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Your membership in TFA helps us to fulfill our mission to champion the art of good design and celebrate Oklahoma’s architectural heritage through education, advocacy and archives. We would not be here today without your enthusiastic support and belief that what we do matters!

Your membership also helps us to execute our strategic vision and meet our strategic goals

To continue this important work, our nonprofit needs friends like you. Thank you for supporting our mission through membership in TFA! 

Select your preferred membership level from the categories below and join today! 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR DESIRED MEMBERSHIP LEVEL 

Need to renew your current membership? RENEW HERE

*We want to do our part to help cultivate the next generation of architecture lovers, so kids 12 and under are always welcome to participate in our tours FREE of charge.

Thank you to our Heritage Members:

  • David and Tonya Atkinson
  • Lissa Barr Shaw
  • Ken Brune
  • Brenda Craige
  • Frederic Dorwart
  • Nancy Hermann
  • Stephen Heyman
  • Penny Krout
  • Gary Kuck 
  • Alan Madewell
  • Tim and Holly Nelson
  • Christy and Dustin Thames
  • Mary Lee Torbert  
  • Marty Newman
  • Dennis Woody

Thank you to our Patron Members: 

  • Matt & Connie Bendel
  • Paul and Taylor Bush
  • J. Collins & Associates
  • Jean Ann Fausser
  • Edward Ford
  • Dathel Golden
  • Dr. Greg Gray
  • Tony Lenox
  • Julie Milleson
  • Leslie Moore
  • Laura Nelson
  • Penelope Perkinson
  • Rick Phillips
  • Louise Short
  • Chad Smith
  • Jackie Sommer
  • Jim Turner
  • Steve Wright

Your membership is valid for one year from the date you signed up. Please consult your tax advisor for the deductibility of your membership cost.

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Donate

Your donation matters! Every dollar contributed helps to insure TFA’s financial sustainability. Tulsa Foundation for Architecture is deeply grateful for the generous support of our members, sponsors and partners who help us execute our strategic vision and carry out our mission-driven work.

TFA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, EIN #73-14753355. 

MAKE A DONATION HERE 

Please consult your tax advisor for the deductibility of your donation. 

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Sponsor

DOWNLOAD OUR MOST RECENT SPONSORSHIP PACKET HERE 

Interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities with TFA?

Contact our Executive Director, Dr. Amber Litwack at amber@tulsaarchitecture.com. She’d love to discuss the numerous benefits TFA Sponsors receive! 

Volunteer

VOLUNTEER WITH TFA

Are you interested in giving back to your community through volunteering with Tulsa Foundation for Architecture? We are always looking for new volunteers!

You can sign up to volunteer in the following categories: 

  • TFA Tours (Guide or Sweeper) 
  • Archives 
  • Development Committee
  • Event Volunteer 

Fill out this form to get started

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Docent Training

BECOME A TFA DOCENT

TFA Docent training occurs twice per year in the spring and in the fall. 

Upcoming Docent Training Dates

FALL 2022
October 6th through November 10th
Thursday Evenings, 6:00 – 8:00 (Six weeks)
Application Deadline: September 11th
Applicant Notification: September 16th

SPRING 2023
March 23rd through April 27th
Thursday Evenings, 6:00-8:00 (Six weeks)
Application Deadline: February 26th
Applicant Notification: March 6th

What is a Docent? 

The word “docent” (pronounced doe-sent) is derived from the Latin word docere, meaning ‘to teach’. Docents are trained to act as tour guides for TFA. Docents are essential to the educational mission of TFA. They are enthusiastic volunteers who share their passion for architecture to connect tour goers to the Tulsa community. 

Who can Become a TFA Docent? 

Anyone with a passion for architecture and a desire to inspire is welcome. There are no educational or professional requirements for becoming a TFA docent. Docents will be trained on everything they need to know. We encourage all who are interested to apply. TFA respects, values, and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person who they are. We believe that our chief strength lies in human diversity, both within our organization and among the clients and communities with whom we engage. We seek out diversity of participation, thought, and action, and work affirmatively and strategically to be inclusive. For us, diversity, equity, and inclusion are drivers of organizational excellence.

How Do I Become a TFA Docent? 

Complete the Docent Application form (link available at the bottom of the page). 

Requirements to graduate from the docent program are as follows: 

  • Attend all six trainings 
  • Shadow TFA tours (three tours minimum)
  • Shadow at least 2 different docents to see the diverse range of skills and strategies employed on TFA tours
  • Plan two tours with a docent mentor – one for children and one for adults
  • Progressively present tour stops (from one stop to a full tour) for the public

What are the Benefits of Being a TFA Docent? 

TFA docents receive specialized training in delivering architectural walking tours. Those who complete the training will emerge with a comprehensive understanding of TFA’s mission and a vast knowledge of Tulsa’s architectural heritage. When not leading tours, Docents are always welcome to attend TFA tours free of charge.  Docents are invited to an annual volunteer recognition event. We emphasize community building as much as continued education. TFA is a place to make lifelong friendships and to be a part of an amazing team.

Is there a Cost/Time Commitment to Being a TFA Docent? 

There is no cost or fee to be a docent at TFA. Docents are not required to give a certain number of hours to stay in the program after graduating to active status. Volunteer opportunities are available during the work week, select evenings, and weekends –  especially 2nd Saturday mornings. Over the course of a year, the total time commitment for hours varies from docent to docent, but averages 2 to 4 hours per month. In addition to leading tours, TFA docents are asked to attend monthly Tours Committee meetings. These meetings are typically one hour in length and occur on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the TFA Center for Architecture and Design in downtown Tulsa. 

How do I Apply to be a TFA Docent?

You can apply to be a TFA docent by clicking HERE 

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