The Alzheimer’s Association 22nd Annual Tulsa Memory Gala surpassed it’s 2017 fundraising goal.

Alzheimer’s is a greedy, unforgiving disease. Jackie Kourie, Bob Thomas and Jeff Cope were celebrated for their leadership over the last decade. Through their leadership and the continued generosity of Tulsans, there has been a strong impact on changing the course of Alzheimer’s disease.

Supporters of the Food Bank enjoyed an incredible dining experience from the Justin Thompson Restaurant Group

Held at JTR's elegant 624 Kitchen & Catering location, the three-course dinner was paired with a hand-crafted whiskey cocktail created by Jared Jordan from MixCo. Whiskey was provided by Premium Beverages. The dinner was a compliment to Giving Spirits, a Whisky Tasting Experience held in October 2016.

LIFE Senior Services 21st annual Puttin’ on the Dog was held February 23rd

The event fuels the organization's mission of promoting and preserving independence for seniors. Today. Tomorrow. Always. Proceeds enable LIFE Senior Services to provide information, education and services to more than 28,000 seniors each year.

Street Party – Street School’s Annual Fundraiser

More than 400 people attended and danced to the music of Charlie Redd and the Full Flava Kings. The event raised more than $318,000 which helps provide support for at-risk students to overcome the odds and become high school graduates.

Architecture & Design Film Festival Heads to Tulsa

VisitTulsa, a division of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, shared exciting news at a recent gathering. The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture will present the New York-based Architecture & Design Film Festival at the Circle Cinema, April 20-23.

The Parent Child Center’s Toyland Ball 2017, Journey to Oz, Set a Record-breaking Fundraising Event.

The 2017 Guardian Angel Award recipient was Judge Doris Fransein, Chief Judge, Juvenile Division. This award honors a person(s) for significant contributions of time, talent, and resources to further the mission of the center. The PCCT also honored retiring Executive Director, Desiree Doherty who has been Executive Director for 10 years.

What Happens when a Guy Who Designs Eyewear Becomes a Dad?

He creates a kids collection - that's what. Time for kids glasses to get cool. To show off the new, exclusive line of Jackson 
Rogers eyewear, a fun photo shoot was held at Eye Candy Eyewear. Participants included Scarlett, Sam, Sully, Emerson, Sofia, and Warner. Photos by Ace Cuervo.

Street School Celebrates Fundraising Success

Street School celebrated their successful Transforming Lives Fundraising Breakfast with a reception at the Cyntergy building in January. Planning committee members and volunteer table captains were gathered and a champagne toast was made when Executive Director, Lori McGinnis-Madland, Ed.D., announced that their tireless efforts raised $102,000.

Blue Sky Bank Partners with the Salvation Army and the Tulsa Air National Guard to Deliver Christmas Gifts to Area Children

Gentner Drummond, principal owner of Blue Sky Bank and a former fighter pilot says, “I know it’s a special treat for the children and their families; but speaking on behalf of everyone at Blue Sky, we feel very blessed to be able to join with the Salvation Army and the Air National Guard to help make this event happen.”

November AWARE (Alliance of Women for Alzheimer’s Research and Education) Luncheon

Over 300 women gathered to learn more about Alzheimer's and services available through the Alzheimer's Association. Dayna Steele was the guest speaker; she lost her mother to Alzheimer's. Dayna chronicled their journey in her book, "Surviving Alzheimer's with Friends, Facebook, and a Really Big Glass of Wine". For future women's events, contact Diane Powell at 918.392.5002 or dpowell@alz.org.

BMX Race Benefits Local Oklahoma Chapter of 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

BMX recently held a race in Tulsa on November 26th to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The riders and organization raised more than $244,759 to benefit the work of LLS. Tulsa board member and leukemia survivor Bill Everett attended the event.

Titan LaCrosse Tournament

Titan Lacrosse's Competitive Boys JV team won the championship cup from the November 19-20 Lone Star Shootout Tournament, held in Lewisville, TX. "These players have come so far in the past three months since launching Titan Lacrosse," said Head Coach Trevor Wolf. For more information, visit TitanLaxOk.com.

31st Annual Holland Hall Cross Country Invitational

On September 17, 2016, Holland Hall welcomed over 1,000 spectators and 995 finishers to the 31st Annual Holland Hall Cross Country Invitational, the largest on-campus cross country race in the region. Thank you to the volunteers and athletes for a tremendous event! HollandHall.org

Street School Receives $5K from OneGas

Founded in 1973, Street School is a non-profit alternative high school that is a national model for helping at-risk youth. “We are proud to support educational programs" said OneGas community relations manager, Chris Phillips. “Education affects every aspect of our community."

