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Keep Up with Charitable Trends

Oklahoma is a state with heart – we are undoubtedly generous when it comes to giving of our time, talent and treasure to help those in need. Whether you write a check, spend hours at a soup kitchen, or march, run or walk for the causes you believe in, there are numerous opportunities to give back. Within the following pages of Oklahoma Magazine’s 2019 Social Datebook – our annual guide to charitable events and programs in Greater Tulsa and Greater Oklahoma City – you can find a cause to support. Some are small, like intimate gatherings to spread the word on a new nonprofit, while others range from 5Ks with thousands of participants to black-tie affairs raising millions of dollars for at-risk children, devastasting diseases or the less fortunate. Along with a detailed listing of events, we also bring you stories on the changing landscape of philanthropic giving. Where, how and why we give shifts with every generation. Some prefer to support the military, religious institutions and diaster relief; others spend their time supporting civil-rights organizations, youth programs and animal welfare. How we give is changing, too – crowdfunding and online donations are on the rise. And as for why we give, there are several motivators – from supporting family legacies to altruism to a sense of duty. The bottom line is that the 2019 Social Datebook is here for you – to find events, causes and programs you can be passionate about. I hope you find that within this special publication. Vida Schuman Publisher and Founder

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6Contributing Giving Feels Good time, finances, gifts and talents doesn’t just help the recipients – it benefits the donors, too.

10 The Ways We Give Charitable giving trends have changed in recent years. Here’s the latest on where people are giving – and how.

12 Giving by the Generation Motivations, experiences and economics influence donations by various age groups, and different charities benefit.

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Giving Feels Good Contributing time, finances, gifts and talents doesn’t just help the recipients – it benefits the donors, too.

Only James Brown knew for sure what he meant when he sang, “I feel good,” but charitable giving just may be a way to harness some of that souldeep inner warmth. Oklahomans know this well. “Research shows that philanthropy can decrease blood pressure, lengthen your life and provide other health benefits,” says Lindsay Goble-Jordan, founder and chief philanthropic adviser for Write On Fundraising in Tulsa. “But exactly how that happens is highly individualized.” Philanthropic experts frequently cite a 1990s study, “The Seven Faces of Philanthropy,” to describe the values and beliefs 6

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that motivate people to help charities. These “faces” include those who communicate via giving (so-called communitarians); investors; those who support family legacies; socialites; altruists, who expect nothing in return; “repayers,” who have benefited in life and want to give back; and those who give for religious or spiritual reasons. Many Oklahomans fall in that last category of giving (described in the study as devout), Jordan says. “The Midwest in general has a more conservative, value-based system, and so the ‘devout’


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face of giving is big in our population,” she says. “In Oklahoma, it’s not just religious affiliation; it tends to be a specific set of values that dictates how we see the world and life. “You hear it from donors all the time, and it’s true that Tulsa, for example, is one of the most giving places in the United States. It’s because of how people see their role in philanthropy, that they understand the impact and want to be connected to the human condition.” Monica Champ, director of major gifts at Tulsa Community College Foundation, has volunteered with or worked at nonprofits for more than 10 years and agrees about Oklahomans’ giving spirit. “I am so fortunate to know wonderful people who are generous to support numerous philanthropic causes in our community,” she says. “They give so cheerfully. There are many reasons. One [of] the most common reasons I hear donors express is, ‘I’ve been so blessed – I just want to help others who are less fortunate.’”

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A person doesn’t have to be wealthy to contribute – modest sums and donations of time can provide the soul-enrichment of giving. How much to give or the type of giving may confuse some donors. According to one expert, passion can be a guide. “People often come to the Advancement Group to leave a legacy gift through their estate so that they can support the organizations and causes they are most passionate about,” says Brittany Stokes, the organization’s marketing director. “One amazing thing we get to witness on a daily basis is people from all walks of life excited to learn they can give and make an impact, even when they didn’t feel they had a capacity to make a difference. I don’t think we’ve ever seen someone ever regret a moment they had to impact someone in a positive way. “Whether it’s a financial gift, time spent volunteering or donating gifts and talents, people in Oklahoma love to give, and it’s evident in our community.” TRACY LEGRAND


The Ways We Give Charitable giving trends have changed in recent years. Here’s the latest on where people are giving – and how. Americans are generous. That fact remains the same, even though the ways we give and the causes we help may change from year to year. As we settle into 2019, it can be helpful to see what trends have shifted in the last year and how charitable giving has changed, especially in this era of social activism and with the rising number of natural disasters in our world. From wildfires and floods to earthquakes and hurricanes, disaster relief has been an 10

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important part of the giving landscape over the last year. The sociopolitical climate has also influenced the amount given to causes close to people’s hearts. If you seek a place where your dollars will make an impact, communities hard hit by disasters continue to suffer and need help long after the media has moved on. Social causes meaningful to you always present an appropriate arena for financial support. Causes in the forefront of the last 12 months are primar-


ily human services-related, with civil rights, women’s issues, and benefits for veterans and active military members leading the pack. Another trend holding strong is educational giving. People love to contribute to their alma maters or to their children’s schools. Charitable giving in the health-care sector has also increased in the past few years, with donations to finding cures for breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease on the rise. Religious giving, on the other hand, has experienced a sharp decline as baby boomers retire and generation Xers and millennials, who do not typically prioritize religious giving, make up a growing force in charitable giving. Charitable athletic events and booster-

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thons have also declined in popularity, but online benefit events, such as crowdfunding and other internet campaigns, have become effective at encouraging people to give in recent years. Tribute gifts and monthly giving programs remain viable ways for people to fund causes important to them. An interesting trend to watch is that of giving by corporations. Potential changes in the tax code prompted executives in larger companies to raise their giving by 8 percent last year, an increase of over $5 billion. This trend is set to continue through 2019, and nonprofits benefiting from these relationships will likely see a substantial rise in financial donations in the upcoming fiscal year. CHRISTY PHILLIPPE

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Giving by the Generation

Motivations, experiences and economics influence donations by various age groups, and different charities benefit. We know how important it is to give back to our communities and to support charitable causes. However, recent research from the Blackbaud Institute indicates that the overall number of philanthropic donations in America has steadily declined since 2013 – for most generations. “There are significant differences that apply to charitable giving between generations, and these are formed largely by the greatest social influences of their time – war, depression, innovation … and technology,” says Lindsay Goble-Jordan, founder and chief philanthropic adviser for Write On Fundraising. “Traditionally, the more mature a generation, the greater their collective giving. This 12

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is a reflection of increased giving capacity and accumulation of wealth over their lifetime.” Monica Champ, president-elect of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Eastern Oklahoma, agrees. “Generally speaking, among individuals who do charitable giving, the greatest generation [from the World War II era] and baby boomers are making larger gifts more frequently because they have more capacity to make gifts,” she says. These older generations, comprising the majority of charitable givers, usually focus donations toward causes related to religion, disaster relief, social services and the military. Generation X and


millennials, often unable to match the charitable volumes of their elders, are passionate about and donate to services for youth and women, humanand civil-rights groups, health-related causes and animal welfare. For the so-called generation Z (people in their early 20s or younger), the environment is of increasing concern. Donations to religious organizations used to dominate the charity landscape, but Jordan says that trend appears to be changing. “Baby boomers are the only generation to list religion in their top three [causes], and it ranks No. 1,” she says. “This is extremely interesting because religious giving in the United States still generates the greatest share of donations every year – in 2017 accounting for 32 percent of all giving. This implies a changing landscape for philanthropy in the near future, and one that many organizations and donors should begin to prepare for now.” While each generation may differ in the amount and choices of donations, Jordan says what brings

everyone together is the method – online giving. “Even baby boomers, who have had the fewest technological privileges among the generations, prefer to receive a fundraising appeal in the mail and make their gift online,” she says. “The days of returning a pre-printed envelope with a check are winding down.” Jordan says individual giving habits and preferences mirror American society. “Philanthropy is simply a tangible expression of our value systems,” she says. “Both the organizations that donors choose to support and the manner in which they choose to give are deeply personal, intimate reflections of the belief systems they hold dear. We are defined in many ways by who we choose to help and how. “This is an ideology embedded within American culture, drafted in between the lines of our very U.S. Constitution, and brought to life every day by the tireless work of millions of dedicated nonprofit staff members, volunteers and community leaders.” TARA MALONE

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Monarch Ball 

Jan. 25 Domestic Violence Intervention Services Join DVIS in Neverland while helping to create a future without violence by supporting Monarch Ball – hope, trust and pixie dust. Southern Hills Country Club dvis.org/mb2019

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30, Feb. 13, 27, April 3, 17 Holland Hall Meet with the admissions team, current parents and students, then tour your branch or branches of interest.

