• 17th annual Melody Lane — A Night for Children, benefiting Parent Promise, an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, 6 p.m. Aug. 24, the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, 7000 N Grand Blvd., $80, 232-2500 or www.parentpromise.org.
• Ace High, Western-themed dinner and auction benefiting the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 5 p.m. cocktails and 6 p.m. event Sept. 5 at the museum, 1700 NE 63, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org or 478-2250.
NONPROFITS IN BRIEF
Allied arts offers grants
Allied Arts accepting applications for grant programs
Allied Arts is currently accepting applications for two of its grant programs — the Educational Outreach Program and the Small Grants Program. The deadline for fall is Friday and for spring is Jan. 24.
As Allied Arts continues to broaden its support of central Oklahoma's outstanding arts community, this is the first time that both programs will be open to non-Allied Arts member agencies that provide quality arts and cultural programming to the community.
The Allied Arts Educational Outreach Program provides grants to qualified central Oklahoma arts nonprofits to help expand the scope and reach of arts youth programs. The focus is on providing arts experiences for underserved K-12 students in central Oklahoma.
The Allied Arts Small Grants Program awards grants to help arts organizations build their organizational capacities in areas like fundraising, board development and volunteer management.
For criteria and application forms, go online to www.alliedartsokc.com/grants. For questions, contact Allied Arts at (405) 278-8944.
4-Hers inducted into hall
4-H'ers inducted into Oklahoma County Senior Hall of Fame:
Addie Jackson and Katie Symes, both members of the Harrah 4-H Club, have been named to the 2013 Oklahoma County 4-H Hall of Fame for their years of service to their club and their community.
“This is the highest honor a 4-H member in our county can receive,” said Kyle Worthington, 4-H Youth Educator for the Oklahoma County 4-H program, in a news release.
Addie, daughter of Tim and Tanya Jackson, is currently serving as vice president for Oklahoma County 4-H Teen Leaders.
Katie, daughter of Roy and Belinda Symes, has served in many leadership roles at the local, county and district level. Symes was recently selected to serve as a State 4-H Ambassador.
For more information about the Oklahoma County 4-H program, contact the OSU Cooperative Extension Service at 713-1125.
The Second Century board of the Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum announces 2013-2014 board members. Listed with their company, they are:
Matthew Athey, Continental Resources; Micki Bell, Liberty Mutual; Ed Blau, Blau Law Firm; Brian Bush, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs; Elizabeth Cates, Oklahoma Corporation Commission; Tina Dzurisin, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City; Karl Francel, Olympic Prep; Amy Hill, Oklahoma City Thunder Professional Basketball Club; Stacey Huddleston, UMB Bank; Betty Lee, Kerr3 Design Group; Jenifer McAbee, Jordan Advertising; Matthew McCombs, Heritage Trust; Megan Morgan, Oklahoma City Thunder Professional Basketball Club; Jeffrey Parr, OSU Athletics; Mary Catherine Sexton, The Premier Event; Van Storm, Joe D. Hall General Contractors;
Stacey Huddleston will serve as chairman and Mary Catherine Sexton will serve as vice chairman.
The Second Century group was designed in 2008 to give young professionals the opportunity to influence the educational and social programming of the Association and Museum.
For more information about Second Century membership or events, call 523-3207.
The Junior League of Oklahoma has announced its 2013-2014 Community Advisory Board. The organization is celebrating its 85th year.
The board consists of Oklahoma City leaders who counsel the League on several different topics that are relevant to the League's activities during any given year.
This year's Community Advisory Board includes:
Paul Ryckbost, C.H. Guernsey & Co.; Sean Simpson, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; James Farris, James Farris Associates; Cherokee Ballard, Oklahoma Natural Gas; Linda Mares, Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County;
Debbie Forshee, Youth Services of Oklahoma County; Claudia San Pedro, Sonic Corp.; Stanley Hupfeld, Integris Foundation; Clay Christiensen, Day, Edwards and Christiensen; Brian Maughan, Oklahoma County;
Vick Clark Gourley, Friday Newspaper; Randy Lewis, OG&E; Lillie-Beth Brinkman, The Oklahoman; Charles Spicer Jr., OU Medical System; Matthew Mollman, Mollman Media; Dr. Mikio Nihira and Dr. Monique Naifeh, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; Joe Strunk, Strunk Insurance;
Douglas Gibson, Institute for Child Advocacy; Sandra Payne, St. Anthony Hospital; Mel Martin, First National Bank of Oklahoma; and Clytie Bunyan, The Oklahoman.
ACTS OF KINDNESS
• The Oklahoma Arts Council recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Richard Tirk, assistant professor in the Department of Music at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford to help fund the 44th annual SWOSU Jazz Festival, planned for Feb. 6-7, 2014.
• AARP Oklahoma has announced its seventh grant to help Oklahoma tornado victims — an $80,000 donation to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to provide long-term support to those impacted.
Compiled by Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Assistant Features Editor. Please email nonprofit news to email@example.com and calendar items to Social Scene columnist Peggy Gandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.