The Tulsa Toy Depot & Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Block Party was a huge success

On October 16th, over 600 people enjoyed the beautiful weather and multiple children's activities at the annual block party. KXOJ DJ's entertained the children, Curbside Comfort food truck provided an array of food, and bouncy slides, fun houses, face painting and much, much more made for a fun event.

Giving Spirits

The Food Bank’s third annual Giving Spirits was held on October 15, 2016, turning whiskey into food. Guests enjoyed music, great food, riveting seminars and a wide assortment of fine spirits from distillers from around the globe, all in the historic Cain’s Ballroom.

Saint Simeon’s announces Western Days 2016: Decades of Compassion was a Success!

Sept. 13, marked the 20th annual milestone benefitting the privately managed, nonprofit, senior living community that is home to men and women of all faiths. More than 700 people attended.

Runway Tulsa; national, local and student talent for a week of fashion and arts events with a philanthropic purpose.

Runway Tulsa kicked off September 14th with media night benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation and ended the 18th with a grand runway finale featuring top designers from all over the country.

Painting Memories

The Painted Lyon and Gifted Custom Art combined forces to raise money for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Broken Arrow. The Painted Lyon, a paint and sip studio, is located at 307 S Main St in Broken Arrow. Gifted Custom Art uses cutting edge technology to transform photos into custom paint-by-number canvases. The studio was packed with…

Around Town

Disney Theatrical Productions and Celebrity Attractions brings the highly anticipated national Broadway tour of Disney’s NEWSIES to Tulsa. The Tony® Award-winning production premieres at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement of eight performances only September 13-18.

A Weekend Fit for a King

The Center Polo Classic, a unique fundraising event for The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, was held June 24th & 25th. The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges has been serving individuals with physical disabilities for 59 years in Tulsa.

Chefs Club hosted by the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma was held June 1

Chefs Club was led by Food Bank Executive Chef, Jeff Marlow. Chefs Barry Jarvis, Devin Levine, Jonathan Moosmiller and Trevor Tack, volunteered their time to fashion innovative food and wine pairings for a beautiful patron gathering.

Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Dinner

The Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Dinner was held April 26th. The event is the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma’s annual event for raising funds and awareness to fight hunger in our community. We were still able to draw over 1,000 supporters and raised more than our goal of 2 million meals.

“Don’t Bug Me” Campaign Poster Contest Winners

The “Don’t Bug Me” campaign, a partnership of Hillcrest HealthCare System and the Tulsa Health Department for over a decade, educates the community on flu and other communicable disease prevention.

The 5th Annual CANdlelight Ball was held April 23 at the historic Mayo Hotel.

It was a magical evening in the woods. Over $250,000 was raised for the Child Abuse Network, Inc. (CAN). Annually, approximately 1 in 14 children is involved in a child abuse investigation in Tulsa County. CAN stops the hurt and begins the healing for these children! Photography, Ace Cuervo Photography.

Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon

The Juliette Low Leadership Society serves as a visible advocacy group that raises funds to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in eastern Oklahoma and provides a conduit for raising awareness about the cultivation of a new generation of women leaders through Girl Scouts.

2016 National Food Bank Conference

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma hosted the national Community Kitchen Conference, April 7th & 8th. Food bank chefs from across the country arrived to observe and learn about the first Mobile Eateries in the country.

Tulsa Foundation for Architecture Appreciation Soiree

The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture hosted a membership appreciation soiree in mid-April at the newly remodeled McBirney Mansion, the home of Wendy and Gentner Drummond. This 16,000 square foot Gothic Revival-style home overlooking the Arkansas River was built on three acres in 1928 for James H. McBirney. TFA members and sponsors enjoyed a personal tour of the home by designer…

The Evening of the Arts & Intrigue


On April 16, Holland Hall celebrated members of the Schureman Circle Giving Society at a ’20s-themed murder-mystery donor appreciation party, The Evening of the Arts & Intrigue, was held at the Tulsa Historical Society.

Erdos At Home Grand Opening

Erdos at Home celebrated their Grand Opening event at The Farm Shopping Center. John Erdos, CEO and Creative Director, was on hand to launch their new concept with store manager Kristi White. John Erdos has years of experience in the home furnishing business and has designed pieces for celebrities like Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon.

Friends of Saint Simeon’s enjoyed a splendid evening at The Polo Grill.

"A Grand Evening", held March 20th, was a special fundraiser in which patrons donated a grand to go towards new beds in the Memory Center. Chef Robert Merrifield, Trustee, Saint Simeon’s Foundation, and his team at The Polo Grill prepared a delicious meal for the 28 attendees. In total, the event raised $35,100.

Cascia Hall First Alumni Networking Breakfast Held March 9th

All Cascia alumni working, living, or visiting in the Tulsa area were invited to meet area alumni, network with business leaders, and learn about new developments at Cascia Hall and in the Tulsa community. Mike Neal and Roger Carter, Headmaster at Cascia, were the speakers. Plans are being made for future networking breakfasts.

