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Serving Up a Caf News Sandwich

Jan. 27, 2017 - 2:30PM in Cafe Reboot: Phase II

I have some good news, some bad news, and some more good news for you today. I call that a news sandwich, which is pretty apropos since we’re talking about the big daddy of Thrive, our new cafeteria. Mmmm. Good News Okay, before I go anywhere ...

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Feeling Thankful

Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:15AM

With just over six months left in Thrive, we’re down to the home stretch (some “OC is Home” pun intended) and I’m feeling thankful. You might think, “Thankful for what? To be almost done?” Yes, that. But when I ...

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Weird but Right: The Caf Returns

Sep. 14, 2016 - 9:45AM in Cafe Reboot: Phase II

I like telling people the truth. I really do. But being a person of integrity and living in a glass house are two different things, right? I think so. And to prove my point, let me give you an example from my life. Johnny D. asks the ...

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How You Saved Me From My Year Two Funk

Jun. 1, 2016 - 2:30PM

Fundraising is Hard. I’m not going to win a Pulitzer for that revelation, but I think it’s worth saying. Grinding away at a campaign like Thrive is difficult, exhausting business. Imagine waking up every morning knowing you need millions ...

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About the Author

Will Blanchard 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 or 405.425.5115.