Thank You

Payne relies on generous grants and donations to help underwrite the costs of training for teachers. Here are some of this year's supporters:

  • E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
  • The Anschutz Foundation
  • Peggy & Nick Duncan
  • Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • The Vose Foundation

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"These workshops are full of wonderful multisensory approaches to help children develop a stronger foundation in Phonemic Awareness. After almost 20 years of teaching, this workshop opened my eyes to many different techniques to help all of my students."

Lisa | Teacher


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Payne Brain Games

5th Annual Brain Games Raises Over $50,000! 

Payne Education Center would like to extend our sincere thanks to those who participated in Payne Brain Games 2019. With your support, we raised over $50,000!

Emceed by local comedian and education advocate Spencer Hicks, this spirited trivia night at Will Rogers Theatre increased both awareness about dyslexia and funds to support Payne's mission to ensure that "No Child Should Struggle to Read."


Payne Brain Games 2019 Winning Teams


1st Place: Reading Is a Payne

2nd Place: E=MC Hammer

3rd Place: No Collusion

Lots of pics in our Facebook photo album!




Special Thanks

A special thanks to our Payne Brain Games Co-Chairs Dana Schwarz and Lynne Schonacher for making this year's event a big success.

Big thanks as well to volunteer emcee Spencer Hicks, guest speaker Sandy Chichester, committee volunteer Debbie Jones, Payne's board, teen board, staff, and volunteers!

Thank you to the following businesses and individuals who generously donated raffle items:

3B Home, BC Clark Jewelers, Chateau Design & Interiors, COOP Ale Works, Culinary Kitchen, Dale Rogers Gift Shop, Peggy and Nick Duncan, Freeman's Liquor Mart, Hal Smith Restaurant Group, IBC Bank, Heather and Matt Johnson, Debbie and John Jones, Marcy and Chris Kenney, L'Occitane en Provence, Lush Blow Dry Bar, mode, Nancy Farha Clothing & Accessories, Nothing Bundt Cakes, OKC Thunder, On A Whim, On Cue, Paper + More, Prairie Wolf Spirits, Dana and Keith Schwarz, Steven Giles, Sur La Table, Teena Hicks Clothing, Vanessa House Beer Co., Warby Parker, and Michelle and Aaron Webster.