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Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Dear Friends,

At Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), we’re committed to enhancing our state’s social and economic well-being through community involvement, charitable giving, volunteerism and supporting economic development. The 1,600 Oklahomans working for PSO customers believe in the power of community and are committed to making a positive difference in the areas where we live and work.

At PSO, we recognize a successful future requires investing in our communities and our state. In 2020, PSO and the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation donated to more than 182 organizations in the areas we serve.

Last year was a time of extraordinary hardship for many individuals, families, businesses, and communities. The team at PSO quickly recognized our important role in providing normalcy during recovery. We were inspired by how communities came together to respond, and it was an honor to join with them in finding new ways to connect and support each other and our customers. Many interactions shifted online which forged new connections and insights. The Gathering Place’s Explore and Imagine Program, supported by PSO and the AEP Foundation went on-line to continue providing learning opportunities for underserved students. Demonstrating PSO’s commitment to the United Way, the PSO team helped raise funds and introduce new donors to the fantastic work that is done through the United Way’s member agencies.

In addition to the ongoing charitable work, PSO and the AEP Foundation awarded more than $160,000 in emergency funding grants to help nonprofit agencies across Oklahoma address basic needs arising from the pandemic. We also donated medical personal protection equipment along with 10,000 masks, 10,000 gloves and 300 face shields to region response organizations.

In 2021, Tulsa will commemorate the Centennial of the 1921 Race Massacre. The Centennial Commission is planning remembrance events that are sure to receive national and perhaps international attention. The new Greenwood Rising History Center will be central to sharing the story and continued importance of Black Wall Street in Tulsa and the resilience of its people. PSO was pleased to present a $500,000 gift to Greenwood Rising on behalf of the AEP Foundation.

Additionally, for the eighth consecutive year PSO was recognized as an outstanding employer for workforce diversity and inclusion by the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Mosaic initiative. I was humbled to join other leaders in a conversation about the “State of Inclusion” and how we can move forward together to elevate our community through quality education and economic opportunities for all.

One of the highlights for the year is the ability to encourage our brightest minds about STEM related subjects. Together with the AEP Foundation, PSO was able to announce a 5-year gift to the Oklahoma FFA Foundation for STEM After-school grants, funding a wide range of programs and activities that are helping advance agricultural education, foster innovation and inspire success.

In closing, we are at our strongest when we work together.

To see how we have delivered on our commitment to service, please view the report below. It includes information on the nonprofit organizations, schools, programs and community events we supported financially in 2020.

We’re honored to serve Oklahoma.

Peggy Simmons
President and Chief Operating Officer
Public Service Company of Oklahoma

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Organizations supported by PSO and/or the American Electric Power Foundation in 2020

