The Fred Jones Family Foundation will fund improvements to the research foundation’s exterior grounds.
The $75,000 grant will be used to fund improvements to OMRF’s central courtyard, including the creation of a sculpture celebrating the foundation’s scientific achievements. Courtyard enhancements will also include new hardscaping, upgrades to landscaping and the construction of shade structures.
“The life-changing work of OMRF’s researchers impacts Oklahomans and people worldwide,” said OMRF President Andrew Weyrich. “Their work takes place in our labs and clinics, but the moments that spark scientific creativity can happen anywhere.”
The Fred Jones Family Foundation created the Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift in 2010 in honor of the late Mary Eddy Jones to continue her legacy in the areas to which she was so devoted.
“This gift is our way of not only honoring my late grandmother but also supporting deserving nonprofits across central Oklahoma for their hard work and dedication to the communities they serve,” said Kirk Hall, president of the Fred Jones Family Foundation. “We are proud to add Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation to our list of recipients and be a part of their work to create a gathering place for their scientists, patients, guests and staff.”