Okie Express Auto Wash Makes Gift to SWOSU Bulldog Angels Fund
Okie Express Auto Wash has made a generous contribution to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bulldog Angels Fund in Weatherford.
The Bulldog Angels Fund was established by 2014 SWOSU Distinguished Alumnus and Carnegie native Bill Howell to benefit SWOSU students in times of crisis.
SWOSU Foundation Executive Director Garrett King said the Bulldog Angels Fund is a vital resource when all other options for assistance are exhausted or unavailable; indeed, the Bulldog Angels Fund may mean the difference in a student being able to continue learning at SWOSU or having to leave the campus due to external financial pressures.
Okie Express Auto Wash has locations in Edmond, Del City, Moore, Mustang, Warr Acres, Choctaw and Norman. Mike North (SWOSU Class of 1980) of Oklahoma City is the founder and CEO of Okie Express Auto Wash.
“SWOSU is a stronger institution because of generous givers like Mike North and Okie Express Auto Wash,” said SWOSU President Dr. Randy L. Beutler. “Our entire student body will benefit from this most thoughtful gift.”
North’s gift is helping to build a $100,000 endowment to perpetuate the Bulldog Angels grants into the future. Okie Express Auto Wash’s generosity will be memorialized on a Bulldog Angels monument that is coming soon to the SWOSU campus in Weatherford.
Since its founding, the Bulldog Angels Fund has steadily made grants enabling struggling SWOSU students to move forward. Student organizations and groups on the SWOSU campus have enthusiastically made the Bulldog Angels Fund a priority for fundraising and advocacy.
The Bulldog Angels Fund is stewarded by the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. The Foundation was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards over $20 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU. For information on how to give to the Bulldog Angels Fund, please contact the SWOSU Foundation at 580-774-3267 or visit www.SWOSUFoundation.com.