The Oklahoma Association of Mothers’ Clubs recently donated $1,950 to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, continuing its streak as OMRF’s longest-continuous benefactor.
The club presented the gift this month during its annual banquet at the Artesian Hotel in Sulphur.
Over the past 67 years, the Mothers’ Clubs have contributed more than $138,000 to OMRF.
These funds have supported a range of scientific needs, from cancer research to lab supplies and scholarships for state high school and college students in OMRF’s Sir Alexander Fleming Scholar program.
“Our members have chosen OMRF all these years simply because we feel that our donations are put to good use,” said Jenny Goodspeed, president of the Oklahoma Association of Mothers’ Clubs. “OMRF is transparent about its projects and current research, and we appreciate that they attend our convention each year to update us on their endeavors. As an association, we take pride that our donations are put to good use.”
Each year, Mothers’ Club members across the state raise money for OMRF by holding bake sales, golf tournaments, 5K runs and father-daughter dances.
“We continue to be amazed and inspired every year by the Mothers’ Clubs long-term dedication to our mission,” said Katherine Jackson, OMRF donor relations coordinator. “We are fortunate to have such a loyal partner in our mission of helping more live longer, healthier lives.”
The association, founded in 1940, is composed of Mothers’ Clubs in the Oklahoma communities of Canton, Fairview, Goldsby, Hennessey, Okeene, Purcell and Ponca City.