Phillips Murrah's Paying It Forward amplifies the message of one non-profit organization each month, all year long.
Since December of 2020, Phillips Murrah has partnered with Oklahoma NPR radio station KGOU to sponsor broadcast announcements each month that shine a light on a selected non-profit organization. Our aim is to amplify each beneficiary organizations’ needs and goals, and to help increase awareness, drive volunteer quality and quantity, assist in fundraising support, and improve capacity to deliver service to the community. In December 2022, Phillips Murrah expanded the reach of our Paying it Forward partnership to include NPR’s other OKC radio station, KOSU.
Our Paying it Forward beneficiary in July 2023 is Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled. #PIFOKC
Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled
To celebrate July as Disability Pride Month, Phillips Murrah is proud to support Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled (OKFD) as our July Paying it Forward beneficiary. Established in 1960, OKFD is a non-profit social services organization providing high-quality and activity oriented adult day health services for adults with specialized developmental needs in central Oklahoma.
OKFD’s mission in central Oklahoma is to improve the quality of life for adults with specialized developmental needs. They achieve this by providing learning programs and services that include life skills training, recreational activities, and socialization inclusion opportunities in a safe, caring, and compassion-focused environment.
According to the American Bar Association, Disability Pride Month celebrates disabled persons embracing their disabilities as integral parts of who they are, reclaiming visibility in public and interacting fully with their disabilities out in the open, and rejecting shame and internalized ableism. It is a time for the disability community to come together, uplift, and amplify one another’s voices and be heard. Disability pride has been described as “accepting and honoring each person’s uniqueness and seeing it as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity.”
June 2023: Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter
May 2023: Sunbeam Family Services
April 2023: Make-A-Wish Oklahoma
March 2023: Focus on Home
February 2023: Open Design Collective
January 2023: Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City
December 2022: City Rescue Mission
November 2022: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
October 2022: Palomar, Oklahoma City’s Justice Center
September 2022: Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship Program
August 2022: Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation
July 2022: Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma
June 2022: Pivot Oklahoma – A Turning Point for Youth
May 2022: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
April 2022: The Nature Conservancy Oklahoma
March 2022: Suited For Success
February 2022: Children’s Hospital Foundation
January 2022: Positive Tomorrows
December 2021: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
November 2021: Infant Crisis Services
October 2021: Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc.
September 2021: OKC Beautiful
August 2021: Bethesda, Inc.
July 2021: Oklahoma Humane Society
June 2021: Arts Council Oklahoma City
May 2021: Partners in Public Health
April 2021: CASA of Oklahoma County
March 2021: The Homeless Alliance
February 2021: Mental Health Association Oklahoma
January 2021: Positive Tomorrows
December 2020: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma