Donna and Kirk Weinkauf - Chapman Legacy Society
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Gifts Established:

  • Douglas Kirk Weinkauf Endowed Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering | Est. 2014
brick engraved with name Donna and Kirk Weinkauf

Donna and Kirk Weinkauf

Tulsa energy industry leader Douglas “Kirk” Weinkauf has been a steadfast friend and supporter of The University of Tulsa for many years, believing strongly in the importance of higher education. He serves as president of Weinkauf Petroleum, Inc., a company founded by his parents, Donald G. and Judy Weinkauf; and Kirk has taken the company to new levels of success through his diligent work and sage leadership.

Kirk Weinkauf drilled his first oil and gas prospect when he was only 16 years old after having been mentored for years by his father, who was a brilliant geologist. Kirk Weinkauf married his 4-H sweetheart, Donna Sellmeyer, and they are the proud parents of two sons, Derek Kirk Weinkauf and Kent Jacob Weinkauf.

Kirk Weinkauf attended Oklahoma State University and The University of Tulsa, but made the decision to leave college to work for the benefit of his family while making sure that his young bride was able to complete her degree. Donna Weinkauf graduated from The University of Tulsa in December 1983 (Class of 1984) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and was named the Outstanding Senior of her class.

Kirk Weinkauf has been a conscientious father, investing vast amounts of his time and energy in the lives of his sons and countless other youngsters as a mentor and Boy Scout Leader, having numerous scouting awards bestowed upon him (Heart & Sole Award, Cubmaster of the Year, Scoutmaster of the Year and the Silver Beaver Award), and guiding 36 young men down the path to becoming Eagle Scouts.

Kirk and Donna Weinkauf have demonstrated their commitment to The University of Tulsa through numerous gifts to support vital university initiatives and programs, including the TU Annual Fund, the TU Annual Fund for the Collins College of Business, the TU Annual Fund for the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, the Golden Hurricane Club, and the Thomas Challenge for H. A. Chapman Stadium.

Donna Weinkauf also has freely committed her time and counsel to her alma mater by serving on the Collins College of Business Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the Tulsa Chapter of the TU Alumni Association.

The University of Tulsa has acknowledged the inspired philanthropy of Kirk and Donna Weinkauf by recognizing them as members of the President’s Council and the Circle Society, signifying their roles as partners in the Board of Trustees’ efforts to advance the university.

Donna Weinkauf and her children now wish to pay tribute to Douglas Kirk Weinkauf as a way to express their deep gratitude for his unwavering loyalty to his family and friends, his exemplary work ethic, his impeccable moral character, and the positive effect he has had on the lives of so many others by endowing a scholarship in his name at The University of Tulsa.

In fulfillment of this wish and as part of The University of Tulsa’s Pioneer Program, Donna Sellmeyer Weinkauf has established a life insurance gift create an endowment at The University of Tulsa which shall be formally recognized as The Douglas Kirk Weinkauf Endowed Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering.