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DEATHS

Bobby (Bob) Wilks, 84

Born September 20, 1937

Died August 17, 2022

Richard Glen Byrd, 60

Born September 1, 1961

Died August 16, 2022

Larance S. Hill, 67

Born October 20, 1954

Died August 15, 2022

Joan Ann (Benge) Gladd, 87

Born December 28, 1934

Died August 14, 2022

Linda McDonald, 79

Born July 20, 1943

Died August 14, 2022

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 7:21 AM

The City of Muskogee Foundation invested in excess of $4 million in Muskogee nonprofit organizations this year.

“This year has been challenging on everyone. We are pleased to award a wide variety of grants this year to our local nonprofits,” said Wren Stratton, chair of City of Muskogee Foundation.

In addition to its typical annual grantmaking cycle, the City of Muskogee Foundation approved up to $2,726,000 in economic development funding this past spring to provide immediate support and assist with job creation and capital infrastructure improvements.

Organizations such as Kids’ Space, Eastern Oklahoma Development District and Neighbors Building Neighborhoods all received grants to support programs that are not only meeting the current need, but also looking ahead to address longer term health issues that may arise.

A highlight for 2022 is the foundation’s leadership in the Muskogee Forward initiative working to advance Muskogee’s marketability as a quality place to work, live and play. The foundation will play an integral role in the organization and implementation of this plan and promote supporting organizations in their efforts to successfully carry out the catalyst projects.

For a full list of grants awarded in 2022, visit the City of Muskogee Foundation online.

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