Nonprofits in brief
Area Volunteer will be recognized
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 nsookc.org.
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 okchf.org.
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.
For nearly 90 years, Upward Transitions has worked to elevate to a position of self-sufficiency Oklahomans who are in need, stranded or homeless.
For more information or to donate, call 232-5507, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.upwardtransitions.org.
EDMOND — Autumn Leaves of Edmond is raising money for the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
A family yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Gently used items donated by families of Autumn Leaves residents will be for sale.
Blue & Gold Sausage will be sold through Sept. 27.
Anyone interested can come to Autumn Leaves, 1001 S Bryant Ave., to place and pick up orders.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Sept. 27 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
For more information, go to autumnleaves.com or call (888) 662-8886.
Star Skate, food bank team up
This Labor Day, Star Skate roller rink invites the community to join in the fight against hunger by making a canned food donation to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. When skaters donate on Monday, they will receive a free hot dog and soda, and kids can skate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for only $7.
Most-needed items include canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, rice and beans.
For more information about Star Skate and locations, go to starskate.com or call (580) 421-5989. For more information about the food bank, go to regionalfoodbank.org.
From staff reports