Oklahoma Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
PO Box 1967
Lexington OK 73051-1967
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement The Oklahoma Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. We have forty-three chapters throughout the state of Oklahoma, with the majority of our membership concentrated in metropolitan areas enabling us to support a variety of projects.
Contact Information
Contact Name Patty Howry
Contact email howry2000@gmail.com
Address PO Box 1967
Lexington, OK 73051 1967
Phone (405) 255-1739
Fax 405-527-6106
County Cleveland County
Alternate Address 2281 E Tower Road
Ponca City OK 74604 5751
Alternate Phone 405 341-8261
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/dar/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Mail checks to:  Patty Howry, Treasurer
                          PO Box 1967
                          Lexington, OK  73051-1967
Phone Donations:  405-255-1739
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $25,000.00
Projected Expenses $21,000.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1894
IRS Ruling Year 1949
State Registration Expiration May 2020
Mission The Oklahoma Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. We have forty-three chapters throughout the state of Oklahoma, with the majority of our membership concentrated in metropolitan areas enabling us to support a variety of projects.
The Oklahoma Society, NSDAR began in 1894 in Indian Territory, Oklahoma, and continues strong today with 44 active DAR chapters and over 3,000 members across the great state of Oklahoma. The goals of both the national organization and our state organization remain little changed over the years – preserving history through various projects recommended by our members, supporting education, American history and good citizenship in our state schools, supporting our nation’s troops in a variety of ways, and fostering a sense of civic and patriotic duty in all with whom we come in contact.
In support of our goals we have four endowments:
Oklahoma Society, NSDAR – This endowment provides support for civic, historic and educational projects within our communities. This fund enables us to further support our DAR Good Citizens Program which recognizes outstanding high school seniors and rewards the qualities of good citizenship; The American History Teacher award which recognizes an outstanding American History teacher each year; Colonial Days at the Capitol which brings 5th grade school children to the state capitol to experience colonial and learn about history through games, speakers and activities. These are just a few examples of projects that fall under this endowment.
Diane Hamill Oklahoma Hearts and Hands Healthcare Scholarship Endowment Fund – this fund provides scholarship opportunities to college students pursuing a career in a health related field and enrolled in an Oklahoma college or university.
McAdoo-Hill Oklahoma Scholarship Endowment Fund – this fund annually awards scholarships to deserving Oklahoma college students enrolled in an Oklahoma college or university.
McFall-Denslow Veterans First Fund – this endowment fund works through the Veterans Administration Voluntary Services group in the Oklahoma City and Muskogee VA Hospitals to identify nonmedical needs of veterans that must be met for their continued well being. End user service providers are paid through earnings of this fund after approval by an independent DAR board. Examples of services are daycare for a woman veteran desiring to increase her earnings capability by returning to school, clothing needs for veteran stand downs, meal vouchers for families accompanying veterans while they are in hospital care, short term housing while a veteran is remanded into long term living facilities, patient outings for those veterans trying to integrate back into the community at large.
Impact Last year Oklahoma Society, Daughters of the American Revolution used earnings from our endowments with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to fund veterans needs through the Voluntary Services of the two state VA hospitals.  We provided eight $2,000 scholarships to students living and attending college in Oklahoma.  We held citizenship and essay contests in schools throughout Oklahoma, with cash prizes for the top three winners in each category.  We awarded a cash prize to an outstanding Oklahoma history teacher.  Our current project, has a goal to raise $90,000 over the next two years.  The funds from this project will be used to to provide the 7 Veteran Nursing Homes in the State of Oklahoma with $2,500 each toward purchase of an item need specific to each facility; the remaining funds will be split between two organizations - Team Rubicon Disaster Response and Partners for Heroes.  Team Rubicon is a nonprofit founded in 2010 with the expressed goal of quickly responding to large-scale disasters, with a focus to provide relief to populations overlooked or underserved by traditional aid organizations.  Partners for Heroes is focused on their vision to help veterans and first responders as they recognize, identify, and overcome physical wounds and psychological injuries.  They offer therapeutic recreational activities and peer bonding opportunities.  Our 43 chapters continue our work with literacy, sponsoring classrooms in schools with needs, Colonial Days at the Capitol and Revolutionary Days in Tulsa, and assisting with history teaching events. 
Needs Donations are being taken for our two year project to raise money for Oklahoma Veterans Nursing Homes, Team Rubicon and Partners for Heroes.  We are also accepting funds in our Veterans First Fund, that is used to help with nonmedical needs for veterans.  All services provided are vetted through the Voluntary Services Organization at the two VA Medical Centers in Oklahoma.
CEO/Executive Director Statement We have no paid employees and therefore have no CEO/Executive Director.
