Capital Campaign

Oklahoma Contemporary’s Capital Campaign


Oklahoma Contemporary is raising $26 million to build a new arts education, exhibition and performance center on a 4.6-acre site at NW 11th and Broadway

The campaign includes:

  • $23 million to build and equip a new 50,000-square-foot building and to renovate and equip an existing 10,000-square-foot building
  • $1.5 million for operations bridge funding in the initial years
  • $1.5 million to add to Oklahoma Contemporary’s endowment at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Ready to give to the Capital Campaign?

Learn more: Watch our Capital Campaign video (above) and read about our plans for NW 11th and Broadway here.

To reach our goal, we need gifts of all sizes and are grateful for each and every campaign donor.  

  • Recognition on the donor wall in the new building begins at $5,000.  
  • Donors of $5,000 or more may make a pledge over as many as five years.  
  • We have some wonderful donor naming opportunities in the arts center in recognition of major gifts, beginning at $75,000.  
  • To learn more about supporting the campaign, making a campaign pledge or exploring a naming opportunity, please contact Oklahoma Contemporary Development Director Jennifer Thurman at or by phone at 405.951.0000. You can also give online with the buttons above.

Campaign Donors to Date Include:

  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Christian Keesee
  • Kirkpatrick Foundation
  • Nancy and George Records
  • Ann Alspaugh
  • E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • Love's Travel Shops
  • Glenna and Richard Tanenbaum
  • Paul and Leigh Ann Albers
  • Clements Foods Foundation
  • Chip and Shannon Fudge
  • Charles and Laurie Givens
  • Good Better Best Foundation
  • Kirkland and Julia Hall
  • Howard Family Charitable Foundation
  • Herman and LaDonna Meinders
  • SONIC, America's Drive-In
  • Chuck and Renate Wiggin
  • Kim and Joe O'Connor
  • Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
  • Roy Oliver
  • Dick Sias
  • Smith and Pickel Construction
  • Jeanne Hoffman Smith
  • United Mechanical Inc.
  • Tony and Lisa Vaughn
  • Aaron M. Weitzenhoffer Foundation
  • Joan S. Maguire
  • Ann and Bill Johnstone
  • Steve and Kim Bruno
  • Rand and Jeanette Elliott
  • Sarah and Dan Hogan
  • Sandra and Dr. Michael Kirk
  • David and Rebecca McCubbin Family Foundation
  • G. David Neff and Suzanne Peck
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company Foundation
  • James A. Pickel
  • Pat and Marianne Rooney & First National Bank of Oklahoma
  • J. Clifford and Dr. Leslie Hudson
  • The Kerr Foundation
  • Nancy and Bob Anthongy
  • Maguire-O'Hara Construction Co.
  • Brad Simons and Scott Wilson
  • J. Edward Barth
  • Lori Burson
  • Karen and Pete Delaney
  • Elizabeth Eickman and Marvin Quinn
  • Jane B. Harlow
  • Larry Keever and Donna Rinehart-Keever
  • Elaine and Harrison Levy
  • Steve Mason
  • Oklahoma Art League
  • Meg Salyer
  • Sam B. Smith
  • Pam and Bill Shdeed
  • Kyle and Sara Sweet                               
  • Jean Warren
  • Cliff and Connell Branan
  • Russ and Lauren Florence
  • Fred Jones Family Foundation
  • Mary Ellen and Bill Gumerson
  • Aimee and David Harlow
  • Blake and Hu Hoenig
  • Vicki and David Hunt
  • Konrad Kent Keesee
  • Larry and Cynda Ottaway
  • Phil Sr. and Kelly Pipkin/Statewide Ptg.
  • Regina Newey and Cher Bumps
  • Schnake Turnbo Frank
  • Steve and Linda Slawson
  • Todd Edmonds/HSE Architects
  • Rex Urice
  • Louisa McCune
  • Natalie Roncone
  • David and Rachel Shortt
  • Mark and Lela Sullivan
  • Jennifer and Dale Thurman
  • James and Beth Tolbert
  • Marni and Joshua Fahrenbruck
  • Molly and Miles Tolbert
  • Donita Phillips
  • Terri Cooper
  • Joan Gilmore
  • Katie Blaik James
  • Robyn and Michael Tower
  • Nathaniel and Amanda Harding


Honorary Chair
Ed Ruscha 

Campaign Cabinet Co-Chairs
Todd Edmonds
Tricia Everest
Aimee Harlow
Ann Johnstone
James Pickel

Campaign Cabinet Committee Members
Cliff Branan
Robert Clements
Karen Delaney
Russ Florence
Kay Goebel
Christian Keesee
Joan Maguire
Desmond Mason
Teresa Rose
Rex Urice
Christi Woodworth

Campaign Cabinet Advisory Members
Kris Hopper
Polly Nichols
Charlotte Richels 
Jeanne Hoffman Smith
Lela Sullivan
Jim Tolbert