Through his work as the founder and owner of Mekusukey Oil Company, Oklahoma City resident Duke Ligon has worked for almost 50 years to amass 79,000 net mineral assets in 24 of the United States. In addition to his work as an entrepreneur in the oil and gas sector, Duke Ligon sits on the Board of Directors of the St. Anthony Foundation in Oklahoma City.
The St. Anthony Foundation, formed by a group of Catholic sisters over a century ago, established the first medical care facility in the region in 1899. Today, it continues to provide services to patients with a wide variety of needs. Those who wish to promote the work of the St. Anthony Foundation can do so through the following gift options.
1. Estate gifts. Donors have the option of including St. Anthony as a beneficiary in a will, including through full bequests, percentage of an estate, and residuary clauses.
2. Stock and bond gifts. Noncash donations are accepted by St. Anthony in the form of stocks and bonds. Interested parties must contact the organization via phone, fill out a stock donation form, and contact their personal brokers to complete the transfer.
3. Guardian Angel giving. These gifts can be made in honor of St. Anthony doctors, nurses, and hospital staff whom donors feel deserve recognition for the work they put in to taking care of patients. Those who receive Guardian Angel donations receive special acknowledgment from the organization for their efforts.
Attorney and businessman Duke Ligon serves as president and CEO of the company he established more than 40 years ago, Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC. The company is among the nation's largest privately held businesses focused on acquiring and managing perpetual mineral resources; it conducts business in Oklahoma and more than 20 other states. Mekusukey maintains offices in Wewoka and in Oklahoma City. Duke Ligon and his staff oversee operations covering approximately 80,000 net mineral acres.