Allied Arts 2019 Campaign Raises More Than $3.4 Million for Local Arts Community

OAllied Arts is pleased to announce a total of $3,426,873 was raised for central Oklahoma’s arts community through its fundraising efforts in the 2019 fiscal year. These funds are distributed to more than 40 local nonprofit arts organizations annually, providing the resources they need to remain dynamic, reach underserved populations, and offer quality and affordable programming to the public.

The Allied Arts 2019 fundraising campaign was chaired by John Higginbotham, Bank of Oklahoma, and Doug Stussi, Love’s Travel Stops, with Cathy and Frank Keating serving as honorary chairs. 

“We are elated to have surpassed our $3.3 million goal,” said Deborah McAuliffe Senner, President and CEO of Allied Arts. “Each and every donor was vital to the success of the 2019 campaign. People from all walks of life and businesses representing a myriad of industries came together to support increased access to the arts for more Oklahomans – from arts education in underperforming schools to healing arts programming for veterans and the elderly.”

Allied Arts hosted its Campaign Celebration event on June 6, 2019, at the Meinders Hall of Mirrors at the Civic Center Music Hall. In addition to a celebration, the event served as an opportunity to thank Allied Arts donors, volunteers, and employee giving partners. Leading the charge among corporate donors were Allied Arts Visionaries – The Chickasaw Nation, Devon Energy Corporation, Hobby Lobby, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Kristin Chenoweth Arts Education Fund and OGE Energy Corp.

Employee giving campaigns were held at 117 businesses across the greater metro and raised more than $650,000 for Allied Arts. The top-producing employee giving campaigns were Employees of the City of Oklahoma City, Continental Resources, OGE Energy Corp., American Fidelity, Devon Energy Corporation, Tapstone, INTEGRIS, Ackerman McQueen, SONIC America’s Drive-In, Duncan Oil Properties and Bank of Oklahoma.

Although the 2019 campaign has concluded, Allied Arts accepts donations and delivers employee giving presentations year-round. Please call 405-278-8944 to learn more, or visit to make a secure donation online. About Allied Arts