Our HistoryEstablished in 2012
The Cresap Family Foundation was established in 2012 upon the final sale of the family’s business, Premium Beers of Oklahoma, one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributorships in the United States.
The family’s spirit of giving dates as far back as 1968 when a self-made auto dealer purchased a little Anheuser-Busch distributorship in Bartlesville, OK. They continue this spirit of charity today through the Cresap Family Foundation.
The Directors of the Cresap Foundation look at the needs in the communities in which they fund with a focus on helping those most in need. This is evidenced by their generous giving year by year, now totaling over $11 million.
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Denny Cresap began working for National Distillers as a Sales Rep and eventually became Oklahoma State Manager. Denny Continued with National Distillers until June, 1965.
Denny & Gail Cresap married
John Cresap was born
Denny & Gail Cresap acquire the Ford Automobile franchise in Pawhuska, Oklahoma
Acquired 50% Interest in Bartlesville Market
Acquired 100% Interest in Bartlesville Market
Acquired the Vinita Market
Acquired the Lawton Market
Acquired the Ardmore Market
Completed Construction of new facility in Vinita
Acquired Oklahoma City, Norman and Tecumseh Markets Sold Bartlesville and Vinita Markets
Acquired the Modelo portfolio (Corona , Corona Lt, Modelo)
Completed Construction of New Corporate warehouse and offices–1700 Beechwood Ave Consolidated Oklahoma City, Norman and Tecumseh locations
Reached 10 Million cases annual sales Acquired the Hansen Energy Drink portfolio (Monster brands)
Became the 15th largest AB Wholesaler in the U.S.
Premium Beers of Oklahoma Sold to Anheuser-Busch Sales of Oklaoma
Cresap Family Foundation Established
Cresap Grants $500,000 for tornado relief
Grant to Vinita Public Schools to improve technology.
The Cresap Foundation commits $500,000 to Regional Food Bank Holiday Match
The Cresap Foundation made grants totaling more than $950,000 across the state of Oklahoma
Cresap Foundation supports 70 nonprofit organizations across Oklahoma
Foundation pilots Adventure Academy in an effort to increase 3rd grade reading scores
Provides an annual scholarship to graduates of Vinita High School enrolling in a vocational or career technology school