Champions for Children Campaign

In August of 2014, Center for Children and Families announced that it raised over $3.9 million during the Champions for Children Capital Campaign to complete the purchase and renovation of a facility specifically designed to improve and expand services for children and families.  

The renovated facility, located at 210 S. Cockrel, is the first agency-owned building since CCFI’s inception in 1969. This facility has allowed CCFI to double the time children and youth can participate in after-school and summer services; expand its therapeutic program for children who have experienced child abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences; and integrate prevention and education services for families under one roof. The new facility has also allowed for the expansion of community partnerships, which CCFI considers to be a critical strategy for addressing the complex needs of children and families.

Center for Children staff, Board of Directors, clients, and supporters are all immensely appreciative of the following foundations and donors who made this project possible.

Visionaries ($100,000 - $499,999)

John Campbell, Sr.
Le Tour de Vin: Cross Timbers, Norman & Sooner Rotary Club
Norman Youth Foundation
Sarkeys Foundation
Tom Russell Charitable Foundation

Legacy Donors ($500,000+) 

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation
The JoAnne Loeffelholz Miller Family


Sustainers ($25,000 - $49,999)

Anderson-Vukelja Foundation
Arrow Oil and Gas
Shelba J. Bethel
Bio-Cide International
Barbara and Jay Scott Brown
The Sharri and Steve Clark Family
Cleveland-McClain County Medical Alliance
Crawley Family Foundation
Fowler Holding Company
Herbalife Family Foundation
Jill and George LeVan
Cindy Merrick
Norman North High School SPUD
Republic Bank & Trust
Bob Stoops Champions Foundation
Top of the World
Vernon and Lori Smith Family

Investors ($50,000 - $99,999)

The Farzaneh Family
Eric Fleske
E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
Norman High School - Tigerpalooza
Kathryn Roberts & Steve Rogers
The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
The Kirkpatrick Family Fund
The Phillip Boyle Foundation
Sonia Seabrook Gans
The McKinney Partnership

Guardians ($10,000 - $24,999)

Dobson Family Foundation
First Fidelity Bank
Jimmie Forister Trust
The Graves Family
Ideal Homes
Insurance Solutions by Irwin Agency
Journey Church
Judy and Gene McKown
NorthHaven Church
OEC Foundation
The Oliver Foundation
Richard L. and Charlotte Reynolds Family Foundation
Jaci McAfee Williams
Sooner Copy Machines










Advocates ($5,000 - $9,999)

Renee and Jim Adair
Jamie Belknap
Amy and Courtney Brackin
Shirley and Art Breipohl
Linda and John Campbell, Jr.
Janet and Steve Corley
Rita Claros and Mark Cox
First American Bank
Gymboree Play & Music of Norman
Judi and Bob Hartsock
Immuno Mycologics (IMMY)
Donna and Rhett Jackson
The Kerr Foundation
Lisa and Chuck Long
unter Miller Family
Lisa and David MillingtonKandi and Rick Nagel
Libba Smith
Lisa and Sam Talley
Kay and Bill Woods
The Forest Group
Katie and Will Merrick
Deidra and Fred Peters
Waggoners Heating and Air

Mentors ($1,000 - $4,999)

Mehdi Azimi
Artman Appraisal Company
The Bank of America Foundation
Erin and Eric Barnhart
Bob Usry and Sons
Susan and Terry Boehrer
Jody and MacKenzie Britt
Debby and Larry Burns
Margaret Cejda
Cleveland County Abstract
Pam and Gary Clinton
Jane and Manning Close
Craig & Streight Orthodontics
Angela and Patrick Dorney
Jennifer Edwards
Ferguson Buick - GMC
First Presbyterian Church
Dolores and Hiram Fitzgerald
Judith and Don Garrett
Samia and Joseph Harroz, Jr.
Samia Harroz Design
Kathy and Harold Heiple
Joan Johnson
Karen and Ronald Kirkpatrick
Bonnie and Kevin Kloesel
Lashar Home Comfort Systems
Judith Evans and Perry Lovelace
Paulette and Tom McCaleb


Jenna and Mike McIntosh
Linda and Keith Miller
Patricia Gilman and Paul Minnis
Diane and Phillip Moershel
Oklahoma Hospitality Club
Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center - Norman, P.C.Barbara and Steve Owens
RBG, Inc.
B.K. Reed
Kirk Reed
Lindy and John Ritz
Martha and Donald Roberts
Royal Printing Company
S.P. Rieger, LLLC
Jeri Saliba
Mary and Don Sherman
Richard Smalley, III
Kate Stanton
Cherie and Bob Staples
Katie Fitzgerald and Bradley Stevenson
Mary Louise and Don Symcox
Pam and Robert Talley
Glenda Thomas
Walton Family Foundation
Barbara and Scott Alan White




We would also like to thank our dedicated Campaign Cabinet, the McKinney Partnership Architects, Republic Bank & Trust, Sun Construction Services and Grossman and Keith Engineering for their commitment and leadership of this project. 


Jim Adair
Mehdi Azimi
Mackenzie Britt
Mark Cox


Cindy Merrick
Chuck and Lisa Long
Honorary Chair
Sherri Coale


Jamie Belknap
Darlene and Charlie Bowline 
Anne and Alan Brinkley 
John Campbell Sr.  
Bridget and Adam Childers
Pam and Gary Clinton
Molly and Jim Crawley
Sam Fulkerson 
Jeanne and Joe King  
Judith Evans and Perry Lovelace 
Gene and Judy McKown
Marrae and Dan Quinn  
Patti Rogers    
Scott Shuler 
Katie Barwick Snell and Dan Snell 
Linda Terrell     
Jaci Williams

Shelba Bethel
Amy and Courtney Brackin
Mike Bumgarner
Robert Castleberry
Sharri and Steve Clark
Janet and Steve Corley
The Farzaneh Family
Donna and Rhett Jackson
Jill and George LeVan
Andrea and Randy Marler
Steve Owens
Lindy and John Ritz
Cindy and Jim Rosenthal
Libba Smith
Mary Louise and Don Symcox
Chuck Thompson