Oklahoma Educational Television Authority Foundation Inc
7403 N Kelley Avenue
Oklahoma City OK 73111-8420
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
OETA Foundation
Mission Statement

The OETA Foundation exists exclusively for the benefit of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority and in support of OETA's mission to provide educational public television programming. OETA is Oklahoma's only statewide PBS station and the only broadcast television station serving the entire state. OETA is dedicated to ensuring families throughout the state have free access to world-class arts, entertainment, education and information, including the 20% of our viewers who depend on our free broadcast signal rather than expensive cable or satellite packages.

 

The Cat in the Hat visits Pre-K students at Oklahoma City's Metro Tech Child Care Center.
Contact Information
Contact Name Lisa Ondak
Contact email LOndak@oeta.tv
Address 7403 N Kelley Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 8420
Phone (405) 848-8501
Fax 405-879-4339
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address PO Box 14190
Oklahoma City OK 73113 0190
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
  • The OETA Foundation welcomes donors at any level. Whether a contribution is $25, $100, $1,000, $25,000 or more, every gift matters. Each gift is an investment in quality educational programs that nurture the minds and spirits of children, challenge the intellects of viewers of any age and captivate imaginations. Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) reflects our communities and ourselves, inspiring all of us to be more. With 2 million viewers each week, you can know that you make a big difference in the lives of Oklahomans by supporting OETA.
  • You might choose to name OETA Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate. Your bequest provides an enduring legacy that will live on to uphold the standards of public broadcasting in our state for the benefit of others for generations to come. For more information, email Lisa Ondak at LOndak@oeta.tv.
  • Underwriting with OETA can enhance your corporate image, allows you to reach an influential and exclusive audience and associates your company with PBS, America's most trusted institution. To learn more about the benefits of partnership, email Lynn Bush at LBush@oeta.tv.
  • The OETA Foundation hosts two on-air membership drives every year, Festival in March and AugustFest. During these events, viewers from all across Oklahoma, and some in border states, make contributions to support OETA. Volunteers enjoy engaging with viewers and donors. Opportunities also are available to sponsor on-air member challenges and to make in-kind contributions, especially donations of meals and refreshments for membership drive volunteers.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $6,110,602.00
Projected Expenses $6,451,720.00
History and Background
Supported Organization OETA Foundation Inc.
Year Founded 1983
IRS Ruling Year 1983
State Registration Expiration Mar 2018
Statements
Mission

The OETA Foundation exists exclusively for the benefit of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority and in support of OETA's mission to provide educational public television programming. OETA is Oklahoma's only statewide PBS station and the only broadcast television station serving the entire state. OETA is dedicated to ensuring families throughout the state have free access to world-class arts, entertainment, education and information, including the 20% of our viewers who depend on our free broadcast signal rather than expensive cable or satellite packages.

 

Background

Oklahoma Educational Television Authority is Oklahoma’s only statewide PBS station. OETA's nationally and locally-produced programs provide a depth and breadth of information and education not found on commercial stations. This includes curriculum-based children's programs that promote school readiness and enrich literacy, science, technology and math learning. Our locally produced programs such as Oklahoma News Report and Gallery America are a special resource for Oklahoma's citizens, highlighting Oklahoma history and culture, and taking an in-depth look at state politics and elections. The OETA Foundation is proud to ensure that Oklahomans continue to have free access to the public television programs they love from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Masterpiece to NOVA, American Experience and PBS NewsHour.

 

Impact

The OETA Foundation’s top priority is raising the donations needed to fund all OETA programming to ensure that the station continues to provide families throughout the state with free access to world-class arts, entertainment, education and information. To achieve this goal, we seek to increase contributions and donor numbers by creating effective membership drives; asking donors to support at leadership levels; soliciting planned gifts; and developing partnerships. Ongoing investment is the key to our success:

