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Leaders and Legends Challenged to Raise Money for Oklahoma Education



OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (June, 17, 2016) – August is back-to-school time for Oklahoma children, and the Project Management Institute of Oklahoma City (PMI OKC) is hosting its Annual Dinner. The event, titled Leaders and Legends, is planned for Fri., Aug. 19 from 5:30 – 11:00 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Farmers Market (311 S. Klein Ave.). The goal of this event is to challenge Oklahoma City professionals to give back to their community and to address the Oklahoma education budget crisis.


The Project Management Institute will bring together notable community leaders, along with hundreds of Oklahoma organizations, in an effort to promote professional leadership and give back to its community. The event will feature a silent auction benefiting workforce professional development and Feed the Children’s Oklahoma education initiatives, dinner, live music and a keynote address by former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts, Jr., who now serves as the president and CEO of Feed the Children. 


The Project Management Institute regularly gives back to the community by empowering its members to serve as volunteers and through partnerships with local nonprofits and corporate foundations. Tammie Nelson, president of PMI OKC ,  stated, “Project management professionals contribute to our local economy through ensuring execution of strategic initiatives both at the companies for which they work and the organizations they choose to serve. We are committed to broadening those opportunities for our members and bringing further benefit to local non profits to improve the state of education.”


Mrs. Oklahoma 2016 Beth Isbell, of Blanchard, Okla., lends her voice to PMI OKC’s cause of raising money for Oklahoma education initiatives through her Together We Can platform. “Education is the backbone of our society, and because of that every child has the right to, and deserves, a high-quality education,” said Mrs. Oklahoma Beth Isbell. “Funding initiatives that cater to providing these educational opportunities across the state have my complete support.”


Interviews are available with representatives from the Project Management Institute Oklahoma City Chapter and Feed the Children. Mrs. Oklahoma Beth Isbell will not be in attendance of the event but is available prior to the event for in-person and phone interviews.




The OKC Chapter of the Project Management Institute is a professional, nonprofit organization that was formed in June, 2000, to promote the practice, science and profession of project management in Oklahoma through networking, outreach and education. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the Project Management Institute, the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Currently the Chapter is comprised of over 550 members, and serves an additional 1771 non-members through professional development, networking and certification preparation programs. Visit for more information.



About Feed the Children

Feed the Children believes that it can create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Since 1979, Feed the Children has grown into one of the largest U.S.-based charities. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, maintains a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, and is also a member of InterAction. Through its network of agencies, Feed the Children distributed more than $344 million in food, essentials, educational supplies, and medicine, impacting close to 9 million individuals in the U.S. and more than 4.9 million individuals internationally, for a total of 13.9 million individuals globally in fiscal year 2014. Visit for more information.


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