Jun. 3, 2017 - 7:00AM
We’ve spent a lot of time in Thrive talking about ourselves. Our ambition. Our dreams. Our method.
But we’re not the heroes of this story.
Thirty-six months ago our unsuspecting protagonist had never heard of Thrive, had never set a ...
Jun. 1, 2017 - 12:15PM
This is it. After 1,096 days (there was a leap year in there) of dreaming, friend-making, and storytelling, Thrive: The Complete Campaign is done. (Remember that Thrive, as our high-trust-high-impact fundraising brand, will continue.)
May. 18, 2017 - 2:00PM
The 2,400 square feet of grass that sit behind my house aren’t much to speak of. If you stepped out my back door this afternoon, you’d find a weather-worn shed, some cracked pavement, a leaky faucet, and more than a weed or two. It’...
May. 3, 2017 - 11:00AM
“May 2017” has long seemed like some fanciful date in the distant future. But here we are, just 28 days from Thrive's three-year mark and our target deadline for completing our unique little campaign.
So what's our ...
Apr. 10, 2017 - 2:45PM
in The Brew
That’s how long it’s been since the morning I opened my email to a vision document from President deSteiguer. A document that outlined the first ideas for Thrive. A document bearing one big, boldly caffeinated dream that ...
Feb. 17, 2017 - 2:45PM
in The Brew
I just came back from a quick walk through the Mabee Learning Center (MLC), future home of The Brew, and I have to tell you I'm pumped! We've finally crossed the threshold from demolition to creation, and it's looking more like a coffee shop all the ...
About the Author
Will Blanchard ('07) serves as OC's Director of Advancement Operations and assists President John deSteiguer and Vice President Kent Allen as manager of the Thrive Campaign. Passionate about the Kingdom, the Eagles, and "living life to eleven," Will serves as a manager and copywriter on many Advancement efforts, including the OC Callout and Homeward. He and his wife, Amy ('09), and their lil' Eagles, Penny and Lincoln, live to play in Edmond. You can reach Will (and he'd consider it a pleasure) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.425.5115.