About Us

Our Mission

The purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds and support the activities and programs of Harding Fine Arts Academy by receiving, investing, managing, and expending non-state-appropriated funds and properties.

Our Values

Creativity: Fulfill our mission using imagination and ingenuity

Integrity: Carry out our mission with the greatest responsibility and accountability

Stewardship: Honor our history and heritage by being socially, financially and environmentally responsible

Innovation: Embrace continuous improvement and bold change

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Support our mission by donating to the
Student Success Fund

Foundation Staff

Shannon Mckenrick

Director of Development

Shannon is an Okie transplant from Dallas, Texas. She moved to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma City University where she earned her B.S. in Entertainment Business and M.A. in Nonprofit Leadership: Arts Administration. In fall of 2020, Shannon was inducted into GenNext Under 30 class and became a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She has volunteered with many organizations since moving to Oklahoma City, such as Oklahoma City Ballet, Allied Arts, Daughters of the American Revolution, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. As a life-long dancer and lover of the arts, Shannon is very excited to be joining the Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation as its first Director of Development. In her free time Shannon enjoys quilting, visiting museums, reading, and playing with her sassy cat, Frijoles.

smckenrick@hfaafoundation.org | (405) 702-6939

Nondiscrimination Policy

HARDING FINE ARTS ACADEMY FOUNDATION does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

HARDING FINE ARTS ACADEMY FOUNDATION is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.