(Pictured from left to right: Annie Oakley Society leaders Cathy Keating, Lynn Friess and Judy Hatfield)
The Annie Oakley Society is made up of women leaders and philanthropists who, like Annie Oakley, play a significant role in shaping their communities while keeping the values and spirit of the West alive.
All this month we’re shining a spotlight on this impressive group and the important work they do at the National Cowboy Museum, leading up to the virtual opening celebration of Liichokoshkomo’, Annie Oakley Society’s signature project, on September 17th.
Through their efforts, members are working with the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to build and sustain world-class educational experiences to teach children and families the rich history of the American West. In addition to preserving Western heritage and supporting children’s education, the members of the Annie Oakley Society honor a woman of significance at their annual luncheon. This award is a way to show respect and admiration for outstanding women, who through true grit and determination, strive to make a difference while leaving a lasting legacy for us all.
“I believe that as we honor successful women who used determination and a positive approach to Aiming High we set the bar for young girls and young women to be the best they can be. Many of the women we have honored were role models to all of us whether from their first Olympic Games 10 to being the first women in the US Supreme Court.” – Judy Hatfield, member of the Associate Board and the Oklahoma Chair of the Annie Oakley Society.
Some past winners include: