Sara’s Project is one of only two dozen Oklahoma organizations that are now finalists for a $10,000 award and the title of the state’s top nonprofit, thanks to the prestigious Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence Awards, presented annually by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.
“We are overjoyed and humbled to be chosen as a finalist for the ONE Award! It is an honor to be nominated and to be included with other amazing organizations from around the state.
It truly is an honor to represent our community,” said Kinzie Price, Director of Sara’s Project.
On April 14, 2018, the 24 finalists will join supporters at Tulsa’s Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center to celebrate and hear the announcement of winners at the 11th Annual ONE Awards. Finalists are divided into eight mission categories and receive $5,000, with category winners receiving $7,500.
At the end of the evening, an overall winner receives $10,000 and the title of the top nonprofit in the state.
 In total, organizations receive $150,000 to recognize the impact of their charitable work throughout the state.
Since 2008, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits has given $1.5 million dollars to more than 150 Oklahoma nonprofits thanks to the ONE Awards.
Out of almost 19,000 nonprofits statewide, only 24 were named finalists.
The ONE Awards Selection Commission, a group of prestigious community leaders from across
Oklahoma, determine the finalists. The Commission, chaired by David Hogan, includes, Kathie Coyle,
Nance Diamond, J. Jerry Dickman, Lisa Greenlee, Kim Henry, Phil Lakin, Jr., Frank Merrick, Polly
Nichols, Meg Salyer, Wendi Schuur and Mary Kate Wilson. “The finalists are recognized, not merely for their efforts to better their community, but for their quality of process toward that effort,” said David Hogan, Chairman of the ONE Awards Selection Commission. “From top level management to part time staff, these are committed individuals working together for the greater good of all Oklahomans.”
The mission of Sara’s Project is to provide education, collaboration and victim advocacy to children and families experiencing trauma from abuse or loss. The organization has been providing services since 1991 from four separate programs. The original intent was to provide crisis management for schools and a few years later brought in suicide intervention training courses. In 2001, their Child Advocacy Center opened and our most recent program addition in 2008 is for adult victims of sexual assault. Sara’s Project is a finalist in the Community category.