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Oklahoma nonprofit briefs
Published: February 23, 2014


State leadership class

is accepting applications

Leadership Oklahoma, a program in its 27th year, is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 class.

The organization accepts a class of 52 members each year. Criteria for selection include demonstrated leadership on the part of applicants in their communities and state. The program is designed to be a series of issue-oriented forums and experiences, based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership. It consists of an orientation session, a mandatory two-day retreat and eight two-day sessions. Classes are held in locations that relate to issues of importance to the state.

Applications may be downloaded from Completed applications must be received in the Leadership Oklahoma office by 5 p.m. April 1.

Library trust hosts author Khaled Hosseini

The Metropolitan Library System's Library Endowment Trust is bringing author Khaled Hosseini to Oklahoma City as the featured speaker for the 12th annual Literary Voices dinner.

Hosseini's “The Kite Runner” was on the best-sellers list for more than 240 weeks. Beyond his success as a writer, Hosseini has been named a Goodwill envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the Khaled Hosseini Foundation has provided aid to countless women, children and homeless refugees in his native Afghanistan.

The fundraiser will be 7 p.m. April 9 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. It will be preceded by a Patron Party at 6 p.m.

The dinner benefits the Library Endowment Trust, which helps support the Metropolitan Library System by providing additional funding for programs, materials and services.

Family Builders and S&B Burgers ‘Pay it Forward'

On Tuesday, Family Builders will hold a dine-out fundraising event at S&B Burgers, 20 NW 9. S&B will donate 10 percent of the day's proceeds from that location to Family Builders as their selected “Pay it Forward” organization. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Family Builders is dedicated to preventing child abuse, neglect and other forms of family violence by strengthening families. Family Builders (formerly Parents Assistance Center) has been providing parent education programs to the Oklahoma City community since 1976, and also provides community education to adults and children to help keep kids safe from abuse.

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