The coalition and former Tulsa mayor Kathy Taylor host this opportunity to network with passionate locals during an empowering session highlighting issues impacting women in Oklahoma. Mother Road Market okwc.org

Toyland Ball 

Jan. 19 Parent Child Center of Tulsa Toyland Ball, the center’s annual signature fundraiser, is a black-tie gala with a whimsical theme offering an elegant evening of dinner, dancing and a live auction. Cox Business Center toylandball.org

Jan. 25 St. Pius X School The event promises a glamorous evening of music, dinner, sensational auction items and lots of fun to go around. All proceeds benefit STEM, sports and scholarship programs. The Bond Center bit.ly/spxauction

Best of Brunch 

Jan. 26 Domestic Violence Intervention Services Bring your friends and enjoy delicious bites, plus a mimosa and bloody Mary bar, from your favorite brunch spots in Tulsa. The Mayo Hotel dvis.org/bob2018

Pipeline to Politics 

Jan. 26 Oklahoma Women’s Coalition This is a nonpartisan educational program designed for women interested in increasing their involvement in politics and public service. The goal is to address the historic underrepresentation

of women in politics and public life. OU Tulsa Schusterman Center okwc.org

Champagne and Chocolate 

Jan. 26 Living Arts of Tulsa This event raises funds for contemporary art exhibits, festivals, operations and children’s educational art programs. Living Arts of Tulsa livingarts.org

February ’80s Bowl-A-Thon 

Feb. 1 Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Teams of five raise funds for Junior Achievement in this team-building activity that includes bowling, food and fun. AMF Sheridan Lanes jaok.org

On the Front Lines With Lara Logan  Feb. 1

Tulsa Town Hall Growing up in South Africa during apartheid, Lara Logan developed a sense of the injustice surrounding her. See her speak live to benefit Tulsa Town Hall. Tulsa PAC tulsatownhall.com

Icons and Idols 

Feb. 2 Tulsa Ballet Dance, music, design and atmosphere combine for a powerful evening celebrating this world-class ballet company. Cox Business Center tulsaballet.org

Hearts Rebuilding Homes 

Feb. 7 Revitalize T-Town This event is Revitalize T-Town’s annual dinner and silent auction to help provide free home repairs for low-income homeowners. Mike Fretz Event Center revitalizettown.org

We Heart You Elton John Party  Feb. 7

Tulsa CARES This event includes music by Eric Himan, a silent auction of Elton John-inspired sunglasses and a chance to win tickets to Elton John’s farewell performance in Tulsa. MixCo tulsacares.org

Center Impressions: Abstract Painting on Canvas with Emily Webb  Feb. 7 MO ANDERSON, DAVID RAINBOLT, REE DRUMMOND, PAUL ALLEN, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, JON R. STUART; OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAME BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY, OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAME, TULSA

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made for you, your date and your friends. Several times a year, the center offers its own rendition of a paint-andsip class. Acrylic on Canvas tulsacenter.org

Street Party 

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Street School Enjoy a “fun-raiser” with a party atmosphere to raise money for Tulsa’s awardwinning alternative school. Cox Business Center streetpartytulsa.com

Mentorship Luncheon 

Feb. 8 Junior League of Tulsa The luncheon features keynote speaker Alison Anthony, president and CEO of Tulsa Area United Way. Southern Hills Country Club jltulsa.org

Heart of Henry 

Feb. 9 Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless In the spirit of the late philanthropist Henry Zarrow, this annual banquet and award presentation honor an individual who has dedicated his or her life to transforming the Tulsa community by helping others, inclusive of the Day Center. Southern Hills Country Club tulsadaycenter.org/funding/heartof-henry

Tulsa Heart Ball 

Feb. 9 American Heart Association This gala celebrates the efforts to build a foundation of health in our community and ensure everyone lives a longer, healthier life. Festivities include dinner,

an opportunity to support the heart association’s mission and a live auction. Cox Business Center tulsaheartball.heart.org

Live United Luncheon and Awards 

Feb. 12 Tulsa Area United Way This is a celebration of the 2018 Tulsa Area United Way campaign and the individuals and organizations that made it a success. Cox Business Center tauw.org/awards

TBH Junior Women’s Association Buttercup Bash  Feb. 16 Tulsa Boys’ Home Slip into your cocktail attire for a night of food, music, dancing and games, all for a good cause. Mike Fretz Event Center tulsaboyshome.org

Blank Canvas Hearts of Gold  Feb. 16

Youth Services of Tulsa Blank Canvas Hearts of Gold celebrates 50 years with a master chef competition, dinner, games and dancing the night away with the band Hook. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino blankcanvastulsa.com

Pink Stiletto Gala 

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Susan G. Komen Tulsa Cocktails, dinner and a live auction support the fight against breast cancer in Tulsa County and eastern Oklahoma. River Spirit Casino Resort komentulsa.org

Whiskey Social 

Feb. 22 Lindsey House Taste whiskey, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a show by the Retro Rockets. Studio 308 lindseyhouse.org

CASA Casino: The Last Speakeasy 

Feb. 23 Tulsa CASA Cocktails, silent and live auctions and dinner, followed by a casino with a DJ and dancing, comprise an exciting night to raise money for Tulsa’s court-appointed special advocates, who help neglected and abused children. The Mayo Hotel casacasino.org

Mardi Gras Celebration  Feb. 23

New Hope Oklahoma Come support New Hope Oklahoma and join in a night of dancing, food, cocktails and Mardi Gras fun. The Bond Event Center NewHopeOklahoma.org

Tulsa Polar Plunge 

Feb. 23 Special Olympics Oklahoma This challenge has an individual or a group dive into a cold body of water in order to raise money for Special Olympics. Each participant collects pledges from family, friends and businesses. Safari Joe’s H20 sook.org

Cooking Up Compassion 

Feb. 23 Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma Enjoy appetizers from local chefs, a seated dinner and dancing to the sounds of the band Zodiac at Tulsa’s Mardi Gras with a mission, benefiting those served by Catholic Charities. Cox Business Center Ballroom cceok.org/cuc

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Feb. 23 Osteopathic Founders Foundation The foundation’s annual event brings together the osteopathic profession and its community partners to benefit projects that improve the health of Tulsans. Hyatt Regency Tulsa wintersettulsa.com

Holland Hall Book Fair 

Feb. 23 Holland Hall This annual community tradition, open to the public, sells discount-priced, gently used, quality adult and children’s books, toys, games, movies, music and educational resources. Holland Hall hollandhall.org

Lunar New Year Gala 

Feb. 23 Dillon International This event helps to provide essential funding for the organization’s general operations, education programming and lifetime support services for children and adults who have been touched by adoption. Southern Hills Country Club dillonadopt.com/lunar

Stillwater Polar Plunge  Feb. 23 Special Olympics Oklahoma This challenge has an individual or a group dive into a cold body of water in order to raise money for Special Olympics. Each participant collects pledges from family, friends and businesses. Eskimo Joe’s sook.org

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs Youth of the Year Banquet  Feb. 23

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs This annual event celebrates youth who have overcome enormous odds and demonstrated exceptional character and accomplishments. It recognizes these youth for service to their clubs and communities, academic performance and contributions to their families. ORU Global Learning Center give.salvationarmyaok.org/YOY2019

Different Strokes: Seasons of Love  Feb. 28

Town and Country School Guests can bid on art while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to support the school. Town and Country School tandcschool.org

March Red Cross Month 

March American Red Cross March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to raise awareness for the organization and its humanitarian mission. Nationwide redcross.org/about-us/red-crossmonth.html


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Metro Dinner and Auction  March 8

Metro Christian Academy The evening is full of camaraderie, wonderful food and an opportunity to support the school and its students. Enjoy entertainment, plus live and silent auctions. Spirit Bank Event Center metroca.com

Mom Prom 

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25th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala  March 1

Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter This event celebrates the accomplishments and victories of all those who support, volunteer and make strides against this devastating disease. Cox Business Center memorygala.org

Tulsa Gridiron 

March 1-2

Tulsa Gridiron Get ready to hear a fantastic roast of Oklahoma newsmakers. Cox Business Center tulsagridiron.org

Sapphire Celebration 

March 2 Riverfield Country Day School Join in on Riverfield’s largest fundraiser, featuring silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. River Spirit Casino Resort riverfield.org

Splash 

March 2 Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation Food and beer tastings from local restaurants and breweries raise money for the aquarium. Oklahoma Aquarium okaquarium.org

Red Ribbon Gala 

March 2

Tulsa CARES Red Ribbon Gala serves as the largest fundraiser annually for Tulsa CARES, dedicated to creating a community where all people with HIV/AIDS have equal opportunities for healthy living. Cox Business Center redribbongala.org

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Aquarium Run 

March 6 Oklahoma Aquarium This annual fundraiser has options for a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile family fun run. Oklahoma Aquarium okaquarium.org/event/aquarium-run/

Celebrate LIFE 

March 7

LIFE Senior Services Enjoy this annual fundraising gala benefiting LIFE Senior Services. Cox Business Center lifeseniorservices.org

Harwelden Awards 

March 8 Ahha Tulsa This luncheon honors individuals, organizations and businesses advocating for the arts and humanities in Tulsa. Hardesty Center ahhatulsa.org/harwelden-awards

Vintage ’53 

March 8 TSHA Guests enjoy wine samples paired with a gourmet menu, narrated by sommelier Joe Breaux. Tulsa Historical Society tsha.cc

March 9 Assistance in Health Care Dig out that old prom or bridesmaid dress, or your favorite sparkly outfit, and enjoy a ladies-only evening of dancing to hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s, raffle prizes, a Kendra Scott jewelry pull and a tackiest dress contest. Back by popular demand, the event includes a special date auction. Greenwood Cultural Center tulsa.aih.org

Opera Ball 

March 9 Tulsa Opera A special group of Tulsa high school seniors is introduced annually as Opera Ball Debutantes and Squires, preparing for their journey into adulthood. For the past 59 years, the Tulsa Opera Ball has created memories for students and their families. Mayo Hotel tulsaopera.com

Brainiac Ball 

March 9 Family and Children’s Services Join us for a night of team trivia, plus an auction, dinner and dancing. Cox Business Center brainiacball.com

Overture: Celebrate Signature Symphony … On Air for the 40th  March 9

Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College This annual fundraiser features an evening of fun, food and music with a 1940s radio show theme to celebrate the orchestra’s 40th anniversary. It helps to provide Signature Symphony’s music education and community outreach programs. River Spirit Casino Resort signaturesymphony.org

TBH Women’s Association Annual Bunco Party  March 14 Tulsa Boys’ Home Enjoy a fun-filled extravaganza to benefit the Tulsa Boys’ Home. Tulsa Boys’ Home tulsaboyshome.org

