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Fund Accountant

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is seeking an experienced Fund Accountant to join our accounting and finance team. The candidate in this role is primarily responsible for the setup of funds and the entry of day-to-day activity necessary for multiple fund accounting and reporting. The Fund Accountant will manage daily priorities in a fast-paced environment while ensuring accuracy. This position reports to the controller and works closely with team members and others across the organization. 

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The words and deeds of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed a nation and inspired a generation—especially in Oklahoma City.

Stirred by the work of Dr. King, Oklahoma City teacher Clara Luper started a series of sit-ins at local restaurants and lunch counters in 1958. This six-year movement was the first of its kind in the United States and resulted in the desegregation of many of Oklahoma City’s eating establishments before the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In 2008, to help tell this story, Julia Clifford began working on the documentary Children of the Civil Rights. For Julia, it was a project she believes would not have been possible without the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Thanks to a community activity fund, individuals were able to make charitable contributions that helped defray the film’s costs and allowed Julia to complete the documentary. The film was first screened on Feb. 1, 2015; to learn more, visit childrenofthecivilrightsfilm.com.