The Kerr Foundation, Inc. President Lou Kerr Recognized

December 30, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Women Presidents’ Organization Member Receives Award From
The Association For Continuing Higher Education
The Kerr Foundation, Inc. President Lou Kerr Recognized

NEW YORK –Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) Oklahoma City chapter member Lou Kerr, president of the Kerr Foundation, Inc., has received the 2006 Special Recognition Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education for more than 20 years of distinguished public service and commitment. The Association for Continuing Higher Education is an institution-based organization of colleges, universities, and individuals dedicated to the promotion of lifelong learning and excellence in continuing higher education. The Kerr Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable and educational corporation based in Oklahoma established to identify and support 501(c)3 organizations, programs and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunities for those within the granting areas, particularly the young.

“We salute Lou for her recognition with such a prestigious award,” said Marsha Firestone, president and founder of the WPO.

About Lou Kerr:
Lou Kerr, president of The Kerr Foundation, Inc., is involved in many activities, boards and philanthropic endeavors. Founder and chair of the Oklahoma International Women's Forum (OIWF), she has partnered OIWF with Oklahoma State University in a successful leadership program since 1992. Kerr also founded Red Earth, Inc. and the OCU Societies. She sits on many boards, including the Women's Leadership Board of the John F. Kennedy School of Government-Harvard University, University of Oklahoma International Programs Center with Ambassador Edward Perkins and Ambassador Edwin Corr, UMB Oklahoma Bank, Lyric Theatre, the International Business Forum, and the Advisory Board for the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation. Kerr is chair of the Capitol Preservation Commission for Oklahoma and a National Trustee for National Public Radio and the National Symphony Orchestra.

About Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO):
The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) locally and internationally connects top women entrepreneurs at the million and multimillion-dollar level ($2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for service-based business) for greater personal and professional success. In monthly meetings across the US and Canada, chapters composed of 20 accomplished women presidents from diverse industries and backgrounds invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.