Elizabeth "Liz" K. Eickman, Kirkpatrick Family Fund

TITLE:  Director

FOCUS AREAS: Social services, arts and humanities, health and family, community development, education, environment, and endowment matching.

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PROFILE: Elizabeth K. Eickman is the director of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and has been part of KFF since 2005. Her fund bio shares:

Liz Eickman, director of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, an affiliated fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. She serves as an adviser to the Kirkpatrick Foundation Board of Trustees.

Prior to joining the Kirkpatrick Family Fund in 2005, Ms. Eickman was involved for over 30 years in arts and culture in Central Oklahoma. As the executive director of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, she worked with a diverse group of community, civic and corporate leaders in cultural planning as well as facilities, event and program development for the metropolitan area. Previous to her work at the local level, Ms. Eickman held the position of grants officer with the Oklahoma Arts Council where she facilitated the application, peer review and evaluation processes for grants to several hundred nonprofit arts and cultural organizations across the state. Ms. Eickman studied theatre at Arizona State University and in 2001 participated in the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in partnership with National Arts Strategies.

Ms. Eickman currently serves as an adviser on the board of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, the Oklahoma City University Master of Fine Arts Program in Applied Sociology-Nonprofit Leadership, the University of Central Oklahoma President's Advisory Council and the Adolescent Work Group for the Wellness Now Coalition. She is a board member of the Green Box Arts Project, Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma and a commissioner on the Oklahoma City Arts Commission. Ms. Eickman is active with the Conference of Southwest Foundations and has recently served on task forces including the Mayors’ Core to Shore Task Force and the MAPS for Kids Evaluation Task Force for The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools.