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Message from OETA Board of Directors Chair Garrett King and OETA Executive Director Polly Anderson


Welcome Friends of OETA, Inc. to the OETA Family!

Friends of OETA represents a new way to support public television in Oklahoma.

Friends of OETA is a new cooperating charitable organization that has been approved to solicit, steward, and disburse non-state appropriated funds for the exclusive benefit and use of OETA as permitted under Oklahoma law (1982 Okla. Sess. Laws 607, SB 454). A distinguished group of philanthropic Oklahomans has agreed to serve as the governing board of this new organization to support OETA and our donors (click here to learn more about the Friends Of OETA, Inc. Board of Directors). We are confident this new independent non-profit will secure and safeguard the gifts you so generously invest to help OETA continue to provide entertaining and enriching educational public television.

We hope that the following information is helpful!

Q: I WANT TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING OETA! I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THE GIFTS I HAVE ALREADY GIVEN TO OETA?
A:  OETA has worked diligently to secure an Agreement with our former foundation that all gifts given previously for OETA’s benefit will be transferred to the custody of Friends of OETA. Additionally, our former foundation will provide full accounting records to ensure continuity of reporting and record-keeping. The Agreement is formalized and we anticipate it to be fully implemented by 15-May-2019 (click here to review the Agreement).

Q: MY CREDIT CARD/BANK ACCOUNT IS BEING CHARGED BY THE FORMER FOUNDATION FOR A RECURRING GIFT.  NOW THAT THE FORMER FOUNDATION IS NO LONGER AFFLIATED WITH OETA DO THOSE GIFTS STILL GO TO OETA?
A: Yes. The gifts you have already given will be transferred to the custody of Friends of OETA. Upon dissolution of our former foundation (as required by the Agreement) all donors with recurring gifts will be contacted by OETA to confirm that you would like to continue your generous investment in quality public television for all Oklahomans.

Q: WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT FRIENDS of OETA?
A. You can visit OETA.TV or call (405) 848-8501 or (800) 879-6382. And stay tuned—OETA will continue to provide updates on this exciting new chapter! Thanks to your involvement and partnership we are confident that OETA’s best days are still to come.