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George Kaiser Foundation makes record donation to River Parks for A Gathering Place

By KEVIN CANFIELD - Tulsa World Modified: August 14, 2014 at 10:07 am •  Published: August 14, 2014

The River Parks Board of Trustees this morning voted unanimously to accept what is believed to be the largest gift to a public park in the history of the United States.

"It will make a huge and wonderful difference to Tulsa," Board Chairwoman Robin Ballenger said before the vote.

In the small boardroom of River Parks Authority, officials from the George Kaiser Family Foundation will donate A Gathering Place for Tulsa to the authority.

The gift is estimated at $350 million, including approximately $50 million for operations and maintenance.

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