ZZZ’s in the Seas 

March 15 Oklahoma Aquarium This public sleepover includes a scavenger hunt, flashlight tour, movie and lodging near the exhibits in the aquarium. Oklahoma Aquarium okaquarium.org/event/zzzs-in-the-seas

Sip for Sight Gala: Luck of the Irish  March 16

Vizavance Feel like you’re in an Irish castle as you enjoy an elegant, lively St. Patrick’s Eve celebration with premier wines paired with a multi-course meal. Mayo Hotel sipforsight.com

Easter Egg Hunt 

March 20 Oklahoma Aquarium The aquarium provides eggs and candy on its back lawn to this free public event. Oklahoma Aquarium okaquarium.org

Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership  March 8 Tulsa Town Hall Platon is the founder of The People’s Portfolio, which aspires to create a visual language that breaks barriers and enlists the public to fight for human dignity around the world. See him speak live. Tulsa PAC tulsatownhall.com

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Sip for Sight Grand Tasting  March 23

Vizavance This 28th annual event lets you taste more than 70 wines, sample beer and liquor, and nibble on foods from Tulsa’s finest restaurants as you bid on silent auction items to benefit Vizavance, formerly the Oklahoma Society to Prevent Blindness. Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center sipforsight.com

Red Cross Giving Day 

March 27 American Red Cross Giving Day is an opportunity to raise blue sky funds to support the critical work of the group’s mission. Nationwide redcross.org/donate/giving-day.html

Battle of the Bands 

March 29 Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Presented by the food bank’s Junior Ambassadors, this concert features high school musicians competing for the titles of best band and singersongwriter. Cain’s Ballroom okfoodbank.org

Carnivale 

March 30 Mental Health Association Oklahoma Carnivale benefits the association’s nationally recognized housing programs and critical mental health services for the one in four Oklahomans living with mental illness. Cox Business Center bestpartyintown.org

April Bowl For Kids’ Sake 

TBA Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma Get together with your friends, family or co-workers and raise money to improve kids’ lives forever. Andy B’s bfkstulsa.org

Iron Gate’s Founders Dinner  TBA

Iron Gate Come celebrate how one act of kindness launched an organization that feeds hundreds of people every day. Trinity Episcopal Church irongatetulsa.org

Knock Out Violence 

April-

September Domestic Violence Intervention Services Help DVIS by pledging $1 or more per

home run for the Tulsa Drillers baseball season. All participants at the $1-per-home-run level or above are invited to rally together at the Day at the Ballpark. ONEOK Field dvis.org/knockoutviolencer

DVIS Dream Houses  April

1-25 Domestic Violence BACK ROW: SHAWN & CARON LAWHORN, BILL MAJOR, ROBERT BABCOCK. FRONT Intervention Services ROW: SHIELA & TED HAYNES; CARNIVALE, Community teams MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OKLAHOMA, TULSA design and build playhouses displayed at Woodland Hills breweries, benefits the critical, honored tions. Wear a hat; change a life. Mall. Raffle tickets are sold to the public, work of Hospice of Green Country. Cox Business Center and raffle winners are announced at the Greenwood Cultural Center littlelighthouse.org closing event April 25. hospiceofgreencountry.org/oysterRock the House  April 6 Citywide sandale Tulsa Habitat for Humanity dvis.org/dreamhouses2019 Artscape  April 5 Raise money and enjoy a night of dinner TBH Women’s AssociaThe Tristesse Grief Center and dancing at Habitat’s annual event. tion Annual Spring LunThis glamorous event includes dinner, Cox Business Center silent and live auctions highlighting tulsahabitat.com cheon  April 4 local artists and a fashion show featurTulsa Boys’ Home Tulsa Designer Showcase ing local designers and their wares. This fun-filled afternoon includes sumpPremiere Party  April 11 Cox Business Center tuous fare, entertainment, a silent aucFoundation for Tulsa Schools artscapetulsa.com tion and door prizes. In its 46th year, this Tulsa tradition feaRenaissance Tulsa Hotel and ConvenBabypalooza  April 5 tures more than three dozen designtion Center Emergency Infant Services Junior ers transforming the historic Harweldtulsaboyshome.org Board of Directors en Mansion. Babypalooza includes a First Friday conNew Genre Engagement Hardwelden Mansion cert and art show to benefit Emergency foundationfortulsaschools.org Dinner  April 4 Infant Services. Living Arts of Tulsa After Dark with Sarah Guthrie Green This event brings together participatParcak  April 11 eistulsa.org/events ing artists of the New Genre Arts FestiTulsa Town Hall val and patrons for a creative meal preTulsa Area Alumnae PanSpace archaeologist Sarah Parcak pared by local chefs. hellenic Woman of the Year Living Arts of Tulsa Luncheon  livingarts.org April 5 Heroes Breakfast: Heroes Tulsa Area Alumnae Panhellenic Among Us  April 4 This annual event The Northeast Oklahoma Chapter of honors an outstandthe American Red Cross ing woman from Celebrating what is known as the Oklaeach chapter parhoma Standard and recognizing heroes ticipating in Tulsa who walk among us, the American Red Area Alumnae PanCross of Central and Southwest Oklahellenic. homa presents the inaugural Heroes Tulsa Country Club Breakfast. tulsapanhellenic.org Osage Casino and Hotel redcross.org/Oklahoma

Eighth Annual Oysters and Ale 

April 4 Hospice of Green Country Consuming freshly shucked oysters as far as the eye can see, beautifully paired with finely crafted beer or ale from local

Garden Party  April 6 The Little Light House This event includes brunch along with silent and live auc-

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shares how technology can enable anyone to explore lost civilizations. Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center tulsatownhall.com

Sarah Parcak Speaking Event 

April 12 Tulsa Town Hall Sarah Parcak’s enthusiasm and research have captivated BBC audiences in Egypt’s Lost Cities and Vikings Unearthed. Using a new technology, she has identified thousands of undiscovered archaeological sites across the globe. Tulsa PAC tulsatownhall.com

Mirror Mirror Gala 

April 12 Youth At Heart Youth At Heart’s annual fundraiser supports providing a safe place for students to engage in after-school and summer enrichment programs. DoubleTree Warren Place youthatheart.org/events

Tulsa’s New Leaders  April 12

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The group features distinguished young professionals who exemplify leadership qualities, are active in volunteer roles and contribute to Tulsa’s business community. River Spirit Casino Resort cff.org/tulsa

Popping Bottles 

April 12 Emergency Infant Services Young Professional Board Enjoy a cocktail reception with a silent auction to assist Emergency Infant Services. Welltown Brewery eistulsa.org/events

Garden Party 

April 12 A New Leaf A New Leaf’s signature spring gala is a night recognizing excellence and achievements of clients and supporters with dinner, drinks, live music, live and silent auctions and a short program. A New Leaf’s Greenhouse anewleaf.org

spring gardening season by offering seasonal plants and a kids’ zone. Broken Arrow Greenhouse, Broken Arrow Retail Center and Midtown Pop-Up Shop anewleaf.org

author of Selfie Made: Your Ultimate Guide to Social Media. Southern Hills Country Club gseok.org

Spokeasy 

April 13 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma This gala features cuisine from local restaurants, drinks, auctions and dancing. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino tasteoftulsa.org

April 19 Tulsa Hub This celebration of success is a gathering of friends and a call to action. Come help Tulsa Hub put its dreams into motion. Pearl District Building tulsahub.org/spokeasy

Gem Gala 

Citywide Baby Shower 

Taste of Tulsa 

April 13 Junior League of Tulsa This year’s honorees are State Rep. and former Junior League President Carol Bush and the nonprofit Street School. Tulsa Club jltulsa.org

Denim and Diamonds Gala  April 13 Good Samaritan Health Services Enjoy this annual gala to support Good Samaritan. Renaissance Hotel goodsamaritanhealth.org

Empty Bowls 

April 16 Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Empty Bowls serves as a gathering of food bank friends and supporters for dinner, live and silent auctions, a raffle, live entertainment and artisanal keepsake bowls for all guests. Cox Business Center okfoodbank.org

Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon  April 18 Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma Guest speaker Meridith Rojas is the

ways Adult Learning in its mission to make dreams come true for adults with intellectual disabilities. Noah’s Event Center pathwaysok.com

St. Philip Neri Society Gala  April 25

TU Catholic Newman Center This fundraiser honors community leaders and celebrates the achievements of University of Tulsa students. Donald W. Reynolds Center at TU tu-newman.org

April 20 Emergency Infant Services’ Young Professionals Board This event collects baby items for Tulsa’s littlest in need. Citywide Reasor’s eistulsa.org/events

Tatas and Tinis 

Where Hands and Feet Meet  April 20

26th Annual William Booth Society Gala  April 25

TSHA This sanctioned 5K and fun run/walk supports Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access. Mohawk Park tsha.cc

Tulsa Heart Walk 

April 20 American Heart Association More than 10,000 people, including families, work groups and kids in strollers, celebrate their fundraising successes in a 5K walk through downtown. OneOK Field tulsaheartwalk.com

Second Annual Dream Makers Luncheon  April 23

Pathways Adult Learning Center Come learn about and support Path-

April 25 Oklahoma Project Woman and Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s Health Center This cocktail party includes small bites, live music and a premium auction. Agora Event Center oklahomaprojectwoman.org

Salvation Army This is among the longest-running and prestigious charitable galas in Tulsa and provides much of the financial support for Salvation Army programs that boost the community. Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center give.salvationarmyaok.org/wbsd

Women for OSU Symposium  April 25 Women for Oklahoma State University This inspiring, annual gathering of friends and alumni celebrates philanthropy. This year’s event features Amy Cuddy, renowned TEDx speaker, bestselling author and psychologist. Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater osugiving.com/women

Excellence in Leadership Gala 

April 13 Leadership Oklahoma Leadership Oklahoma annually honors outstanding leaders from across the state to highlight individuals and organizations making a positive, meaningful difference in Oklahoma. Southern Hills Golf and Country Club leadershipoklahoma.com

Garden Fest 

April 13 A New Leaf This family-friendly event kicks off the

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Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards  April

27 Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits This annual event honors outstanding nonprofits throughout the state for their work to improve their communities and change lives. Southern Hills Country Club oknp.org

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Dining Out For Life 

April 25 Health Outreach Prevention Education More than 25 restaurants around Tulsa team up for the 13th anniversary of Dining Out For Life. Citywide hopetesting.org

Spark Trivia Night 

April 25 Camp Fire Green Country Difficult, fun questions await you at this fundraiser for Camp Fire Green Country. Mike Fretz Event Center tulsacampfire.org/spark

Operation Aware ART Gala 

April 26 Operation Aware An elegant evening celebrates local professional artists and their student collaborators with silent and live auctions, entertainment and dinner. The Mayo Hotel operationaware.org/operationart

Superhero Soiree 

April 27 Child Abuse Network This event includes a superhero-themed dinner, dancing and drinks. Tulsa Club Hotel childabusenetwork.org

Havana Nights: 39th Annual Bishop Kelley Auction  April 27

Bishop Kelley High School Support tuition assistance and other special projects at this event. Visit for a chance to bid on stellar auction packages, including bucket list trips and priceless experiences.

Superhero Challenge 

April 28 Child Abuse Network Everyone can be a superhero at this family-friendly, superhero-themed obstacle course run. POSTOAK Lodge childabusenetwork.org

Tee Off for Town and Country  April 29

Town and Country School This eighth annual golf tournament raises funds for the school, Oklahoma’s only state-accredited, non-public school for children in grades 1-12 who have learning differences, attention disorders and autism spectrum disorders. Meadowbrook Country Club tandcschool.org

May CF Golf Classic 

TBA Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Enjoy a shamble format tournament with morning and evening prizes, and live and silent auctions. Cedar Ridge Country Club cff.org/tulsa

Tulsa Tycoons, A Night of Monopoly 

May 2 Junior Achievement of Oklahoma The event includes a mobile auction, a live auction, networking, stories of Junior Achievement’s impact and food. Attendees can also engage in a low-key Monopoly-themed game. Cox Business Center jaok.org

Rhinestone Cowboy 

May 3 Volunteers of America Oklahoma Boot-scootin’ entertainment supports Oklahoma’s most vulnerable residents. Cain’s Ballroom voaok.org/rhinestonecowboy

Project Cuffway 

May 3 Project Cuffway and the National Pancreas Foundation This one-of-a-kind fashion show, designed with a purpose, offers new, exciting changes and includes live and silent auctions, a cuff pull, light bites, drinks and desserts. Cox Business Center projectcuffway.com

The 5 x 5 

May 3-18 Tulsa Artists’ Coalition The coalition’s annual fundraiser features more than 200 works measuring 5 inches by 5 inches, created by local art-

ists, and selling for $55. Proceeds support the coalition’s gallery. TAC Gallery tacgallery.org

Tulsa Boys’ Home Run for the Roses  May 4 Tulsa Boys’ Home Enjoy an afternoon at this signature, Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser. Expo Square tulsaboyshome.org

Pups, Yups and Food Trucks  May 4

The Little Light House Bring your furry friends to participate in a dog show and enjoy a carnival with games and food trucks. The Little Light House littlelighthouse.org

Masterpiece Moments: A Grand Tour of Europe  May 4

Oklahoma State University Museum of Art Advocates This event combines artists’ talents and the Stillwater community’s commitment to the arts in a fun-filled night. OSU Student Union Ballroom osugiving.com/masterpiecemoments

Monte Cassino’s Brick by Brick  May 5

Monte Cassino School This fun-filled evening celebrates the school’s history while looking toward its future. It features dinner, entertainment, music and an auction. Southern Hills Country Club montecassino.org

TBH Frank Rhoades Golf Classic  May 6-7

Tulsa Boys’ Home This 39th annual golf classic, with morn-

Arts Alliance Tulsa’s Golf Tournament  April 29 Arts Alliance Tulsa Enjoy lunch, golf and an arts-infused happy hour at a premier course. Tulsa Country Club artstulsa.org

Legacy Luncheon  April 30

Lindsey House Learn about Lindsey House and support women transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Tulsa Country Club lindseyhouse.org

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scholarships and recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the community and state. Cox Business Center tulsa.okstate.edu

JDRF Promise Ball 

May 18 JDRF Oklahoma Chapter Support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at its annual ball. Cox Business Center oklahoma.jdrf.org

Great Strides 

PEGGY HELMERICH, HANS HELMERICH; PEGGY V. HELMERICH DISTINGUISHED AUTHOR GALA, TULSA CITY-COUNTY LIBRARY ing and afternoon tee times, supports Tulsa Boys’ Home. The Patriot Golf Club tulsaboyshome.org

The White Party No. 12 

May 10 Family and Children’s Services Sponsors and guests don all-white attire to dine and dance the night away in the Art Deco District while sampling craft cocktails. The Vault whtepartyok.com

Tulsa Go Red For Women Luncheon  May 10

American Heart Association Go Red For Women raises awareness about heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women, and includes a health education expo, silent auction and guest speaker. Hyatt Regency Tulsa tulsagored.heart.org

CREATE Gala 

May 11 Ahha Tulsa Tulsa’s most artistic fundraiser includes dinner, fantastic surprises and a rooftop after-party – all supporting the cause to #KeepTulsaCreative. Ahha Hardesty Center creategala.org

Chip in to Rebuild Golf Tournament  May 13 Revitalize T-Town Players and sponsors at this tournament have the chance to make a difference in the lives of low-income Tulsa homeowners. LaFortune Park Golf Course revitalizettown.org

A Stately Affair 

May 16 Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences This biennial black-tie event raises funds for OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS student

Electric Lime Gala 

May 11 Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab This colorful, annual event helps to fund operations, exhibits and programming at Discovery Lab. It also meets the growing informal educational needs of children and families in and around Tulsa. Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab discoverylab.org/electric-lime-gala

May 18 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The foundation’s largest fundraiser provides opportunities for all people to get involved by forming teams with friends, family and colleagues. Walk Day is a fun celebration that includes a healthy walk and festivities. Centennial Park cff.org/tulsa

The Brunch with Ralph Macchio and S.E. Hinton 

May 18 Arts Alliance Tulsa This is the group’s signature annual event, which welcomes actor Ralph Macchio and writer S.E. Hinton for a conversation about The Outsiders, their time in Oklahoma and the journey they took on this American-favorite film. Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa artstulsa.org

Oklahoma Tour de Cure 

May 18 American Diabetes Association Join the event to help out the American Diabetes Association. Hillcrest Hospital South diabetes.org/oklahomatour

Shoot for the Center 

May 18 The Center for Individuals with Physi-

cal Challenges This fundraising tournament features local celebrity teams playing each other in the basketball game of Horse. The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges tulsacenter.org

The Ronald McDonald House Pro-Am Golf Tournament  May 20

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa Money raised at this event helps to provide a home away from home for families whose children are in Tulsa hospitals for serious illnesses or injuries. Cedar Ridge Country Club rmhctulsa.org

June Taste of Brookside 

TBA Youth Services Join Youth Services for a restaurant crawl featuring scrumptious tastings from more than a dozen of the hottest restaurants and bars in Tulsa’s favorite entertainment district. Brookside tasteofbrookside.com

House Party 

TBA Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa Experience top-shelf food from Tulsa chefs at this fun, casual event. Metro Appliances and More rmhctulsa.org/events/house-party

St. John Street Party 

June 1 St. John Health System One of Tulsa’s largest outdoor fundraisers features food tastings from more than 60 of Tulsa’s favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers, along with

Route 66 Gurney Tourney 

May 11 Hospitality House of Tulsa In this fun, participatory event, each team races a gurney-style bed through an obstacle course and track. The goal is to raise awareness and funds for families with loved ones in Tulsa-area hospitals. All proceeds go to Hospitality House of Tulsa. University of Tulsa hhtulsa.org

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wine tastings and live music. St. John Health System, 1923 S. Utica Ave. stjohnhealthsystem.com/foundation/ street-party

Links for Little Ones 

June 3 The Little Light House This tournament has a shotgun start with morning and afternoon flights, awards, contest holes and prizes. Golf Club of Oklahoma littlelighthouse.org

Top of the Town 

June 6 Community Service Council This roving cocktail party lets ticket holders have access to the top floors or rooftops of downtown buildings. Downtown Tulsa csctulsa.org/top-of-the-town

Local Brews 

June 6 Tulsa CARES This event features local microbreweries, live music and prize drawings with 100 percent of event proceeds benefiting Tulsa CARES. Fuel 66 tulsacares.org/localbrews

LOK Links to Leadership Golf Tournament  June 10

Leadership Oklahoma Open to Leadership Oklahoma members and their guests, this four-person scramble offers a fun atmosphere to connect with others from around the state. Tulsa Country Club leadershipoklahoma.com

Relay For Life Tulsa Metro  June 14 American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a free, family-friend-

ly community event to honor cancer survivors, remember lost loved ones and raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s research, programs and services. The University of Tulsa relayforlife.org/tulsaok