Life’s Puttin’ on the Dog

Life Senior Services celebrated 20 years of Puttin' on the Dog. The Platinum Party, was held February 11th at the Cox Business Center. More than 400 friends and supporters of LIFE Senior Services attended the event.

Tulsa Memory Gala March 26th

The Tulsa Memory Gala mixes elegance and fun with philanthropy and passion. It is a chance to connect community leaders and philanthropists to those directly affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Around Town

Benjamin Zander will speak at Tulsa Town Hall on March 11 and conduct the Tulsa Symphony on March 12. Benjamin Zander is the conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and a guest conductor around the world. With London's famed Philharmonia Orchestra he is recording the complete cycle of Mahler symphonies, recordings that have been…

Tulsa Foundation for Architecture Honors Herb Fritz & Benefits Proposed Tulsa Fire Museum

The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture held a holiday gathering at the Tulsa Fire Alarm Building celebrating the life and contributions of architect Herb Fritz. The evening included a silent auction benefitting the proposed Tulsa Fire Museum in that location. The 1931 Fire Alarm Building is a Tulsa Art Deco treasure.

Raising Hope

The 1st Annual Demand Project "Raising Hope" Black Tie Gala raised over $30,000 to support efforts to rescue and restore girls from sex trafficking in Oklahoma. Attendees enjoyed dinner, dancing and dessert from Ludgers Bavarian Cakery. A special thank you to Auctioneer Rick Miller and Robert Sexton with Banks Entertainment.

Uncorking the Cure

Uncorking the Cure for MS raised $142,000 and celebrated contributions to the National MS Society including Brent Laughlin’s $32,000 fundraiser, Climbing Kilimanjaro for Nancy, and Team Lawn Chair, for Oklahoma Bike MS, raising $500,000 over the past 20 years. Entertainment included Cindy Cain, Janet Rutland and the Red Hot Pokers.

SoCo Toys & Turkey 5K

The inaugural SoCo Toys & Turkey 5k took place on Nov. 14 and brought in a total $4,500 for Mercy Mission II and The Christmas Shoppe in Glenpool. The Brian Frere Home Team was a contributing sponsor.

Show Time

Tulsans Julie L. Mueller and Eugene Blake of Aurora Kennel celebrate honors at The Morris and Essex Kennel Club dog show in Somerset, New Jersey. This show, first held in 1927, is held once every five years so a win is highly prized.

Raisin’ Cain

Raisin’ Cain 2015 was a huge success! Attendees enjoyed old and new friends, great food, music, dancing and more, all while raising more than $230,000 for Clarehouse care. Photography Chris Humphrey.

Botanic Garden Dinner

Tulsa Botanic Garden celebrated the opening of the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces at the annual Circle Dinner. Mary Pat Matheson, president and CEO of Atlanta Botanical Garden, was the guest speaker.

Fall Harvest Festival

More than 1,000 people attended the 2nd Annual Fall Harvest Festival & Feast hosted by JTR Group. A five course wine dinner followed that evening. Wente Vineyards supplied the wine and Justin Thompson’s team designed and executed the feast. All proceeds benefited Youth Services Tulsa. Photography Evan Wei-Haas.

Cascia Hall Homecoming

The Cascia Hall Homecoming Cookout was held on Friday, October 9th.

Tulsa Toy Depot

The Tulsa Toy Depot/Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Fall Block Party was held Thursday, October 22nd. Despite the rain, approximately 400 people braved the elements and enjoyed a great evening.

Bouse Fur House

Now Open! Bouse Fur House, pet boarding and daycare, is a full service dog, cat and pet care facility located 
at 1900 W. Detroit Street in Broken Arrow. They invite you to stop by for a tour; 
no appointment necessary. BouseFurHouse.com or 918.893.5695.

Saint Simeon’s Western Days 2015

The event's 19th annual milestone benefits the privately managed, nonprofit, senior living community that is home to men and women of all faiths. Themed Celebrating Saint Simeon’s, Where Caring Really Matters, this year's event raised $500,000.

Sushi Hana Japanese Fusion

Sushi Hana Japanese Fusion had a VIP party to celebrate the grand opening of its second location on Brookside at
 3739 S. Peoria Ave. Photography Chris Humphrey

An Evening of Wine & Roses

An Enchanted Mid-Summer Night celebrated the 21st year of An Evening of Wine & Roses gala benefiting the 
Tulsa Garden Center and showcasing the renovation of Tier 1 of the Tulsa Rose Garden.

MIX 2015

Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Jillian and Will Ihloff, the event served a sellout crowd of 550 and raised $110,000+ to benefit Philbrook educational programming and Museum operations. Photography Evan Wei-Haas