CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION, INC.
501(c)(3) Oklahoma Corporation
Tulsa Central High School
Foundation was incorporated in April 1982. Its purpose is:
to promote the advancement
of educational excellence at Tulsa Central High School
to financially assist programs
and projects for the enrichment of Tulsa Central High School's
academic, cultural, athletic, and other activities for the benefit
of the student body and faculty
to establish a mutually beneficial
relationship between Tulsa Central High School and its alumni.
Its first president was T. D. Williamson,
Jr. ('31). He served as president from 1982 to 1991. Johnnie Cherblanc
('55) was the second president and served from 1992-1997. Garvin
Berry ('43) was president of the Foundation from 1998-2002. Doug Dodd ('67) was president from 2003 - 2005. Becky Bagby ('70) was president from 2005-2007. Terry Stewart ('70) was elected president in November 2007.
For more information Email the webmaster.
Accomplishments of the Foundation
November 1985 Dedicated large
heroic size Great Spirit statue in Woodward Park. The statue is
lit at night and the CHS Foundation takes care of its maintenance.
April 1997 The "Walk of
Fame" on the southwest corner of Central was dedicated.
Jay O'Meilia ('45), artist/sculptor
made bronze relief plaques for this project illustrating Central's
April 1998 The Hall of Fame,
located in a new west lobby, was dedicated to T.D. Williamson, Jr.,
('31), who was the principal founder of the Central High School
September 2001 The John Starks/Callie
West Fitness and Athletic Training Center was dedicated.
2002 & 2008 Tulsa Central
High School Alumni Directories were published. These directories list
information on all graduates of Central from 1906-2008.
December 2002 Foundation website.
This website was developed and funded by the Foundation to help
publicize the work of the Foundation, and give alumni a contact
place for information about their class activities.
February 2003 The rededication
of Central's Memorial Pipe Organ was held on February 21, 2003.
Projects of the Foundation
New Sound System: provision
of a state-of-the-art system in Central's Performing Arts Theatre
Auditorium. Regular upgrades of this system will be necessary to
support the performances of a fine arts magnet school program.
Great Spirit Award: given
each year at the Award Assembly to the outstanding senior boy and
senior girl. This is a cash award with no restrictions.
Mentoring Program: There
are always students in need of mentoring. If you are interested,
please contact a member of the Foundation board and we will work
with the principal and others in the administration to connect you
with a student.
Departmental Grants : Beginning with the 2006/07 school year, each of the 12 departments is eligible for an annual grant of $500 for a department generated project.