Pathways Summer Carnival  June 22

Pathways Adult Learning Center Join Pathways for SHERI STINSON, HOWARD & BILLIE BARNETT, KAREN & CARLIN CONNOR; free family fun in the ICONS AND IDOLS, TULSA BALLET sun and enjoy face painting, games and a dunk tank. fun day at the beautiful McBirney ManBurn Co. Barbecue, Beer, Pathways Adult Learning Center sion grounds – a lush and exclusive setScotch and Cigars  Aug. 9 pathwaysok.com/carnival ting to view the annual fireworks display Tulsa Boys’ Home along the Arkansas River. Enjoy classic summertime entertainThe Center Polo Classic  McBirney Mansion ment including live music, barbecue, June 22 artstulsa.org cold drinks and a cigar while supporting The Center for Individuals with Tulsa Boys’ Home. Physical Challenges Tulsa Gem, Mineral and Burn Co. Barbecue on Boston This unique fundraiser is centered Jewelry Show  July 13 tulsaboyshome.org around polo and features fast-paced Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society action with Thoroughbred horses, divot Explore the art and science of rocks, Tess Trail Run 5K  Aug. 10 stomping, champagne and sideline minerals, fossils, jewelry and artifacts at The Tristesse Grief Center socializing. this annual show. Experience a run unlike any other Mohawk Park Tulsa County Fairgrounds through Tulsa’s Turkey Mountain trails tulsacenter.org tulsarockandmineralsociety.org with a 5K or a Memorial Mile, then celebrate life, love and hope at the afZZZ’s in the Seas  July 19 ter-party. Oklahoma Aquarium Turkey Mountain Urban WilderThis public sleepover invites guests to Strikeout Breast ness Area participate in a scavenger hunt, flashCancer  TBA thegriefcenter.org light tour and movie, then sleep near the Oklahoma Project Woman exhibits in the aquarium. Food Truck Frenzy  Aug. 17 Strikeout Breast Cancer is a bowling Oklahoma Aquarium Oklahoma Aquarium extravaganza in memory of Candace okaquarium.org/event/zzzs-in-the-seas This day of family fun offers food trucks Cramer and Gail Graham, with plenty of in the back lawn, yard games, music and giveaways and prizes. Each participant Somewhere in Time 1960s a tour of the aquarium. receives a commemorative T-shirt. Magical Mystery Tour  July 20 Oklahoma Aquarium Andy B’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program okaquarium.org oklahomaprojectof Tulsa woman.org This gala has helped the Retired Senior Murder Mystery  Aug. 17 Sand Springs Women’s Chamber and Fish and Fire- Volunteer Program to fulfill its mission of matching the talents and interests of Sertoma Club works  July 4 volunteers ages 55 and over with meanGuests can solve an interactive mystery, Oklahoma Aquaringful efforts that enhance the quality of called Evil on the Beach, while enjoyium our community. ing dinner, a silent auction, prizes and a This family-friendRiver Spirit Casino Resort Roaring ‘20s theme. ly picnic offers food, rsvptulsa.org Case Community Center, Sand Springs drinks, yard games, sandspringschamber.com fireworks and a tour

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With a Pop of Art  July 4

Arts Alliance Tulsa Food, fun and fireworks comprise a

August

Cigar-B-Que 

Divas for HOPE 

TBA Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma Eat some fantastic barbecue, sample some wonderful whiskey, have a few cigars and learn more about becoming a mentor in the community. Burn Co. Barbecue on Boston cigarbque.org

Aug. 24 Health Outreach Prevention Education This event features a live concert presented by Tulsa’s diverse vocal artists, along with cocktails, dinner and one-ofa-kind live and silent auction items. Cox Business Center hopetesting.org

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Champions of Health Gala 

Sept. 26 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and 11 Coalition Partners This program celebrates people and organizations that make a positive impact on the health of Oklahomans through innovative programs. Cox Business Center championsofhealth.org

23rd Annual Race for the Cure and Half-Marathon 

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September Laps for Little Ones 

TBA The Little Light House Anyone in the community can make a huge difference in the lives of Little Light House students by raising money and participating in a one-hour fun run. Cascia Hall Preparatory School littlelighthouse.org

Craft Fair/Bake Sale 

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The Little Light House The parents of the Little Light House, hosts of this event, sell hand-made and homemade creations with all the proceeds going to the center. The Little Light House littlelighthouse.org

Chapters 

Sept. 5 Tulsa Library Trust This annual fundraiser benefits the Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Services and the Tulsa City-County Library. Hardesty Regional Library tulsalibrarytrust.org/events

Kaleidoscope Ball 

Sept. 6 Emergency Infant Services Enjoy a cocktail reception with dinner, a live auction and dancing to follow. Cox Business Center eiskball.org

Day of Caring 

Sept. 6 Tulsa Area United Way A community-wide day of service includes thousands of volunteers from hundreds of companies across the Tulsa metro. Location TBA tauw.org/dayofcaring

Restaurant Week 

Sept. 6-15 Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

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Participating restaurants offer a special prix fixe menu for lunch or dinner and donate a portion of Restaurant Week menu sales to the food bank. Citywide okfoodbank.org

Rooms With A Heart Casino 2019  Sept. 19

Rooms With A Heart This annual casino night fundraiser consists of dinner, casino games and silent auctions to raise funds for bedroom makeovers for children with life-threatening illnesses. Location TBA roomswithaheart.org

Lights, Camera, Cure!  Sept. 20 American Cancer Society This western-themed gala benefits the American Cancer Society and its research to find a cure for cancer. Christiansen Hangar, Jones Riverside Airport tulsacattlebaronsball.org

Sept. 28 Susan G. Komen Tulsa Participate in a half-marathon, 5K or 1-mile fun run, celebrate breast cancer survivors and support the fight against breast cancer. River Spirit Casino Resort komentulsa.org

Tallgrass Tour 

Sept. 28 Marland Children’s Home This is north-central Oklahoma’s premiere bicycling event, which features paved and gravel routes through Kay and Osage counties. Marland Children’s Home, Ponca City tallgrasstour.com

October Mini-Laps 

TBA The Little Light House Little Light House students find sponsors and donors to support them as they complete laps around a small track while a crowd cheers on the milestones they have achieved. Be a part by helping them reach their goals. The Little Light House littlelighthouse.org

Iron Gate’s Cooking for a

Cause 

TBA Iron Gate Enjoy the unique tastes of some of the best chefs around – all to benefit the hungry and homeless of Tulsa. Location TBA irongatetulsa.org

Pink Ribbon Tulsa 

TBA Oklahoma Project Woman and Abersons This elegant dinner features a couture fashion show and premier live auction. Southern Hills Country Club pinkribbontulsa.org

Some Like It Hot 

Oct. 2 Tulsa Glassblowing School This annual fundraising gala boasts silent and live auctions of glass art with drinks and dinner to support all outreach programming, including those for vulnerable youth and veterans. Location TBA tulsaglassblowing.org

Pink Ribbon McAlester 

Oct. 3 Oklahoma Project Woman This community luncheon supports Oklahoma Project Woman. First United Methodist Church, McAlester oklahomaprojectwoman.org

Center Experience 

Oct. 4 The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges This team-building event focuses on physical disability awareness. The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges tulsacenter.org

Tulsa Hall of Fame 

Oct. 7 Tulsa Historical Society and Museum

Glitz Blitz 

Sept. 21 Jane Phillips Medical Center and Bluestem Foundation This footballthemed dinner includes entertainment, silent and live auctions, and a wine pull – all to continue staff education and training. Hillcrest Country Club, Bartlesville jpmc.org

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This dinner and induction ceremony recognizes exemplary Tulsans for dedication to their professions and civic and philanthropic endeavors. Southern Hills Country Club tulsahistory.org

Third Annual Lip Sync Battle  Oct. 8

Pathways Adult Learning Center The microphone is off; the battle is on. Gather your friends and join the most epic battle of the year. Pathways Adult Learning Center pathwaysok.com/battle

Theatre Tulsa Broadway Ball  Oct. 12

Theatre Tulsa Theatre Tulsa’s annual gala celebrates live performance with dinner, drinks and entertainment. The Mansion at Woodward Park theatretulsa.org

YST Homecoming 

Oct. 13

Youth Services of Tulsa All of Tulsa is invited as Youth Services celebrates 50 years with a Sunday afternoon party. Guthrie Green yst.org

Holland Hall ARTworks Gallery Opening  Oct. 22

November Living With Diabetes Health and Wellness Expo  Nov. 2 American Diabetes Assocation Visit this expo to get all the tools you need to live well with diabetes. River Spirit Resort Hotel and Casino diabetes.org

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer  Nov. 2

American Cancer Society This non-competitive 5K run is a fundraiser for the cancer society’s breast cancer-specific research, programs and services. Mohawk Park makingstridedwalk.org/tulsaok

Night of Mystery: Mayhem at the Mansion  Nov. 2

Assistance in Health Care In this interactive evening, participants help to solve a suspenseful “Who Done It?” mystery. Immerse yourself in the Roaring ‘20s theme and come glammed up and ready to enjoy complimentary dinner and drinks, live jazz, engaging entertainment and many ways to support cancer patients. Dresser Mansion tulsa.aih.org

Holland Hall Each year in this program, an acclaimed, professional artist is invited to display work in the Holliman Gallery (including a public opening event) and spend a week as the artist-in-residence at Holland Hall. Holland Hall Walter Arts Center hollandhall.org

Giving Spirits 

Corks and Kegs 

Unite! 

