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July 20, 2013

Ward to be honored at Visions event

Enid’s Lew Ward will be one of four people honored Dec. 3 at Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits’ third annual Visions event.

In addition to Ward, the founder of Ward Petroleum, those being honored are Pat McKinstry, with Sunbeam Family Services; Bob Ross, of the Inasmuch Foundation; and Miki Farris, founder and CEO of  Infant Crisis Services.

Visions: A Celebration of Nonprofit Leadership is scheduled Dec. 3 at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

“We are thrilled to be honoring these four, highly esteemed individuals,” said Marnie Taylor, president and CEO of Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. “These four men and women are visionary leaders that have impacted our state through better communities and changed lives.”

Visions began in 2011 to honor the center’s founder, Pat Potts, and her husband, Ray. Last year, the center expanded the awards to include an impact leader and a lifetime achievement award.

Ward will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Enid and across the state. Ward was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2010 and has been active in arts, culture, history, education and community service, including helping to organize and build Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid.

For information about sponsoring or attending the Visions event, go to the Center’s website at www.oklahomacen or call (405) 463-6886.

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