Restoring Hope To Our
COMMUNITY A n n u a l R e p o r t 2 018 - 2 019
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Letter from the CEO
Letter from the Board Chair
Restored Hope: Stories
The RTT Community: Board of Directors and Staff
A letter from the CEO
Revitalize T-Town (RTT) has served our Tulsa neighbors in need for 22 years. In that time over 2,000 clients have welcomed us into their homes and patiently waited for RTT to make the necessary repairs. It is easy to see the physical difference RTT’s repairs make. Replacing crumbling steps with new sturdy ones and a handrail makes the home safer; installing a hot water tank for a family that has never had one will make their lives easier; replacing a leaking roof will protect the family’s home from damaging rains. The byproduct of RTT’s repairs is the restored hope, independence, and health for our clients. We look forward to serving Tulsa for many more years and to meeting the next 2,000 clients! Thank you for supporting RTT and the people we serve,
Jennifer Barcus-Schafer Chief Executive Officer
A letter from the Board Chair
Two years ago the leadership and the board of Revitalize T-Town made the decision to switch from being an affiliate of a national organization to being a stand-alone entity. While this was a difficult decision, we believe that it has allowed us to continue to innovate and to refine our service delivery model. In our 22nd year, we continue to fulfill our mission to the Tulsa communityâ€“ making homes safe and secure for low-income homeowners. As part of the transition to a stand-alone organization, the board spent time evaluating our role in supporting the organization. We attended workshops and worked with the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits to learn best practices for running nonprofit organizations. One of the major changes we made was to expand the committees inside of the board to help divide our work load and to allow board members to engage other volunteers with roles on our committees. We currently have committees for governance, finance, and development/ fundraising, and these committees have played key roles in helping our organization run well. Revitalize T-Town also has a great staff who work tirelessly in carrying out our programs. The switch to a stand-alone organization has allowed them to implement many changes to improve our work flow. They continue to prove to our donors, board members, and homeowner clients, that they can manage the resources entrusted to them and efficiently complete the work to fulfill our mission. As we look forward to this next year, we are excited about the role we can play in the Tulsa community. We believe that in fulfilling our mission, we are helping to improve the Tulsa community as a whole. Thank you all for your generous support over the past 22 years. We are proud of the role we play in making Tulsa a great place to live. Michael Huckaby Board Chair
Mission: Making homes safe and secure for low-income homeowners Vision: A safe and healthy home for everyone
2019 Impact July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Tulsa Homes Repaired
Roofs Repaired or Replaced
Energy Efficiency Repairs
Average Cost Per Home
Safe at Home Repairs
Restored Hope Ms. Joan’s Story Ms. Joan has lived in her home since 1960. She raised her five children with her husband in her home. Since her husband passed away 14 years ago, she struggled to keep up with the repairs needed to help make her home safe. Ms. Joan said that her husband kept up with the repairs when he was alive. “Sometimes I just can’t do it all,” she said. “Since my husband passed, these are things that I could not do on my own.” When she called Revitalize T-Town, Ms. Joan was fearful when she used her bathroom because the floor was caving in, and it was dangerous to walk on. When RTT first visited Ms. Joan’s home, she had just been released from the hospital due to breathing issues. “I didn't know how I was going to pay for repairs,” Ms. Joan said. Ms. Joan received a new bathroom floor and other safety repairs, including handrails, for her back-porch steps. Ms. Joan no longer has to be fearful when she uses her bathroom or the steps into her backyard. “I am thankful for your program that was able to assist me in making my home safe and nice."
“I am thankful for your program that was able to assist me in making my home safe and nice."
Mr. Michael’s Story Mr. Michael is an army veteran. When he was just 18 years old, he was stationed at Fort Knox. He has lived in his home for 24 years. Unfortunately, Mr. Michael has had to visit the hospital multiple times recently due to blockages in his legs. As a result of these health issues, Mr. Michael needed safety repairs like handrails out the front door and into the garage and grab bars in his bathroom. His ceiling also had gaping holes caused by an old roof leak above his kitchen table, living room and bedroom. The fan and light above his kitchen did not work either because of the previous leaks. Due to Mr. Michael’s health issues and limited income, he could not make these huge repairs on his own. Mr. Michael received energy efficiency repairs including ceiling repair, a new ceiling fan and light, handrails at his front door and garage and grab bars in his bathroom! Mr. Michael is extremely grateful for the work that has been done on his home. "I appreciate you all so much!"
