Jun. 23, 2014 - 5:45PM
in Homeward 2015 (Goal: 2300 Grad Givers)
It was February 2012, on an unassuming weekday afternoon, and I was sitting in a windowless conference room on the second floor of the Mabee Learning Center. (A space that will soon be transformed into part of our Common Grounds Coffee Shop, by the ...
Jun. 20, 2014 - 4:30PM
Just yesterday you heard me say that OC is “powerfully unique.” You can see that special something shining in the work of our graduates, in our employees in the community, in our maroon-clad kids running around your neighborhood ...
Jun. 18, 2014 - 3:00PM
The opening of a new Campaign is an exhilarating time. Lots of new projects to explore. Lots of interesting strategy and philosophy to digest. Lots of new futures to consider.
If you're like me and you love new things (most of us do, right?), then ...
Jun. 16, 2014 - 12:45PM
in Hardeman High-Definition Digital Projection
Last week you heard me say: “several someones out there are chewing on philanthropic possibilities that OC has put before them…and the moment they finish chewing, you might just see a progress bar dance.”
Dance, they did.
Jun. 16, 2014 - 12:30PM
in Ethos - Spiritual Life Transformation
With $391,700 committed just this morning to Ethos: Phase 1, it is a happy, happy day in OC Spiritual Life. I’ve already heard from Summer Lashley, project lead on Ethos, this morning—and she is grooving in her office to the awesome tune ...
Jun. 16, 2014 - 10:30AM
in Investments Assured / Projects TBD
“Investments Assured/Projects TBD” is easily the most confusing and ambiguous menu item in all of Thrive. You may have eyeballed it a time or two and thought:
“What’s the goal? And where’s the progress bar?”
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 email@example.com or 405.425.5115.