MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Event: Alzheimer's Association Memory Gala — Across the Spectrum
Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Association.
The evening: Cocktails, seated dinner, touch-screen raffle and a live auction.
Honored: Gene Rainbolt received the 2013 Maureen Reagan Award.
Chairmen: Lee Allan Smith was honorary chairman; Peggy and Nick Duncan and Christy and Jim Everest were event co-chairmen. Other chairmen included John Richels, Becky Switzer, Hank Bradley, Jim Webb, Alice and Don Dahlgren, Karen and Bob Browne, Dr. Murali Krishna, Bev and Roy Smith, Carol and Don Kaspereit, Darlene and Larry Parman, Sally and Dr. Bill Hood, Gale and Lee Bollinger, Christy Glenn and Kerry Myers.
Patron party: The Gaillardia home of Vicki and Bob Howard.
Need to know: Alzheimer's disease is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
What: Integris Gala – 15th Anniversary.
To benefit: Integris Stroke.
Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
The evening: Cocktails, seated dinner and dancing to Satisfaction.
Gala chairmen: Sen. Tom Coburn, honorary chairman; James R. Daniel, Dr. Lawrence Davis, Dr. Charles and Jeanne Morgan, co-chairmen.
Honored: Gene and Jo Downing received the Philanthropist of the Year award.
Need to know: Every 40 seconds someone suffers a stroke.
Event: Ladies In The News Luncheon Pre-Party.
Where: Preparty, Ruth Myers; Ladies In The News Luncheon and Style Show, Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
Presented by: Oklahoma Hospitality Club.
Theme: Reclaiming the Past Rewriting The Future.
Program: Welcome and introductions by chairman Bonny Green. Her co-chairman was Diane Strube. Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger was honorary chairman. Fashions were by Ruth Meyers. The 10 honorees were Victoria Ann Bartlett, Janie Kimball Comstock, Marsha Funk, Lu Garrison, Samia Harroz, Darcie Henderson, Jonna D. Kauger Kirshner, Pat McFall, Cindi Shelby and Jeanetta D. Sims.
To benefit: Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled and The Children's Center.
THOSE IN NEED
Event: A Night for Africa.
Where: Gaillardia home of Steve and Tina Dobson.
Hosted by: Thunder guard Thabo and Bertille Sefolosha.
The evening: Food, wine tastings, jazz entertainment, a style show featuring designs by South African designers, silent auction and visuals from the Sefoloshas' visits in Mamelodi with children in need in South Africia, which are helped by this international charity program.
Money raised: More than 200 attended to raise around $250,000.
Auction: Some of the items that brought the highest bids were canvas paintings of Thunder players Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant by Ray Tennyson, which brought $70,000 for the set, and voice messages from Thunder players Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins, which raised around $3,000 for the two.
To benefit: An after-school sports programs in Mamelodi, South Africa, sponsored by the Swiss foundation IMBEWU-Suisse.
Event: The 14th Annual Oklahoma Health Center Treasures for Tomorrow.
Presented by: Jean I. Everest Foundation.
Where: Oklahoma City Petroleum Club.
To benefit: A public art project on the Oklahoma Health Center Campus at The Children's Hospital.
Honored: Rick and Jenny Dunning, Douglas and Peggy Cummings, Mayor Mick Cornett.
Co-Chairmen: Dave Lopez and Teresa Rose. Committee members were Pam Felactu, Joan Gilmore, Nancy Hall, Sue Ann Hyde, Melissa Kizer, Melody Marcum, Brad Naifeh, Ashley Parrish, Nancy Sharrock and Lori Webster.
Event: 18th Annual Fairy Tale Ball.
Where: Oklahoma City Petroleum Club.
Presented by: Children's Theatre.
Theme: “Heroes, Heroines and Happily Ever After.”
Chairmen: Kathryn and Cooper Johnson were chairmen; vice co-chairmen were Nicole and Nic Kell''Osso.
The evening: It was an exciting fun-filled evening for the whole family. Fantasy figures, including princesses, knights, dragons, fairies, kings, queens and storybook characters, mingled among the guests. Children dined together and were entertained with games and other activities. Adults dined separately and participated in a silent auction. Family groups danced to the music of Urban Addiction.
What: Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame Induction.
Where: Oklahoma History Center.
Sponsored by: Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women.