Oct. 25 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation This ninth annual event is a Halloweenthemed, wine- and beer-tasting soiree. Cain’s Ballroom cff.org

Care Card 

Oct. 25-Nov. 3 Family and Children’s Services Buy a Care Card and enjoy up to 20 percent off early holiday shopping at more than 200 stores and restaurants. Statewide carecardok.com

HallowMarine 

Oct. 27-31 Oklahoma Aquarium Enjoy an indoor trick-or-treat event that includes bounce houses, music, food, games for the little ones, prizes and lots and lots of candy. Oklahoma Aquarium okaquarium.org/event/hallowmarine/

Nov. 8 Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Enjoy spirits and confections from talented Tulsa mixologists, all to support the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Cain’s Ballroom okfoodbank.org Nov. 14 Tulsa Area United Way This celebration of the end of the Tulsa Area United Way campaign reveals the total amount of money raised. Location TBA tauw.org/unite

Holiday Mart 

Nov. 16 Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges At this annual Center Member Art Sale, 80 percent of proceeds go to the artists. The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges tulsacenter.org

Monday Morning Mimosas  Nov. 18 Crosstown Learning Center This 12th annual fundraiser combines mimosas, upscale and unique retail shopping, exquisite raffle prizes and a silent auction featuring beautiful, new

TAMMY BEEN, MELISSA MINSHALL & STEPHEN PAULSEN, SALLY MINSHALL; COOKING UP COMPASSION, CATHOLIC CHARITIES, TULSA and like-new handbags. Southern Hills Country Club crosstowntulsa.org/MMM2019

Wine, Women and Shoes 

Nov. 22 Hardesty Family Foundation This two-part signature event series creates an enhanced atmosphere of giving where community-minded women (and men) gather to sip, shop, savor and support a worthy cause in an exciting, chic and artistic way. Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center artstulsa.org

December Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award Gala  Dec. 6

Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Library Trust This is a dinner and award presentation event for the recipient of the annual Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. Tulsa Central Library helmerichaward.org

Gift of Hope Fundraising Luncheon  Dec. 6

Tulsa Boys’ Home This is an opportunity to hear about the great happenings at Tulsa Boys’ Home. Enjoy lunch and help with financial support. TU’s Chapman Great Hall C tulsaboyshome.org

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January ArtNow 

Jan. 18 Oklahoma Contemporary This is an annual exhibition of Okla-

homa-based contemporary artists. It closes with an art sale that is also the first big, high-end party of the year. Oklahoma Contemporary oklahomacontermpoary.org/events/ artnow

February Clancy in Wonderland Dinner and Auction  Feb. 1

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing plus silent and live auctions. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum bmchs.org

Ambassador Ball Gala 

Feb. 1 Norman Regional Health Foundation This 12th annual black-tie event offers a signature drink during the cocktail hour, plus gourmet dining and dancing to benefit health care in the communities served by the Norman Regional Health System. NCED Ballrooms, Norman nrhfoundation.org

SMO 21 

Feb. 1 Science Museum Oklahoma Fun isn’t just for kids. Join Science Museum Oklahoma for SMO 21, an adults-only night at the museum. Science Museum Oklahoma sciencemuseumok.org/smo21

Taste of OKC 

Feb. 2 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma Oklahoma City’s largest tasting event celebrates its 40th anniversary with an evening of fine foods from local restaurants, an open bar, live and silent auctions, and live music. Come to support one-to-one mentorships for OKC’s atrisk youth. Chevy Bricktown Events Center tasteokc.com

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German Feast and Auction  Feb. 2

Corn Bible Academy Join the Corn Bible Academy for verenika, zwiebak, German sausage and schnetka – all while participating in an exciting live auction featuring quilts, vacations and sports memorabilia. Corn Bible Academy, Corn cornbible.org

Chocolate Decadence 

Feb. 7 Automobile Alley Association and Downtown OKC Partnership Historic Automobile Alley invites you to join an evening of decadent chocolate, gourmet coffee, wine, champagne, jazz and a Valentine’s Day auction. All proceeds benefit Historic Automobile Alley. Hudson Essex chocolatedecadenceokc.com

Late Nite Lab at Science Museum Oklahoma  Feb. 8

Science Museum Oklahoma Come for a special, after-hours family night out at Science Museum Oklahoma. The museum’s Late Nite Labs include unique hands-on activities, Science Live, Kirkpatrick Planetarium shows and all of the facility’s permanent exhibits. Science Museum Oklahoma sciencemuseumok.org/late-nite-labs

Boots and Ball Gowns Gala  Feb. 9 Infant Crisis Services This 11th annual gala hosts about 1,200 attendees for a fun evening of dinner and dancing. The Criterion infantcrisis.org

Norman Polar Plunge 

Feb. 16 Special Olympics Oklahoma A Polar Plunge is a fundraising challenge made to an individual or group that dives into a cold body of water to

raise money for Special Olympics. Each participant collects pledges from family, friends and businesses. Campus Corner sook.org

Galentine’s Day 

Feb. 16 YWCA OKC Inspired by Leslie Knope, a character played by actress Amy Poehler on the television series Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is a day set aside each year to celebrate the smart, kind and beautiful women in our lives. Skirvin Hilton Hotel ywcaokc.org/galentine-s-day

Oklahoma City Polar Plunge  Feb. 16

Special Olympics Oklahoma A Polar Plunge is a fundraising challenge made to an individual or group that dives into a cold body of water to raise money for Special Olympics. Each participant collects pledges from family, friends and businesses. White Water Bay sook.org

LOK Day at the Capitol 

Feb. 19-20 Leadership Oklahoma This event offers opportunities to hear from legislative leadership, network with legislators from around the state and learn about the challenging issues within health and health care relating to our state. Sheraton Downtown Oklahoma City leadershipoklahoma.com

Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Society Luncheon  Feb. 21 Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Named for the Girl Scouts’ founder, the society raises funds and awareness to support Girl Scout program-

ming throughout western Oklahoma. With the support of more than 500 community leaders and advocates each year, the society has raised more than $3.8 million for Girl Scouts since it began in 2004. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club gswestok.org/jlls

JA OKC Main ’80s Bowl 

Feb. 22 Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Bowling teams of five raise $750 each for Junior AchieveJIM & DENISE BRINKWORTH; ment’s Financial Literacy, Work SAINTS BALL, ST. ANTHONY FOUNDATION, OKC Readiness and Entrepreneurship program, which helps National Cowboy and Western Herione classroom of students. tage Museum Windsor Lanes chefsfeast.org jaok.org

March Omelette Party 

March 1 OKCMOA Get ready to party with live music, food from acclaimed local chefs, an open bar and a local art raffle, all while supporting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Bricktown Events Center okcmoa.com/fundraising-events

Chefs’ Feast 

March 1 Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Enjoy complimentary beverages and delicious food from 25 of Greater Oklahoma City’s finest chefs and restaurants.

Women Build Kickoff Event 

March 2 Central Okahoma Habitat for Humanity Individual women and women-only teams are invited to share in creating a beautiful home for a deserving single mom and raising funds that help other limited-income Oklahoma families achieve home ownership. 11132 S.W. 37th St. cohfh.org

Oklahoma City Heart Ball 

March 2 American Heart Association Heart Ball celebrates the efforts to build a foundation of health in our community and ensure everyone lives longer, healthier lives with festivities including dinner, an opportunity to open your heart and further support the mission, and an exciting live auction. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum okcheartball.heart.org

Enid Polar Plunge 

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March 2 Special Olympics Oklahoma A Polar Plunge is a fundraising challenge made to an individual or group that dives into a cold body of water to raise money for Special Olympics. Each participant collects pledges from family, friends and businesses. Western Inn and Suites, Enid sook.org


Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Foundation The school welcomes fascinating speakers on the cutting edge in the sciences and arts to educate and inspire attendees. Proceeds benefiting the school’s faculty endowment. Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics quantumexperience.org

Distinguished Citizen Dinner  March 26

JERRY THOMASON, ANN FELTON GILLILAND, CHARLIE THOMASON, AARON MCREE; MAXWELL SUPPLY CO.’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, OKC

Fight for Air Climb 

March 2 American Lung Association This is one of the American Lung Association’s signature fundraisers, held in prominent skyscrapers and giving participants the opportunity to join together with friends, family and co-workers to climb to the tops of the buildings. Valliance Bank Tower fightforairclimb.org/oklahomacity

12th Annual A Bag Full of Wishes Wish Luncheon 

March 5 Make-A-Wish Oklahoma The luncheon begins with a silent auction featuring handbags and gift packages. Later, fabulous live auction items are presented while patrons enjoy a delicious meal with friends and hear inspiring Make-A-Wish stories. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club oklahoma.wish.org

Heroes Breakfast: Honoring the Heroes Who Walk Among Us  March 5

Central and Southwest Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross In celebration of what is known as the Oklahoma Standard and in recognition of the heroes who walk among us, the American Red Cross of Central and Southwest Oklahoma hosts its inaugural Heroes Breakfast. Embassy Suites Medical Center of Downtown OKC redcross.org/oklahoma

tage Museum redtienight.com

Ralph Ellison Foundation Annual Gala  March 9

Ralph Ellison Foundation The foundation is committed to highlighting the accomplishments of the acclaimed author and to empowering the lives of others through his legacy in the areas of literacy, music and the arts. Oklahoma History Foundation ralphellisonfoundation.org

Alumni Bingo Night 

March 9 Bishop McGuinness Alumni Association Enjoy a bingo night for the entire family to support the school’s students. Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School bmchs.org

Knock Your Socks Off World Down Syndrome Day Luncheon  March 21 Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma This fundraising luncheon promotes ac-

ceptance and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome. Wear your favorite pair of colorful socks to show support. Oklahoma Home Builders Association dsaco.org

Speaker in the City 

March 24 The Junior League of Oklahoma City The Speaker in the City event begins at 1 p.m. and features a conversation with Molly Ringwald, star of such movies as The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. Farmers Public Market speakerinthecity.org

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Breakfast  March 26

Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund Enjoy a breakfast rally to advocate for awareness and support of legislation that seeks to reduce health disparities or increase funding for HIV/AIDS prevention and services. Location TBA okaidscarefund.com/advocacy

