American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma
601 NE 6th St
Oklahoma City OK 73104
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
American Red Cross serving Central & Southwest Oklahoma
Mission Statement The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Contact Information
Contact Name Brad Barghols
Contact email
Address 601 NE 6th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone (405) 228-9500
Fax 405-228-3958
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Can donate through national website at, by calling 405-228-9500 or by mailing a check or money order to our address at 601 NE 6th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. Can also hand deliver cash, check or money order or donate with a credit card in person at the address listed above. In addition, estate gifts are welcome and can be discussed and planned by calling 405-228-9500. Donations can also be made to American Red Cross designated funds located at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $8,605,699.00
Projected Expenses $8,605,699.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1881
IRS Ruling Year 1938
State Registration Expiration Feb 2014
Mission The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Background The American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma Region was originally founded in 1917 mainly to serve members of the military. After World War I, the service focus became first aid and home service. In the Thirties, the focus was primarily disaster response and help for those affected by The Great Depression. During these years the Red Cross began putting together a Disaster Preparedness Committee, and this committee was quickly put into action following a tornado that struck the town of Bethany. In true Red Cross fashion, volunteers were there and were ready to respond. The Forties were focused mainly on World War II with aid being provided to service men and their families. The Red Cross was busier than it had ever been in 1947, when disaster struck every week of the year somewhere within the State. The Red Cross played a major role in the response to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, supporting first responders and victims to this day. Today, the American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma is the lead in preventing, preparing for, and responding to disasters in the communities we serve.
1) Communicated with and engaged more people in the community in the mission of the Red Cross as volunteers and financial donors.
2) Prepared individuals, families and organizations for disasters and other life-threatening emergencies.
3) Responded effectively and efficiently to disasters within the community.
1) Develop and implement a communications and marketing plan to support the dissemination of the American Red Cross mission in the Central Oklahoma community.
2) Maintain disaster readiness to respond to any and all disasters that might strike the community.
3) Meet revenue budget needs through fundraising activities that ensure successful achievement of above mentioned goals. 
1) Trained volunteers in all areas of service delivery
2) Finances to cover the costs of current mission delivery 
3)  Financial support to cover the cost of new program development in order to best serve the needs of the communities we serve (total regional new program development needs: $100,000)
4) Well-trained and consistent staffing throughout the region
5)  Well connected board members to act as advocates for the organization
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Canadian County
Central Oklahoma
Cleveland County
Custer County
El Reno
Grady County
Lincoln County
Logan County
McClain County
Midwest City/Del City
Nichols Hills
Nicoma Park
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City - downtown
Oklahoma City - East
Oklahoma City - North
Oklahoma City - NE
Oklahoma City - NW
Oklahoma City - South
Oklahoma City - SE
Oklahoma City - SW
Oklahoma City - West
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (all 7 counties)
Oklahoma - Statewide
Pottawatomie County
The Village
Warr Acres/Putnam City
The American Red Cross of Central & Western Oklahoma Region covers 47 counties in the central and western part of the state. The American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma is a chapter office in this region serving Oklahoma City and surrounding counties. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief/Disaster Preparedness and Relief Service
Description Disaster Services - provides support with immediate needs of individuals, families and communities following a disaster. Also includes disaster preparedness training and community resiliency following a disaster.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description Provides training in health, safety and preparedness with educational classes like CPR, first aid, AED, babysitter classes, and more.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description Act as the government chartered agency for communication with deployed military members during times of emergency or crisis at home. Also provide additional services to military members and their families such as pre-deployment planning, support during deployment and post-deployment reintegration support.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Disaster Programs
Provide for the immediate needs of individuals, families and communities following a disaster -- from a single family house fire to a major tornado. Services include: disaster assessment (damage assessment), family services (shelter, food, clothing), mass care (feeding, water, gatorade, snacks on scene for those affected and first responders) and bulk distribution (distribution of items needed immediately following disasters, like trash bags, masks, gloves, shovels, etc.).
Also provide disaster preparedness training for all sorts of disasters and emergencies, including: wildfires, tornadoes, ice storms, drought, etc. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Brad Barghols
Start Date Dec 2015

Brad comes to the American Red Cross with 25 years experience with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He brings the level of leadership, management and fundraising skills that we’ve been looking for during our extensive search for a Region CEO.

In his role as Chief Executive for the Western Division of MDA, Brad led both fundraising and health care activities for the western half of the United States; supervising six Divisional Directors and 250 staff across 26 offices. As part of his responsibilities, Brad administered summer camps, clinics and support groups for more than 30,000 patient families.

He was responsible for developing and executing a business plan to support a net annual budget of over $35,000,000. In that role, he developed corporate sponsor and key donor relationships, designed new income activities and initiatives, and supervised the execution of fundraising business plans from the division level down to the district level.

