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About Us

The history of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund is closely aligned with the Kirkpatrick Foundation and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. These philanthropies all benefit from the foresight and generosity of John E. and Eleanor B. Kirkpatrick; their daughter, Joan E. Kirkpatrick; and grandson, Christian Keesee. The Kirkpatrick family has established a legacy of giving that will continue to benefit future generations in central Oklahoma and the communities we support.

In 1989, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund was founded by John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick and quickly became the largest affiliated fund in the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Through the leadership of trustee and president, Christian Keesee, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund remains committed to adhering to the priorities and guiding principles of its founders.

To date, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund has contributed almost $80 million through project, operating and endowment-building grants to qualified nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly to address the greatest needs in their communities.

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Christian Keesee

President

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George Drew

Vice President

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Nancy B. Anthony

Secretary/Treasurer

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Elizabeth K. Eickman

Director

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Jane B. Harlow

Trustee

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Leslie Hudson

Trustee

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Ann Johnstone

Trustee

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Jenny Love Meyer

Trustee

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Polly Nichols

Trustee

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James A. Pickel

Trustee

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George Records

Trustee

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Jane Sutter

Trustee

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Louisa McCune

Advisor

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Elizabeth K. Eickman

Director

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Tina Burdett

Senior Program Officer

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Sara Maynard

Programs Manager

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Cassie Yoshikawa

Grants Assistant

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Nancy Stearns

Administrative Assistant

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