Sharp, Buford, and Siegfried Families
The Sharp, Buford and Siegfried families have one of the most storied records of giving at TU.
TU Trustee Jo Buford Siegfried's mother, Martha Buford, is the granddaughter of Robert C. Sharp, an oilman who served as chairman of Oklahoma Natural Gas. Bob and his wife, Joe, funded Sharp Chapel's construction and a perpetual endowment for maintenance and programs.
Jo's husband, Tray Siegfried (MBA '98), is a United States Air Force lieutenant colonel and F-16 pilot, as well as director of aerospace services at The Persimmon Group, a Tulsa consulting firm. The Siegfrieds are avid Golden Hurricane fans and continue the tradition of supporting TU.
The Sharps' endowment funded four presidential, three trustee, and five provost scholarships during the Embrace the Future Campaign.
"The Sharp family scholars help the university fulfill its multifaceted educational mission," Jo Siegfried said.