Quantum Experience 

Boy Scouts of America: Last Frontier Council The Last Frontier Council honors the Sias family with the 2019 E.C. Joullian Distinguished Citizen. This prestigious award recognizes Dick Sias and his family for a lifetime of significant contributions to scouting and the Oklahoma community. Skirvin Hilton Hotel scoutingrocks.tv/DCD

Celebration of Recovery 

March 27 A Chance to Change This 10th annual fundraiser honors an individual in the community who has made a significant impact on mental health and addiction awareness in the state. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum achancetochange.org/celebration– of–recovery

OKC Beautiful Distinguished Service Luncheon  March 28 Oklahoma City Beautiful This luncheon honors businesses and individuals helping to change the landscape of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club okcbeautiful.com

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Red Tie Night 

March 9 Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund Touted as the most opulent party in Oklahoma City, Red Tie Night has provided over $12.5 million in grant funding for community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout Oklahoma. National Cowboy and Western Heri-

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al dancers. Chevy Bricktown Events Center okcballet.org

Heritage Hall Gala: Heart of Gold  April 6

Heritage Hall Heritage Hall celebrates its golden anniversary with its annual fundraiser to support the school’s exceptional faculty and master teacher endowment. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club heritagehall.com

Heritage Hall’s Sixth Annual Art Walk  April 9 PAT & RAY POTTS; VISIONS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA CENTER FOR NONPROFITS, OKC

April Starlight Supper 

April 4 Downtown OKC Initiatives Starlight Supper, an elegant, outdoor dinner under twinkling lights, benefits Downtown OKC Initiatives, whose mission is to implement more public art, placemaking and beautification. Bicentennial Park downtownokc.com/starlight-supper

Cork and Canvas 

April 4 Positive Tomorrows This laid-back, upbeat evening of delicious food and wine pairings also has a great selection of live and silent auction packages, featuring artwork by students at Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically serving children and families experiencing homelessness. Cole’s Garden positivetomorrows.org

Under the Big Top 

April 5 Calm Waters Center for Children and

Families This carnival-themed event offers games of chance, live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a short program educating attendees on the impact of Calm Waters’ free grief support programs in the community. Farmers Public Market calmwaters.org

Friends of Children Banquet  April 6

Circle of Care Participate in an inspirational evening at this annual banquet and hear Jason Johnson, inspirational speaker and bestselling author of Everyone Can Do Something. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum circleofcare.org

The Ballet Ball 

April 6 Oklahoma City Ball At this premiere black-tie fundraiser, enjoy cocktails, dinner, a live auction, dancing and a special performance by Oklahoma City Ballet’s profession-

Heritage Hall This annual mini-festival celebrates Heritage Hall’s commitment to the arts with a walking tour of student art and culminates in a choral and instrumental music concert by state champion performers. Heritage Hall heritagehall.com

Autism Awareness Day at the Capitol  April 10

Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation Come together with other Oklahomans to learn about autism and how you can help the Oklahoma Autism Center. Oklahoma State Capitol autismcenterok.org

JA Inaugural Hospitality ‘80s Bowl  April 11

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Bowling teams of five raise $750 for Junior Achievement’s Financial Literacy, Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship program for one classroom of students. HeyDay in Bricktown jaok.org

Star-Tini 

April 12 Allied Arts This popular fundraiser combines a

silent art auction, live entertainment, a raffle and other activities with one of the most popular martini tastings in Oklahoma City. Science Museum Oklahoma alliedartsokc.com/events

Care Packs and Cocktails 

April 12 Tenaciously Teal Support cancer fighters and enjoy live music, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a raffle, plus an inspiring survivor fashion show. The Criterion tteal.org

Playmakers Ball 

April 12 Wes Welker Foundation This annual fundraiser raises money for athletic programs in Oklahoma City public schools. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club weswelkerfoundation.org

Pivot’s Annual Fundraiser 

April 12 Pivot, A Turning Point for Youth Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship to support youth programs at Pivot, A Turning Point for Youth. OKC Farmers Public Market pivotok.org

Brave Ball 

April 13 Care Center This event raises awareness and funds for the victim services provided to children who have experienced abuse. Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center carecenter-okc.org

Fairy Tale Ball: Living the Dream  April 13

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre This dazzling, fantasy- and fun-filled evening has families dress up in their finest fairy-tale gear and enjoy dining and dancing the night away, along with all your favorite fairy-tale characters. Oklahoma City Petroleum Club oklahomachildrenstheatre.org

Wall of Fame Celebration Honoring Mike Mitchell  April 19 Putnam City Schools Foundation The foundation annually inducts one former graduate from one of its three high schools into its Wall of Fame. This year’s honoree is Mike Mitchell. Farmers Public Market pcf4kids.org

JA Business Success Luncheon  STEVE POTTS, ALISON ANTHONY, DAVID HOGAN; 11TH ANNUAL OKLAHOMA NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE AWARDS, OKLAHOMA CENTER FOR NONPROFITS, OKC

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April 24 Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Enjoy an informative workforce readiness panel.


Embassy Suites OU Health Sciences Center jaok.org

Oklahoma City Dinner of Champions Honoring Jim Morris  April 25

National Multiple Sclerosis Society This event supports local programs that contribute to the quality of life of those affected by multiple sclerosis and national research initiatives seeking solutions to a disease that affects more than 2.3 million worldwide. Location TBA dinnerofchampionsokc.org

Hope Is Alive Inspiring Lunch  April 25

Hope Is Alive Come support the life-changing work of Hope Is Alive Ministries and help those who struggle with addiction. Quail Springs Baptist Church inspiringlunch.com

Safari Soiree 

April 26 Oklahoma Zoological Society Safari Soiree celebrates the community’s support of the zoo’s conservation efforts to help save plants and animals in Oklahoma and across four continents. Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens zoofriends.org/events

Patio Party 

April 28 Oklahoma Cleats for Kids Join the Cleats for Kids Young Professionals Board for a casual, fun afternoon on the Jones Assembly Patio, featuring drinks, a cornhole tournament and a raffle. Jones Assembly cleatsforkids.org

19th Annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon  April 28 Oklahoma City National Memorial

and Museum This inspirational marathon was created to memorialize and honor those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever as a result of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum okcmarathon.com

May

Breast Cancer Shootout  TBA

Oklahoma Project Woman The Breast Cancer Shootout is a sporting clays tournament for all skill levels with lunch, a raffle drawing and exciting prizes. Quail Ridge Sporting Clays, McLoud oklahomaprojectwoman.org

Shine A Light: A Celebration of Sunbeam Family Services  May 2

Sunbeam Family Services At this annual gala, Sunbeam Family Services celebrates the accomplishments of the past and the vision for the future of the agency while shining a light on how you can help the group serve Oklahoma’s vulnerable children, families and seniors. Embassy Suites Downtown Medical Center shinealightokc.org

Broadway and Brew 

May 3 Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma An unprecedented night of fun in the city features live music while patrons sample beers from local breweries along with tasty treats from local eateries. McClendon Whitewater Center lyrictheatreokc.org

CARL EDWARDS, DEBBY HAMPTON, FRANK MERRICK; CAMPAIGN KICKOFF, UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA, OKC

ANNA & WES WELKER; CLEATS AND COCKTAILS, WES WELKER FOUNDATION, OKC

Downtown Edmond Arts Festival  May 3-5

Downtown Edmond Business Association This festival features more than 120 artists, live music, more than 20 food trucks and a children’s area. Downtown Edmond on Broadway downtownedmondok.com

Juleps at the Jones 

May 4 Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation This Kentucky Derby watch party supports those with autism spectrum disorders. Jones Assembly autismcenterok.org

Sound the Alarm 

May 4 American Red Cross Sound the Alarm is the association’s national signature event to install 100,000 smoke alarms in 40,000 homes across 100 major markets with a goal to save lives. Nationwide soundthealarm.org

Horses, Hats and Hope  May 4

Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter This Kentucky Derby party benefits the full mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, funding programs and support services across Oklahoma, along with international research. Enjoy an afternoon of outrageous hats, mint juleps and a derby to remember. The Red Barn on Waldo’s Pond h3okc.org

Oklahoma City Heart Walk 

May 4 American Heart Association This non-competitive walk brings together more than 10,000 people from across central Oklahoma to raise awareness for heart disease, stroke and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Downtown OKC okcheartwalk.org

JA 18th Annual Classic Corporate Golf Challenge  May 6 Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Pick up your clubs and play a game of golf to help out Junior Achievement of Oklahoma. Gaillardia Country Club jaok.org

Beans and Cornbread 

May 9 OKC Metro Alliance The annual fundraiser supports OKC Metro Alliance and its programs, Firstep and the Public Inebriate Alternative. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church okcmetroalliance.com/news

Oklahoma City Go Red For Women Luncheon  May 10

American Heart Association Go Red For Women was born 15 years ago as a campaign to raise awareness among women about their greatest health threat – heart disease – with the yearlong effort, celebrated at this annual luncheon. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club okcgored.heart.org

Ostrich Egg Breakfast 

May 11 Oklahoma Zoological Society This annual family event at the Oklahoma City Zoo includes an all-you-can-eat buffet of pancakes, sausage, bacon and scrambled eggs. Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens zoofriends.org/events

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Kristin Chenoweth in Concert: My Love Letter to Oklahoma  May 14

Allied Arts, Kristin Chenoweth Arts and Education Fund Kristin Chenoweth presents this concert to support Allied Arts and the Kristin Chenoweth Arts and Education Fund. Civic Center Music Hall okcciviccenter.com

