Charlotte Lankard Giving Society

HOW IT ALL BEGAN: One quiet night, about three decades ago, a 10-year old boy lost his dad, tragically leaving young Jason without the father he adored. Jason’s mom placed 200-plus phone calls across Oklahoma, trying to find a support group for grieving children.

No one was able to help this family until Charlotte Lankard, a counselor with INTEGRIS Baptist Hospital, answered her call. From there, Calm Waters was born, providing a safe place for thousands of children and families who need support after a loss due to death or divorce.

Pictured here: Jason Woodruff and his dad

Because of Charlotte’s leadership, Calm Waters is honored to introduce the Charlotte Lankard Giving Society,  exclusively recognizing individuals who contribute $1,000 or more a year and corporations who donate $5,000 or more a year in support of Calm Waters life-changing programs.


Pictured here, from left to right: Sondra Woodruff, Charlotte Lankard and Jason Woodruff, date unknown.

Pictured here: Jason Woodruff, age 39, holding a treasured photo of his dad.

Membership Benefits

By joining this exclusive society, donors receive the following benefits:

  • Invitation to the annual Charlotte Lankard Giving Society Reception
  • Special recognition on the Calm Waters website, events and at the Calm Waters office
  • Exclusive communications from the agency and Executive Director twice a year
  • Exclusive tour of Calm Waters and/or invitation to observe a Support Group

Giving Options

The Charlotte Lankard Giving Society exclusively recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or more a year and corporations who donate $5,000 or more a year in support of Calm Waters’ life-changing programs.

  1. Email your pledge to
  2. Mail your check to Calm Waters, 501 N. Walker, Suite 140, OKC, OK 73102
  3. Set-up your $84 monthly donation or one-time $1,000 donation online
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Charlotte Lankard Giving Society Members

Individuals $1,000 and above

Angela Bachman

Kendra and Jason Barnes

Paula Barrington

Michael Bradley

Nancy and Joe Bradley

Erin and Shawn Brewer

Kay and Ken Brown

Elizabeth and Heath Clinton

Ann-Clore and Walt Duncan

Susan and Carl Edwards

Megan Ellis

Erin and Jason Engelke

David Gaither

Dr. Kay Goebel

Dave and Debbie Greiner

Jayna Haney

John and Janet Hudson

Individuals $1,000 and above

Peggy Kates

David Krittenbrink

Charlotte Lankard

Donna and Bruce Lawrence

Harrison Levy

Cathy Lippard

Kathy and Steve Mansell

Judith and John Mee

Frank Merrick

Amanda Fields Miller

Jasmine and Melvin Moran

Lisa and Greg Mullen

Glendell Nix

Michael O’Keefe

Emily Rothrock Tate

Individuals $1,000 and above

Carole Parker

Sarah Piowaty

Gene Rainbolt

David Rainbolt

Shawnae Robey

Cindy and Lance Ruffel

Nick Solis

Nancy and Fred Suhre

Niles Jackson and Barbara J. Thornton

Diane and Danny Vaughan

Paula Walker

Belinda Willis

Grant Woody

Leslie Woolery

Organizations $5,000 and above

American Fidelity Foundation

Arnall Family Foundation


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Castle Development Group

The Chickasaw Nation

The Cresap Family Foundation


The Deleware Resource Group, LLC (DRG)

The Employees Community Fund of Boeing, Oklahoma City

Organizations $5,000 and above

Express Employment Professionals

The First Bank of Okarche

E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation

Inasmuch Foundation

The Kirkpatrick Family Fund

The Love Meyer Family Foundation

The Meinders Foundation

Territory Land Investments

The Wegener Foundation

The United Way of Central Oklahoma