Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund, Inc.
6608 N Western Ste 219
Oklahoma City OK 73116
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund is a fundraising and advocacy organization dedicated to providing financial support and resources to HIV/AIDS service providers in the state of Oklahoma. 
Contact Information
Contact Name Cher Golding
Contact email cgolding@okaidscarefund.com
Address 6608 N Western Ste 219
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone (405) 348-6600
Fax 405-348-6603
County Oklahoma
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Red Tie Night is one of Oklahoma's most anticipated evenings of each year. Red Tie is the single largest evening fundraiser in Oklahoma. Dazzling decorations, amazing auction items, great music, well-known personalities! Come and see what all the talk is about at Oklahoma's premier evening fundraising event.  Visit http://www.okaidscarefund.com/RedTieNightAdditions/red-tie-night.html
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,070,475.00
Projected Expenses $1,070,475.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1991
IRS Ruling Year 1992
State Registration Expiration May 2018
Mission The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund is a fundraising and advocacy organization dedicated to providing financial support and resources to HIV/AIDS service providers in the state of Oklahoma. 

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund was organized by Barbara and Jackie Cooper following the death of their son to AIDS. Dealing with this devastating disease firsthand compelled them to reach out to others living with HIV/AIDS and those vulnerable to the disease.  Their friends, Toni Wizenberg, Steve Daniels, Richard May, Patricia Edwards and James Vallion formed the founding board. 

Our goals are reducing new infections, stigma and health disparities, while increasing access to care and collaboration of services.  We have five major service areas:
  1. Grants
  2. Advocacy
  3. Emergency Assistance
  4. Education & Prevetion
  5. Collaboration Partners 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines/AIDS
Tertiary Organizational Category Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations/Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Description 100% of the net proceeds from Red Tie Night fund organizations and projects focused on the prevention of HIV or the needs of individuals living with HIV in Oklahoma. In 2016, OACF awarded $320,500 in grants to 13 nonprofit organizations providing HIV/AIDS prevention, education, testing, and social services in the state of Oklahoma. Since 1992, Red Tie Night has contributed over $12 million to assist Oklahomans living with HIV/AIDS.
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS
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. Since 1992, Red Tie Night has contributed over $12 million to assist Oklahomans living with HIV/AIDS.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Mid-year and final reports are provided to us by each grant recipient to track their progress, measurable outcomes, and completion of proposed goals. 
Our Advocacy program oversees the Oklahoma HIV and AIDS Advocacy Coalition.  The Advocacy Coalition has five main goals that include the following. Each of these goals are measured by surveys, tracking increases in available funding, legislative tracking, and epidemiology reports of new infections rates from the State Health Department.
  1. Working with community leaders and educating elected officials about HIV/AIDS and the importance of public funding, positive policy change and legislation.
  2. Working with the Oklahoma State Health Department to develop a unified message in an effort to protect critical Ryan White Funding in Oklahoma and access any additional dollars available. 
  3. Capacity building and promoting grassroots advocacy training to help reduce HIV-related stigma, health disparities and inequities in Oklahoma.
  4. Increasing access to care and improved health outcomes for people living with HIV in Oklahoma.
  5. Implementing an HIV Awareness Day at the State Capitol and fostering a positive presence during session.
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS
Description Our Emergency Assistance Program is  for case managers to access on behalf of their clients in Oklahoma living with HIV who have no other means to pay for medical, housing, utilities, prescriptions or other basic needs. Covering these costs eliminates the barriers preventing them from accessing and remaining in treatment. The Emergency Assistance program reduces the economic impact on city and state funded programs by keeping families in need from going homeless, going hungry, or going without vital medication.
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS
Our Education & Prevention program is a collaborative program with the Oklahoma State Health Department and Community Based Organizations providing HIV prevention and testing services to the public. The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund provides an average of 2,500 test kits annually totaling $25,000. On average, 2.18% individuals test positive at the free testing sites. The partnership also includes the following.
  1. Providing HIV test kits to be utilized at free testing sites across the state.
  2. Providing educational condom packets and resources for Community Based Organizations to distribute throughout the community and during OKC Pride.
  3. Providing a robust marketing campaign that focuses on the strategies outlined in the National HIV/AIDS strategy.
  4. Providing training, resources, and networking opportunities for medical doctors, case managers, caregivers, and consumers. Hosts quarterly networking luncheons with guest speakers to provide HIV specific resources and information. Hosting first statewide HIV/AIDS Symposium in 2017. 
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS At-Risk Populations Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered
The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund collaborates with groups, associations and government agencies addressing prevention, advocacy and care for HIV/AIDS in difference and more diverse ways. These include:
  1. Oklahoma HIV/Hepatitis Planning Council
  2. Oklahoma HIV and AIDS Advocacy Coalition
  3. Oklahoma Native American HIV/AIDS Task Force
  4. OKC AIDS Coalition
  5. Oklahoma HIV Prevention and Testing Co-op
  6. Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce's Health Care Advocacy & Policy Committee 
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS At-Risk Populations Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Cher Golding
Start Date Nov 2015
Email cgolding@okaidscarefund.com
Senior Staff
Lany MilnerAssistant Director
Number of Full-time Staff 3
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Staff Retention Rate 33
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Board Chair
Name Paula Love
Company Affiliation PLPR, LLC
Term Oct 2016 to June 2018
Email love.p@sbcglobal.net
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
James Arnold Oklahoma Center for NonprofitsVoting
Brooke Coe Chesapeake EnergyVoting
Graham Colton Voting
Cindy Cooper Colton Voting
Adam Edwards Waters Edge WineryVoting
Sally Hasenfratz JDVoting
Wendy Smith House Voting
Megan Johnson Chaparral EnergyVoting
Paula Love Voting
Andy Moore LPCUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterVoting
Whitney Moss Companion Home Health & HospiceVoting
Sean Olmstead First MortgageVoting
James A. Pickel Voting
Tim Rassmussen Rassmussen Realty Voting
Frederick Redwine JDRedwine & Cubberley Law FirmVoting
Paul Sechrist PhDVoting
Heather Showalter Voting
Stacey Voegeli Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 8
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 33 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Human Resources / Personnel
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Distributions / Grant Making
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2017-June 30, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,070,475
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,070,475
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$608,127$250,340$294,296
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,175$2,926$1,339
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$347,990$446,609$429,421
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$888,640$663,483$708,116
Administration Expense$76,619$149,407$66,547
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.990.860.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%82%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,348,832$1,331,901$1,450,231
Current Assets$1,233,099$1,331,901$1,450,231
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$22,898--$5,315
Total Net Assets$1,325,934$1,331,901$1,444,916
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities53.85--272.86
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $608,127Special Events $446,609Special Events $429,421
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $347,990Govt - Unspecified $250,340Govt - Unspecified $294,296
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $3,175Investment Income $2,926Investment Income $1,339
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from IRS Form 990s.
NOTE:  Form 990 for tax year 2013 is for the period of 1/1/2014 thru 6/30/2014.  In which this organization had a change in their fiscal year reporting beginning tax year 2014.
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address 6608 N Western Ste 219
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Primary Phone 405 348-6600
CEO/Executive Director Cher Golding
Board Chair Paula Love
Board Chair Company Affiliation PLPR, LLC