Over the course of the past five years, Brad took on additional leadership roles with the MDA organization; he co-authored a national field structure reorganization for MDA; created a staff recognition initiative; championed staff training and executed staff development strategies; re-designed staff roles in new, larger/merged districts.

Senior Staff
Christina AdcoxRegional Chief Operations Officer
Jake PetersRegional Chief Development Officer
Number of Full-time Staff 34
Number of Part-time Staff 5
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 200
Staff Retention Rate 75
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 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 32
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 31
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Under Development
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Apr 2010
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
United Way of Central Oklahoma (and other United Ways & United Funds throughout the region); Salvation Army; State, County & City Emergency Managers and staff: Boy Scouts; Regional Food Bank; Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oklahoma; YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City; additional non-profit agencies, school districts, churches, corporations and more. 
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency1955
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mr Jim Farris
Company Affiliation James Farris & Associates
Term July 2014 to June 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 07, 2017
Board of Directors List
Brittany Benko Chesapeake Energy CorporationVoting
Ed Blankenship AT&T OperationsVoting
Chief Keith Bryant Oklahoma City Fire DepartmentVoting
Diana Buechle Oklahoma Natural GasVoting
Lori Burson Stella Modern Italian CuisineVoting
Adam Christensen Christensen Law Group, PLLCVoting
Chief Bill Citty Oklahoma City Police DepartmentVoting
Kim Decker Farmers InsuranceVoting
Jim Farris James Farris AssociatesVoting
Kathy Frankenfield Bank of OklahomaVoting
Megan Garland-Tyler University of OklahomaVoting
Nancy Hall Retired
Jorge Hernandez Tango Public RelationsVoting
Greg Kolsut Cox CommunicationsVoting
Pat Lewis OG&E
Patrick Lippmann BancFirstVoting
Patti Mellow Mellow MemoriesVoting
Alvin Myers United SystemsVoting
Larry Phillips St. Anthony HospitalVoting
Scott Potter Physicians Liability Insurance CompanyVoting
Stacy Roberts Chesapeake Energy CorporationVoting
Nathan Shirley Cemplex GroupVoting
Stuart Sullivan Arvest BankVoting
Lori Tyler Stell Modern Italian CuisineVoting
Karen Wicker Candor Public RelationsVoting
Col Louis Wilham Oklahoma National GuardVoting
Rep George Young Holy Temple Baptist ChurchVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 24
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 16
Female 11
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $8,605,699
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $8,605,699
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 Year201620152014
Total Revenue$2,113,402$2,529,891$3,032,933
Total Expenses$2,721,539$2,896,839$3,062,232
Revenue Less Expenses($608,137)($366,948)($29,299)
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$74,119$66,088$73,933
Individual Contributions$96,824$105,810$86,241
Investment Income, Net of Losses$85,341$107,559$85,838
Unrealized Gain/Loss($546,736)($207,622)$43,794
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$61,353$23,744$22,978
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,435,461$2,593,953$2,763,109
Administration Expense$116,402$121,952$115,899
Fundraising Expense$169,676$180,934$183,224
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.780.870.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%90%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue28%28%24%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$3,235,806$3,486,142$3,791,643
Current Assets$892,923$873,168$968,596
Long-Term Liabilities$1,822,372$1,430,813$1,395,449
Current Liabilities$427,761$461,519$435,436
Total Net Assets$985,673$1,593,810$1,960,758
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.091.892.22
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets56%41%37%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $1,878,942Earned Revenue $1,925,059Earned Revenue $2,019,245
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporation $378,436Foundations & Corporations $397,193Foundations & Corporations $510,099
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Contributions $96,824Individuals $105,810Indirect Public Support $103,739
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
Campaign Goal $0
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments As of FY11 the functions of marketing, IT, finance and HR were nationalized. These functions work through our national office and we do not control budgets for them locally. Additionally, in an effort to streamline operations and save money, the organization began producing just one national audit with schedules for each chapter. As we now budget as an entire region in Oklahoma, serving 47 counties with 17 chapters and office locations throughout the region, future audits will only drill down to the regional level and will not include schedules for each chapter. The Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross serves as the regional office for the Central & Western Oklahoma Region. However, we can and do provide services directly to clients in the central Oklahoma area, and can and do honor donor wishes for keeping donated dollars local. 
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
Total Revenues for year include an adjustment for pension related changes other than net periodic benefit cost as found on financial statement.
 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 601 NE 6th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Primary Phone 405 228-9500
Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director Brad Barghols
Board Chair Mr Jim Farris
Board Chair Company Affiliation James Farris & Associates


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