April 20: Women of the South 3rd Annual Magnolia Brunch, Petroleum Club, 100 N Broadway, silent auction, fashion show, Lou Kerr honored, hats Kentucky Derby style suggested; $60; 691-4770.
Lyric Understudies Broadway & Brew, 7 p.m. April 12, Myriad Botanical Gardens; $55; 524-9210.
Downtown Oklahoma City Starlight Supper, downtown Bicentennial Park, 500 Couch Drive, 7 p.m. April 12; $40; 235-3500.
NONPROFITS IN BRIEF
Hospitality club to honor 10 women who make a difference
A local club is celebrating 90 years of service to the community by honoring 10 women who have made a difference in the lives of others through their careers and community service. The Oklahoma Hospitality Club, which formed in 1923, will host is 47th Ladies in the News luncheon and style show from Ruth Meyers at noon April 12 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, 7000 NW Grand Blvd. The theme is “Reclaiming the Past, Rewriting the Future.”
Honorees, who are also the style show models, are Victoria Ann Bartlett, Tulsa; Janie Kimball Comstock, Marsha Funk, Lu Garrison, all of Oklahoma City; Samia Harroz, Norman; Darcie Henderson, Yukon; Jonna D. Kauger Kirschner, Nichols Hills; and Pat McFall, Cindi Shelby and Dr. Jeanetta Sims, all of Edmond. Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger is honorary honoree and Estela Hernandez is mistress of ceremony. Proceeds fund grants for nonprofit agencies that are chosen by a membership vote.
This year's grants will go to The Children's Center of Bethany and the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, Inc.
For information about the club, call Becky Barr, membership committee chairman at 850-5380 or email her at email@example.com.
Central Oklahoma Hope Gala to honor former U.S. Rep. Dan Boren
Dan Boren, former congressman for the state of Oklahoma, will be honored as the JDRF Central Oklahoma Hope Gala Honoree at the Hope Gala on April 27 at the Renaissance Hotel/Cox Convention Center.
Individual tickets are $150 each and table sponsorships are available. More information on event details; sponsorship, donation and ticket options; an auction preview; advance registration and volunteer sign-up forms, is available at https://jdrf-oklahoma.ejoinme.org/centraloklahomagala. For additional information, contact Andrea Flowers, Branch Manager of JDRF Central Oklahoma at 810-0040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OKC Metro Alliance to celebrate 40 years with luncheon
OKC Metro Alliance Inc. is celebrating 40 years of service in the recovery community. The organization will host a fundraising luncheon at noon on April 25 at the Christian Life Center at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15 Street. The keynote speaker for the event will be Rita A. Aragon, Major General (retired); she is the current Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
For more information about the event, to sponsor a table and or RSVP, call 232-1864 or email email@example.com. For more information on OKC Metro Alliance Inc., go online to www.okcmetroalliance.com.
Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame to induct Max Nichols
Max Nichols, a nationally recognized journalist and author, is one of four individuals who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame.
The other honorees will include Bill Anoatubby, Ada; William Corbett, Tahlequah; and Eddie Faye Gates, Tulsa.
An Oklahoma City native and graduate of the University of Oklahoma's School of Journalism, Nichols earned an M.A. degree in Journalism at Columbia University, began a career as the beat writer for the Minnesota Twins baseball team. He eventually became a sports editor, columnist, and president of the Baseball Writers of America. He returned to Oklahoma City in 1980 and soon became editor of The Journal Record.
Nichols will be honored during the Annual Awards Luncheon of the Oklahoma Historical Society on April 19 at the Frisco Conference Center in Clinton. The general public is invited to make reservations at $17 each. Registration forms are available by calling (800) 750-4090 or 522-0317, or by emailing Paul Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelly Crynes at email@example.com.
George Kaiser Family Foundation offers $40K challenge grant
The George Kaiser Family Foundation has announced it will match first-time and increased contributions from the public to the Homeless Alliance dollar-for-dollar up to $40,000 from March 14 until June 15. The funds will support the 100,000 Homes Oklahoma City campaign, part of a national effort to permanently house 100,000 of the country's most vulnerable homeless citizens.
The Homeless Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the system of care for the homeless in Oklahoma City through collaboration with government, faith-based and nonprofit service providers, city government and local businesses.
The campaign focuses on housing the most medically vulnerable individuals who are currently living on the streets. The goal of the campaign is to house seven individuals per month or 84 by the end of 2013. The fundraising goal for the campaign is $84,000, which will house 30 percent of the city's chronically, medically homeless population.
To make a donation to the Homeless Alliance, visit www.homelessalliance.org and click on the “Donate” button on the homepage.
Compiled by Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Assistant Features Editor. Please email nonprofit news to firstname.lastname@example.org and calendar items to Social Scene columnist Peggy Gandy at email@example.com.