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

We need your help. Your philanthropic support of Oklahoma Contemporary is an investment in the future.

Help us build this permanent home, create access to arts education for everyone, expand programs to meet demand and contribute to the creative economy.

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.

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 jthurman@okcontemp.org 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 and the Simmons Foundation
  • E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Kirsten and David Griffin
  • 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
  • Julia Hall
  • Kirkland Hall
  • Howard Family Charitable Foundation
  • Ronnie and Shahnaaz Irani
  • Herman and LaDonna Meinders
  • Jeaneen Naifeh and Family
  • The Payne Family
  • Kim and David Rainbolt
  • SONIC, America's Drive-In
  • Chuck and Renate Wiggin
  • Kim and Joe O'Connor
  • Steve and Kim Bruno
  • Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
  • Roy Oliver
  • Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation
  • Dick Sias
  • Smith and Pickel Construction
  • Jeanne Hoffman Smith
  • United Mechanical Inc.
  • Tony and Lisa Vaughn
  • Aaron M. Weitzenhoffer Foundation
  • William T. Payne Fund
  • Ann  and Bill Johnstone
  • James A. Pickel
  • Joan S. Maguire
  • Rand and Jeanette Elliott
  • Sarah and Dan Hogan
  • Sandra and Dr. Michael Kirk
  • David and Rebecca McCubbin Family Foundation
  • Robert H. Meinders
  • G. David Neff and Suzanne Peck
  • Polly and Larry Nichols
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company Foundation
  • Presbyterian Health Foundation
  • Pat and Marianne Rooney & First National Bank of Oklahoma
  • Tyler Media
  • Jim and Jill Williams
  • J. Clifford and Dr. Leslie Hudson
  • The Kerr Foundation
  • Nancy and Bob Anthony
  • Great Plains Coca-Cola
  • 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
  • Don Karchmer
  • Larry Keever and Donna Rinehart-Keever
  • David and Cory Le Norman
  • Elaine and Harrison Levy
  • Steve Mason
  • Greg and Lisa Mullen
  • Oklahoma Art League
  • Joan Payne
  • Charlotte and John Richels
  • Laura and Rod Rutherford
  • Meg Salyer
  • Sam B. Smith
  • Pam and Bill Shdeed
  • Mary D. Streich
  • Kyle and Sara Sweet
  • Barry Switzer                               
  • Jean Warren
  • Louisa McCune
  • Cliff and Connell Branan
  • Bob Burke, Attorney
  • Russ and Lauren Florence
  • Todd Edmonds/HSE Architects
  • Fred Jones Family Foundation
  • Mary Ellen and Bill Gumerson
  • Aimee and David Harlow
  • Blake and Lu Hoenig
  • Vicki and David Hunt
  • Konrad Kent Keesee
  • Marilyn Meyers Memorial
  • Sumeeta and Sumit Nanda
  • Larry and Cynda Ottaway
  • Phil Sr. and Kelly Pipkin/Statewide Ptg.
  • Regina Newey and Cher Bumps
  • Schnake Turnbo Frank
  • Steve and Linda Slawson
  • Lee Allan Smith
  • Janice and Joe Dan Trigg
  • Rex Urice
  • Jeremiah Matthew Davis and Annie Holt
  • Valerie Myers
  • Adrian Myers Mullaly
  • Salvador & Jennifer Ontiveros
  • Dr. Natalie Roncone
  • David and Rachel Shortt
  • Mark and Lela Sullivan
  • Jennifer and Dale Thurman
  • James and Beth Tolbert
  • Lori and Dez Brooks
  • Marni and Joshua Fahrenbruck
  • Marilyn and James Oldfield
  • Molly and Miles Tolbert
  • Donita Phillips
  • Terri Cooper
  • Joan Gilmore
  • Katie Blaik James
  • Erin and Ryan Oldfield
  • Jennifer Scanlan
  • Scott and Suzanne Spradling
  • Robyn and Michael Tower
  • Visionary Women of Oklahoma
  • Steve and Chandra Boyd
  • Nathaniel and Amanda Harding
  • Matt Cordray
  • Barry and Anne Gray
  • David and Viki Huny

CAMPAIGN LEADERS

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

Board Members
Lori Burson
Joshua Fahrenbuck
Kristen Griffin
Mary Ellen Gumerson
Nathaniel Harding
Aimee Harlow
Kyle Impson
Katie Blaik James, PC
Ann Johnstone
Joan Maguire
G. David Neff
Kim O'Connor
Marran Ogilvie
Larry Ottaway
Kelly Pipkin
Amy Richter Bankhead
Rachel Shortt
Glenna Tanenbaum
Molly Tolbert
Tony Vaughan

