Foundation Announces Leadership in Arts & Education Honorees

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Honorees have made sustainable and lasting impact on Oklahoma community

The Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce the honorees of the 2021 Leadership in Arts & Education Awards:

Ken and Mary Ann Fergeson, John & Joy Reed Belt Award

University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, Community Impact Award

Jean Hendrickson, Innovation in Education Award

Rand Elliott ’68, Outstanding Harding High School Alumni

DeVante Parker ’11, Outstanding Harding Fine Arts Alumni

The awards will be presented to the honorees at the 2021 Leadership in Arts & Education Award from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021, at the Jones Assembly, 901 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106.

The Leadership in Arts & Education Awards recognizes those who have made sustainable and inspiring contributions to the arts and education in Oklahoma. This annual fundraising event for the Foundation is the single largest source of income for the organization. All proceeds from the event will be used to fulfill the Foundation’s mission of supporting the activities and programs of Harding Fine Arts Academy.

This year’s honorees were nominated and selected by a the LAE Event Planning Committee as well as past honorees. This committee is co-chaired by Christa and Gabriel Pitman and Bronda and Tyson Williams. Sponsorship opportunities are available and tickets will go on sale late September.

For more information about the Leadership in Arts & Education Awards, please visit

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