Dr. Mark Allen Everett

Dr. Mark Allen Everett

Born in Oklahoma City in 1928, Dr. Mark A. Everett earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he began a distinguished medical career at the OU College of Medicine, following in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Mark R. Everett. His 40-year career as a dermatologist earned him numerous awards and distinctions and he was known as an expert in skin diseases in Native Americans.

While medicine was Dr. Everett's profession, the arts were his lifelong passion. He was an avid collector of paintings and rare artifacts, much of which he donated to museums including the University of Oklahoma's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. In 1960 as a young physician, he formed a private foundation to support his charitable interests in the arts and education.

In 1973, Dr. Everett created a fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in memory of his brother-in-law. A few years later, he established a second memorial fund in honor of his father. He would later create funds in honor of his sister, Kathleen Everett Upshaw, and his mother, Alice Everett.

Known for her community service, Alice Allen Everett was a director of the Oklahoma Historical Society and author and editor to numerous historical works. In honor of his mother's 95th birthday, Dr. Mark A. Everett, established the Alice A. Everett-University of Oklahoma Cello Scholarship that funds an annual award to an outstanding student.

In 1993, Dr. Everett transferred his private foundation's assets to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to create the Everett Family Affiliated Fund. While Dr. Everett died in 2006, this fund continues to support Dr. Everett's support of art and music in the community and perpetuates his personal motto of "Having Fun Doing Good."

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