Category: Community Outreach

Nature Conservancy Protects Key Oklahoma Environments

 

Information about the Isaiah Stone Foundation

 

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Isaiah Stone Foundation
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Duke Ligon is an attorney and business leader in Oklahoma City. The manager and owner of Mekusukey Oil Company, Duke Ligon also sits on the board of the Heritage Trust, an independent trust bank that supports many nonprofit organizations, including the Isaiah Stone Foundation.

The Isaiah Stone Foundation provides support and resources for families of the 400,000 children who have epilepsy in the United States. Epilepsy is a neurological condition that typically causes recurrent seizures.

More than 40 types of seizures are associated with epilepsy, and seizure types vary among epilepsy patients. Seizures range from simply “zoning out” to violent thrashing and stiffness of muscles.

Medical advancements have done little to increase the understanding of epilepsy, so its causes and potential cures remain unknown. Currently, five percent of children born in the United States are diagnosed with epilepsy before they reach the age of 5. To support the families of children with epilepsy through the Isiah Stone Foundation, visit www.isaiahstonefoundation.com.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art Hosts 20th Century’s Greatist Works

 

Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum Educates through Play

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Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum
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Duke Ligon, a noted energy sector executive and philanthropist in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, area, serves on the boards of directors of oil and gas companies such as Blueknight Energy Partners and Emerald Oil. He also supports the efforts of a wide range of nonprofit and arts organizations both in and beyond Oklahoma City, including the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole. Thanks to the efforts of Duke Ligon and other donors, the museum is able to offer a variety of award-winning, interactive experiences for children and their families.

The Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum is home to imaginative, STEM-oriented exhibitions, including a make-believe town that lets children engage in play related to numerous jobs and careers in the adult world. There is even a make-believe surgical facility that features real film footage of medical procedures.

Melvin Moran, CEO of Moran Oil Enterprises, and his wife, Jasmine, established the museum more than 20 years ago, based on their vision of playing to learn in a colorful and engaging “Kid Town.” The couple, longtime Seminole residents and philanthropists, had seen a children’s museum on a visit to Michigan and wanted to bring the same experiences to the children in their community.

Today, young visitors to the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum can fight fires, fly an airplane, work in a hospital, go to court, or take a break from “work” by clambering around in the five-mile-long climbing maze.