OCCC Foundation receives Parks and Public Space Initiative Grant from Oklahoma City Community Foundation

The grant allows funding for tree planting on the north side of campus

    (Published: 05-01-18)

OCCC President Jerry Steward, Oklahoma City Community Foundation's Brian Dougherty, OCCC Board of Regents Chair Rick Moore

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $12,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Parks and Public Space Initiative. The grant will be used to assist in funding tree plantings in community spaces on campus, which will allow OCCC to further enrich the Oklahoma City community.

“The Oklahoma City Community Foundation and the college share a vision of a beautiful, safe and healthy community, and this grant will provide funding for 36 trees to be planted on the north side of the campus,” said OCCC Foundation executive director Von Allen. “We are grateful for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s continued commitment to strong communities and appreciate its confidence in our ability to be a strong collaborator.”

OCCC President Jerry Steward formally thanked Brian Dougherty of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation Parks and Public Space Initiative on behalf of the college at the OCCC Board of Regents meeting Monday, April 16, 2018.

Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works with donors to create charitable funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future. Grants awarded through the Parks & Public Space Initiative support programs that encourage the use of public parks for recreation, health and wellness activities. For more information about the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, visit www.occf.org.

For more information about the OCCC Foundation or to donate to the college’s mission, visit www.occc.edu/foundation/ or call the OCCC Foundation at 405-682-7591.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 60 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.