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Honor Roll of Donors

Since the founding of our University in 1904, this enterprise of United Methodist higher education has been sustained by donors who realize they are investing in the future by supporting our students. Oklahoma City University is privileged to recognize our donors for the 2019-20 year, and we invite you to join us in honoring them for their generous support of the University. These individuals and organizations are as diverse as the student population they support with their contributions, yet they have a common goal of sustaining a mission which has resulted in thousands of exceptionally equipped servant-leaders for our community and our world.

Our staff has worked carefully to ensure that this list of donors who have made cash gifts, pledges, and pledge payments between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, is as accurate as possible. If you know of an error or omission or have questions regarding this information, please call the OCU Office of University Advancement at (405) 208-7000.


Cumulative Gifts of $1 Million or More

Founders are an exceptional group of donors who have earned a place of distinction through their commitment to Oklahoma City University and their remarkable generosity, which continues to advance the university’s mission. Each has made cumulative gifts of $1 million or more.

* Member in memoriam
+ Current or former OCU employee

Ann Simmons Alspaugh*
Wanda L. Bass*
Martha Burger+
Phil and Cathy Busey
Chesapeake Energy
Communities Foundation of Oklahoma
Devon Energy
E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
Estate of Jeroldine Zachritz Clark
Estate of Jimmie Heatley Close
Estate of Marvin and Ena Dawson
Estate of Mary Clary Sargent
Estate of Vivian Wimberly
Jose Freede*
Gerald Gamble and Jane Jayroe Gamble
Harris Foundation, Inc.
Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, Inc.
Jeanne Hoffman Smith
Inasmuch Foundation
Ronnie and Shahnaaz Irani
Clara E. Jones*
Lou C. Kerr/The Kerr Foundation, Inc.
Kerr-McGee Corporation, Inc.
Ann Lacy
Cathy Leichter
Pete Wert and Lynette Lemon Wert
Larry and Susan Lemon
Martha J. Lemon
Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai
Tom and Judy Love
The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc.
Paul and Jonalee McLaughlin
Charles E. Mehr*
Herman and LaDonna Meinders
Norick Investments
Marjorie J. Norick*
Ronald and Margaret Norick
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church
Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. Foundation
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation
The Robert A. Parman Foundation
F.M. Petree*
Margaret E. Petree*
Robert & Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust
Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation
Sarkeys Foundation
Bill and Pam Shdeed
Dick Sias
The Chickasaw Nation
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Annual Giving

Annual support provides a vital source of institutional momentum, allowing OCU to enhance learning opportunities, provide financial assistance to students, meet emerging needs, and take advantage of new opportunities. The university is pleased to be able to recognize those who have shown exemplary support through their gifts between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.

Bright Society members are denoted in bold italic. These supporters include alumni, friends, and corporate partners who are actively contributing a minimum of $2,000 annually for three years to the OCU President’s Excellence Fund. Established by President Martha Burger, Bright Society addresses the most pressing university-wide priorities, all to the benefit of our students and our community.

