Girls On the Run of Oklahoma County Inc
STE 101H
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Central Oklahoma Girls on the Run
Mission Statement Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Contact Information
Contact Name Leslie Littlejohn
Contact email
STE 101H
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73116 7737
Phone (405) 463-0116
County Oklahoma
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer There are volunteer opportunities at all levels- if you have time available for a few hours, we are always looking for 5k opportunities. If you have a few hours a week, we could always use coaches for GOTR. Expertise in various areas of business and dedication to the cause may mean you are a good fit for our board as well, feel free to ask about board opportunities. Donations are also accepted at various levels, we have a monthly giving program, estate/legacy planning options or you can even make a one-time contribution on our website. The true cost per girl of our program is $191.00, by donating this much, you are funding a scholarship for one of our girls that would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend. 
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $168,546.00
Projected Expenses $143,707.00
History and Background
Year Founded 2010
IRS Ruling Year 2011
State Registration Expiration Nov 2019
Mission Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Background Central Oklahoma Girls on the Run began in 2010 and serves hundreds of girls annually. Girls on the Run is physical activity-based positive youth development program designed to develop and enhance girls' social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. Over the course of the program girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are. Girls will develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion. Girls will work on creating positive connections with peers and adults and make meaningful contributions to community and society. Such life skills will prevent unhealthy and risky behaviors such as physical inactivity and negative body image, and promote positive health outcomes. We provide a ten-week program that meets twice a week for 90 minutes. We provide trained volunteer coaches to deliver our curriculum in the manner it was intended to teach these skills. Our program season ends with a celebratory 5K where the girls celebrate the goals for for the season. Many of our girls (upwards of 70%) are on scholarship, and from Title I schools. We provide a cost-effective after school program that builds confidence in these girls and has a ripple effect that encourages activity and exercise in their families.
Girls on the Run serves 30+ schools, in 6 counties, with over 75% of the participating girls on scholarship, and 85% of the schools we serve receiving Title I funding. Our recent accomplishments include:
1. Expansion to cover more school districts in the Central Oklahoma Area, covering more girls on scholarship. 
2. Introduction of a Fall 5k in addition to the Spring 5k based on demand. 
3. Partnership with new organizations in the area, such as the Mercy Foundation, who are helping us to achieve our goals.
Needs Girls on the Run is truly a community effort and we could use support at all levels. Coaches for our 10-week program are always needed, as well as volunteers for our 5k races. If you have coached GOTR in the past, being part of some of our practices and training formulation would be helpful. We have sponsorship opportunities at varying levels as well for businesses and individual donors willing to be sponsors, as well as annual planned giving efforts, such as contributing $10/month to fund a scholarship for one girl each year. Estate and legacy planning options are also available. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City
Canadian County
Cleveland County
Custer County
Pottawatomie County
Payne County
Central Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Children's and Youth Services
Description Girls on the Run is our program for girls in 3rd-5th grade that encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Each season, girls gain a better understanding of who they are and what's important tothem, the value of teamwork and healthy relationships and how they can have a positive impact on the world. Girls also make a meaningful contribution to their community through a team-organized Community Impact Project. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation for fitness and healthy habits and teach life skills including treating others with care, practicing gratitude and managing emotions. Each season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event provides girls with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal setting at a young age.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Females
Description Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run's middle school program that meets the unique needs of girls in 6th-8th grade. The program considers the whole girl - body, brain, heart, spirit and social connection - in a positive, structured space where girls can learnabout themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy and strengthen connections. Running is incorporated into each lesson to encourage physical wellness and teach life skills such as team building, creating a support system, standing up for themselves and others and decision making. The girls prepare for a celebratory Girls on the Run 5K event at the end of the program. This non-competitive event fosters goal setting and a sense of confidence through accomplishment to last a lifetime.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Females
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Leslie Littlejohn
Start Date Oct 2010
Experience I was a teacher for 23 years at Oklahoma City public schools. I was a volunteer director for 3 years before becoming the full time paid director. I have a master's degree in Special Education. 
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 575
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
Caucasian 100
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 100
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Name Liesl Green
Company Affiliation Oklahoma City Public School
Term Aug 2017 to Aug 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
Katie ByersNorman Public SchoolsVoting
Crystal ChavezPrime Source Mortgage, Inc.Voting
Heather ClennGOTR CoachVoting
Jodi ColeMcAfee & TaftVoting
Teryn FlorenceEdmond Public SchoolVoting
Liesl GreenOklahoma City Public SchoolsVoting
Erica HalleyPhillips MurrayVoting
Veleecia HearneBishop Guinness High SchoolVoting
Heather MartinezOklahoma City Public SchoolsVoting
Megan OwenGOTR CoachVoting
Amy RichardAccountantVoting
Meredith ScottOUHSC Onie ProjectVoting
Anne SmithAmericorpVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 2
Board Demographics - Gender
Female 100
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 70 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 30 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Board Development / Board Orientation
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Aug 01, 2019-July 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $168,546
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $143,707
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$142,440$119,737$102,262
Administration Expense$15,342$19,979$21,387
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.111.031.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%86%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$96,915$79,859$75,164
Current Assets$96,058$79,826$75,164
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$96,915$79,859$75,164
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $128,562Contributions $106,161Contributions $104,086
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $46,274Earned Revenue $38,249Earned Revenue $35,109
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Endowment? No
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 the IRS Form 990-EZs.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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STE 101H
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73116 7737
Primary Phone 405 463-0116
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CEO/Executive Director Leslie Littlejohn
Board Chair Liesl Green
Board Chair Company Affiliation Oklahoma City Public School