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The committee oversees the operation of OLA's Endowment Fund, promotes donations, and creates activities and events to raise money for the Fund.

Purpose of the Endowment Fund:

  1. Provide guaranteed income to sponsor nationally prominent speakers for OLA conferences, workshops, seminars and other educational opportunities for librarians.
  2. Support the administration of the Oklahoma Library Association.
  3. Allow the Association to respond quickly to new opportunities, forge partnerships, and address critical challenges.
  4. Fund scholarships.
  5. Foster greater innovation in continuing educational opportunities in Oklahoma libraries.
  6. Create a permanent home office for the Association in order to:
    1. Provide a meeting space.
    2. House OLA administrative personnel.
    3. Generate income through the rental of unscheduled space as available.  

OLA Endowment Fundraising Campaign

In celebration of the 10th Year Anniversary of the Oklahoma Library Association’s (OLA) Endowment, the Endowment Committee developed a list of the Top 10 benefits of contributions toward the Endowment.

1. The OLA Office
2. Sequoyah
3. Newspapers in Education
4. Festival of Books
5. Connie Van Fleet Memorial Scholarship
6. OLA Endowment Committee Fundraising Efforts
7. The Fabulous "Cars" Fundraiser
8. Information Matrix Camp
9. OLA Sponsors Scholarship Baskets at Conference
10. All-Conference Events

 Committee Co-Chairs

Lisa Wells
Gail Currier

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