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OCHE Receives Grant from Kirkpatrick Foundation

Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble is a proud recipient of a grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation. This grant provides additional funding for our 2016 concert series which will allow us to spread our love of handbells and our music to more communities around Oklahoma.

The Kirkpatrick Foundation, founded in 1955 by John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick, is a private foundation located in Oklahoma City. The philanthropy funds arts, culture, education, animal wellbeing, environmental conservation, and historic preservation nonprofit organizations, distributing approximately $3 million annually in grants and charitable activities. In addition to its grantmaking, the foundation has two projects: ArtDesk magazine and Safe & Humane, an animal welfare initiative to make Oklahoma the safest and most humane place to be an animal. To learn more about the Kirkpatrick Foundation, please visit

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