Ms. Connie’s Story Ms. Connie has lived in her home for six years and has spent four of those years waiting for a new roof. Although she saved money every month to go toward repairing her home, Ms. Connie’s back problems and limited income made replacing her roof nearly impossible to do on her own. In addition to her roof, her back door wouldn’t lock, and her bathroom subfloor was so damaged that Ms. Connie worried she would fall through when stepping on it. “I try, but it is so hard to be able to pay to get everything done at my income level,” she said. Revitalize T-Town completed all these repairs for Ms. Connie, making her home a safe place to live. After seeing the long-awaited repairs, she said, “You have no idea how good it feels to have my home fixed up.” Ms. Connie was so grateful for the work that Revitalize T-Town did for her that she sent a handwritten thank you letter. "To see all these things manifest has filled me with hope again for my final years," she said. "This gift has lifted my entire being - my heart, my soul, my health, because you helped my home!"
Thank you to our generous Leadership Partners for Restoring Hope to our Tulsa neighbors! Visionary Rebuilders ($100,000 and up)
Journeyman ($5,000 - $9,999)
Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Federal Home Loan Bank George Kaiser Family Foundation Hille Foundation
Spirit AeroSystems Good Neighbor Fund Charles and Peggy Stephenson Family Foundation FW Murphy Family Foundation Joseph and Virginia Dibert Foundation The Mervin Bovaird Foundation Williams Companies
Master Craftsman ($50,000 - $99,999) AEP/PSO
Craftsman ($25,000 - $49,999) Home Builderâ€™s Association Charitable Foundation Sarkeys Foundation William S. Smith Charitable Trust
Carpenter ($10,000 - $24,999) Bama Bank of America Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Flint Family Foundation Gospel Tabernacle Outreach Ministries Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation Mary Ann Hille Maxine and Jack Zarrow Foundation Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation
Framer ($1,000 - $4,999) All Souls Unitarian Church Anonymous Blue Sky Certified Public Accountants, PLLC Darrell Mayfield Davita Dialysis E. Theirl Jarman Financial Design Group IRBY Electrical Jay Murphy Jillian Shupert Maggie Hille Yar Marilyn Thompson (In Memory of Rich Thompson) Mike and Jennifer Huckaby Nelson Auto Group Rotaract Club of Tulsa, Inc Sunrise Rotary The Gelvin Foundation Tom Luccock Wedlake Fabricating, Inc.
Apprentice ($500 - $999) Annie Van Hanken Christina McCrery Clarence Boyd Dominic Losacco Exercise Solutions, LLC Federated Insurance Forza Construction Hausner's Transportation, LLC Hubbell Wiring Devices James and Brooke Kelley Jennifer Barcus-Schafer Jerry and Tana Van Cleave Jerry Clack John and Becky Porter John Melton Kajeer Yar Ken Saltink Kenneth and Marjorie Erdmann Lora Zumwalt Pearl and Milton Gordon Trust Rexel Robert and Torre Waldo Scott Burnett Sheila Lequerica Walmart
*We have tried to ensure that all of our donors and supporters have been listed correctly. In the event we have made an inadvertent omission, please accept our sincerest gratitude.
Financials Fiscal Year July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 Profit and Loss
Contributions Special Events Other Income In Kind/ Discounts Total Income Gross Profit
1,153,433.00 92,949.00 8.00 21,498.00
Current Assets Bank Accounts Other Current Assets Total Current Assets
Total Fixed Assets Other Assets
927,519.00 100,263.00 117,926.00 1,145,708.00 122,180.00
Liabilities Current Liabilities Total Accounts Payable Total Other Current Liabilities Total Current Liabilities Total Liabilities Equity Net AssetsBeginning of Year Opening Balance Equity Net Income Total Equity Total Liabilities and Net Assets
*A complete list of Revitalize T-Townâ€™s audited financial statements will be available upon request once the audit is complete.
314,596.00 0.00 314,596.00 3,066.00 6,458.00 324,120.00
Contributions - 91% Special Events - 7% In Kind/ Discounts - 2%
Liabilities and Equity
Expenses Program Management Development Total
Cash Expense: $1,145, 708 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
201,940.00 0.00 122,180.00 324,120.00 324,120.00
Programs - 81% Development - 10% Management - 9%
The RTT Community Board of Directors Board Chair Vice Chair Treasurer Secretary Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director
Mike Huckaby Marjorie Erdmann Toni Griffey Ryan Davis Anthony Banks Clarence Boyd Robert Jones James Kelley Jim Knight Tom Luccock Lukas Sundahl Maggie Yar
Industrial Controls of Oklahoma OSU Center for Health Systems Innovations Blue Sky Certified Public Accountants, PLLC Arvest Bank ONEOK Bank SNB First Oklahoma Bank The Rowland Group Federated Mutual Insurance Company Retired Precise Machining The Hille Foundation
Staff Chief Executive Officer Chief Operating Officer Senior Program Officer Program Officer Client Specialist Construction Coordinator Community Relations Manager
Jennifer Barcus-Schafer Deanna Boston Kim Rolston Jeff Fite Cherie Shaw Jim Norwood Kelly Moss
14 E 7th St, Tulsa, OK 74119 918-742-6241 www.revitalizettown.org