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Development Officer


Grant McClendon is the Development Officer for the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD). He raises funds for CFAD scholarships, programs, endowments and other strategic initiatives. Grant joined the team in 2019 from INTEGRIS Foundation in Oklahoma City where he was the Annual Giving Officer.


Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University in Business Administration with a major in Management and a minor in Psychology, Cum Laude



Grant has more than five years of relevant experience working in nonprofit organizations, specifically in higher education, healthcare philanthropy and fine arts administration. His experience includes work in nonprofit strategy, program development and fundraising. He has managed large scale grassroots campaigns, built and developed a mid-level donor program and led successful, signature fundraising events. Grant is also a professional musician, classically trained in voice and cello. He has served as a Modern Worship Leader for several churches in Oklahoma City as a vocalist, guitarist, pianist and cellist.


Professional and Community Involvement

  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of OKC (YNPN)
  • Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN)
  • Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival (OIBF) Hospitality Coordinator
  • Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) Alumni Association
  • 2016-2017: Varsity Revue Executive Director, Oklahoma State University
  • 2015-2016: Varsity Revue Assistant Director, Oklahoma State University


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