CAUSE AND EFFECT
Event: Integris Gala.
Hosted by: Integris Foundation.
Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Foundation.
To benefit: Integris Paul Silverstein Burn Center, which provides care to more than 200 burn victims annually.
Amount raised: $663,652.
Philanthropist of the Year Award Honoree: Gene Morahan, of Enid.
Co-chairmen: Drs. Paul and Amalia Silverstein, Dr. Christopher Lentz and Dixie Reid, and Pete and Karen Delaney.
The evening: A formal gala that attracted more than 500 guests and included cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Groove Merchants.
Event: Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony — Promoting Love and Peace Through Respectful Dialogue.
Hosted by: Dialogue Institute Oklahoma City.
To benefit: Red Cross Central Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund.
Venue: Tower Hotel.
Honorees receiving awards: Philanthropy Award, Kevin Durant on behalf of Kevin Durant Family Foundation; Service Award: Kerry Pettingill; Dialogue Award, Imad Enchassi and Community Award, Janienne Bella.
Key speaker: Charles Kimball.
Event: Stanton L. Young Master Teacher Award Dinner.
Venue: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
Award honoree: Dr. Kennon Garrett.
Speaker: Dr. Betty M. Dress, dean, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.
Facts: The $15,000 award was established in 1983 through an endowment made by Oklahoma City businessman Stanton L. Young. Students submit three nominations and the Dean of the College of Medicine makes the final selection.
BENEFACTOR GET TOGETHER
Event: Alzheimer’s Memory Gala Patron Party.
Where: Home of Gary and Sue Homsey.
Co-Chairmen: Larry and Sue Parman and Don and Carol Kaspereit.
In advance of event: The Annual Alzheimer Memory Gala was Thursday at the Cox Convention Center.
Event: Why Not? Bowl.
To benefit: Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation.
Hosted by: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder players, coaches and celebrity VIPs.
Where: AMF Bouelvard Lanes, Edmond.
Mission of the foundation: To inspire the lives of children, empower them to ask “Why Not?’’ and teach them to never give up.
Event: Citizenship Award Dinner.
Hosted by: Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.
Featuring: Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist and Fox news contributor and 2014 Citizenship Award recipient U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee.
Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Underwriters: Joan and Paul Allen, Ann and David Brown, Devon Energy Corporation, Josephine Freede, Koch Industries, Inc.
BENDING THE ELBOW
Event: ARTini Deco.
Hosted by: Allied Arts’ Catalyst group.
Where: Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market.
To benefit: Allied Arts.
What: Catalyst, a young professional group, brought back the roarin’ 20’s at this fun benefit party for the arts. The evening included live entertainment from the band Grand Marquis, raffle prizes and a silent art auction. Local restaurants served original martini recipes and appetizers. Awards were given for best recipes for the drinks and appetizers and the creative use of the theme.