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Oklahoma nonprofit news in brief

Oklahoma nonprofit news in brief
Oklahoman Published: August 31, 2014

Nonprofits in brief

Area Volunteer will be recognized

for service

Jim Gragg, a volunteer and capital co-chair for Neighborhood Services Organization, will be honored as a finalist for the “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser” award at National Philanthropy Day on Oct. 24.

As capital campaign co-chair, Gragg helped Neighborhood Services raise more than $2.5 million to build a new administrative services building and dental clinic to replace the agency’s nearly 100-year-old former headquarters. Gragg also has been instrumental in securing funding for agency’s programs and services for homeless and working poor individuals.

For more information, call 236-0452 or go to

Doctor honored for genetic research

Dr. John Mulvihill was honored at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center for his lifelong dedication to children’s health in Oklahoma, specifically genetic research. He and his wife, Dr. Charlotte Mulvihill, recently established the Mulvihill-Altshuler Endowed Research Program in Genetics through a $100,000 gift to Children’s Hospital Foundation.

He has been serving as section chief in the OU Department of Pediatrics Section of Genetics since 1998. For more information, go to

Agency names case manager

Upward Transitions has named Howard Powell to the position of case manager. Powell began his career as a senior companion supervisor with Sunbeam Family Services before serving as a certified behavioral case manager with Family Transitions. He has also worked as a substitute teacher for Putnam City Schools.

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