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Review for Bethany Improvement Foundation, Bethany, OK, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Bethany Improvement Foundation began in 2008 as the Bethany Centennial History Committee and published a hardback, colorful history book about Bethany. It sold out immediately. We also collected oral histories as part of our centennial project.

In January, 2010, we became a 501-c-3 charitable organization. Major projects since then have included painting of historical murals in downtown Bethany and sponsorship of the Bethany 66 Festival (now in its 2nd year). We received a grant in 2011 from the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Another Bethany history book will be published by Arcadia Publishing in Fall, 2012.

All board members and workers on Bethany Improvement Foundation projects are volunteers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the improvements they have made in Bethany's downtown area and the pride in Bethany's history that has resulted from their work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the foundation's membership

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?


How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Beautification and celebration of Bethany's history

What is its top priority in the long run?

A new library for Bethany

Role:  Board Member & Library director.