* Member in memoriam
+ Current or former OCU employee
Bright Society member

Jim+ and Annetta Abbott
Rob and Autumn Abernathy
AccessLex Institute
Ad Astra Foundation
David and Kathie Aelvoet
Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation
Steven C. Agee+
Michael Agusta
Kalani and Alexandra Ah Loy
All America Bank
American Fidelity Assurance Co.
American Fidelity Foundation
Robert and Nancy Anthony
Architectural Design Group, Inc.
Sue Ann Arnall
Arvest Bank
Ascent Resources Management Services, LLC
Atrium Finance II, LP—Oklahoma City Renaissance
William+ and Dana Ayers
Angela E. Bachman
Troy and Marlene Bailey
Brian and Julia Bakeman
Kevin Baldwin
Ballard Miller Foundation
John Baransy
Terry Baransy
Rose Barber and Geoff Hefner
Ron and Debbie Barnes
Jerry Bass+
Louise L. Bass
Carter and Cara Baumert
David and Laura Beal
Mark and Teena Belcik+
Dale Bennett
Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma Inc.
Jim and Joann Booher
Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
Dennis and Chris Box+
Breckenridge Group Architects/Planners
Mark L. Britton+
Broadhurst Foundation
John and Donna Brogan
Tom Brown+
Bob and Karen Browne
Martha Burger+
Bob Burns
Phil and Cathy Busey
Bybee Foundation
Carol Byrd
Cagle Family Investments LLC
Stephen and Ruthanna Cagle
Rod and Peggy Campbell
Pat Capra
Joe and Lori Carter
Catholic University of Oklahoma
Cecil Cy Pres Settlement Account
Benjamin and Eno Chang+
Chase and Shyla Chappell
Chase Enterprises, Inc.
Chesapeake Energy
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes Gaming Revenue
City of Oklahoma City
Clements Foods Foundation
Ed and Matilda Clements
Emogene Collins+
ConocoPhillips, Matching Gift Program
Traci Cook
Bill and Mary Ann Corum
Jim and Cathy Couch
Joe and Valerie Couch+
Cox Communications
Brian Cox
Denney and Susan Crabaugh
John and Jane Crain
Brian Craven
Clint and Sarah Croasdale
Crossroads District of the Oklahoma Annual Conference UMC
CSAA Insurance Group
Brad and Patricia Curtis
Jim and Mickey Daniels
Mark and Jackie Darrah
Kyle Dean+
Al and Rita Dearmon
Michael Decker
Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma, LLC
Dexter Johnson Educational and Benevolent Trust
Paul and Ann Doolittle
DRH Health Foundation
Dick and Cynthia Dugger
Duncan Regional Hospital, Inc.
Walt and Ann-Clore Duncan
E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
Echols and Associates
David Echols
Carl and Susan Edwards
El Dorado Corporation
Robert and Nancy Ellis
Enable Midstream Partners
Bryce Engelbert+
Matthew and Jill Epperson
Estate of General James L. Wade
Estate of Joella Utley
Estate of Martha Ellen White
Estate of Norbert E.F. Gordon
Estate of Rev. Gene McCornack
Russell Evans+
Tricia Everest
Express Employment Professionals
Faith United Methodist Church of Tulsa
Brad and Celine Ferguson
Christopher and Jacqueline Fiegel
First National Bank of Oklahoma
First United Bank of Ada
Melinda Fitzgerald
Paul and Debbie Fleming
Chad and Jessica Ford
Frank S. and Julia M. Ladner Family Foundation, Inc.
Jose Freede*
Toni D. Frioux, DNP, APRN-CNP, FNP-C+
Frontier City Partners, LTD.
Fulmer Sill
William Scott Gallagher
Gerald Gamble and Jane Jayroe Gamble
Helen M. Gaudin+
Gene Nelson Family Designated Endowment Fund
General Board of Higher Education & Ministry of the UMC
Gilbert and Alena Gibson
Michael Gibson+
Robert Gilliland and Ann Felton Gilliland
Josh Gilmore
Sarah J. Glick, Esq.
Steven and Carol Goetzinger
Harry Goldman and Jettie Person
David and April Gonzalez
Vicki Gourley
Keith Grant
Linda (Hawkins) and Nathan Grantham
Great Plains Coca-Cola
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Lydia Y. Green
Steve and Jennifer Grigsby
Barry and Renee Grissom
Eric Gronningsater
Mo and Jacque Grotjohn
Gungoll, Jackson, Box & Devoll, P.C.
H. A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust
Julia Carrington Hall
Pat and Melanie Hall
Irene Ham
Hampton Inn Hotel—Northwest OKC
Homer and Treva Hancock
Carol M. Hansen
Timothy and Courtney Harlin
Jane Harlow
Chris Harrison
Nick and Susan Harroz
James and Jean Hartsuck
Kim and Suzette Hatfield
Hatton Enterprises, LLC
Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, Inc.
Haupt Law, PC
Robert and Sarah Haupt
Suzanne Hayden
Brian and Tamera Hays
Healthcare Partners Investments, LLC
John and Melvena Heisch+
Heritage Trust Company
Jeff and Kari Hill
Jeanne Hoffman Smith
Dan and Sarah Hogan
Gary and Sue Homsey
J.R. and Patsy Homsey
Elizabeth and Eric Horton-Ware+
Matt Houston
Eric and Kami Huddleston+
John & Janet Hudson
Human Mode, LLC
Humphreys Capital
David Brahm and Karen Hunold
Inasmuch Foundation
Ronnie and Shahnaaz Irani
Niles Jackson and Barbara Thornton
JDC Consultants
Joe R. Homsey, Attorney at Law, PC
Bill and Ann Johnstone
Maria Jones+
Tom Jones and Leslie Tregillus
Jerry B. Jordan
Bill and Stacy Junk
K&A Creative, Inc.
Karl F. and June S. Martin Family Foundation
Steven and Carrie Katigan
