Oklahoma Christian Advancement expert and dedicated staff member Christine Merideth is now the Senior Gifts Officer, making her the first female major gifts fundraiser in OC's history!
Merideth has loyally served as Chief of Staff Kent Allen's right hand person for a long time. She knows OC's Advancement operations, history and donors.
"Christine has been the backbone of the Advancement Department at OC for the last eight years," Allen said. "Her organizational skills, servant heart, friendliness and poise is really unparalleled on campus. Everyone in the OC community, the greater Oklahoma City community and our faithful alums love Christine. She's a natural at making people feel wanted and needed."
She is already heavily involved in fundraising and individual donor strategy. In fact, she has already been on key fundraising efforts which have garnered well over $1,000,000. And, the level of respect many of our most significant and loyal friends have for her is enormous. Merideth will add a portfolio of donors and become more active in cultivating and soliciting funds.
"We have never received as much positive feedback from our OC family and major donors as we did when we announced Christine becoming our new Senior Gifts Officer," Allen said. "Her transition is just the next step in what should be a long and outstanding career in Advancement."
Merideth graduated from OC in 1991 with a Mass Communication degree. After graduating, Merideth worked as the Resident Director for the Reba Davisson Residence hall (currently Honors dormitory) from 1992 to 1994. She returned to OC as the Oklahoma Christian Women's Association (OCWA) coordinator. In 2012, she became the Executive Assistant for the Vice President of Advancement (Kent Allen), then moved into Director of Advancement Operations and Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff before taking on the role of Senior Gifts Officer.
Merideth met her husband, Bobby Merideth, in college, and all three of their children attended OC.
"The sky's the limit for Christine, and OC is blessed to have her representing it in such a public way."