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United Founders Neighborhood Association

-Est. 2012-

 

-DISTRICT DIRECTORY-


FOUNDERS DISTRICT
MEMBER & AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS
- SERVICES -


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Journey House Travel

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Travel Agency
(405) 463-5800

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LaGree Associates

Commercial Real Estate and Property Management
(405) 879-1171

 
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The First State Bank

Banking services
(405) 778-6500

 
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The Home Depot

[N. OKC]

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Home Improvement Retail & Services
(405) 843-5008

 
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Accident Care

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

 
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Integris Baptist Medical Center

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Health care provider
(405) 949-3011

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Youth Villages

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

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People Source

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Staffing Services
(405) 210-8879

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Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Realtor Services
(405) 840-1493

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Sale Physical Therapy

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Manual Physical Therapy Services
(405) 748-6404

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BrightStar of Edmond/OKC

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Home Health Care/Medical Staffing
(405) 896-9600

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Jewelry Connection

Full Service Jewelry Sales and Repair
”Home of the $7 watch battery”
(405) 840-2660

 
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Pinkston Dental

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Full Service Dental Care for all Ages
(405) 843-9731

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Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of Oklahoma

Free Mental Health Services
(405) 254-3994

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Level One Property Management

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Property Sales and Management Services
(405) 849-9998

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Skyline Media Group

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Marketing and Advertising Services
(405) 286-0000

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Retirement Investment Advisors

Financial Investment Services

(405) 842-3443

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ProServ Business Products

Promotional Products/Printing/Advertising/Business Gifts
(405) 595-3811

 
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Founders Tower

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Residential and Commercial Real Estate
(405) 607-4360

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Focused Adult ADHD Clinic

2019 MEMBER ORGANIZATION
Treatment for Adults with
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
(405) 608-8808

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Eyemart Express

Designer Frames and Prescriptions
(405) 843-7996

 

FOUNDERS DISTRICT
MEMBER & AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS
- HOSPITALITY -


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Marriott Residence Inn NW

2019 Member Organization
Hotel
(405) 605-6666

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3Sixty

2019 Member Organization
Restaurant & Bar
(405) 418-7686

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Comfort Inn at Founders Tower

2019 Member Organization
Hotel
(405) 810-1100

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Wyndham Oklahoma City

Hotel
(405) 848-4811

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Embassy Suites OKC NW COMING SOON

Hotel
(405) 842-6633

 

FOUNDERS DISTRICT
MEMBER & AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS
- NON PROFITS -


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Daystar Foundation & Library

2019 Member Organization
Christian Science Historical Research Archive
(405) 848-2238

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Health Alliance for the Uninsured

2019 Member Organization
Health Care Facilitation & Advocacy
(405) 286-3343

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CAIR Oklahoma

Council on the American-Islamic Relations
(405) 415-6851

 

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.

MEMBERSHIP


Membership TYpes

& 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 the
United Founders Neighborhood Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Please email unitedfoundersfoundationokc@gmail.com for info.


TBA

WHEN:
WHERE:
CONTACT:  unitedfounders73112@gmail.com

EVENTS


Sponsored by:
Will it be you?


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 OKCPD, and improve our neighborhood and community relationships.

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Boundaries

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

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Executive Committee


Troy Simmonds

PRESIDENT
Neighborhood Affiliation:
Archivist, Daystar Foundation & Library

Vacant

VICE PRESIDENT
Neighborhood Affiliation:

Vacant

TREASURER
Neighborhood Affiliation:

Vacant

MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Neighborhood Affiliation:

Sonya Fitzgerald

SECRETARY
Neighborhood Affiliation:
Resident

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accomplishments


2011

- A group of property owners raised funds to add irrigation and landscaping to medians


2012

- United Founders Neighborhood Association, Inc. 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

- Street lights installed after major fund-raising campaign by neighborhood association

- 1st Litterblitz held


-Metal Founders District neighborhood identification signs installed on street light poles

-2nd Litter Blitz held

2014


- 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 Blvd.

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

-3rd Litter Blitz held

2015


-1st Summer Social

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

-4th Litter Blitz held

2016


- Founders District logo sign toppers installed over street signs

-2nd Summer Social held to celebrate opening of Residence Inn

-2nd Annual Fall Food Truck Friday

-5th Litter Blitz held

2017


-6th Litter Blitz held

-OKCPD Summer Safety Seminar: Neighborhood Safety Assessment Presentation based on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles with OKCPD held in July

-United Founders Neighborhood Foundation formed

2018


-2nd OKCPD Summer Safety Seminar on Personal Safety held in July

-Special program given by OKCPD on scams and fraud in October

-Received 501(c)(3) status for United Founders Neighborhood Foundation

-7th Litter Blitz held

2019

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History


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Oklahoma City

1963

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Origin story…

Originally platted in 1963 as United Founders Life Plaza, Founders District is anchored by the iconic, mid-century modern, 275 foot United Founders Life Tower, built in 1964.

For many years, the area was considered an attractive and vibrant part of Oklahoma City. But over the ensuing years, the integrity of the area was compromised as properties were sold, business operators changed, and the city in general experienced the extraordinary economic challenges of the 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 2008 conversion of the historic and iconic Founders Tower to over 60 luxury residences, since 2010 all 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. In 2013, the United Founders Life Tower, now known as Founders Tower Condominiums, received listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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


Charitable Foundation


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Beautification & Safety.
In perpetuity.

In 2018, the Executive Committee of the United Founders Neighborhood Association moved to establish a separate organization with the purpose of:

1. Forming affiliations with other individuals and organizations to provide funding to construct, improve and maintain public street medians, easements, sidewalks, lighting, parks, and improvements on publicly owned or dedicated land within Founders District

2. Establishing and continually funding an endowment fund which will provide in perpetuity for the above-mentioned purposes

3. Receiving and administering funds for the charitable purposes described above

This new organization, called United Founders Neighborhood Foundation, was granted tax exempt 501(c)(3) public charity status by the IRS in 2019.

We hope you will join with us in supporting the new endeavor to insure Founders District will remain a great place to live and work in perpetuity.

For more information about the Foundation, please email us at:
unitedfoundersfoundationokc@gmail.com