Judy Love

If Helping Oklahoma is looking to honor a leader whose commitment to service energizes Oklahomans to shape our state’s future then Judy Love is a perfect fit. Judy’s level of leadership, philanthropy and caring for her community is arguably unrivaled within central Oklahoma.
She and her husband Tom created Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores from the ground up and the couple has set a precedent in their family, corporation and community for giving back to others and paying their good fortune forward. Love’s is headquartered in the heart of Oklahoma City, employing hundreds of Oklahomans.
The Loves are indeed among central Oklahoma’s most philanthropic families and Judy Love’s strong leadership has left its mark on all her civic endeavors. United Way of Central Oklahoma has been blessed to have Judy involved for many years, most recently as Co-Chair for the 2015 campaign. That year, United Way was concerned about falling short in fundraising and the Board chose not to set a financial goal. Judy’s sheer determination and caring for the community garnered more than $1 million in donations from new donors and raised $30,000 more than the previous year’s campaign.
Besides being campaign co-chair, Judy was also a founding member of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Society and currently serves as the Society's co-chair.
Being an expert at time management, Judy also manages to hold demanding leadership roles in various community organizations. She is a past board member of 11 Oklahoma City-based nonprofit organizations and chaired or co-chaired 21 civic events for these groups.
The entire Love family serve as models of giving back to Oklahoma with their time, talents and treasures. While Judy could be relaxing and enjoying her family, she chooses to balance a thriving family life with a full-time philanthropic career of serving her fellow Oklahomans.
It is for her dedicated and unwavering work to better Oklahoma that we nominate Judy Love for Leadership Oklahoma’s Helping Oklahoma Award.

This Year's Nominees

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Nominated by Shannon Rich
Nominated by Sharon Mocabee-Sisco
Nominated by Casey Shupe
Nominated by Kay Harsha
Nominated by Philip Wong
Nominated by Shane Fernandez
Nominated by Stephanie Giacomo
Nominated by Melissa Baldwin
Nominated by Caryl Parsons
Nominated by Tori Garrett
Nominated by Taprina Milburn
Nominated by Barbara Butner
Nominated by Dawn Byram
Nominated by Marcus McEntire
Nominated by Debby Hampton
Nominated by Ruben Reyes
Nominated by Pamela Ballard
Nominated by Cristi Twenter
Nominated by Mandi Mays
Nominated by Melissa York
Nominated by Laurie Tilley
Nominated by David Rackley