The Norman Transcript

September 20, 2013

OU-Tulsa programs grow from support

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

TULSA — University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced Wednesday that Tulsa foundations and corporations are providing more than $2.3 million in new grants and continued funding to OU-Tulsa programs to provide experiences for students and to enhance outreach for the community.

Support includes:

· A $163,000 grant from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to fund the Youth Philanthropy Initiative Cohort VI.

· Funding in the amount of $269,000 from the George Kaiser Family Foundation to the OU-Tulsa Early Childhood Student Loan Forgiveness Program established by the foundation in 2008.

· A contribution of $235,000 from the George Kaiser Family Foundation in support of the OU Childhood Education Institute to continue research focused on early childhood education.

· A $30,000 grant from the Hilti Group to establish a scholar award within the OU College of Engineering.

· A $490,000 gift from the St. John Health System to the OU School of Community Medicine in support of surgery and internal medicine educational programs.

· A $500,000 contribution from Saint Francis Health System to the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Community Medicine to enhance the medical education program for students and provide additional clinical educational experiences for residents.

· Support from the George Kaiser Family Foundation, QuikTrip Corporation, Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation, Cox Communications, American Academy of Pediatrics Child Access to Community Health Program, and Morningcrest Healthcare Foundation for the Street Outreach Clinic operated by the OU School of Community Medicine and located on the Youth Services of Tulsa campus.

· Support from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation for programs designed to assist and support children who are suspected victims of child abuse and maltreatment.

· A gift of $194,000 to OU from the George Kaiser Family Foundation to support OU’s participation in a partnership with the YMCA, Morton Comprehensive Health Services and Educare families to promote fitness, nutrition, wellness and early intervention for emergency illness.

· A $481,000 contribution from the George Kaiser Family Foundation to support the Healthy Women-Healthy Futures program.

For more information about OU-Tulsa, call 918-660-3318 or visit tulsa.ou.edu.