MPS Foundation receives $7.5 K donation from Smicklas Chevrolet
Helping give back to the community, Smicklas Chevrolet presented the Mustang Public School Foundation with a $7,500 donation. This money will go towards classrooms and be used for teacher grants. Smicklas Chevrolet Director of Customer Relations Rolanda Estra said the Oklahoma City based company was inspired to donate to MPS becuase they consider Mustang part of the Smicklas Chevrolet Family. "You guys are in our backdoor," said Estrada. "We've had a lot of customers visit us from your community and purchase from us, becoming part of our Smicklas family. So, in turn, we wanted to reach out to everyone and let you know we always want to participate. We have with the football team (in years past) but not necessarily to the school district itself. We wanted to give to a department that might truly need it. It's a great cause." (Quote and picture provided by Mustang Times.)
Weokie Credit Union donates $1250 to MPS Foundation
Sarah Mackey, the financial education specialist for Weokie Credit Union, presented a $1250 check to MPS Foundation.
As part of BancFirst's purchase of Bank of Commerce, Doug Tippens, president of the Mustang branch of BancFirst, presented a donation of $3300 to the Mustang Public School Foundation. Tippens said BancFirst CEO David Rainbolt provided $10,000 for Tippens to give to the charities of his choice as part of the purchase. Tippens elected to split the money between three public school foundations in his service area.
BancFirst gives $3300 donation to MPS Foundation
"I believe in education," Tippens said. "These foundations make it possible for teachers to provide extra learning opportunities for their students."
Steve Wilson, president of the Mustang Public School Foundation, said the money will make a difference in the lives of Mustang students.
"This is fantastic," Wilson said. "I wish people realized how much this means to teachers and the schools. Eventually, teachers will be able to apply for grants they'll be able to use toward special projects for the kids to learn and that's what it's all about."
Doug Tippens, president of the Mustang branch of BancFirst, formerly Bank of Commerce, presents a check for $3300 to the Mustang Public School Foundation. Pictured are (from left) Mustang Public School Superintendent Sean McDaniel, Tippens, Mustang Public School Foundation Steve Wilson, MPS CFO Nancy McKay, BancFirst Senior Vice President Stan Griffin and MPS Deputy Superintendent Charles Bradley.