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To sustain the heart of the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation's mission, we need you. And with so many ways to give back with the OHF, it's easy to find something that works for your budget and schedule.

Support Foundation Events
Your support and contributions allow the ORA to support the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation’s goal of enhancing hospitality education, student access, and scholarships. Consider investing in Oklahoma's youth and the future success of the industry! View our Foundation events here.

Donate
The tax-deductable contributions individuals and companies give to the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation can change the lives of Oklahoma youth inspired by the foodservice industry. Your financial gift will directly impact students pursuing careers within the restaurant and hospitality fields. We've made it easier than ever to donate online!

Volunteer
There’s no better way to understand the power and potential of the Foundation than spending time with ProStart® students in the classroom, or opening your place of business to serve as classroom for a day. Take a look at the variety of volunteering opportunities ORA offers to consider what best suits you:
 
Be a guest speaker
Guest speakers give students a glimpse at what working in the restaurant business is all about. Spend one or more class periods in a classroom sharing your personal career journey, perspective on the industry or providing an overview on a specific topic.

Host a field trip site
Accommodate and lead a group of as many as 25 students for a tour of your facility. Field trips typically last one-and-a-half hours to three hours, depending on if lunch is provided.

Host job shadowing
Open your doors to a student or a small group of students for a half or full shift. Students will shadow various key positions within the organization to gain a well-rounded perspective of what working in the business entails.

Provide a worksite
Serve as an employer, hiring a ProStart student for part-time or full-time employment. Or provide a site for an internship opportunity, which is supported by ORA in a variety of capacities.


For more information on ways to get involved, contact Roberta Helsley at (405) 942-8181 or via email at roberta@okrestaurants.com.


 
What's Happening
05.10.22
Join us August 17 & 18 at the Bennett Center for the 2022 ORA Expo! Don't miss the state's hospitality event of the year! For two days, industry professionals will join together for two efficient and effective days! Digital sales have become the norm but there is nothing more powerful than building relationships within our hospitality community! Click here to learn more!
04.21.22
On July 7 in OKC and July 19 in Tulsa join us for Odyssey de Culinaire! Odyssey de Culinaire is a fundraising and awareness dinner to benefit the Oklahoma ProStart® Program. This ever-popular event, which is open to the public, features 2 great evenings of dining with many of Tulsa and Oklahoma City's finest chefs being featured in their home cities. Each of the five courses features a chef mentoring a culinary student to treat attendees to an incredible five-course dinner. Experience an energetic evening and make an impact on culinary education in Oklahoma! Join us for one or both Odyssey de Culinaires - the Oklahoma Restaurant Association's only event open to the public!
11.17.20
The ORA 2022 Strategic Partnership and Marketing Program provides an “at a glance” annual review of ORA’s event calendar and marketing opportunities. It gives you the chance to plan in advance, allocate your marketing budget more effectively. Check out Key Club Partner status! For more information download your copy of the best hospitality marketing program around, or contact Patti Colley at patti@okrestaurants.com or 405.942.8181.
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