A native Oklahoman, Ann Felton has served our state for many years through her noteworthy philanthropic endeavors and her charitable spirit. She has focused her efforts in a variety of areas, including health care, the arts, education and social concerns, such as affordable housing. In each of those fields, Ann has applied her skills as a manager, a special event planner, and, most often, as a fundraiser, to various non-profit and community projects to improve the quality of life of individuals across Oklahoma City.
A pioneer in philanthropy, Mrs. Felton is the chairman and CEO for Central Oklahoma Habitat, where her fundraising expertise and dedication have aided in the non-profit housing ministry's new ranking of seventh in the country among 2,000 other Habitat affiliates. In 2009, she was elected to serve on the U.S. Council of Habitat for Humanity International.
Outside of her duties at Habitat, Ann served as chairman of the board of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for three years and as a volunteer for ten years. She helped raise funds for an educational program for elementary students called, "4th R is Art." This program reached thousands of children, many of whom otherwise would not be exposed to fine art.
Ann has received numerous awards recognizing her efforts in the nonprofit community, including induction into the Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of Honor at Oklahoma City University and Lifetime Achievement Award, Mary Baker Rumsey Life Time Committee Award form the Junior League of OKC, Leadership Oklahoma City Paragon Award for Community Leadership with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, Governor's Arts Awards for Community Service, Red Land Council of Girl Scouts, "Woman of the Year 1993," in Volunteerism and the Women in Communications, Inc. Byliner Award for Community Service.