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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"Structured Language Basics has changed my life, and in the future will also change the lives of my students. With this knowledge, I truly believe it will be possible to teach ALL of my children to read and read well!"

Janet | Tuttle

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Meet Your Host

Spencer Hicks has a unique brand of irreverent comedy. Originally from Shawnee, Oklahoma, Spencer has performed with some of the biggest names in comedy (Dave Chappelle, Paul F. Tompkins, Kyle Kinane, and Rob Delaney, to name a few). He is the winner of the 2010 Loony Bin Comedy Contest and also listed on Oklahoma Magazine's and OKC.Biz's 40 Under 40 lists.

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.