Financials & Governance

50 Years of Building Trust

Relationships mean everything for our success. At Oasis, we believe the foundation of a strong relationship is trust. Over our nearly 50-year history, Oasis has worked to build and maintain the trust of our stakeholders — our supporters, our staff, and the community we serve — not only by providing exceptional programs but also by being transparent and accountable to those who invest in our work.

Board Members

Jimmy Bynum (President), Alexander & Preston, LLC

Kendall Musgrove (Vice President), Asurion

Lavona Russell (Secretary), Volunteer

Norma Burgess(Past President), Lipscomb University

Fabian Bedne, Metro Councilman/ Organicus Design LLC

Charles H. Bell, HCA Clinical & Physicians Services Group

Gregg Boling, GS&F

Charles Robert Bone, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Lisa Campbell, Volunteer

Laura Creekmore, Creek Content

Hon. Richard Dinkins, Tennessee State Courts

Rev. Sonnye Dixon, Hobson United Methodist Church

Kent Earls, Universal Music Publishing

Martha Earls, efg Management

Beth Fortune, Volunteer

Jason Jensen, Asurion

Andres Martinez, Conexión Américas

Dave Mazur, Nissan

Susan Mosley-Howard, Miami University

Sito Narisse, Metro Nashville Public Schools

John Ozier, ole

Michael Peacock, Bridgestone

Laura E. Proctor, LP Building Products

Heather Steele, Bank of Tennessee

Sam Strang, Alley-Cassetty

Brenda Wynn, Metro Government of Nashville/Davidson Co.

Jill Heyman (ex-officio), Junior League Representative

Charity Navigator Four Star Rating

Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator. They help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability & transparency of America's largest charities. Charity Navigator awarded Oasis Center four out of a possible four stars. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Oasis Center adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Click here to review our four star rating.

Donor Privacy Statement

Oasis Center is committed to protecting our donors’ privacy. We collect, use and disclose a donor’s personal information only for specific internal use. This includes: establishing and managing a relationship with a donor, providing information on Oasis Center news and events, soliciting funds that help us reach our financial goals, and processing gifts and returning appropriate receipts. To publicly recognize and thank them for their generosity, we occasionally publish the names of our donors. All wishes to remain anonymous will be honored. Individuals who donate or volunteer their time to Oasis and share with us their personal information may be added to future mailing lists, including an email list for our monthly newsletter. Oasis Center will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

Statement of Inclusiveness

Oasis Center strives to have an open and affirming culture, in which we not only ask staff not to discriminate but also to be advocates for all youth. In complicance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Oasis Center provides services and assistance to any individual who is otherwise qualified regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious preference, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Individuals will not be subjected to segregation or separate treatment in any manner related to receipt of service; restricted in any way in the enjoyment of services, facilities, or any other advantage, privilege or benefit provided to others under the program; or addressed in a manner that denotes inferiority because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religious preference, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability.

Our Funding

Oasis is the recipient of funds from a wide range of generous community members, foundations, churches, corporate and civic groups, United Way, and government sources. Our major public funding comes, in part, from the US Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration; US Department of Health and Human Services-Family and Youth Services Bureau; US Department of Housing and Urban Development; Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; Tennessee Department of Children's Services; Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs; and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville/Davidson County.

Investment Policy

Oasis Center maintains a board-approved Investment Policy that establishes investment objectives, policies, guidelines and eligible securities related to the investment funds owned by the agency. Restricted investments ("Prohibited Securities") include: stock, equity positions or bonds in alcohol, tobacco or firearm manufacturers, initial public offerings, restricted securities, private placements, derivatives, options, futures, margined transactions, and generally anything that is considered an “alternative” investment. Exceptions to Prohibited Securities may be made only when assets are invested in a mutual fund, and the manager of that fund, as part of a broader investment strategy, periodically or temporarily invests a portion of the fund in Prohibited Securities to mitigate risk and enhance return.