The Gathering Place (GKFF) & Tulsa Community Foundation - Jeff Stava & Mike Dodson
Jeff Stava – Chief Operating Officer
Jeff Stava brings a business background to his work at Tulsa Community Foundation and George Kaiser Family Foundation. Jeff graduated from Jenks High School in 1987 and obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University in 1991.
Jeff helps set strategic vision for the foundation, oversees the operations and works to increase efficiency while maintaining superior service for donors and nonprofit agencies. In addition to his role as COO, he serves as the executive director of the Tulsa Beautification Foundation (a supporting organization of TCF) where he works on projects including downtown revitalization, economic development, assisting neighborhood improvement projects and various beautification projects around Tulsa. Jeff also oversees George Kaiser Family Foundation’s (GKFF) real estate portfolio and is the executive director and trustee for A Gathering Place for Tulsa the George Kaiser Family Foundation’s 100 acre, $400mm river front park development.
Jeff is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa (Class 28), trustee and Chair for the Tulsa Airport Improvement Trust, Immediate past chairman of the VisiTulsa Regional Tourism Executive Board of Directors, vice chair of the Tulsa Metro Chamber Executive Board of Directors, member of the Board of Governors for Catholic Charities and is a member and officer of Young Presidents Organization. In 2013 Jeff helped recruit the BASSMasters Classic to Tulsa (which is coming back to Tulsa this year) and served as the Local Organizing Committee Chairman for the event. Jeff and his wife Susie have 2 sons; Will (8) and Luke (7).
Mike Dodson – Chief Development Officer
Mike serves the community by assisting donors and the nonprofit sector with the creation of charitable funds and program solutions. He oversees TCF’s donor and delivery services, gift recognition, asset development, special events, promotional efforts and marketing activities. He also develops and administers select special projects to promote collaboration, improve outcomes and advance the Tulsa region.
Mike’s career includes broad corporate, nonprofit and development experience in the fields of oil and gas exploration, small business management, university athletics, major event management and sports administration. He most recently was Executive Director of the Tulsa Sports Commission, a nonprofit organization where more than $100 million in economic impact was generated to benefit the Tulsa region. He holds board positions with several organizations including The University of Tulsa, Camp Loughridge, Park Friends and Tulsa Tough. A long-time Tulsan and graduate of The University of Tulsa, Mike enjoys sports, the outdoors and traveling. Mike and his wife, Amy, have two sons.