The Sanford & Irene Burnstein Family Foundation supports primarily Tulsa-based organizations whose work enhances inclusive & equitable community livability. From education & mentorship, human services, career training, social justice, and the arts, the Foundation’s reach is diverse and growing.
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Tulsa Honor Academy’s mission is to equip all scholars with the academic skills, content knowledge, and ethical character required for college graduation and life success.
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The new adaptive playground at Whiteside Park located at 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave. in Tulsa, is more than wheelchair ramps and accessibility. The playground is designed with all users in mind and engages children and adults with a wide range of abilities. Well-designed playgrounds support the health and development of the whole child and the whole community. ACS Playground Adventures designed Tulsa’s first all-inclusive playground with the help of inclusive play specialist, Jill Moore. Moore is a wheelchair user who has a background in design. She uses her personal experience to create and design products based on real-life experiences.
The Sanford and Irene Burnstein Family Foundation’s vision of an adaptive and inclusive playground has been a true partnership with City of Tulsa leaders and key community members. Mrs. Irene Burnstein and her late husband, Sanford (Stan), established their family foundation to share their success with families across Tulsa and Oklahoma.
“Stan and I had a vision that children of all ages and abilities could gather together to play, explore, and learn from one another. My family celebrates this vision today with the announcement of the plans for a playground that will bring joy and fun to so many,” stated Mrs. Irene Burnstein.
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The Sanford & Irene Burnstein Family 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.
In honor of Juneteenth, the Foundation Trustees and staff stand with our neighbors and partners in creating a more vibrant and inclusive community. The Foundation is proud to support Juneteenth celebrations as fellow citizens gather in historic Greenwood or virtually to commemorate this important date and to proclaim that Black Lives Matter.
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.
Stay safe during these challenging times.
Sanford & Irene Burnstein Trustees and Staff
For nearly 40 years, A New Leaf has been one of the leading agencies for individuals with disabilities to receive life skills and vocational training. As key founders of the program, Stan and Irene have been devoted to A New Leaf’s growth and sustainability.
The Burnstein Village is an expansion of A New Leaf’s services to better serve individuals with developmental disabilities and autism living in Green Country. The Village is safe and affordable housing designed to create a pathway of independence and consistency of care to maximize the personal choice of the individual. The Village will expand both our vocational training, residential services, and behavior support programs, allowing us to serve more clients.
Learn more about The Burnstein Villages HERE
The Burnstein Village is an Agrihood - a community built around a farm. It’s also individualized housing options designed to create a pathway of independence and consistency of care to maximize the personal choice of each person.
Phase I plans - to reach completion in 2022 - will include the following:
The Sanford Burnstein Education Fund at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum was established in 2014 to honor and celebrate Stan Burnstein. The purpose of the Fund is to provide programs that support a focus on science technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for students across the metropolitan area. Working in cooperation with the Oklahoma Innovation Institute’s STEM Alliance, the Education Fund at the Museum seeks to spark an interest in aviation and aerospace careers for elementary students.
Find out more about the education fund and TASM HERE
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