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Oklahoma nonprofit news in brief for June 1
Oklahoman Modified: May 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm •  Published: June 1, 2014


Paragon Award honors Jim Farris

This year’s Paragon Award, given by Leadership Oklahoma City, is going to Jim Farris, board chair for Science Museum Oklahoma.

The annual award honors outstanding volunteer work on behalf of a local nonprofit and exceptional community leadership based on the impact the recipient has made to that organization in the greater Oklahoma City area. Farris has been on the museum’s board of directors since 1997 and became its chairman in 2005.

For more information, go to, click on community, then awards and grants.

Art Museum earns recognition for outreach program

Oklahoma City Museum of Art is featured in the Association of Art Museum Directors “Next Practices in Art Museum Education” for the Healing Arts: St. Anthony Behavioral Medicine community outreach program.

The program at St. Anthony brings art education to children ages 4-17 who are housed in two residential treatment facilities in the metro area. A teaching artist from the museum travels to each of the facilities monthly to work with classes. The teaching artist works with a recreational therapist to develop and provide curriculum that fulfills the state standards for visual arts and provides the patients with creative opportunities.

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ABWA plans fundraiser

The Norman chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is planning a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 6 at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 2403 W Main St. A portion of every purchase will go to the chapter’s scholarship fund. Starting at 6 p.m., patrons can spin the wheel for a door prize on the hour.

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