Oklahoma Contemporary
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Capital Campaign

Oklahoma Contemporary is raising $30 million to build a new arts education, exhibition and performance center, planned to open in 2020, on a 4.6-acre site at NW 11th and Broadway.

We need your help.

The children, families and adults of our great city and state are waiting to discover a welcoming, inclusive meeting place where creativity is the focus of every experience and exchange of ideas. Oklahoma Contemporary is that place.

Your philanthropic support is an investment in the future. Help us build this permanent home, create access to arts education for all ages, expand programs to meet growing demand and contribute to our region's creative economy.

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Campaign Leaders

Honorary Chair
Ed Ruscha

Cabinet Chairs
Ann Johnstone | James Pickel

Cabinet Members
Kim Bruno | Robert Clements | Nathaniel Harding | Aimee Harlow | Judy Love | Joan Maguire | Marran Ogilvie | Kelly Pipkin | Rachel Shortt | Glenna Tanenbaum | Mike Turpen

Board Members

President Christian Keesee | Past President James Pickel | Vice President Todd Edmonds | Secretary Kim Bruno | Treasurer Robert Clements | Amy Bankhead | Julie Beffort | Katie Blaik James | Lori Burson | Philip Busey, Jr. | Joshua Fahrenbuck | Kirsten Griffin | Mary Ellen Gumerson | Amy Guzzy | Nathaniel Harding | Aimee Harlow | Eli Hellman | Kyle Impson | Ann Johnstone | Joan Maguire | Lindsey Miles | Dan Molina | G. David Neff | Kim O'Connor | Marran Ogilvie | Larry Ottaway | Kelly Pipkin | Kyle Powell | Melissa Scaramucci | Rachel Shortt | Glenna Tanenbaum | Molly Tolbert

Advisory Trustees

Liz Eickman | Tricia Everest | Louisa McCune

Founder's Circle

Rand Elliott | Marilyn Myers (in memoriam) | John L. Belt (in memoriam)

Campaign Donors to Date Include:

The Chickasaw Nation | Christian Keesee | Kirkpatrick Family Fund | Kirkpatrick Foundation | Nancy and George Records

Anonymous | The Simmons Charitable Foundation of Oklahoma | E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation | Kirsten and David Griffin | Inasmuch Foundation Love’s Travel Stops | Herman and LaDonna Meinders | Marisa and Jeff Records | Glenna and Richard Tanenbaum

Leigh Ann and Paul Albers | Julie and Mark Beffort | Steve and Kim Bruno Clements Foods Foundation | Rick and Lerri Cooper | Devon Energy | Fudge Family | Charles and Laurie Givens | Good.Better.Best. Fund | Julia Carrington Hall | Kirkland Hall | Russ and Celina Harrison | Howard Family Charitable Foundation | Ronnie and Shahnaaz Irani | The McClendon Family Jeaneen Naifeh Family | The Payne Family | Gene Rainbolt | Kim and David Rainbolt | Pamela Shanklin and Dr. Edward Schwartz | SONIC Drive-In | Renate and Chuck Wiggin | W.C. Payne Foundation

Steven C. Agee | Amy and Roy Bankhead | Jeanne Hoffman Smith | The Maguire Family | McCasland Foundation | Polly and Larry Nichols | Kim and Joe O’Connor | Marran and Ian Ogilvie | Becky and Roy Oliver | G. David Neff and Suzanne Peck | Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation | Jodi and Ed Sanchez Dick Sias | Smith & Pickel Construction | Lisa and Tony Vaughn | Gregg Wadley and Susan E. Brackett | Aaron M. Weitzenhoffer Foundation | Drew and Lizette Williamson | Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation

American Fidelity Foundation | Nancy and Bob Anthony | Anonymous Anonymous | Arnall Family Foundation | Bowen Foundation | Robert and Karen Browne Family Fund | Jeanette and Rand Elliott | Eli and Leslie Hellman | Mrs. Henry Freede | Sarah and Dan Hogan | Leslie and Cliff Hudson | Ann and Bill Johnstone | Sandra and Michael Kirk | Betsy and Hugh O’Hara | Rebecca and David McCubbin | Robert H. Meinders | Norick Investment Company Fund | Beth Odom and Paul Odom III | OG&E Energy Corp. Foundation | James A. Pickel | Presbyterian Health Foundation | Pat and Marianne Rooney | SSM Health Oklahoma | Brad Simons and Scott Wilson | Statewide Painting Contractors | The Tyler Family | Jim and Jill Williams

Anonymous | Bank of Oklahoma | Kelly Barnett | J. Edward Barth | Joy Reed Belt, PhD. | Lori Burson | The Delaney Family Foundation | Liz Eickman and Marvin Quinn | Great Plains Coca-Cola | Amanda and Nathaniel Harding | Aimee and David Harlow | Jane B. Harlow | Donna Rinehart-Keever and Larry Keever | The Kerr Foundation, Inc. | Cory and David Le Norman | Elaine and Harrison Levy | Steve Mason | Oklahoma Art League | Joan Payne | John and Charlotte Richels | Cindy and Lance Ruffel | Rod and Laura Rutherford | Meg Salyer | William F. and Pamela Shdeed | Mary Dean Streich | Kyle and Sara Sweet | Barry and Becky Switzer | Jean Warren | Casey and Rainey Williams

Annie Bohanon | Connell and Cliff Branan | Bob Burke, Attorney | Barbara Cooper | Todd Edmonds / HSEarchitects | Timothy Fields and Eddie Walker | Lauren and Russ Florence | John and Marsha Funk | Mary Ellen and Bill Gumerson | Aimee and David Harlow | Mr. and Mrs. Blake Hoenig | Vicki and David Hunt | Fred Jones Family Foundation | Konrad Kent Keesee | Pam and Jim Klepper | Ellen and Don Lisle | Katherine Long | Rebecca and David McCubbin | The Louisa McCune Family | Marilyn Myers Memorial | Doctors Sumit and Sumeeta Nanda | Regina Newey and Cher Bumps | Salvador and Jennifer Ontiveros | Cynda and Larry Ottaway | Donita and R. Curtis Phillips | Kelly Pipkin and Phil Pipkin, Sr. | Brandi and Patrick Pipkin | Phil Pipkin, Jr. Lisa and Brad Richardson | Schnake Turnbo Frank | Linda and Steve Slawson | The Lee Allan Smith Family | Janice and Joe Dan Trigg | Susan and Mike Turpen | Rex Urice | Laura and Joe Warriner | Linda Whittington

Anonymous | Katie Blaik James | Steve and Chandra Boyd | Lori and Dez Brooks | Terri Cooper | Matt Cordray | Jeremiah Matthew Davis and Annie Holt | Diana Duke Duncan | Marni and Joshua Fahrenbruck | Joan Gilmore | Barry and Anne Gray | Stephen and Mary Grossi | Nkem and Alana House | Virginia Meade | Adrian Myers Mullaly | Valerie Myers | Erin and Ryan Oldfield | Marilyn and John Oldfield | David and Kim Robberson | Dr. Natalie Roncone |Jennifer Scanlan | Rachel and David Shortt | Scott and Suzanne Spradling | Mark and Lela Sullivan | Jennifer and Dale Thurman | Molly and Miles Tolbert | Elizabeth and James R. Tolbert III | Robyn and Michael Tower | VOW, Visionary Oklahoma Women


NW 11th and Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

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