About First Lady Sarah Stitt

Sarah Stitt has been married to Kevin Stitt for 21 years and is the mother of six children. She has spent the past 20 years cultivating a friendly work environment at Gateway Mortgage that helped employees grow spiritually, relationally, and professionally. 

As First Lady, she intends to utilize her resources and position to advocate for those suffering from mental health issues and adverse childhood experiences who do not have the means to do so for themselves. Having walked with close family members through the challenge of diagnosing and managing mental health issues, she knows first-hand the difficulty of finding quality mental health services in Oklahoma.

Many mental health diagnoses are results of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), of which Oklahoma unfortunately has the highest rate. Research shows, though, that ACES can be reversed with caring relationships and the provision of pathways to success.  Sarah concentrates her efforts as First Lady on raising awareness of ACES, and working to pair state resources with non-profits that are combatting ACES every day. Oklahoma is a generous and caring state, and Sarah firmly believes that there can be a hope for a bright future for every Oklahoman.

The First Lady has exciting plans for 2020, starting with “The First Lady’s Hope Rising Tour.” In partnership with Potts Family Foundation, the First Lady will be visiting cities across Oklahoma bringing the film, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope” along with a panel of child welfare experts. The film presents the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences as well as the science proving that ACES can be reversed. Sarah sees this tour as an opportunity to raise awareness on the issue throughout Oklahoma.

As First Lady, Sarah chairs the board of Friends of the Mansion, a non-profit dedicated to the maintenance and restoration of the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion. Currently, she is overseeing the renovation of the Governor’s Mansion, with the intention of bringing the home back to its original structure and restoring its historical value. 



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FIRST LADY SARAH STITT BRINGS THE HOPE RISING TOUR TO DUNCAN, JANUARY 16

First Lady Sarah Stitt is bringing the Hope Rising Tour in partnership with the Potts Family Foundation to Duncan on Thursday, January 16.

January 16, 2020

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FIRST LADY SARAH STITT LAUNCHES THE HOPE RISING TOUR ON SEPTEMBER 30

First Lady Sarah Stitt announced today the launch of the Hope Rising Tour in partnership with the Potts Family Foundation today.

September 30, 2019

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FIRST LADY SARAH STITT HOSTS FOSTER FAMILY BACK-TO-SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT IN OKLAHOMA CITY

First Lady Sarah Stitt will be hosting a Foster Family Back-to-School Movie Night at the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion on August 13, 2019, in partnership with OICA and Oklahoma Fosters.

August 15, 2019

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FIRST LADY SARAH STITT HOSTS FOSTER FAMILY BACK-TO-SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT IN TULSA

First Lady Sarah Stitt will be hosting a Foster Family Back-to-School Movie Night on Tuesday, August 13 at the Guthrie Green, in partnership with OICA and Oklahoma Fosters.

August 13, 2019

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
Northwestern Oklahoma State Student Center
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717

The First Lady will be in Alva on February 13 for a stop on her Hope Rising Tour. There will be more stops across Oklahoma in the coming weeks.

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February 19, 2019

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) on Monday hosted Continuing the Conversation: Trauma-Informed Instruction, a half-day summit...

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September 30, 2019

First Lady Sarah Stitt kicked off the Hope Rising Tour in Oklahoma City on September 30.

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January 16, 2020

First Lady Sarah Stitt was in Duncan for the Hope Rising Tour on January 16.

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August 15, 2019

The First Lady hosted a foster family back-to-school movie night in Oklahoma City on August 13.

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August 13, 2019

The First Lady hosted a foster family back-to-school movie night in Tulsa on Tuesday, August 13.

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