Schusterman Foundation awards services

Friday, 26 December 2008
Fifteen nonprofit organizations that provide direct services in the Tulsa area will each receive a check for $25,000 during January 2009, to offset the cost of utilities during the coming year.  These funds will come from the Tulsa-based Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, through a program called “Lights On!”  The purpose is to keep the building lights on and the offices warm and welcoming.

Lynn Schusterman, CLSFF chair, said, “This program embodies the Tulsa spirit, a community spirit that continues to meet the basic needs of those most vulnerable among us.  We are initiating this program as people celebrate holidays that symbolize light.  Our hope is that the Lights On! program will brighten Tulsa throughout 2009.”

The announcement of the grants came as a surprise to the directors of the nonprofit organizations through personal phone calls from CLSFF staff.  “We all serve on local nonprofit boards and know just how much these grants will assist the agencies. We were thrilled to make the calls and share the good news.”

The selected agencies are:

1.  Anne Patterson Dooley Family Safety Center
2.  Child Abuse Network
3.  Community Action Project of Tulsa County
4.  Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
5.  Domestic Violence Intervention Services/Call Rape
6.  Emergency Infant Services
7.  Family and Children’s Services, Inc.
8.  Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, Inc.
9.  Mental Health Association in Tulsa Inc
10. Parent Child Center of Tulsa
11. Planned Parenthood of Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma, Inc
12. Resonance
13. Tulsa CASA, Inc
14. Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
15. Youth Services of Tulsa, Inc.

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation was established in 1987 with a mission to spread the joy of Jewish living, giving and learning throughout the world. In Tulsa, the Foundation strives to improve the quality of life through investments that eliminate child abuse, support education and develop young leaders through community service projects.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 December 2008 )