Jill Zink Tarbel and Jack Zink

The John Steele Zink Foundation

The John Steele Zink Foundation has provided support to numerous Tulsa-area cultural and civic programs, including major TU initiatives. The foundation was established by the late manufacturing giant John Steele Zink to help people build better lives and stronger communities.

These characteristics were passed along to his children, Jill Zink Tarbel and Jack Zink, pictured above.

At TU, the foundation supported construction of Collins Hall and the Jack Zink Rowing Center in Mabee Gym. Collins Hall includes the Jill Zink Tarbel Heritage Room, which provides a comfortable gathering space and "history center" to display TU memorabilia. The rowing center provides an on-campus training facility for the nationally competitive rowing team.