Frank Merrick

Frank Merrick

President, Foundation Management, Inc.

fwmerrick@foundationmanagementinc.com
Phone (Work): 405-488-1450

Frank W. Merrick is President of Foundation Management, Inc., Vice President of the Merrick Foundation, and President of Ward S. Merrick, Inc.

It was his decades of service as Director and Vice President of The Merrick Foundation that inspired his interest in forming FMI to serve the needs to philanthropic individuals and organizations. Today, The Merrick Foundation's assets total $14 million. As President of Ward S. Merrick, Inc., he manages all aspects of a family business in oil, gas, real estate and venture capital investments.

Frank has extensive experience and involvement with foundation management, charitable organizations, and the grant-making and grant-receiving community. Using this experience, he serves as a consultant for family foundations, both new and established, as well as numerous 501(c)3 organizations. Specializing in board development, generational transition issues, and policies and procedures establishment, he assists these organizations throughout their various development stages.

Extending from local activities in Ardmore and Oklahoma City to statewide organizations and associations, Frank's efforts are seen at several organizations across the state. He served as the past chair of both the Memorial Hospital of Southern Oklahoma and the Ardmore Development Authority. He is past president and a current board member of Grantmakers of Oklahoma, and is the founder and chairman of Homeless Alliance in Oklahoma City.

His professional affiliations include service on the boards of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Oklahoma Industry Finance Authority and the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Prior to starting Foundation Management, Inc., Frank was Vice President of Trust Sales for the Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and served as vice President of Development for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City.

A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Frank holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has also completed post-graduate work in Business Administration and participated in numerous professional training seminars and workshops.