Molly Jarvis

It’s not surprising in that when you’re a good, reliable board member, word gets around. Such is the curse of Molly Jarvis. Not only does she have a huge heart, but she also provides the non-profits she supports with exceptional guidance and expertise.

I am including her long list of board and community involvement, but certainly one of the most impressive things about Molly is her commitment to mentoring.

Molly first became a big to Jessie while in school at OSU. Once she settled in to a career she began mentoring again. This time she was a big to Trista who she mentored for 8 years until Trista successfully graduated from high school. Trista is now grown and has children of her own, but they continue their close relationship. (I’ve attached a photo of Molly and Trista when they were first matched and then at Trista’s graduation from high school. She was the first in her family to graduate from high school.)

Molly was so passionate about mentoring that she joined the Tulsa BBBS board in 2007. That commitment is sustained today and recently she was elected as the Vice Chair of the Oklahoma State Board of Regents for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Molly has been in the trenches with that very special one-to-one connection with not one, but two matches in her life. She undoubtedly helped change the trajectory in both lives. Plus, she’s provided her business acumen to make sure the work she’s so passionate about continues to successfully fund matches across the state.

Her work with the Big Brother Big Sisters, the YMCA of Greater Tulsa, the Association of Women in Communications, United Way, Leadership Tulsa and our own Leadership Oklahoma make her the perfect nominee for an award for someone who is making an impact in her community, her city and our entire state. I’m proud to nominate Molly Jarvis, proud member of class XIV, for the LOK Helping Oklahoma Award.

Molly’s Board and Civic Involvement:

Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Started as a Big in college in 1990 to Little Sister Jessie in Stillwater and that match continued for 4 years until I graduated and moved to Tulsa
- Became a Big Sister in Tulsa in 1995 with Little Sister Trista and that match continued until she graduated from high school in 2003
- Bowl for Kids’ Sake volunteer and participant
- Tulsa board member 2007 – 2013
- Governing board member 2014 – present
- Native American Advisory committee chair 2011-2014
- Taste of Tulsa chair 2013

YMCA
- Metro Tulsa board member 2009 – present
- Executive committee member and Mission Delivery committee chair (Education and Membership)

Association for Women in Communications
- Board member in many roles including President (2013-2014), Treasurer, Student Chapter liaison, etc.

Cherokee Nation Businesses Community Impact Team
- Various projects ongoing i.e. volunteer at Iron Gate, spring clean-up day at Cherokee Heritage Center, etc.

United Way – I’ve participated on the Allocation committee and planned the employee campaign when I worked at Williams Communications

Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIX and now board advisory committee

Leadership Tulsa Class 48 and board member 2014 – present

This Year's Nominees

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Nominated by Shannon Rich
Nominated by Sharon Mocabee-Sisco
Nominated by Casey Shupe
Nominated by Kay Harsha
Nominated by Philip Wong
Nominated by Shane Fernandez
Nominated by Stephanie Giacomo
Nominated by Melissa Baldwin
Nominated by Caryl Parsons
Nominated by Tori Garrett
Nominated by Taprina Milburn
Nominated by Barbara Butner
Nominated by Dawn Byram
Nominated by Marcus McEntire
Nominated by Debby Hampton
Nominated by Ruben Reyes
Nominated by Pamela Ballard
Nominated by Cristi Twenter
Nominated by Mandi Mays
Nominated by Melissa York
Nominated by Laurie Tilley
Nominated by David Rackley