Pictured from left to right: Doug Fuller, President of Quail Creek Bank, Susan Agel, CEO of Positive Tomorrows, Charlie Daniels, Board Chairman of Opportunity Scholarship Fund and Carol Fehrle, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Quail Creek Bank

In reflection of its commitment to the community, Quail Creek Bank has made a sizeable two-year commitment to the Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF). Opportunity Scholarship Fund was created to offer educational opportunities to lower and middle-class Oklahoma families. The Fund provides scholarships from generous donors to Oklahoma K-12 students to attend accredited private schools.
The bank gave $133,000 to the OSF in 2016 to split between the two schools, with a pledge to repeat the gift in 2017.
“This contribution allows the bank to support two of our main passions as a community bank – supporting our youth and their education” said Doug Fuller, President of Quail Creek Bank.
“The Opportunity Scholarship Fund is grateful for generous donors like Quail Creek Bank. They help our member schools assist families to give their children the best education possible”, said Charlie Daniels, board president of the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. “Our thanks go out to Quail Creek Bank for making this gift possible so that more students can be served at Teen Recovery Solutions and Positive Tomorrows in the future.”
The gift made by Quail Creek Bank designates two local schools as recipients for this scholarship opportunity: Positive Tomorrows and Teen Recovery Solutions.
Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically for homeless children as they give kids stability and a quality education while their parents get the support they need to create a better life. “As we plan for capital expansion to serve more children, this new source of tuition funds will make it possible for us to do so, said Susan Agel, president of Positive Tomorrows. “Sometimes private schools are stereotyped to only serve privileged children; however by directing funds to schools like ours and Teen Recovery Solutions, donors can help the most vulnerable children and youth find the support needed to break out of poverty or addiction, becoming successful citizens.”
Teen Recovery Solutions has a recovery high school designed for students in addiction recovery. Students often relapse into deeper abuse without continual support. This model encourages success through individualized course work, clinical support, and a sober peer environment. “The substantial generosity of this gift will enable us to provide education and outpatient services to teens whose families otherwise would not be able to afford our program and school. It literally is helping save lives and restore families back to wholeness,” said Andrew Rice, TRS executive director.
Quail Creek Bank is committed to improving education for our youth. For the last five years, the bank has been the exclusive sponsor of Dave Ramsey’s personal finance curriculum in schools throughout the Oklahoma City metro area. The bank has partnered with 19 schools for this calendar school year providing them with the valuable lessons from the Dave Ramsey course at no charge to the school or the students themselves.
You can find out more information about the Opportunity Scholarship Fund at osfkids.org.