5 Tulsa-Area Schools Awarded $10,000 To Help With Pandemic Costs

Thursday, May 21st 2020, 3:11 pm


Five Tulsa-area schools have been named recipients of $10,000 to help with support and recovery from the impact of COVID-19. The contribution from the Oklahoma Central Foundation was announced Thursday afternoon.

"Oklahoma Central Foundation is dedicated to supporting our community to fight this pandemic. In an effort to best align our resources, we have made a critical gift to local schools to help them combat issues that have occurred as a result of COVID-19. We will continue to listen to community needs, help schools maintain critical operations and support our community," said Gina Wilson, Chair of the Oklahoma Central Foundation and President/CEO of Oklahoma Central Credit Union.

The five schools selected are:

-- Bishop Kelley High School

-- Booker T. Washington High School

-- Kendall Whittier Elementary School

-- St. Pius X School

-- Wright Christian Academy

These schools were chosen based upon their financial literacy partnerships with the Oklahoma Central Credit Union, whose Oklahoma Central Foundation helps the community "become financially empowered, supporting the credit union philosophy of 'people helping people.'"

Schools will use the money to help with costs incurred as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

"We are so thankful for the generous contribution to St. Pius X School. Thanks to the Oklahoma Central Foundation, we will be able to fund necessary classroom supplies and supplemental resources for our teachers that we were forced to eliminate due to COVID-19. The support we have received has made a tremendous positive impact on our students and staff," said Heidi McCoy, Principal of St. Pius X School.


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