Board Chair Statement The passion of the Oklahoma Society, Daughters of the American Revolution to teach, inform and model community service and patriotism is legendary. We are thrilled to take these ideals, combined with American history teaching efforts, into the schools for all age students. The outgrowth of these services are better informed citizens, now and in perpetuity. I know our efforts help instill a deeper sense of patriotism and love of country in all that we touch with our services, and that is truly exciting!
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma - Statewide
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/Military/Veterans' Organizations
Tertiary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Description Historical preservation projects include placing and maintaining historical monuments, cleaning historical monuments, helping local cemeteries with record compilation and preservation, cleaning headstones in military cemeteries, and maintaining an Oklahoma room at the national DAR headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Population Served US
Description The Oklahoma Society DAR has two scholarship funds - a general fund open to Oklahoma students enrolled at an Oklahoma college or university and a healthcare fund open to Oklahoma students enrolled in healthcare related coursework at an Oklahoma college or university.  These scholarships are generally $2,000 per student.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults
Description The DAR Good Citizens Program recognizes outstanding high school seniors and is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  This program is open to all high school seniors.  Annually we hold an essay contest and give out several monetary awards to Oklahoma students.  Also each year we give a monetary award to an outstanding American history/related fields teacher of grades 5-12.  We support Colonial Days at the Oklahoma capitol where 5th grade students can learn about colonial life and history through games, speakers and activities.  We have a historical trunk that can be checked out by schools to teach about colonial times.  We donate books and materials to Oklahoma schools to use in teaching history and civic duty.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adults
Description In support of patriotism, Oklahoma Society, DAR participates in Flag Day, Constitution Week, Independence Day and Veterans' Day activities both on a state and local level in communities and schools.  Members participate in parades, veternas institutions and medical facilities, in various governmental agencies, etc.  Our membership works tirelessly to support veterans needs with the state of Oklahoma as well as overseas.  The Oklahoma Society DAR holds a chair on the Voluntary Services Board at the Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Population Served US Males Females
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments As part of our community outreach, and in an effort to make our patriotic voice heard everywhere, we will be participating in several Veteran's Day events as well as other commemorative events throughout the year.  We have been giving annually to Colonial Days at the Capitol and Revolutionary Days in Tulsa, and the Oklahoma History Center.  Each chapter in the state has chosen a classroom in need of support and contributes school supplies and clothing items as they are needed.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Volunteer Only
Start Date July 2018
Email howry2000@gmail.com
Experience NOTE: The Oklahoma Society of Daughters of the American Revolution is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 3000
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? N/A
Management reports to board? N/A
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mrs Sue Suthers Allen
Company Affiliation Volunteer
Term July 2018 to June 2020
Email rcallen1@yahoo.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
Sue Suthers AllenCommunity VolunteerVoting
Patricia ArmbrusterCommunity VolunteerVoting
Dana BoydCommunity VolunteerVoting
Teresa CalesCommunity VolunteerVoting
Sue ClineCommunity VolunteerVoting
Catherine D'AlessandroCommunity VolunteerVoting
Leslie DietrichCommunity VolunteerVoting
Grace EllsworthCommunity VolunteerVoting
Peggy EvansCommunity VolunteerVoting
Vandelia GrahamCommunity VolunteerVoting
Patty HowryCommunity VolunteerVoting
Faye KiryakakisCommunity VolunteerVoting
Nancy Ellen LeeCommunity VolunteerVoting
Nakita MoffittCommunity VolunteerVoting
Etta ReidCommunity VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 17
Board Demographics - Gender
Female 17
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 0 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019-Dec 31, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $25,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $21,000
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$112$2,000$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$21,097$18,838$16,356
Unrealized Gain/Loss--($12,599)--
Membership Dues$22,936$22,840$20,126
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$125,370$118,223$97,459
Administration Expense$6,676$11,852$8,746
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.251.111.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%91%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$699,567$666,706$649,136
Current Assets$164,140$140,363$609,000
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities--$85($3,525)
Total Net Assets$699,567$666,621$652,661
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--1651.33--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $100,244Earned Revenue $103,603Earned Revenue $101,718
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMemberships $22,936Memberships $22,840Other $44,570
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $21,097Investment Income $18,838Indirect Public Support $26,511
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Our Capital Campaign is a three prong endeavor.  Our goal is $90,000 with $17,500 to be given to the seven Oklahoma Veterans Nursing Homes, and the remaining to be split between Team Rubicon and Partners for Heroes. 
Campaign Goal $90,000
Campaign Dates July 2018 to June 2020
Amount Raised To Date $65,000 as of May 2019
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.
Note: In FY2017 $8,687 and FY2015, $44,570 were added to "Other" revenue for Prior Period Adjustments
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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Address PO Box 1967
Lexington, OK 73051 1967
Primary Phone 405 255-1739
Contact Email howry2000@gmail.com
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/dar/
CEO/Executive Director Volunteer Only
Board Chair Mrs Sue Suthers Allen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Volunteer