This Years Recipient

Bill Lissau '61


A member of Bishop Kelley’s first graduating class, Bill Lissau, along with his wife and fellow BK graduate Ann, have demonstrated school spirit since 1961. After graduation, be earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa. Bill was one of the original members of the BK School Board. Four children and many grandchildren followed in their footsteps as Bishop Kelley students. Bill Lissau co-founded the Bishop Kelley Endowment Fund (which is now valued at nearly $12M) and served as its first chairman. Bill also formerly served as chairman of the school's board of directors.  He currently serves on the Board of Saint Francis Health Systems and as chairman of the board of the Warren Foundation.  In his role with the foundation, Bill is a champion of Catholic health care and helps steward philanthropic initiatives that benefit many Catholic institutions, including Bishop Kelley High School. He was inducted into the Bishop Kelley Hall of Fame in 1992.

Past Recipients



Eugene Megysey '63

Click here to watch a video of his acceptance speech.