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Randy Macon

A native Oklahoman, Randy K. Macon graduated from Kingston High School and went on to earn a B.S. from East Central University and a Master of Human Relations degree from the University of Oklahoma. As part of his graduate work focused on program evaluation and research in the nonprofit sector, 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 published in 2011. Randy is currently working on an interdisciplinary Ph.D. specializing in philanthropy, also at OU.

For five years Randy served as a member of the program staff with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (July 2007 – July 2012). During this time Randy focused primarily on grantmaking activities related to education reform and youth development in Tulsa. As a champion of education, Randy worked as part of the community team that brought Teach for America to Tulsa in 2009 and also served on the steering committee for the Any Given Child collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Randy joined Grantmakers for Education in 2011 and was appointed to the organization’s 2012 Braintrust Advisory Committee.

Randy is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class 25, Leadership Tulsa Class 40, and was named as one of the 2012 Achievers Under 40 by The Journal Record. A former chair of the Tulsa Funders Roundtable, Randy co-taught a Saturday enrichment class at KIPP Tulsa and was a member of the Tulsa Jaycees for several years. He has been a member of the twittersphere since 2007.