiring and supporting a dynamic network of statewide leaders whose increased awareness and commitment to service will energize Oklahomans to move Oklahoma forward. Her responsibilities include administration and implementation of statewide educational programs for adults and youth.  

Dr. Marion Paden was Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at Oklahoma Community College since 1992, where she worked as the chief student affairs officer of the college. She also served as dean of students and the director of student relations at OCCC. Previously, she worked in residential life and campus activities at Navarro College in Texas, and at the University of Arts and Sciences in Chickasha.

Dr. Paden grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri where she earned a bachelor’s in psychology. She received a master’s in student personnel and guidance from Oklahoma State University. She was licensed as a professional counselor in 1984 and completed her doctorate in higher education administration in 2000.

Community involvement has been a hallmark of her career, serving on boards of directors for organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Christmas Connection, and the Salvation Army. A graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXI, Dr. Paden served as president of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, the state’s oldest and largest civic club. Under her leadership at Rotary, it became the largest chapter in the world.

Recognition of her accomplishments and commitment to the community include induction in to the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City University’s Dulaney-Browne Library Society, the Women in Communications By-liner Award for Education, and into the Journal Record’s Circle of Excellence.

Senior Staff
NameTitle
Tina BiardAdministration Director
Allyson CarsonDirector of Membership
Elizabeth CarsonYouth and Adult Program Coordinator
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 4
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 1000
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 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 4
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2014
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
LOK collaborates with numerous organizations and communities to provide diverse experiences for adults and students. Community partners throughout the state host class sessions and assist with complicated logistics as we journey across Oklahoma. 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2017
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Oklahoma Nonprofits Excellence AwardOklahoma Center for Nonprofits2011
Innovator Award for Youth Leadership OklahomaSouthern Growth Policy Board2008
Risk Management Provisions
General Property Coverage
Commercial General Liability
Crime Coverage
Directors and Officers Policy
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
LOK is registered with the State of Oklahoma through the Secretary of State's Office. 
Board Chair
Name Mr. Scott Stidham
Company Affiliation MidFirst Bank
Term July 2019 to June 2020
Email scott.stidham@midfirst.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Joe AbshereWayne's Drive InnVoting
Mr.. Christoper AnoatubbyThe Chickasaw NationVoting
Ms. Alison AnthonyTulsa Area United WayVoting
Ms. Kathy Banks-MonroeDepartment of Army/Network Enterprise CenterVoting
Ms. Ginny Bass CarlGiving Well, LLCVoting
Mr. Jesse BoudiettePropeller CommunicationsVoting
Mr. G.T. BynumCity of TulsaVoting
Mr. Brian ByrnesOklahoma City ThunderVoting
Ms. Stephanie CameronAPSCO Manufacturing/OK2Grow & Dream It Do ItVoting
Ms. Michele CampbellOklahoma Small Business Development Center, Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityVoting
Mr. Kent Carter1st Capital MortgageVoting
Mr. Alan CaseWoodward Industrial FoundationVoting
Ms. Sammye CravensPublic StrategiesVoting
Mr. Tom EvansEncompass Financial Services, Inc.Voting
Dr. Deena FisherNorthwestern Oklahoma State UniversityVoting
Ms. Amy Anne FordRed Ant, LLCVoting
Ms. Heather Griswold LisleState Department of EducationVoting
Ms. Melissa HallStan Clark Companies, Inc.Voting
Mr. Cody HodgdenHodgden Law Firm, PLLCVoting
Mr. Cody HolcombCity of AdaVoting
Mr. Kyle HubbardArvest BankVoting
Mr. Kyle HughbanksBancCentralVoting
Ms. Rachel HutchingsWorkforce TulsaVoting
Ms. Jane JenkinsDowntown Oklahoma City, Inc.Voting
Mr. Philip KaiserCosmo Café, Laffa-Medi-Eastern Restaurant & Bar, Center of the Universe FestivalVoting
Mr. Adam LeamingUniversity Center at Ponca CityVoting
Ms. Jodi LewisOklahoma Municipal LeagueVoting
Mr. Dwayne MartinCity of AltusVoting
Mr. Ken MillerOGE Energy CorporationVoting
Mr. David NimmoChickasaw Nation Industries, Inc.Voting
Ms. Martie OylerOklahoma Natural GasVoting
Ms. Susan PaddackThe Oka' Institute, East Central University Voting
Ms. Lana ReynoldsSeminole State CollegeVoting
Mr. Jim RobertsonWestern Industries CorporationVoting
Mr. Lyle RoggowDuncan Area Economic Development FoundationVoting
Ms. Becky SamplesOklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual InsuranceVoting
Mr. T.W. ShannonBank2Voting
Dr. Jason SimerothYukon Public SchoolsVoting
Mr. Scott StidhamMidFirst BankVoting
Mr. Ted StreuliThe Journal RecordVoting
Mr. David UnderwoodAT&T MobilityVoting
Mr. David WagnerSchnake Turnbo FrankVoting
Mr. Greg WheelerBOK Financial Corporation, The Private BankVoting
Mr. Mark WilliamsResearch Institute for Economic DevelopmentVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 36
Native American/American Indian 5
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 27
Female 17
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2 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 Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Audit
Administration
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Youth
Program / Program Planning
Membership
Personnel
Nominating
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Farooq KarimRees Associates Inc.
Erika LucasStitchCrew
Lindy RitzThe Ritz Group, LLC
Stephen SmithEastern Oklahoma State College
Cornell WesleyU.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $901,122
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $901,122
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
Contributions$350,746$307,250$262,401
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
------
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
------
$179,280$169,070$158,510
Investment Income, Net of Losses$66,054$67,167$69,059
Unrealized Gain/Loss$104,984$228,464($98,814)
Membership Dues$77,500$81,925$122,885
Special Events$52,854$83,389($10,394)
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$2,191$22,566$586
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$590,217$566,801$321,056
Administration Expense$129,988$108,093$322,732
Fundraising Expense$13,710$13,799$13,935
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.390.77
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%82%49%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%4%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$3,289,880$3,160,905$2,899,835
Current Assets$515,690$610,106$543,185
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$215,167$185,886$195,954
Total Net Assets$3,074,713$2,975,019$2,703,881
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.403.282.77
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $350,746Contributions $307,250Contributions $262,401
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $179,280Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $228,464Earned Revenue $158,510
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRealized & Unrealized Gain/(Loss) $104,984Earned Revenue $169,070Memberships $122,885
Endowment? No
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
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
An independent audit is performed annually and is normally completed by August 31.  IRS 990 forms are submitted prior to the fall deadline each year and are available for review by the Board of Directors prior to filing.

LOK has a quasi-endowment or board designated funds which are set aside by the Board of Directors for emergency situations. The Board has policies and procedures that allow for 5.0% of the average 36-month market value to be used for operations. The Board maintains the authority to allow the withdrawal of principal if an emergency occurs. For purposes of reporting on this form, this fund has been marked a “reserve fund” instead of an “endowment”.

Foundation Staff Comments

All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

Note: In fiscal year 2016, $4 was added to "Other" revenue for a Prior Period Adjustment.
  

Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

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Address 3037 NW 63rd Street
Suite 104
Oklahoma City, OK 73116 3608
Primary Phone 405 848-0001 201
Give with Credit Card https://www.leadershipoklahoma.com
CEO/Executive Director Marion Paden
Board Chair Mr. Scott Stidham
Board Chair Company Affiliation MidFirst Bank