The Sanford & Irene Burnstein Foundation is dedicated to promoting an individual's highest potential through initiatives that enrich the community, support human services, promote social and racial justice, and are inclusive of all. The Foundation seeks to ensure future generations embrace philanthropy and generous giving in their own lives.
The Foundation contributes primarily to Tulsa and Tulsa-area programs which promote community well-being, education and self-sufficiency, health, the advancement of human rights, the arts, and the Jewish community.
Through the Foundation’s work with community partners, innovation and inclusivity are key to breaking cycles of inequity. The Foundation stands in solidarity and side by side with all who seek to end discrimination, racism, bigotry, and injustice. Together, we will make Tulsa stronger and more vibrant for all of its citizens.
The Foundation was established by Stan & Irene Burnstein to improve the lives of individuals and families. Irene, a lifelong Tulsan, and Stan, who was raised in Chicago, made Tulsa their home, built a business, and raised their family here. Their mission is to create hope and opportunity for those less fortunate through the family Foundation. Working with their children and grandchildren, Stan and Irene seek to ensure future generations embrace philanthropy and generous giving in their own lives.