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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 Chandy Rice at (405) 942-8181 or via email at chandy@okrestaurants.com.


 
What's Happening
02.20.20
Our 2020 "A Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception is officially back on the calendar and will be held on March 11th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Bricktown Event Center in Oklahoma City. Members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, and the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association are excited to come together to host the Oklahoma Legislature for this annual culinary event.
02.10.20
Thank you for registering to take part in the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Travel Industry Association, and Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association’s Hospitality Day at the Capitol. As you know, the snow conditions dictated we cancel the day. We do however want to encourage you to reach out to your legislators about issues concerning the hospitality industry. For your convenience we have attached our Oklahoma Hospitality Industry Issues Brief that will provide you with pertinent details on both Senate and House Bills which are being monitored and addressed by our legislative affairs team on a daily basis. In addition, we have attached this year’s Oklahoma Hospitality Industry At A Glance document featuring the impact our industry has on Oklahoma’s economy, and it’s driving force in building jobs and spending throughout the State of Oklahoma. Should you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us!
11.21.19
On February 5, 2020 members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association will join forces for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, a members-only event where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry.
11.15.19
According to ABLE Commission, the new Mobile ID is a legally acceptable form of identification, and may be used by any licensees to determine if the consumer is of legal age. You can download the OK Mobile ID app to active your mobile ID.
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