A 501(c)(3) Oklahoma Corporation

Tulsa Central High School Foundation was incorporated in April 1982. Its purpose is:

• to promote the advancement of educational excellence at Tulsa Central High School

• to financially assist programs and projects for the enrichment of Tulsa Central High School's academic, cultural, athletic, and other activities for the benefit of the student body and faculty

• to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between Tulsa Central High School and its alumni.

Its first president was T. D. Williamson, Jr. ('31). He served as president from 1982 to 1991. Johnnie Cherblanc ('55) was the second president and served from 1992-1997. Garvin Berry ('43) was president of the Foundation from 1998-2002. Doug Dodd ('67) was president from 2003 - 2005. Becky Bagby ('70) was president from 2005-2007. Terry Stewart ('70) was president from 2007-2013. Marilyn Loucks ('63) was elected president in December 2013.

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Major Accomplishments of the Foundation

November 1985 Dedicated large heroic size Great Spirit statue in Woodward Park. The statue is lit at night and the CHS Foundation takes care of its maintenance.

April 1997 The "Walk of Fame" on the southwest corner of Central was dedicated. Jay O'Meilia ('45), artist/sculptor made bronze relief plaques for this project illustrating Central's history.

April 1998 The Hall of Fame, located in a new west lobby, was dedicated to T.D. Williamson, Jr., ('31), who was the principal founder of the Central High School Foundation.

September 2001 The John Starks/Callie West Fitness and Athletic Training Center was dedicated.

2002 & 2008 Tulsa Central High School Alumni Directories were published. These directories list information on all graduates of Central from 1906-2008.

December 2002 Foundation website. This website was developed and funded by the Foundation to help publicize the work of the Foundation, and give alumni a contact place for information about their class activities.

February 2003 The rededication of Central's Memorial Pipe Organ was held on February 21, 2003.

On-going Projects of the Foundation

New Sound System: provision of a state-of-the-art system in Central's Performing Arts Theatre Auditorium. Regular upgrades of this system will be necessary to support the performances of a fine arts magnet school program.

Great Spirit Award: given each year at the Award Assembly to the outstanding senior boy and senior girl. This is a cash award with no restrictions.

Mentoring Program: There are always students in need of mentoring. If you are interested, please contact a member of the Foundation board and we will work with the principal and others in the administration to connect you with a student.

Departmental Grants : Beginning with the 2006/07 school year, each of the 12 departments is eligible for an annual grant of $500 for a department generated project.

Tulsa Central High School Foundation, Inc. • P.O. Box 471195 • Tulsa, OK 74147-1195