Kelli Hayward Walsh serves as the Director of Development. Her focus is on building support within our three focus areas while sharing the successes of our programs and how the investment of our donors is impacting our students and teachers.
Kelli joined the Foundation after a 20+ year career. For the past 15 years she led community relations and partnership initiatives for a local health system, and prior to that managed marketing and special events at a local publishing company.
She is a native of Shawnee, OK and a product of public education; graduating from Shawnee High School. Kelli received a BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 2001.
Kelli is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City, LOYAL class 6, a 2011 Forty under 40 honoree and a Journal Record Beacon Award winner recognized for an employee volunteer program she created and managed. She has served on the Boys & Girls Club board of directors, is a proud sustaining member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City and has received recognition as an Oklahoma City Panhellenic Woman of the Year and University of Oklahoma Panhellenic Outstanding Alumnae.