Elizabeth K. Eickman joined the Kirkpatrick Family Fund as director in 2005. For thirty years the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, an affiliated fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, has made philanthropic investments in ideas and leadership that advance the cultural, intellectual, and social interest of the community. Ms. Eickman directs a multi-state grants program as well as special initiatives which emphasize arts education, the role of arts in community development, organizational endowments, and an important health concern for Oklahoma -- the reduction of teen pregnancy.
Ms. Eickman serves as advisor to the Kirkpatrick Foundation and the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. She serves on the boards of Green Box Arts Project, Mollie Spencer Farm, Historic Green Mountain Falls Foundation LLC, Campbell Art Park LLC, Thrive the Central Oklahoma Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and is the chair of the Oklahoma City Arts Commission. Ms. Eickman is a founding board member of the Kirkpatrick Policy Group which studies and advocates policies around the issues of arts education, animal wellbeing, and teen pregnancy prevention.
Ms. Eickman has served on the board of Philanthropy Southwest, served as co-chair of the 2015 Comprehensive Public Art Master Plan Steering Committee for the Oklahoma City Arts Commission, and served on the advisory committee that worked with Americans for the Arts to produce Oklahoma's Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 released in 2017. Ms. Eickman is currently serving on the Advisory Committee to update the 2019-2020 Cultural Plan for Central Oklahoma.
Ms. Eickman is the recipient of the Elwin D. Hatfield Award - Dean A. McGee Awards, Downtown Now/Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. (2000); Byliner Award - Arts, Oklahoma City Chapter of Women in Communications (2006); John Belt Lifetime Achievement Award - Paseo Arts Association (2014); and the Governor's Arts Award - Oklahoma Arts Council (2018).