Art of Flowers 

May 14 Myriad Botanical Gardens This biennial, one-of-a-kind benefit luncheon helps to raise $50,000 to create an endowment used to plant dazzling displays of bulbs for spring flowers, making the Myriad Botanical Gardens a destination showplace for locals and out-of-town guests. Park House Events Center myriadgardens.org

Oklahoma Hall of Fame Announcement Luncheon  May 16 Oklahoma Hall of Fame This invitation-only official event annoounces the incoming class of Oklahoma Hall of Fame members. Gaylord-Pickens Museum oklahomahof.com

Gutter Dance 16th Annual Charity Bowling Event  May 16 J.D. McCarty Center This event supports the McCarty Center’s Camp ClapHans summer camp. Sooner Bowling Center, Norman jdmc.org

DURWARD & CAROLINE HENDEE, JENNIFER & AARON KETTER; 43RD ANNUAL RENAISSANCE BALL, OKCMOA, OKC

Dean A. McGee Awards 

May 17 Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership Enjoy this annual fundraiser for the Downtown OKC Partnership. Skirvin Hilton Hotel downtownokc.com

Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma  May 30-June 1

Durant Area Chamber of Commerce Held annually since 1997 in Durant, the City of Magnolias, this festival promises plenty of family-fun activities and events. Choctaw Event Center, Durant magnoliafestival.com

JDRF Hope Gala  May 31

JDRF Oklahoma Chapter Support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at its annual gala. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum oklahoma.jdrf.org

terers, while listening to live music and viewing live art demonstrations. Campbell Art Park oklahomacontemporary.org/events/ art-brunch

ern and Native art and culture as thousands gather to celebrate the cultures that make Oklahoma unique. Cox Convention Center redearth.org

Purple Sash Gala 

After Sash 

June 1 YWCA OKC The evening features dinner, live and silent auctions and a New York-style fashion show and raises money to provide critical services to those in need at the YWCA in OKC. The Criterion ywcaokc.org/purple-sash

33rd Annual Red Earth Festival  June 7-9

Red Earth Native artists, dancers and singers from throughout America gather to celebrate the richness and diversity of their heritages with the world. With this event, Oklahoma City is at the center of west-

June 8 YWCA OKC The official Purple Sash after-party includes wine, a cash bar, a photo booth, raffle items and live music. Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center ywcaokc.org/after-sash

In Full Bloom 

June 8 Oklahoma City Beautiful Celebrate spring and summer with a brunch benefiting the programs of Oklahoma City Beautiful, which is dedicated to beautification projects in and around the city. Will Rogers Park okcbeautiful.com

June Art of Brunch 

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awareness and funds to support the YWCA’s programs and services benefiting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Oklahoma County. Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center ywcaokc.org/engaging-men

Cookies and Cocktails 

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The Sixth Annual Summer Kickoff  June 8

Oklahoma Cleats for Kids Join the Cleats for Kids Varsity Board to celebrate the beginning of summer with a citywide collection drive for young athletes across Oklahoma and other fun activities at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel. The Wheeler Ferris Wheel cleatsforkids.org

Charger Open and Summer Social 

June 10

Heritage Hall The Heritage Hall Alumni Association’s annual golf tournament and summer social bring alumni together for a day of camaraderie in support of the school’s faculty endowment. Quail Creek Golf and Country Club heritagehall.com

Norman Regional Golf Classic  June 10 Norman Regional Health Foundation This four-person scramble benefits health care in the communities served by the Norman Regional Health System. Belmar Golf Course, Norman nrhfoundation.org

Inaugural Norman ‘80s Bowl  June 20

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Bowling teams of five raise $750 for Junior Achievement’s Financial Literacy, Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship program for one classroom of students. Sooner Bowl, Norman jaok.org

American Tourist: New York, New York! 

June 21 Upward Transitions The evening includes silent and live auctions, wine and jewelry pulls, a raffle, music, dancing, and New York-inspired food and refreshing beverages to celebrate Upward Transitions.

Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market upwardtransitions.org

Lung Force Gala 

June 22 American Lung Association Join the American Lung Association for an elegant, fun black-tie evening of dining, dancing and entertaining activities to celebrate the collective power of our breath and voice to stand up against lung cancer and advocate for lung health. Oklahoma History Center lungforcegalaok.org

Clancy’s All Sports Golf Classic  June 24

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Play some rounds of golf to benefit the school. Twin Hills Golf and Country Club bmchs.org

Aug. 8 Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Local restaurants, in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, create a one-of-a-kind, sweet or savory specialty snack using the famous Girl Scout cookies. Farmers Public Market gswestok.org/cookiesandcocktails

Fifth Annual Oklahoma Born and Brewed  Aug. 16

Oklahoma Hall of Fame This event pairs premier Oklahoma craft beer with small plates of food and benefits the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Oklahoma Hall of Fame oklahomahof.com/oklahoma-bornbrewed

Dancing for a Miracle 

Aug. 17 Children’s Hospital Foundation The award-winning professionals at Dancing for a Miracle delight audiences with a cha-cha, tango or elegant waltz, just like everything you’ve seen on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Embassy Suites, Norman chfkids.com/events/dancing-for-amiracle/

Alumni Trivia Night 

Aug. 24 Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School

The school presents its annual trivia night for guests 21 and above. Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School bmchs.org

September Renaissance Ball 

Sept. 6 OKCMOA This elegant, black-tie gala is the largest annual fundraiser benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and its programs. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club okcmoa.com/fundraising-events

Heritage Hall 50th Anniversary Weekend  Sept. 6-8 Heritage Hall Heritage Hall commemorates its golden anniversary with schoolwide celebrations featuring alumni and faculty reunions, players’ and coaches’ reunions, a family day, a Saturday evening dinner and performances, and a Founders’ Day brunch. Heritage Hall heritagehall.com/hh50

Miracles on 39th Street Fundraising Gala  Sept. 21

Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital With more than 300 guests, this fun event helps to raise funds for children and teenagers with complex medical needs. Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital miracleshappenhere.org

July Norman Conquest Bicycle Tour  July 13

Bicycle League of Norman This event offers five different routes of varying distance that support the McCarty Center’s Camp ClapHans summer camp. J.D. McCarty Center, Norman bicycleleagueofnorman.com

OAC Open 

July 15 Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation Participate in Autism Center Foundation’s annual golf tournament. River Oaks Golf Club autismcenter.org

August Engaging Men 

TBA YWCA OKC The purpose of this luncheon is to raise

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ZOOBrew 

Sept. 27 Oklahoma Zoological Society Drink beer and raise funds for the Oklahoma Zoological Society. Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens zoofriends.org/events

Tinkerfest 

Sept. 28 Science Museum Oklahoma This daylong celebration of curiosity and creativity encompasses the entire museum and grounds and features dozens of hands-on tinkering activities provided by guest tinkerers and museum staff. Science Museum Oklahoma sciencemuseumok.org/tinkerfest

October Curiosity Fest 

TBA Oklahoma Humanities This daylong humanities festival has multiple sessions that challenge guests to think, gain new perspectives and participate in an exchange of ideas and views. Oklahoma City University Law School okhumanities/curiosity fest

A Conversation with Steve Ford 

Oct. 3

OKC Metro Alliance Ford’s background in the addiction and recovery community began in the late 1970s, when his family personally felt the impact of addiction. Vast okcmetroalliance.com

ARTonTAP 

Oct. 4 OKCMOA This annual tasting event, at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, features more

than 80 varieties of beer, live music, food from local restaurants and access to the Roof Terrace Beer Garden. OKCMOA okcmoa.com/fundraising-events

Evening by the River 

Oct. 10 Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation An Evening by the River includes delectable food from local restaurants, complimentary wine, a silent auction and raffles. Central Boathouse autismcenterok.org

November Celebrate Pink OKC 

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Oklahoma Project Woman Celebrate Pink OKC is a luncheon full of fashion, friends and fun, featuring a runway show by CK & Co. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club oklahomaprojectwoman.org

Opening Festivities for Folding Light  TBA

Oklahoma Contemporary Oklahoma Contemporary hosts a slate of exciting activities and charitable events as they open Oklahoma City’s next cultural destination, a world-class contemporary arts center at Northwest 11th Street and Broadway Avenue. Oklahoma Contemporary oklahomacontemporary.org

Saints Ball 

Nov. 1 SSM Health St. Anthony Foundation Don’t miss the St. Anthony Foundation’s annual black-tie gala, its biggest fundraiser. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum givetosaints.com

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Starlight Ball  Nov. 2

Children’s Hospital Foundation Guests can enjoy playing casino-style games, sampling delicious food and drinks, and dancing to live music while supporting a worthy cause. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club chfkids.com/events/ starlight-ball/

92nd Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony 

Nov. 14 Oklahoma Hall of Fame See the induction of this year’s class as the honorees receive Oklahoma’s highest distinction. Cox Convention Center oklahomahof.com/banquet-induction-ceremony

LARRY & POLLY NICHOLS; CAMPAIGN KICKOFF, ALLIED ARTS, OKC

Fifth Annual Red Earth Treefest  Nov. 18-Jan. 3

Red Earth Red Earth Treefest features 19 native tribes from throughout Oklahoma. They are invited to participate in the annual holiday event by creating handmade ornaments and art objects made to highlight their distinctive tribal cultures. The exhibition highlights the diverse cultures that make Oklahoma unique. Red Earth Art Center redearth.org

December Visions: A Celebration of Nonprofit Leadership  Dec. 3

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Visions is an annual event that recognizes leadership in nonprofit service, volunteerism and philanthropy. Location TBA okcp.org

Women Who Care Share 

Dec. 4 YWCA OKC This luncheon raises critical funds to support YWCA programs and services benefiting victims of domestic violence in Central Oklahoma. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum ywcaokc.org/who-who-care-share

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