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History, Mission, Vision and Purpose



Our History

The Oklahoma City Community College Foundation serves a unique mission by facilitating the charitable intentions for donors who wish to support the students, faculty, staff and programs of the College. Our work focuses on our responsibility to provide our students and community with educational opportunities that are relevant, rigorous, accessible, affordable and convenient.

The Foundation was formed in 1998 by a group of community and business leaders in Oklahoma City as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Our single focus is supporting the people and programs of the College, often in ways that benefit the larger community.

Since 1972, OCCC has impacted the lives of countless numbers of students, businesses and community members. From those first days when the College was just an idea for what was a  pasture in southwest Oklahoma City to today, where we serve nearly 20,000 students in vibrant facilities throughout Oklahoma City, the College prepares students for a better life.


The mission of the Oklahoma City Community College Foundation is to benefit, support and enhance the programs of OCCC and to have a transformative impact on the lives of our students and our community.


The OCCC Foundation will engage the community to provide life-changing opportunities to its students by increasing philanthropic support and increasing awareness of the College and its activities.

Purpose and Guiding Principles

The primary purpose of the Foundation is to facilitate the philanthropic goals of donors in a manner that aids, fosters, and promotes the development and welfare of the students, faculty, staff and alumni at OCCC by:

  • Providing need-based and merit-based scholarships for students
  • Representing to donors relevant ideas to enhance academic, student support and community programs
  • Professionally managing the fundraising and administrative activities of the Foundation, as well as supervising, under the guidance of the Board of Trustees, the investment and spending policies of the Foundation