  • Events featuring PBS celebrities provide current and potential donors opportunities to engage with and learn more about OETA. Celebrating OETA’s 60th anniversary in 2016, we produced a star-studded gala that attracted a full house of 350 guests and served as both a friend- and fundraiser. Events in 2017 included the premiere of American Experience: Oklahoma City; a talk with travel guru Rick Steves; and a preview of Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War.
  • We continue to implement best practices in fundraising. Sustaining membership (support on an ongoing, monthly basis) increased by 119% from 2016 to 2017. As more members move in this direction, we are better able to predict our monthly revenue stream and transition donors from premium-driven giving to philanthropically minded support.
  • Hiring revenue-generating staff (three positions since 2014) continues to reap benefits. More people on the ground help us build stronger constituency relationships. Our success is reflected in overall funds raised that show a 39% increase over the last two years including a 67% increase in underwriting.
  • Productions that engage and serve Oklahomans are central to our goals. What's the Deal?, a digital STEM enrichment program aimed at 4th through 8th graders, teaches scientific principles through engaging three-minute lessons. Next steps include expanding the program to 300 classrooms, adding hands-on experiments and conducting outreach that encourages students to consider STEM careers.
Needs

In fiscal year 2017, for the first time in history, private fundraising by the OETA Foundation eclipsed the amount of state funds allocated to support Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, a state agency. State budget shortfalls have forced decreased state funding for OETA by 68% since 2006. The OETA Foundation is now responsible for providing OETA with more than $3.1 million a year. These funds purchase all OETA programming including local productions and maintain the statewide system of towers and translators that bring our free, public programming to all Oklahomans. In order to meet this ongoing responsibility, the OETA Foundation must continue to increase the contributions it raises annually.

CEO/Executive Director Statement

The OETA Foundation and Oklahoma Educational Television Authority have developed a successful funding partnership between public and private financing resources to insure the proper and steady growth of educational public television services to all the citizens of Oklahoma. Severe reduction in state appropriations for OETA has placed a deeper burden on the OETA Foundation to provide private financial support. Funds raised and stewarded by the OETA Foundation now constitute the largest source of financial support for OETA.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide

Oklahoma Educational Television Authority serves all of Oklahoma with content to encourage lifelong learning. We place special emphasis on our educational resources for preschool and school-aged children. Our statewide broadcast network ensures that any family with a television and antenna can watch OETA programming, making it accessible to families who cannot afford expensive satellite or cable packages. Our four main broadcast towers are located in the center of the state while our 14 translator towers are positioned to ensure our signal reaches every square inch of Oklahoma, including rural communities from the panhandle areas of northwest Oklahoma to the hills of southeast Oklahoma and extending into surrounding states.

Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Primary & Elementary Schools
Tertiary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/Telecommunications
Programs
Description

OETA consistently engages in community-based educational services. The station works diligently to be recognized as a primary source for educational tools and resources that support learning for Oklahomans of all ages.

  • What's the Deal?, a digital series geared toward 4th through 8th graders, delivers STEM enrichment programs, teaching scientific principles through engaging three-minute lessons.
  • Ready to Learn offers community engagement and outreach programs designed to support the education of Oklahoma’s early learners.
  • PBS LearningMedia provides more than 120,000 free lesson plans and learning tools for teachers and students.
  • PBS Kids provides children with a head start on learning skills. Programs focus on the developing mind, providing shows kids love to watch with parent and teacher approved educational objectives.


Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

OETA and the OETA Foundation have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to education and specifically education for its youngest citizens.

  • PBS Kids is the undisputed leader in children’s programming— with greatest impact in literacy and STEM learning.
  • OETA is the #1 resource of teachers for digital assets in the classroom— 120,000+ free learning tools via PBS LearningMedia.
  • OETA’s broadcast license makes it a powerful educator offering efficient delivery of world-class education directly to all Oklahoma families.
  • OETA’s free educational tools for teachers offset more than $5,000,000 in Oklahoma Department of Education budget needs.
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.
  • PBS Kids has put kids first for more than 45 years. A recent poll found that PBS Kids is the #1 educational media brand and helps all children reach their potential. PBS Kids is often one of the only sources of high-quality learning resources for the 54% of 3-4 year-olds who do not attend preschool. More than 8,600 Oklahoma educators are registered for PBS LearningMedia.
  • In just year two, What’s the Deal? has been introduced in school curriculum for as many as 200 4th-8th grade public and home school classes. Teacher feedback emphasizes its success in building interest in STEM learning and careers.
  • Ready to Learn leverages OETA’s world-class children’s television programming like Curious George and Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Since 1996, Ready to Learn has empowered teachers and caregivers with tools and training while maximizing every opportunity for learning in traditional and non-traditional settings. Over 5,500 Oklahoma children were served by Ready to Learn in 2016-17.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

