At The Oklahoman, we empower many bighearted and forward-thinking causes across our state through both financial and volunteer support.

We believe in visionary ideas and work hard to make them a reality. Just ask our community partners.

 

Meet Abby Wolfe & Penny

Director of Marketing & Communications of Central Oklahoma Humane Society & her rescue dog

THOUSANDS OF OKC PETS are abandoned every year. Find out who’s stepping up to help.

From education to adoption, fostering, and spaying and neutering programs, OK Humane works within the community to change how Oklahomans think about their pets and animal welfare.

The Oklahoman is proud to support OK Humane. “The Oklahoman does it all for us,” Abby says. “They volunteer, they donate, they promote us, they even help us with our marketing strategy.”

That’s why Abby says, “We can count on The Oklahoman. They’re always there for us.”

Thanks to Abby and OK Humane for making Oklahoma a better place for people and animals to live.

Support OK Humane and read more about them when you subscribe to The Oklahoman today.

Meet Abby Wolfe & Penny

Director of Marketing & Communications of Central Oklahoma Humane Society & her rescue dog
 

Meet Debra

Teacher, North Highland Elementary

What can we all do today to change the world tomorrow?

At North Highland Elementary they believe boosting student reading skills is the best way to change the world. But most of their students struggle against obstacles many kids never have to face.

“The Oklahoman tutors have been our most faithful, and they’ve really changed lives over 22 years,” Debra says. The one-on-one has strengthened verbal fluency, improved comprehension, and raised test scores.

On top of that, research shows kids who read the newspaper score 25% higher on achievement tests (Institute of Education). Those results have Debra saying, “If every business adopted a school, we could change the world.”

Make that change by volunteering at an OKC public school and read more about them when you subscribe to The Oklahoman today.

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Meet Gary Banz

Executive Director, Oklahoma Honor Flights

What if Oklahoma’s WWII heroes never had a chance to honor their own?

What if Oklahoma’s WWII heroes never had a chance to honor their own?

“Unless somebody acted on their behalf, they probably would not see the World War II Memorial,” Gary says. “The coverage we received in The Oklahoman brought some big time responses in terms of financial support.”

With The Oklahoman’s help, they have flown 2,000+ WWII veterans to Washington D.C. “The Oklahoman and other foundations have literally put feet and wings to our organization,” Gary says.

Support Oklahoma Honor Flights‘ humbling mission and read more about them when you subscribe to The Oklahoman today.

 

Meet Gary Banz

Executive Director, Oklahoma Honor Flights
 

Meet Nikki

Principal, Bodine Elementary

Where would you turn to set the record straight?

Just one year ago, Bodine Elementary suffered from poor perceptions in the community about its academics, its safety, and its stability.

The result? Parents began removing their children from the school. That’s when The Oklahoman’s Adam Kemp stepped in, investigated, and wrote a story that exposed the truth — the public’s perceptions about Bodine were much different than the reality.

According to Bodine Principal Nikki Coshow, the story significantly changed perceptions about the school. “Just one article by The Oklahoman showed the public that what was happening inside the building was educational and exciting and safe.”

Since then, Bodine has experienced a 40% increase in enrollment. “We have gone from 500 to 700 students in just one school year,” says Principal Coshow. “We have children that came back because their parents realized what they had heard in the neighborhood wasn’t always the truth.”

Congrats Principal Coshow and Bodine Elementary on your success! We’re happy we could help you uncover the truth and set the record straight.

Read more good stories like Nikki’s when you subscribe to The Oklahoman today.

 

Meet Angie

Mom and Activist

What if hundreds of Oklahomans were dying and no one said a word?

Like Angie, too many Oklahomans have lost a loved one due to prescription drug abuse — a serious problem in our state, previously unknown to most Oklahomans. That is, until The Oklahoman began to investigate. Through its Addicted Oklahoma series, The Oklahoman exposed out-of-control clinics, pharmacies, doctors and abusers, and a system that enabled exploitation.

“I think that we were slow to understand the devastating effects that addiction can have on our community,” Kris Steele, former Oklahoma House Speaker says. “After The Oklahoman’s coverage of prescription drug abuse, laws were changed to make our community safer. Without the education that The Oklahoman provided, that initiative may not have been accomplished.”

According to Angie, The Oklahoman has also served as a valuable resource for those dealing with addiction. “I didn’t have any idea what to do or where to turn, and the information The Oklahoman put out there gave me a place to start.”

Find out how you can be part of the solution and read more about the prescription drug crisis when you subscribe to The Oklahoman today.

 

Meet Angie

Mom and Activist
 

Meet Kris Steele

Former Oklahoma House Speaker

When there’s a crisis
brewing in Oklahoma
where can you turn?

Oklahoma had the fifth highest number of prescription drug overdoses in the nation in 2012. In fact, more Oklahomans have died from prescription drug abuse than car crashes every year since. These statistics unveiled a serious problem in our state that too many Oklahomans were not aware of — until The Oklahoman uncovered the story.

“I think that we were slow to understand the devastating effects that addiction can have on a state,” Kris Steele, former Oklahoma House Speaker, says.

The Oklahoman began to investigate and, through its Addicted Oklahoma series, exposed out-of-control clinics, pharmacies, doctors and abusers, and a system that enabled exploitation.

According to Kris, “The Oklahoman played a key role in bringing about significant legislative changes, particularly the database that doctors now use when prescribing drugs.” Kris also says, “With The Oklahoman’s coverage, and the education it provided, laws were passed that now make our community safer.”

Find out how you can help our state shake its prescription drug problems and read more about the crisis when you subscribe to The Oklahoman today.

 

Meet Patricia

Teacher, North Highland Elementary

What can we all do today to change the world tomorrow?

What can we all do today to change the world tomorrow?

Some students face obstacles that other kids don’t have to deal with — obstacles like poverty, neglect, violence, and more — and North Highland Elementary’s students are no exception.

However, at North Highland a truly dedicated teaching staff has partnered with The Oklahoman to tutor their students and help them become better readers.

“The Oklahoman is just so committed and involved. Our students see that there are people in the community who care about them,” Patricia says. “They come in and give our kids an extra push to succeed, and they’ve been doing so for 22 years.”

Well, we’ve always been inspired by how determined the students are! Here’s to their bright future, one enriched and empowered by a love of reading.

Make that change by volunteering at an OKC public school and read more about them when you subscribe to The Oklahoman today.

 

Meet Patricia

Teacher, North Highland Elementary
 

Meet Lauren Branch

President and CEO, NewView Oklahoma

How would you help 1,000s
of visually impaired Oklahomans
regain their independence?

“There are 50,000 people in our state right now that are legally blind,” Lauren says. “The Oklahoman has supported NewView for a number of years. Not only financially but some of the staff and their families have volunteered for our organization.”

She says, “Corporate support from organizations like The Oklahoman enables our organization to serve almost 2,500 active clients a year.”

Help us support NewView Oklahoma’s goal and read about them when you subscribe to The Oklahoman today.