okeefe_legacy_3Jeremiah “Jerry” O’Keefe has been and, through the support of his family, continues to be a central and dynamic force in bringing the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art from vision to reality.  Jerry and his children gave the first major gift to the Ohr-O’Keefe capital campaign in 1998 in memory of Jerry’s wife, Rose Annette Saxon O’Keefe. In gratitude and recognition for major support of the new Museum’s building fund by Mr. O’Keefe and the O’Keefe Family Foundation, the Museum’s Board of Trustees renamed the George E. Ohr Arts & Cultural Center the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in honor of Annette O’Keefe. Mr. O’Keefe passed away on August 23, 2016 at the age of 93.