Sunday, June 9, 2013

Reception & Announcement Photos, BBBS Oklahoma

Kim Owen, BBBSOK board chair;
Charles Pierson, BBBS of America CEO;
Sharla Owens, BBBSOK CEO
At an elegant reception at Nonna's Altus Room in Oklahoma City, Charles Pierson, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, along with BBBS OK board members, staff and supporters, celebrated his vision of providing measurable impact to children and the naming of Scott Lesser, former 2013 BBBS OKC's Big Brother, as Oklahoma's 2013 Big Brother.

Attendees included supporters from all over the state.  As a special treat, three family members of the "founder" of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Oklahoma attended. Read on!

Dezmond Finley talks about his Big Brother Scott.  

A view from the back of the room as Pierson speaks.

Dezmond Finley with his mother Zikiyyah Borkins and Curtis Jones

Jovanna Carey, BBBSOK, and an unidentified coworker

Oklahoma State Representatives Ann Coody and Jadine Nollan;
former Speaker of the House Kris Steele, a longtime supporter of BBBS;
and Sharla Owens, BBBSOK CEO

Lee Ann DeArman, BBBSOKC board member,
with Nicholas Singer

Gregory, Nancy and Nick Farha,
family of the late Oklahoma County Judge William Robert Saied,
who established the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Altus in 1951
to keep youths out of trouble

Britnee and Scott Lesser, Oklahoma Big Brother of the Year

Crystal Bryant, BBBS Stillwater intern;
Jessica Dale, BBBS Stillwater program director;
and Stephanie Bryant, BBBS Stillwater area director

Shelly Welch, BBBS Shawnee board member

Cathy Tompkins, BBBSOK board member

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