National rating services and surveys provided by PBS and OETA. Additional materials sourced from The Annie E. Casey Foundation; a 2012 report to the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative from McCarthy, B.; Li, L. and Tiu, M. PBS KIDS Mathematics Transmedia Suites in Preschool Homes; and a 2014 report to the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative Source from Li, L., McCarthy, B. and Tiu, M. Learning Math with Curious George: PBS KIDS Transmedia and Digital Learning Games in the Pre-School Classroom.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
  • Last year, PBS programming on OETA reached 84% of kids ages 2-5 and 80% of kids ages 2-8.
  • What’s The Deal? has rolled out its next series, “Oklahoma Road Trip.” The team also established specific goals: producing eight new video lessons; committing 300 classrooms (7,500 students) to using the program; obtaining funding for and distributing curriculum kits; scheduling school appearances to promote STEM learning and careers; and evaluating progress.
  • Reports on Ready to Learn show that parents of kids exposed to PBS Kids content became more aware of their children’s abilities and more engaged in their learning. A recent study of Curious George digital games and videos in preschool classrooms showed gains in children’s mathematical knowledge; improvements in social emotional learning; and increased teacher knowledge and awareness about their students’ learning and mathematical development.


Description

OETA provides essential educational content and services that inform, inspire and connect Oklahomans to ideas and information that enrich our quality of life. We do this by consistently engaging Oklahomans with educational television programming and providing educational training and curriculum, outreach initiatives and online features that collectively encourage lifelong learning.

Strategy
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Over 87% of Oklahoman's watch OETA, making it the #1 rated PBS network in the United States, reaching 4.3 million people and serving 2 million weekly viewers. 
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. National ratings services such as TRAC Media Services and PBS, a 2013 survey conducted by the University of Oklahoma and the 2 million viewers who watch OETA on a weekly basis.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

OETA is the most trusted provider of news and information as outlined in a 2013 survey conducted by the University of Oklahoma. More than 85% of respondents believe OETA's local programs strengthen their understanding of state government and provide meaningful information on important issues.

Description

Outreach is a core competency for OETA. We celebrate our border-to-border broadcast coverage of Oklahoma, while also committing to viewers on a personal level. OETA is in Oklahoma communities, on the ground, reaching out to everyone from the young to the young-at-heart.


Strategy
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
  • OETA is in Oklahoma communities providing free parent education guides, organizing professional development workshops and education forums, and developing enrichment outreach programs.
  • Events for families, parents and children include our Fall Literacy Festival, Winter Writers Fair, PBS Kids Writers Contests, Explore the Outdoors and Summer Learning Camps.
  • What’s the Deal? reaches out to Oklahoma’s teachers providing them with free STEM curriculum geared toward 4th to 8th graders. Host Jessi Crino also is available for school visits.
  • Unique 2017 special events such as American Experience: Oklahoma City, a meet and greet with National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore and a preview screening of Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War engage current and potential donors with PBS personalities and programs, providing new insights into OETA.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

OETA staff through surveys, evaluations and feedback.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
  • 2016-17 Impact: 1,300 books distributed to children in Oklahoma; 237 educators attended training; 2,512 attendees at education events.
  • Fall Literacy Festival (233 attendees), Winter Writers Fair (571 attendees), PBS Kids Writers Contests (109 participants), Explore the Outdoors (800 participants) and Summer Learning Camps (230 children).
  • Children participating in Explore the Outdoors experienced up to a 43% gain in STEM skill knowledge acquisition.
  • As many as 200 4th through 8th grade public school and home school classes used the first eight-lesson series "Tales of the Tower" from What's the Deal? and teachers have provided positive feedback about its success in building interest in STEM learning and careers.
Description

OETA serves every community across the state through our network of towers and broadcast facilities providing border to border coverage and reaching all 77 counties. Nine out of 10 Oklahomans view OETA as their primary source for Oklahoma history and the home for unrivaled access to arts and culture. OETA also has been recognized by Oklahomans as one of the state’s most trusted resources for news and information. This trust demands that we give our viewers the best in local productions as OETA truly represents our state and our people.

