Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame to induct Max Nichols
Max Nichols, a nationally recognized journalist and author, is one of four individuals who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame.
The other honorees will include Bill Anoatubby, Ada; William Corbett, Tahlequah; and Eddie Faye Gates, Tulsa.
An Oklahoma City native and graduate of the University of Oklahoma's School of Journalism, Nichols earned an M.A. degree in Journalism at Columbia University, began a career as the beat writer for the Minnesota Twins baseball team. He eventually became a sports editor, columnist, and president of the Baseball Writers of America. He returned to Oklahoma City in 1980 and soon became editor of The Journal Record.
Nichols will be honored during the Annual Awards Luncheon of the Oklahoma Historical Society on April 19 at the Frisco Conference Center in Clinton. The general public is invited to make reservations at $17 each. Registration forms are available by calling (800) 750-4090 or 522-0317, or by emailing Paul Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelly Crynes at email@example.com.
George Kaiser Family Foundation offers $40K challenge grant
The George Kaiser Family Foundation has announced it will match first-time and increased contributions from the public to the Homeless Alliance dollar-for-dollar up to $40,000 from March 14 until June 15. The funds will support the 100,000 Homes Oklahoma City campaign, part of a national effort to permanently house 100,000 of the country's most vulnerable homeless citizens.
The Homeless Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the system of care for the homeless in Oklahoma City through collaboration with government, faith-based and nonprofit service providers, city government and local businesses.
The campaign focuses on housing the most medically vulnerable individuals who are currently living on the streets. The goal of the campaign is to house seven individuals per month or 84 by the end of 2013. The fundraising goal for the campaign is $84,000, which will house 30 percent of the city's chronically, medically homeless population.
To make a donation to the Homeless Alliance, visit www.homelessalliance.org and click on the “Donate” button on the homepage.
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