Advisory Trustees
Liz Eickman
Louisa McCune
Tricia Everest

Founder's Circle
Rand Elliott
Marilyn Myers (in memoriam)
John L. Belt (in memoriam)

Kirkpatrick Family Fund

Christian Keesee

  Kirkpatrick Foundation

Nancy & George Records

 

$250,000 to $999,999

Ann Alspaugh and the Simmons Foundation

E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation

Kirsten & David Griffin

Inasmuch Foundation

Love's Travel Shops

Glenna & Richard Tanenbaum   

 

$100,000 to $249,999

Paul & Leigh Ann Albers

Julie & Mark Beffort

Clements Foods Foundation

Chip & Shannon Fudge

Charles & Laurie Givens

Good Better Best Foundation

Julia Hall

Kirkland Hall

Howard Family Charitable Foundation

Ronnie and Shahnaaz Irani

Herman & LaDonna Meinders

Jeaneen Naifeh and Family

The Payne Family

Kim & David Rainbolt

SONIC, America’s Drive-In

Chuck & Renate Wiggin

 

$50,000 to $99,000

Kim & Joe O’Connor

Steve & Kim Bruno

Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation

Roy Oliver

Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation

Dick Sias

Jeanne Hoffman Smith

Smith & Pickel Construction

United Mechanical Inc.

Tony & Lisa Vaughn

Aaron M. Weitzenhoffer Foundation

William T. Payne Fund

 

$25,000 to $49,999

Ann & Bill Johnstone

James A. Pickel

Joan S. Maguire

Rand & Jeanette Elliott

 Sarah & Dan Hogan

Cliff & Leslie Hudson

Sandra & Dr. Michael Kirk

David & Rebecca McCubbin Family Foundation

Robert H. Meinders

G. David Neff & Suzanne Peck

Polly & Larry Nichols

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company Foundation

Presbyterian Health Foundation

Pat & Marianne Rooney

Tyler Media

Jim & Jill Williams

 

$10,000 to $24,999

The Kerr Foundation

Nancy & Bob Anthony

 Great Plains Coca-Cola

Maguire-O'Hara Construction Co.

Brad Simons & Scott Wilson

J. Edward Barth

Lori Burson

Karen & Pete Delaney

Liz Eickman & Marvin Quinn

Jane B. Harlow

Don Karchmer

Larry Keever & Donna Rinehart-Keever

David & Cory Le Norman

Elaine & Harrison Levy

Steve Mason

Oklahoma Art League

Joan Payne

Charlotte and John Richels

Laura and Rod Rutherford

Meg Salyer

Sam B. Smith

Pam & Bill Shdeed

Mary D. Streich

Kyle & Sara Sweet

Barry Switzer

Jean Warren

 

$5,000 to $9,999

Louisa McCune

Cliff & Connell Branan

Bob Burke, Attorney

Russ & Lauren Florence

Todd Edmonds/HSE Architects

Fred Jones Family Foundation

Mary Ellen & Bill Gumerson

Aimee & David Harlow

Blake & Lu Hoenig

Vicki & David Hunt

Konrad Kent Keesee

Marilyn Meyers Memorial

Sumeeta & Sumit Nanda

Larry & Cynda Ottaway

Phil Sr. & Kelly Pipkin/Statewide Ptg.

Regina Newey & Cher Bumps

Schnake Turnbo Frank

Steve & Linda Slawson

Lee Allan Smith

Janice & Joe Dan Trigg

Rex Urice

 

Also

Jeremiah Matthew Davis & Annie Holt

 Valerie Myers

Adrian Myers Mullaly

Salvador & Jennifer Ontiveros

Rachel & David Shortt

Mark & Lela Sullivan

Jennifer & Dale Thurman

Beth & James Tolbert

Lori & Dez Brooks

Marni & Joshua Fahrenbruck

Marilyn & John Oldfield

Molly & Miles Tolbert

Donita Phillips

Dr. Natalie Roncone

Terri Cooper

Joan Gilmore

Katie Blaik James

Erin & Ryan Oldfield

Jennifer Scanlan

Scott & Suzanne Spradling

Robyn & Michael Tower

Visionary Women of Oklahoma

Steve & Chandra Boyd

Nathaniel & Amanda Harding

Matt Cordray

Barry and Anne Gray

David and Viki Hunt