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Compassionate Citizens of the Year Recognized in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, JUNE 19, 2017 – Page Amis Beatty and Terri L. White, MSW, each received Compassionate Citizen of the Year awards from Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, Inc. (“OKFD”), on Thursday, June 8 on the nonprofit organization’s campus.

Beatty, founded Impact Oklahoma in 2004. Since then, the nonprofit women philanthropists’ organization has donated $2.6 million to small and medium-sized OKC-metro charities, ranging from education to social services.

White, has served as the commissioner of the Oklahoma State Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) since 2007, where she has implemented numerous changes that help benefitted tens of thousands of Oklahomans.

The event’s major underwriters included: Smart Shelters, Inc.,TBS Factoring Service, Fred Jones Family Foundation, Linn Energy, MidFirst Bank, Steve Ross/DigiPrint and Connie and Terry Weber. Additional financial support was provided by Acme Brick Company, AutoFX, BancFirst, Braxton Motors Incorporated, Edwin D. Crane, LLC, Cunningham Associates, Georgia Devening, Foundation Management, Inc., Guernsey Architects/Consultants/Engineers, Hudiburg Fleet Services, Tom Lefmann, MidFirst Bank, NBC Bank, OK Upfitters, Pignato & Cooper, Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis, R&R Transport Services, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Total Poss-Abilities, WeGoLook and Parrish Whitaker.

Founded in 1960, OKFD is the largest nonprofit provider of adult day health services to developmentally-disabled persons in central Oklahoma. To learn more about OKFD, go to www.okfd.org.

Photos courtesy of Fran Kozakowski of Captured Moments Photography, who released them for public distribution to Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, Inc.

L to R: Mike Turpen, Dennis Kelly, Steve Ross, George Young, Carl AkinL to R: Honoree Page Beatty; Georgia Devening, OKFD E.D.; Honoree Terri L. White, MSW

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