UNITED FOUNDERS
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

Est. 2012 -

photo : Doug Loudenback

Buy Local.
Buy Founders District.

 -  DISTRICT  DIRECTORY -

FOUNDERS DISTRICT 
 MEMBER & AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS
- Services -

Journey House Travel

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Travel Agency

People Source

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Staffing Services

BrightStar of
Edmond/OKC

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Home Health Care/Medical Staffing

LaGree Associates

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Commercial Real Estate

Oklahoma City Metropolitan Realtors Association

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Realtor Services

Skyline Media 

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Marketing and Advertising

The First State Bank

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Banking services

The Home Depot [N. OKC]

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Home Improvement Retail & Services

Jewelry Connection

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Full service jewelry sales, design, and repair
$7 Watch Battery
(405) 840-2660

Accident Care and Treatment Center, Inc.

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Accident and injury medical care services
(405) 842-3209

American SW Mortgage

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Mortgage brokerage
(405) 848-3600

Founders Tower

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Residential and Commercial Real Estate
(405) 607-4360

Sale Physical Therapy

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Manual Physical Therapy Services
(405) 748-6404

Doehring Enterprises


Financial Management for Businesses
(405) 748-5581

Maccini Construction

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Home Builder
(405) 949-9600

EyeMart Express

Optical Retaill/Eyeglasses
(405) 843-7996

Kreative Behavioral
Health Services

Mental Health Services (therapy, rehab, outpatient)
(405) 254-5040

Carovilli Communications

Public Relations,  Advertising & Marketing
(405) 503-5377

FOUNDERS DISTRICT 
MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
- Hospitality -

Country Inn & Suites
NW Expressway

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Hotel

Comfort Inn at
Founders Tower

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Hotel

FOUNDERS DISTRICT 
MEMBER & AFFILIATE
ORGANIZATIONS
- Non Profits -

Daystar Foundation
and
Library

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Christian Science Library and Historical Research Center

CAIR Oklahoma

MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Council on American-Islamic Relations

FUTURE MEMBER

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Oklahoma

Free Mental Health Services
(405) 254-3994

Health Alliance
for the Uninsured

Health Care Services
(405) 286-3343

Youth Villages

Counseling and Treatment for Children & Families
(405) 753-5600

MEMBERSHIP

Join

If you’re not a Founders District dues-paying member, now’s the time to join! Whether you live in, work in, promote business in, or play a supporting role, you’ll share in the beautification and restoration of the historic Founders District and its networking opportunities. Your annual paid membership enables you to help provide and maintain an appealing and safe neighborhood, vote on items presented at the annual business meeting, be listed in the district directory, and participate in district networking events and social gatherings.

If you’re not a Founders District dues-paying member, now’s the time to join!  Whether you live in, work in, promote business in, or play a supporting role, you’ll share in the beautification and restoration of the historic Founders District and its networking opportunities.  Your annual paid membership enables you to help provide and maintain an appealing and safe neighborhood,  vote on items presented at the annual business meeting, be listed in the district directory, and participate in district networking events and social gatherings. 

Membership Types and Annual Dues


$30 Individual/resident
$100 Businesses

Please email us for more information or to join!
unitedfounders73112@gmail.com

Donations are always welcome and needed to cover the costs of neighborhood beautification projects and are tax deductible when made to our fund
(FS # 1163) at Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, a 501c3 organization.

_________$50 Individual/resident

__________$120 Very Small Businesses with less than 10 full-time employees

__________$250 Small Businesses with 10 to 49 full-time employees

__________$500 Medium-sized Businesses with 50 to 99 full-time employees

__________$1000 Large Businesses with 100 or more full-time employees

UPCOMING  EVENTS


ANNUAL MEETING 2018

WHEN: February (exact date forthcoming)
WHERE: TBA
CONTACT:  unitedfounders73112@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
United Founders
Neighborhood Association

 

ABOUT

Our Purpose

Established in 2012, the purpose of the association shall be to promote a better community through group action.  We aim to improve and beautify our neighborhood, educate our members in the prevention of crime and vandalism by working cooperatively with OCPD, and improve our neighborhood and community relationships.

Boundaries

We serve the community within these boundaries:
North: NW 59th
South: NW Expressway
West: Independence Avenue
East: N. May Avenue

Founders District Boundaries

In the Heart of NW OKC

 NW 59th > N May > NW Expressway > Independence

OFFICERS

Troy Simmonds

PRESIDENT
Neighborhood Affiliation:
Archivist, Daystar Foundation & Library

Cheri Rollins    

VICE PRESIDENT
Neighborhood Affiliation:
Property Mgr./Broker Associate, NAI Petrous (Founders Tower)

Nic Gautreaux

Nic Gautreaux

TREASURER
Neighborhood Affiliation:
Property Management, LaGree Associates

Kay
Ruelle

SECRETARY
Neighborhood Affiliation:
Research staff, Daystar Foundation & Library

Aimee
McKinney

CITY LIAISON
Neighborhood Affiliation:
Leasing and Sales, LaGree Associates


OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2011

- Added irrigation and landscaping to medians

2012

- Association formed

- 36 trees planted as a result of OKC Beautiful grant

- Member organization, Daystar Foundation & Library receives Chesapeake Energy Corporate Award for United Founders Blvd. beautification project on behalf of the neighborhood

2013

- 1st Litterblitz held

- Street lights installed after major fund-raising campaign

2014

- Metal Founders District signs installed on new street light poles

2015

- Founders District 52 year anniversary banners installed (for two separate 90 day periods) along NW Expressway recognizing those contributing to the 2013 street light project

- 10 trees planted along Drexel 

-Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb speaks to UFNA members at luncheon organized by the association

2016

-1st Annual Summer Social

-1st Annual Founders District Heritage Night in conjunction with National Night Out, Neighborhood Alliance, and Okie Mod Squad

2017

- Sign toppers installed over street signs
-5th Litter Blitz held
-2nd Annual Summer Social held to celebrate opening of Residence Inn
-2nd Annual Fall Food Truck Friday held

HISTORY of FOUNDERS DISTRICT

photo : Doug Loudenback

OKC ~ 1963

Founders District is a historical business and residential community in northwest Oklahoma City.  Originally platted in 1963 as United Founders Life Plaza, it is anchored by two architecturally significant buildings both erected in 1964, the 275 foot United Founders Life Tower and the mid-century modern Founders Bank building, locally famous for its soaring arches.

For many years, the area was considered an attractive and vibrant part of Oklahoma City.   But over a period of ensuing years, the integrity of the area was compromised as properties were sold, business operators changed, and the City in general experienced the economic challenges of the mid-1980s.

However, recently, a vision among property owners has propelled a restoration--a revitalization and re-beautification--of the area.  In addition to the major 2007 conversion of the historic and iconic Founders Tower in to over 60 luxury residences, since 2010 ten of the neighborhood's boulevard medians have been irrigated and landscaped, street lights have been added, trees have been planted, buildings have been purchased and renovated, and new businesses have been established.  

This neighborhood association has been incorporated to administer and promote the neighborhood's revitalization process.