Our Purpose

Pairing student-athletes with local charities that enable student-athletes to use their name, image and likeness to raise awareness and funds for causes of their choosing.

Through these partnerships, Oklahoma State student-athletes have the opportunity to showcase their community service efforts for future employers. It allows them to leverage NIL policies to promote growth, enhanced opportunities, and financial benefits. As a 501(c)3 entity, Pokes With a Purpose also allows donors to give back to the community with a fully tax-deductible donation, while also supporting student-athletes.

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Board of Directors

Joe Eastin

Joe Eastin graduated OSU in 1992 with a degree in business administration and then earned an MBA from MIT in 2015. Eastin is the CEO of ISN, a software and service company based in Dallas. Eastin was inducted into the OSU Spears School of Business Hall of Fame in 2012 and has supported OSU athletics and academics for decades.

Eastin has been an OSU Commencement speaker as well as a loyal and true alumnus. Joe currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Pokes With a Purpose and is involved in numerous charities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

Brandon Weeden

Former Cowboy Big 12 Champion quarterback Brandon Weeden is a key member of the Board of Directors for Pokes With a Purpose. Brandon is considered by many to be the best quarterback in Oklahoma State history. Weeden was an All-Big 12 quarterback and a first round NFL draft pick. He played seven seasons in the NFL before retirement.

Brandon joined Pokes With a Purpose with the intent of helping OSU stay competitive on the national stage while also giving back to the local community.

Kenyatta Wright

Former Cowboy Kenyatta Wright is another Board Member of Pokes With a Purpose with an NFL history. Kenyatta recorded 260 tackles in his career as a leader of OSU’s defense. After leaving school Kenyatta signed with the Buffalo Bills and finished his NFL career with the New York Jets.

Kenyatta chose to join the leadership team of Pokes With a Purpose because of his passion for his Alma Mater. An OSU family through and through, two of Kenyatta’s sons are currently enrolled at OSU to play football.

Board Leadership

Joe Eastin

’92 (Business Admin) M.B.A. (MIT)
Chairman of the Board

Ed Raschen

’91 B.S. (Business Admin)
Softball and Women’s Basketball Contact

Tracy (Grimsley) Reibert

’91 B.A. (Journalism)
Vice President
Soccer and Equestrian Contact

Tom Ritchie

’87 B.S. (Accounting)

Steve Reibert

’91 B.S. (Business Management)
Women’s Golf Contact

Adam Maris

’03-’04 OSU, ’06 B.S. (OCU)
Fundraising Chairman
Football and Wrestling Contact

Board Members at Large

Steve Buzzard

’78 (Northeastern State)
Cross Country and Track/Field Contact

David Downing

’80 B.S. (Advertising) ’86 M.B.A. (University of Tulsa)

John Dunn

’85 B.S. (Finance) J.D. ‘89
Men’s Golf Contact

Bradley A. Gungoll

‘75 B.S. (Ag Econ)
‘79 J.D. (OCU)

Claudia (Embrey) Humphreys

’85 (Ag Econ/Finance)
Men’s Basketball and Tennis Program Contact

Gina (Walker) Noble

’85 B.A. (Journalism) ‘2002 M.S. (Mass Communications)

Jennifer (Reed) Poole

’90 B.A. (Journalism)

Garrett McCain

‘18 (Business Management)
Baseball Contact

Kenyatta Wright

Alumni Outreach Contact

Brandon Weeden

‘11 B.S. (Business Management)
Alumni Outreach Contact

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