The ASTEC Fund
The foundation for ASTEC Charter Schools, The ASTEC Fund, was founded in 2012 by Lou C. Kerr, president of The Kerr Foundation, William G. Paul, former president of the American Bar Association and Dr. Freda Deskin, ASTEC founder.
In compliance with its by-laws, the purpose of the foundation is to support the needs of ASTEC Charter Schools as defined by the school and the ASTEC Charter Schools' governing board.
The CEO/Founder and the chair of the governing board are non-voting members of The ASTEC Fund Board of Directors.
The current focus of The Foundation is raising funds to develop a campus and to build an elementary school and then a middle and high school on land purchased by The ASTEC Fund.
The Fund board meets quarterly, with committee meetings scheduled as needed.
Like the ASTEC Charter Schools governing board, The Fund Board consists of local businessmen and women who are experts in their fields.
In addition to grants and gifts, The Foundation hosts an annual “Door-Opener” Gala with a silent auction.
The ASTEC Fund, Inc. Board of Directors
Doug Fuller, ASTEC Fund Board Chair, President & CEO, Quail Creek Bank
Kerry Alexander, Director, TIAA-CREF Financial Services
Jerry Burger, President, Moore Enterprises
Judy Hatfield, Owner, Equity Commercial Realty
Lou Kerr, President and Chair, The Kerr Foundation
Donnie Jones, Managing Director of Power Plant Operations, OGE Energy Corp.
Brad Jordan, Vice President & CIO, Mustang Fuel Corporation
Rita Moore, Community Volunteer
Clayton G. Moss, Manager, Hall Capital Commercial Real Estate
The ASTEC Fund, Inc. Advisory Board
Gary Allison, CEO, Tri-State Industrial Group
Mickey Clagg, President, Midtown Renaissance Real Estate
Susan McCalmont, Former President, Creative Oklahoma
Ruth Leebron-Levenson, Dean of International Programs (Retired), Oklahoma City University
Debi Martin, Executive Director, The First Tee, Metropolitan Oklahoma City
William G. Paul, Of Counsel, Crowe & Dunlevy
Gen. Ben Robinson, Retired, United States Air Force
Ann Simank, Former Executive Director, OKC Metro Alliance
Becky Switzer, Owner, Switzer Talent Agency, Trapeze LLC