Randy Macon

Randy Macon

Executive Director

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Randy K. Macon serves as the Executive Director of Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, a statewide community foundation with major emphasis on philanthropy and charitable endeavors in non-metropolitan areas of our state. 

A native Oklahoman, Randy attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned both a master’s degree and a PhD.  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’s doctoral dissertation Feeding Hope through Tulsa’s Philanthropic Community received committee approval in June 2014. 

Prior to joining the CFO team, Randy served as the Vice President of Research, Initiatives, and Community Investment for the United Way of Central Oklahoma (2013-2014) and as a member of the program staff with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (2007-2012).  While at United Way, Randy led the team responsible for administering the annual allocations process while also keeping abreast of community needs and trends through in-house research efforts. Additionally, this team had oversight of the funds supporting recovery efforts in response to the May 2013 tornadoes and storms that impacted Oklahoma. During his five-year tenure at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Randy oversaw a grant portfolio in excess of fifty-million dollars supporting projects related to child advocacy and education in Tulsa.  A champion of education, Randy worked as part of the community team that brought Teach for America to Oklahoma in 2009 and served on the initial steering committee for the Any Given Child Tulsa collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.  Randy is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class 25, Leadership Tulsa Class 40, and was named one of the 2012 Achievers Under 40 by The Journal Record.