Strategy
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

The OETA Foundation supports OETA’s many local productions staying true to its mission to ensure that families throughout the state have free access to world-class arts, entertainment, education and information. Select programs include:

  • The Oklahoma News Report (ONR), a weekly in-depth exploration of news and issues affecting all Oklahomans, featuring topical information and meaningful stories that provide context and meaning.
  • What’s the Deal?, a successful digital series of STEM enrichment programs geared toward 4th through 8th graders that teaches scientific principles.
  • The OETA Movie Club, featuring classic films, celebrity photos submitted by Oklahomans and little-known movie trivia.
  • Back in Time, a documentary series that showcases significant people, situations, eras and events that helped shape the history of Oklahoma.
  • Gallery America, an award-winning arts and culture series spotlighting the best Oklahoma has to offer.
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.

The OETA Foundation is constantly looking for opportunities to invest in local productions. Projects in the pipeline include:

  • Continuing production of What’s the Deal? and expanding its reach to Oklahoma classrooms and students.
  • Collaborating with other journalism entities such as KOSU, KGOU and Oklahoma Watch to provide more in-depth and comprehensive news coverage.
  • Working with local producers to create new programs focused on Oklahoma communities.
  • Ongoing coverage of legislative, judicial and political topics that affect Oklahomans.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

National ratings services, PBS and the 2 million viewers who watch OETA on a weekly basis.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

OETA is the #1 rated PBS network in the United States, reaching 4.3 million people and serving 2 million weekly viewers.

  • OETA has received 75 Emmy nominations over the last ten years from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter. The station has won 30 Emmys since 1991.
  • Personal letter from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma in regard to the filming of August 2017 oral arguments thanking OETA for its “contribution to this unprecedented event of significant statewide interest.”
  • The OETA Movie Club has been a Saturday night staple for 30 years and is among the most popular of all OETA programs.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Daphne Dowdy
Start Date Jan 2014
Email ddowdy@oeta.tv
Experience

Daphne Dowdy is President and CEO of the OETA Foundation and a 26-year veteran of broadcast media. She began her career as a television journalist in Texas and Oklahoma. Daphne entered pubic media in 2005 when the PBS station in her husband’s hometown was in danger of becoming the first affiliate in the country to go dark. As the new General Manager, she rallied the conservative West Texas community to save the vital service and not be known as “the town that gave Big Bird the boot.” Today Basin PBS is a vital community-owned station where Daphne is still counted as a donor. Daphne went on to become Vice President of Development and Marketing at WPBT in Miami, overseeing a fundraising operation that raised approximately $9 million a year. She moved back home in 2014 to help support Oklahoma’s statewide PBS network, OETA, the station on which Sesame Street’s Big Bird first taught her to count to ten… in Spanish. Daphne is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and PBS’ Leadership Development Program.


 

Senior Staff
NameTitle
Louise LeeDirector of Development
Michael VaughnSenior Vice President, Finance
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 13
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 1032
Staff Retention Rate 92
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 16
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 12
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
  • Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma/Rodgers & Hammerstein—joint project celebrating the 75th anniversary of Oklahoma!
  • KOSU, KGOU, Oklahoma Watch—ongoing collaborative efforts to expand comprehensive news coverage.
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court—filmed oral arguments concerning the legality of new revenue-raising measures.
  • Oklahoma Zoological Society—preview screening of photojournalist Joel Sartore’s PBS documentary.
  • Oklahoma City Sail and Power Squadron, Dove Science Academy, Masons, Farmers Insurance and many more groups volunteer at twice-yearly on-air fundraisers.
  • Foundations throughout Oklahoma provide matching challenge grants during on-air fundraisers, inspiring donors and viewers to increase their contributions.
  • OETA is the only state broadcast partner of the National WARN System, allowing authorities to save lives during a national emergency.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
PBS2017
National Educational Telecommunications Association2017
National Association of Broadcasters2017
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2017
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
First Place/Documentary TelevisionSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2017
First Place/Diversity Coverage TelevisionSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2017
First Place/Special Program TelevisionSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2017
Emmy/PBS Kids Legacy Spot/Program Promo-ImageNational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter2016
Marshall Gregory Award of Excellence/School SuspensionsOklahoma Education Association2016
Marshall Gregory Award of Excellence/Teacher ShortagesOklahoma Education Association2016
Marshall Gregory Award of Excellence/Broadcast Year-Round CoverageOklahoma Education Association2016
First Place/Television Special ProgramSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2016
First Place/Television DocumentarySociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2016
First Place/Television In-depth Enterprise ReportingSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2016
First Place/Television VideographySociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2016
First Place/Television FeatureSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2016
Emmy/Gallery: Solid Art/Cultural DocumentaryNational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter2015
Emmy/Back in Time: Grapes of Wrath/Arts-Entertainment ProgramNational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter2015
Emmy/What's The Deal?/InterstitialNational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter2015
Western Heritage Award/Film-Television Western Documentary/Stateline: Cowboys of ColorNational Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum2015
First Place/Best Feature PhotographyOklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters2015
First Place/Election Reporting TelevisionSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2015
First Place/Sports Reporting TelevisionSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2015
First Place/Government Reporting TelevisionSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2015
First Place/Live Broadcast TelevisionSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2015
First Place/Health Reporting TelevisionSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2015
First Place/General News TelevisionSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2015
Best NewscastSociety of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

OETA's state funding has been reduced by 68% over the last 11 years ($8.2 to $2.8 million) with the trend expected to continue. OETA Foundation has stepped up to fill the gap, increasing private support through individual, foundation and corporate gifts by 121% since 2006. This remains the ongoing challenge. We continue to enhance our current fundraising efforts and cultivate new opportunities.


Board Chair
Name Dr. James Utterback
Company Affiliation Retired President, Seminole State College
Term July 2017 to June 2021
Email j.utterback@sscok.edu
Board of Directors
List Current as of Aug 23, 2017
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Robert L. Allen Former President, OETA FoundationVoting
Mr. Barry Beauchamp Former Superintendent, Lawton Public SchoolsVoting
Mrs. Daphne Dowdy Jackson President and CEO, OETA FoundationNonVoting
Mrs. Linda Gardner Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Mia Mascarin Oven Partner, 32Winds WineryVoting
Mrs. Cynthia Reid VP Marketing and Communications, Greater Oklahoma City ChamberVoting
Dr. James Utterback Retired President, Seminole State CollegeVoting
Governance
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 0 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Standing Committees
Executive
Personnel
Nominating
Endowment
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2017-June 30, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $6,110,602
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $6,451,720
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$5,856,195$6,636,890$8,809,104
Total Expenses$6,029,046$6,489,821$5,954,510
Revenue Less Expenses($172,851)$147,069$2,854,594
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
Contributions$5,537,580$5,390,792$4,293,477
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
------
$412,960$269,386$247,315
Investment Income, Net of Losses$393,021$3,613,743$1,106,902
Unrealized Gain/Loss($679,936)($2,769,219)$2,770,154
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$192,570$132,188$391,256
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,967,264$4,709,487$4,076,986
Administration Expense$834,941$804,332$1,016,440
Fundraising Expense$1,226,841$976,002$861,084
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.971.021.48
Program Expense/Total Expenses66%73%68%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$38,751,078$39,143,088$40,275,123
Current Assets$7,950,944$8,377,213$8,453,151
Long-Term Liabilities--$358,930$1,106,678
Current Liabilities$407,532$267,761$860,817
Total Net Assets$38,343,546$38,516,397$38,307,628
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities19.5131.299.82
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%1%3%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $5,537,580Contributions $5,390,792Contributions $4,293,477
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $493,021Investment Income $3,613,743Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Loss) $2,770,154
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $412,960Earned Revenue $269,386Investment Income $1,106,902
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
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from IRS Form 990s.
 
Note:  Per conversation with the organization the long term note in 2015 for $358,930 was paid off in the subsequent year.
 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
 
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Address 7403 N Kelley Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 8420
Primary Phone 405 848-8501
Contact Email LOndak@oeta.tv
CEO/Executive Director Daphne Dowdy
Board Chair Dr. James Utterback
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired President, Seminole State College