Randy K. Macon joined the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation in July 2007. As a program associate, Randy focuses on the Foundation’s grantmaking activities related to education and youth development.
A native Oklahoman, Randy earned a B.S. from East Central University and a Master of Human Relations degree from the University of Oklahoma, focused on program evaluation and research in the nonprofit sector. As part of his graduate work, Randy co-authored several technical reports and presented original research at the 2007 national meeting of the American Educational Research Association. His master’s thesis, Volunteer Engagement: Role Identity and Intent to Leave, was recently published. Randy is currently working on an interdisciplinary Ph.D. specializing in philanthropy, also at OU.
Randy is a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class 25, a graduate of Leadership Tulsa Class 40, a previous board intern for Emergency Infant Services and former chair of Tulsa Funders Roundtable. For two years, Randy co-taught a Saturday enrichment class at KIPP Tulsa and was a member of the Tulsa Jaycees. As a champion of education, Randy worked as part of the community team that brought Teach for America to Tulsa in 2009. Currently, Randy serves on the community advisory board for the Teacher / Leader Effectiveness Initiative at Tulsa Public Schools.
Randy’s commitment to education stems from his desire to help Oklahoma build a first-rate public education system so that his niece, Paisley, and all other children in our state receive the excellent education they deserve.
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