Category: Community Outreach

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

 

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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.

Sister’s Fund Offers Prescription Aid for St. Anthony Hospital Patient

 

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Sister’s Fund
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Duke Ligon founded Mekusukey Oil Company in 1970 and led the Oklahoma City company to become one of the largest private mineral owners in the country with more than 79,000 net minerals across more than 450 countries. Beyond his professional obligations, Duke Ligon serves as a member of the board of directors for the St. Anthony Foundation. The St. Anthony Foundation maintains several projects, including the Sister’s Fund.

The Sister’s Fund supports patients of St. Anthony Hospital and provides free prescription medication services to individuals receiving healthcare from the hospital. Donations to the fund help patients experiencing financial difficulties that prevent them from affording essential prescription medication. In addition, the fund offers short-term aid by connecting patients with other community resources.

Donors can choose to send one-time monetary gifts of any amount they choose or set up monthly gifts by selecting the Sister’s Fund as the gift designation on the online donation page. The minimum amount to fund a prescription for a needy patient is $20.

For more information about the Sister’s Fund and other St. Anthony Foundation projects, visit www.givetosaints.com/sisters-fund.