Frank and Cathy Keating
Mark and Gayla Kelly
William and Chi Kerber
Lou C. Kerr/The Kerr Foundation, Inc.
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Kirkpatrick Foundation, Inc.
Steve and Suzan Knight
Pat and Kimberli Layden
Mary and Bill Layton
Cathy Leichter
Levy Strange Beffort, LLC
Harrison and Elaine Levy
David Lim
Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai
Darren and Jenee Lister
Dan Burdette and Janis Love
Tom and Judy Love
In Memory of Virginia Everett Lovell, By Her Children
Claudine Schwetke Loyd
Jason and Carly Maderer
Tim and Christina Mallory Chicoraske+
Bill Massad
Rachel Mathew
McAfee & Taft, PC
McCasland Foundation
Katie McClendon
Dave McConnell+
Gene and Mariann McCornack*
Greg and Kathy McCracken
Bart and Cheryl McDonough
Leroy Ball and Patricia McGarrity
Rick McKee
Larry and Rozia Foster
Vernon McKown
McLaughlin Family Charitable Fund
David and Jean McLaughlin
Paul and Jonalee McLaughlin
Burrel and Jo Ann McNaught
Bill Mee
Herman and LaDonna Meinders
Frank Merrick
Michael P. & Eunice M. Massad Foundation Inc.
Joel and Nikki Miliband
Karen Miller and John Ballard
George Milner
Jo Beth Moad+
H. Thomas Moran II
Tom and Jane Moran
Daniel and Andrea Morgan+
Eugene and Jean Morrison
Caleb and Beth Muckala
Tafadzwa Stephen Munjanja
J. Christopher Munley and Mr. Robert W. Munley, III
J. Christopher Munley and Maria Yager Munley
Bob and Laurie Munley
Kyle and Ashley Murphy
Carol Naifeh
Jeaneen Naifeh
Robert N. Naifeh*
Kelli O’Hara Naughton
Dolores Neustadt
Norick Investments
Ronald and Margaret Norick
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network—Oklahoma City
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Oklahoma Army National Guard
Oklahoma Bar Foundation, Inc.
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church
Oklahoma Employees Credit Union
Oklahoma Gas & Electric
Oklahoma Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc.
Oklahoma State Bank
Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation
Valery Oswald
Reji Pappy
Richard and Gayle Parry
Pat Layden Law Firm, P.C.
Barbara Patterson
Paycom Software Inc.
James Peterson
Danny Phan
Phi Beta, Pi Iota Chapter
Phillips 66
Phillips Murrah, PC
Pierce, Couch, Hendrickson, Baysinger & Green, L.L.P.
Marsh and Debbie Pitman
Allan and Christina Polhill
Ray and Pat Potts
Steven Powell
Presbyterian Health Foundation
George Proctor and Nancy Dumoff
Prosperity Bank
Jeffry and Julie Puryear
Quest Diagnostics
Catherine Quinlan
Tom Quinn and Tommy Thompson
Rainbolt Family Foundation
Gene Rainbolt
Raising Cane’s
Dr. and Mrs. George Randall
Mr. George Records
Records-Johnston Family Foundation, Inc.
Tammie Reggio+
Remington Park
Judy Reyes-Henderson+
Tim and Toye Reynolds
Shannon L. Rich
Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation
Robinson Park, LLC
Jacob Rodriguez
Casey R. Ross+
Linda Rosser and Ron McDaniel
Jim Roth and Phillip Koszarek+
Donald Rowlett
Ralph and Sandy Sallusti
Salmeron Financial Network, Inc.
John and Lois Salmeron+
Rick Salmeron
Meg Salyer
Gary and Carol Sander
Paul and Kim Sanders
Shelley Sanders
Eddie and Rochelle Schafer
James Schmidt
Janet Schmitz
Charles and Jane Schneeberger
Ms. Mary Schneeberger
Nick Schwarz+
Schwetke Property Company
Bill and Pam Shdeed
Dick Sias
Simmons Bank
George+ and Ellen Sims
Shelby and Adelaide Smith
M.C. Smothermon
Bob and Pam Spinks+
SSM Health
Staybridge Suites—Downtown OKC
Susanna M. Stefanek
Irwin and Kelley Steinhorn
Brandon Brooks and Lynann Sterk-Brooks+
Reverend Craig Stinson and Dr. Krista Jones
Brent and Debi Stockwell
Strata Leadership
Nancy M. Strecker
Victoria K. Swinney+
Kevin and Suat Kian Tan
Richard and Glenna Tanenbaum
Marvona Easley Tavlin and Michael Tavlin
Peggy Taylor Clark
James Taylor
Judson and Helen Temple+
Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church
TG Medical USA, Inc.
The Chickasaw Nation
The Economic Club of Oklahoma
The Kerr Foundation, Inc.
The Meinders Foundation
The Professional Basketball Club, LLC
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
The University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc.
Cullen and Bonnie Thomas
Jack and Ann Thompson
Tinker Federal Credit Union
James and Elizabeth Tolbert
Tree of Life Bookstores
Linda Tucker
United States Marine Corps.
Valliance Bank
Jerry and Melinda Vannatta
John and Susan Vas
John D. and Ginger L. Veal
Visa, Inc.
Randi Von Ellefson+
Wal-Dot Foundation
Collin and Lori Walke
Anne Walker and Monty Gibson
Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison
Watson Family Foundation
WCM Investment Company
Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program
West Family Foundation
John and Rebecca West
Kenny Wheeler
Martha E. White*
Chuck and Renate Wiggin
Ashlie and Larry Wilhelm+
John Michael and Kathy Williams
Drew and Lizette Williamson
John Williford
Paul and Linda Woody
Kimberley and Erick Worrell
Hub Worrell
Karen Youmans+
Zack Zuhdi+

