Melvin and Jasmine Moran

The Kate Barnard Perseverance Award winner for 2017 is Melvin and Jasmine Moran for their decades of work helping Oklahoma’s children through the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum and many other avenues.  The love and support Jasmine and Melvin have given to their community, their state, and the thousands of children whose lives they have impacted is immeasurable.

About the Award

Kate Barnard was the first woman elected to office in Oklahoma and worked to end child labor and mistreatment of native children.

Past Winners:


Will be Awarded at the Heroes Ball in July


Melvin and Jasmine Moran