Gathering Place, 2020 ONE Awards Finalist

Gathering Place, 2020 ONE Awards Finalist
Linh M. Sasser, Marketing Coordinator, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits


The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (OKCNP) will host the 2020 Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards on Friday, April 24, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. In the weeks leading up to the event, we are spotlighting the 21 finalists in seven categories.

Gathering Place, located in Tulsa, Okla., is one of three finalist in the Community category and one of Time Magazine’s Greatest Places 2019.

“Being named a 2020 ONE Awards Finalist speaks clearly to the essence of who we are and to our core mission of engaging communities of Tulsa,” said Tony Moore, executive director, Gathering Place. “For those reasons, we are truly honored to be recognized as an organization that fosters community well being by bringing diverse people and families together. We realize that this work has only just begun, but this recognition serves as a strong source of encouragement to all who have make Gathering Place a reality, inspiring us to continue our work of impacting our community.”

Known as Tulsa’s Riverfront Park, Gathering Place is the dream of the George Kaiser Family Foundation, transforming 66 acres of waterfront property into an interactive space for families and communities to gather.

Four years after breaking ground in 2014, Gathering Place welcomed guests to explore the Chapman Adventure Playground, Williams Lodge, Mist Mountain, Peggy’s Pond, QuikTrip Great Lawn, ONEOK Boathouse, Swing Hill, Sky Garden, Four Seasons Garden, Skate Park and Sports Courts.

“Our City is alive and vibrant, and Gathering Place has played a tremendous role in its resurgence,” said Cameron Walker, Gathering Place community member. “Even more impressive is the intentional outreach efforts their staff has made into every corner of our city. Inviting all citizens to take part in this magnificent gift to Tulsa and lending their time, resources and expertise to those beyond the borders of the park has been a cornerstone of their work from inception. Tulsa is better City because of Gathering Place, and I thank them for everything they do to uplift all Tulsans.”

To learn more about Gathering Place visit their website:

The Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards gala is dedicated to honoring the outstanding work of Oklahoma nonprofits statewide. The ONE Awards also serves as the primary fundraising event for the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. Proceeds from the ONE Awards enable OKCNP to serve communities throughout Oklahoma.

To learn more about the 2020 ONE Awards or to purchase tickets, visit

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