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Close to the Heart

Kathy McCracken knows what it’s like to have a chronically ill child and all the stress and work that comes with finding care. That personal connection to specialty pediatric healthcare, coupled with experience working in community engagement and fundraising, are invaluable to her role as executive director for the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF). “There is nothing in life as comforting...

A Lifetime of Giving Back

At just five years old, Debby Hampton’s love for the United Way began.  Her father worked for a company that donated frequently to one of the nonprofit’s campaigns, and he had earned a pin for his donation. Hampton, in turn, fell in love with that pin, so her dad had her complete some chores to earn it. Thus, her life’s...

A Community for All

As president of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Nancy Anthony is seriously driven and committed to improving the lives and infrastructure of OKC. She’s fully aligned with the nonprofit’s mission: to serve the philanthropic needs of donors and the community by the development and administration of endowment and other charitable funds, with the end goal of preserving capital and...

Doing Her Part

.ugb-41d9647 > .ugb-inner-block > .ugb-block-content > .ugb-columns__item{grid-template-columns:1.26fr 0.74fr !important} Marnie Taylor, chief executive officer of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, has always been a “roll-up your sleeves and get to work” type of person, she says. Taylor earned a degree in advertising from the University of Notre Dame ... only five years after women became able to attend the university. There,...

Tricia Everest

One of the philanthropic backbones of OKC, Tricia Everest is a fourth-generation Oklahoman who graduated from Vanderbilt University and the University of Oklahoma School of Law. After serving as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Oklahoma, Everest decided to spend her time leading a variety of initiatives geared towards helping the marginalized in OKC. She was the founding...