The Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation Board of Directors cordially invites you
Presented by Richard & Glenna Tanenbaum
VIP Patron Party
Saturday, March 2, 2024
JRB Art at the Elms, 2810 N Walker Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Leadership in Arts & Education Awards Banquet
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK
6:00 pm | Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm | Award Ceremony & Dinner
Harding After Dark
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Ponyboy, 423 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK
The Leadership in Arts & Education Awards recognizes those who have made sustainable and inspiring contributions to the arts and education in Oklahoma. This annual fundraising event for the Foundation is the single largest source of income for the organization.
Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation’s purpose is to support the activities and programs of Harding Fine Arts Academy an award-winning public charter school in the heart of Oklahoma City. The Academy provides an innovative arts-integrated curriculum to a diverse and accomplished student body.
Sponsorships and tickets are available now! For more information please email [email protected].
Nancy B. Anthony
Nancy Anthony joined the Oklahoma City Community Foundation as Executive Director in 1985 when it had assets of $20 million and one other full-time employee. She directed the growth of the Community Foundation to assets of more than $1.6 billion during 2021. Today, the Community Foundation has 47 full-time employees and makes average annual distributions to the Oklahoma City community of $46 million. In 2015 she was named the President of the organization.
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has been a leader among community foundations in the development of endowments for nonprofit charitable organizations. It has also focused its discretionary resources on a group of strategically selected community issues and opportunities where it can provide both resources and leadership. It operates the largest organizational endowment program in the United States and the largest independent scholarship program in Oklahoma. In 1995, the Community Foundation joined with several other area organizations to provide leadership in the oversight and distribution of contributions given in response to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. She has served on the board of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy in Washington DC, and the Community Foundation Leadership Team for the Council of Foundations. She retired as President of the Community Foundation in 2022 after 38 years leading the organization.
A native of Elizabethtown, KY, Anthony received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University M.A. and M.Phil degrees in mathematical statistics from Yale University, and a Ph.D in biostatistics epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma. In her professional career she has taught at Vanderbilt and Oklahoma City University. She has also served as a consultant in statistics and demography before joining the Community Foundation
As a community volunteer, Anthony has served for 45 years as a member of the Metropolitan Library Commission including ten years as chairman. She has served on a number of community boards and also served as a volunteer coach for several girls’ athletic teams. She served as the Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma City Sports Facility Oversight Board, a city commission. She served as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Duke Divinity School.
She and her husband, Robert H Anthony, reside in Oklahoma City. They have four daughters and six grandchildren. They are active members of crown heights United Methodist Church
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Sponsorship will be available soon. Becoming a sponsor helps the Foundation continue its mission of support the students and teachers at Harding Fine Arts Academy.
Richard & Glenna Tanenbaum
Nancy and Bob Anthony | BancFirst | The Chickasaw Nation | Jeanette & Rand Elliott | Jean & Walt Hendrickson | Kenyon Morgan | United Mechanical Services Inc
Annie Bohanon | Matilda & Ed Clements | Terri Cooper | Joan Frates | Laurie & Charlie Givens | Grant Thornton LLP | Beth & Jim Tolbert | Visionary Oklahoma Women
Melinda & Randy Compton | Kirk Hammons | Bill & Ann Johnstone | Jerrod & Jamie Shouse | Alison Taylor
Question? Contact Shannon Mckenrick-Okou, Executive Director, at [email protected] or call (405) 702-6939.
LAE Event Planning Committee
Annie Bohanon, Chair
Kathy Rodgers Wilson