Gold Star Society

The Gold Star Society recognizes donors who provide support for OCU through deferred or estate gifts. Such legacy gifts can touch OCU in a variety of ways. Some donors choose to have their gift applied wherever the need is greatest, while others support endowed scholarships, professorships, or chairs. Others direct their support toward a program or project that inspires them.

* Member in memoriam
+ Current or former OCU employee

Victor and Karen Kay Albert
Betty Alden
Judy Altshuler
Frank Atwater
Terry Baransy
Susan Barber+ and David Nagle
Kay Bass
Tom Beadles
Terry and Pamela Bergdall
Stephen Bird
Kay Bradley
Robert Bryan
Bob and Chimene Burke
M.K. Butler
John Carey
Carl and Donna Cartwright
Danny and Carol Cochran
George Craig+
Allen Sheldon and Lisa Crone-Sheldon
Joe and Sherry Crosthwait
Mark and Jackie Darrah
Michael Decker
Catherine Dougherty
Patricia J. Downing
Terry Drake
Larry Eberhardt+
Phyllis Edson
Orville Edwards
Ronald and Pat Eitzen
Donald+ and Suzanne Emler
Randy and Faith Everest
Sharon G. Fore
Robert and Susan Fry
Nick and Sue Gales
Larry and Jeannette Haag
Attieson and Sharon Halbrook
Allen Harris
Richard Hastings
Patricia Hatamyar+
Robert Henry+ and Jan Ralls Henry
Alan and Elisha Herndon
James and Joan Hirnisey
Gary and Sue Homsey
Jeremy and Megan Hornbeek Allen+
William and Karen Howard
Ron Jacob
Dixie Jensen
Fred and Patricia Johnson
Nancy Kenderdine+
Jeffery Key
Jim and Mary Kutch
Ann Lacy
Timothy and Linda Larason
Janet Leadbetter
Ruth G. Leebron
Cathy Leichter
Dan Burdette and Janis Love
Claudine Schwetke Loyd
Andrea L. MacMullin
Donald and Barbara MacPherson
Daniel Majors
Samuel and Sally Marrs
John and Kathryn McInnis
Burrel and Jo Ann McNaught
Doloris A. McVay
Herman and LaDonna Meinders
Patrick K. Miles
Glenn and Mary Millard
Maudie Miller and Mike Hicks
Glen and Yvonne Miller
Margaret L. Moedt
Jim and Debbie Musick+
Sharon K. O’Roke
Mark Parker+
Mrs. Brenda Penwell
Ray and Pat Potts
Scott Preston and Sheri Herner
Nancy Pryst
Dr. and Mrs. George Randall
Karen Rice
Casey R. Ross+
Dennis Rubenstein
Michael and Kelcey Schag
Charles and Jane Schneeberger
Hugh and Shirley Scott
Cheryl Seguine
Garvin Senn
Bill and Pam Shdeed
Shelby and Adelaide Smith
Wayne Stone
Samuel and Deborah Suddarth
Marvona Easley Tavlin and Michael Tavlin
Kelly Thompson
Kevin Tully
Clarence and Patricia Tully
Alireza Vahabzadeh
Robert Van House
Jerry and Melinda Vannatta
Virginia K. Walker
Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison
Gladys B. Whetstine
Charles Wisler
Lisa Wolfe+ and Fred Mischler
Debra Worley
Hub Worrell
Carl and Beverly Ann Young