  • 90 Foot Foundation
  • Adair Community for Excellence in Education Foundation
  • Adair High School Robotics
  • Aline-Cleo Public Schools
  • Alva Independent School District
  • American Legion Dale Peace Post 40
  • Andersen Elementary
  • Arts and Humanities Council
  • Antlers Middle School
  • Atoka City Industrial Development Authority
  • Leadership Oklahoma
  • League of Women Voters
  • Life Senior Services
  • Light of Hope, Inc.
  • Locust Grove Early Learning Center
  • Locust Grove Middle School Robotics
  • Martin Luther King Jr.. Commerative Society
  • McAlester Public Schools
  • McClain High School
  • Memorial High School Robotics Booster Club
  • Atoka Elementary
  • Barnsdall Chamber of Commerce
  • Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce
  • Bartlesville Community Foundation
  • Bikers Against Child Abuse International
  • Bixby High School Marching Band
  • Blaine County Livestock Boosters
  • Boys and Girls Club of McAlester
  • Broken Arrow Girls Softball
  • Broken Arrow High School
  • Broken Arrow Historical Society
  • Broken Arrow Neighbors
  • Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation
  • Caddo County Fair
  • Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
  • Calvin Public Schools
  • Caney Valley High School
  • Caring Hands Healthcare Center-COVID 19 Emergency Relief
  • Canute High School
  • Catoosa Chamber of Commerce
  • Chelsea Middle School
  • Chelsea Public Schools
  • Chickasha Public Schools Robotics
  • Chouteau-Mazie Public Schools
  • Cimarron Public Schools
  • City of Antlers
  • City of Blanchard-Veterans Memorial Sponsorship
  • City of McAlester
  • City Year Tulsa
  • Comanche County Saddle and Sirloin, Inc.
  • Comfort Closets
  • Community Health Connection
  • Community Service Council Oklahoma Veteran Alliance
  • Council Oak Men's Chorale
  • Cummings Family Ministry, Inc.
  • Custer County Friends for Life Society
  • Custer County Junior Livestock Show
  • Deep Fork Community Action Foundation
  • Dewey Public Schools
  • Drummond Public School
  • Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation
  • Eagle Point Christian Academy
  • Eastern Oklahoma State College
  • Eisenhower International Elementary School
  • Elk City United Fund
  • Emergency Infant Services
  • Environmental Federation of Oklahoma
  • First Christian Church of Owasso
  • Fletcher Public Schools
  • Friends of the Ferguson Home Museum
  • Ft. Cobb Broxton FFA & 4H Booster Club
  • Garvin Rural Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • Grand Lake Area Robotics Education (GLARE)
  • Grand Lake Community Ministry, Inc.
  • Great Plains Family YMCA
  • Greenwood Cultural Center, Inc.
  • Grove Early Childhood Center
  • Grove Education Foundation for Excellence
  • Grove Public Schools Robotics
  • Haileyville Public Schools
  • Hispanic American Foundation
  • Hobart Elementary School
  • Hugo Middle School
  • Idabel Main Street
  • INCA Community Action Agency, Inc.
  • Indian Health Care Resource
  • Inola Educational Enrichment Foundation
  • Iron Gate Trust
  • Jay Industrial Authority
  • Jay Public School Eduation Foundation
  • Jenks High School Robotics
  • Jenks Public Schools Foundation
  • Junior Achievement of Greater Tulsa
  • Keep Oklahoma Beautiful
  • KI BOIS Community Action Foundation, Inc.
  • Kiamichi Technology Center-Idabel
  • Memorial Junior High-Tulsa
  • Morrow Elementary-Collinsville
  • Nathan Hale High School Robotics
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors
  • Northeast OK Wood Turning Association
  • OK2GROW Foundation
  • Okeene Public Schools
  • Oklahoma 4-H Foundation
  • Oklahoma Academy for State Goals
  • Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation
  • Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children Hope Pregnancy Center
  • Oklahoma Business Roundtable
  • Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
  • Oklahoma FFA Foundation Inc.
  • Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc.
  • Oklahoma State Chamber
  • Oklahoma State University Foundation
  • Oklahoma University Foundation
  • Okmulgee Education Foundation
  • Okmulgee Main Street
  • Olustee-Eldorado Public Schools
  • Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Oologah High School
  • Oologah-Talala Schools
  • Owasso Community Resources Inc.
  • Owasso Education Foundation
  • Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Inc.
  • Pittsburg County Thanksgiving Youth Shelter-COVID 19 Emergency Relief
  • Pittsburg County Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Primary South Elementary
  • Pushmataha County Chamber of Commerce
  • Rogers State University Foundation
  • Salina Public School
  • Salvation Army Mabee Red Shield Boys & Girls Club
  • Salvation Army Tulsa
  • Sand Springs Community Services
  • Sapulpa Public Schools Robotics
  • Sayre Elementary School
  • Sharing Hope of Hugo, Inc.
  • Sigma Oklahoma Foundation
  • Sterling Volunteer Fire Department
  • Stigler Health & Wellness Center
  • Stonebridge Academy
  • Sustainable Journalism Foundation
  • Talihina Economic Development Initiative
  • Teach for America Inc.
  • The Bridges Foundation
  • The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges Ltd.
  • Town of Apache
  • Town of Spavinaw
  • Tri County Technology Center Endowment Fund
  • Tulsa Area United Way
  • Tulsa Children's Museum
  • Tulsa Community Foundation-Art Alliance Sponsorship
  • Tulsa Community Foundation - African America Leadership Academy
  • Tulsa Christmas Parade
  • Tulsa Habitat for Humanity
  • Tulsa Industrial Authority
  • Tulsa Juneteenth, Inc.
  • Tulsa Memorial Junior High School
  • Tulsa Public Schools
  • Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences
  • Tulsa Speech & Hearing Association
  • Tulsa's Future, Inc.
  • Twin Cities Revitalization Project, Inc.
  • Union FTC Robotics Booster Club, Inc.
  • Union Public School - Ubotics
  • Union Schools Education Foundation
  • United Way of Southwest Oklahoma
  • University of Tulsa
  • Vinita Day Center
  • Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy
  • Women's Outreach of Hope
  • Woodward Community Foundation
  • Young Womens Christian Association
  • Youth Services of Tulsa, Inc.