|Faculty ISAS Volunteering Daily Morning Briefings|
|Cyclone volunteers await for Coach T's orientation|
|Volunteers arriving for orientation|
|Cyclone Volunteers hard at work|
Full-service days at Casady School
A service facilitator's dream =)
|United by the Vision: Peace through service, teamwork, and creativity|
|Parents, Faculty Emeritus current teachers joined hands preparing the meals tent for 3,000 participants|
|Casady lake with "feathers" from all participating school|
|and the fun begins at noon today!|
Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) Arts Festival began in 1967 at Casady School with Wichita Collegiate and Holland Hall participating in debate, one act plays, and art exhibits at Casady School. The Festival culminated with all three schools joining together in a mass choir concert.
Fifty years later, the ISAS Arts Festival has grown to be the nation’s premiere annual regional arts festival among independent schools with more than 20 different performance opportunities for the students. Today, more than 40 schools and 3,000 students participate in this weekend celebration of performing and visual arts.
The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) is comprised of more than 90 schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico.
Students, Faculty, Administrators, Staff, Parents, Alumni joined hands preparing for the Festival. Cyclones volunteered Monday-Wednesday the week of April 2-5, 2017.
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Teen Leaders in Philanthropy Youth Board
Fundraiser Trivia Dinner
The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation fourth annual Teen Leaders in Philanthropy class hosted its annual end of the year fundraiser. OMRF selected 53 teens from across the state for its fourth annual Teen Leaders in Philanthropy class. OMRF teen philanthropy visited OMRF on a monthly basis throughout the 2016-17 school year to meet philanthropic leaders while learning about nonprofit organizations and the impact giving can have on a community.
Members of the teen board were Oklahoma high school students who submitted a written application and a letter of reference to qualify and then participated in an interview process.
The diverse group of teens worked together on team-building and fundraising projects strategically tailored to instill the basics of philanthropy, development, board structure, networking and the TRIVIA annual fundraising.
Previous classes worked to create, organize and operate community-wide events to raise money for childhood disease and autoimmune disease research at OMRF, as well as a Trivia Night that raised money for overall research at the foundation.
Six of this year’s Teen Leaders were named to the Advisory Council, a select group of two-time Teen Leader participants who aid OMRF Development officers by contributing ideas and feedback for the program. They also take leadership roles by heading committees for the fundraising project.
“We are thrilled that this program is continuing to grow and become known around the state,” said OMRF Director of Development Kelley McGuire, who coordinates the group. “Educating young people about how philanthropy works will ensure that our state’s non-profit organizations are set up for success in the future.”
The 2016 Teen Leaders in Philanthropy are:
For more information, go to http://omrf.org/teen-leaders/.