POE Foundation

The Professional Oklahoma Educators Foundation was founded in 1998 by Ginger and Mike Tinney. The Foundation serves as a support organization for POE and provides valuable educational training and services to teachers and students across the state. The POE Foundation is dedicated to promoting a world-class education for all Oklahoma students.

Donate to the Foundation Online

Each year the Foundation’s many charitable activities and events make a positive difference in the lives of Oklahoma educators and students. The POE Foundation relies on donations to support these efforts. The POE Foundation is registered in Oklahoma as a nonprofit corporation and is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Thank you for making a tax-deductible donation today.

Support POE’s Disaster Fund

When disaster strikes, it no doubt brings hard times. But through “Heart Times,” the POE Foundation Disaster Fund can provide much needed funds to teachers following a tornado, fire or flood in Oklahoma to help replace teaching supplies. Donate to Heart Times.

Marvin’s Gift

The POE Foundation is partnering with Otto Production to deliver copies of “Marvin’s Gift” to every elementary school in Oklahoma to help with literacy rates, especially with children of incarcerated parents. Your support is greatly appreciated in this endeavor to help students of parents who are incarcerated. Donate to help distribute Marvin’s Gift.

Foundation Events

The POE Foundation currently hosts many events, including the annual Leadership Training Conference, Excellence in Education Merit & Character Awards Banquet and a variety of professional learning workshops and seminars.

POE Foundation Board

  • Bill Bentley; Chairman
  • Robert King; Secretary/Treasurer
  • Ron Brown
  • Darryl Hatcher
  • Glen Cosper
  • Ginger Tinney; Executive Director
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