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Awards of Excellence

The Awards of Excellence came into existence as the Societies outgrew the structure of the Mardi Gras Ball.

With the name change, the Awards of Excellence allows the Societies to continue to contribute millions of dollars to Oklahoma City University. This money was raised through the dedication of time and attention by the members of the Societies over the past decades.

The Awards of Excellence is the only organization in the state of Oklahoma to honor women for their volunteer careers. Through the yearly presentation of the Kirkpatrick-Petree Music Society Award, the Dulaney-Browne Library Award, the Norick-Hulsey Gallery Society Award or the Oklahoma City University Distinguished Philanthropist Award, the recipients exemplify what servant leadership means within our community and our great state.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence luncheon on April 20 will celebrate five outstanding community leaders: Ann-Clore Duncan, Cathy Busey, Karen Delaney, Glenna Tanenbaum, and Cathy Leichter.