Event: Celebration honoring contributors to United Way of Central Oklahoma's Legacy of Giving Building Campaign.
Raised: More than $5 million.
Where: United Way of Central Oklahoma.
Attending: United Way of Central Oklahoma board members, top building campaign donors and corporate sponsors.
Of interest: A recognition wall featuring donors and a look at the organization's history was unveiled and will remain a permanent fixture in the building.
GIVING RESEARCH A BOOST
Event: 241 Wine Festival.
Host: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
To Benefit: OMRF Brain Cancer Research.
What: A two-day benefit event. A Wine Festival featuring wine, food, auction and live entertainment at the foundation headquarters on Sunday evening; Golf Tournament at Oak Tree Country Club on Monday. The Festival, which featured entertainment by Alice Cooper, Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter, The Red Dirt Rangers and The Okie Stompers, raised $675,500.
Committee members: Jim Bass, Bill Crawford, Ramsey Drake, Randy Hogan, Frank McPherson, Jim Morris, James Mueller, Harrison Levy, Rebecca Patten, Phyllis Stough, Betsy Thorpe, Lew Ward, Christy Everest, Kim Henry, Becky Switzer, Ann Cameron, Matilda Clements, Ann-Clore Duncan, Lisa Garvey, Katie Blaik James and Ann Trudgeon.
Event: Chuy's Charity Night.
Facts: More than 400 guests dined on complimentary Tex-Mex. Drink sales and donations went directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, Norman.
What: Outstanding alumni Jim Henry, class of 1952, donated $20,000 to the Classen High School Alumni Association, to be used as a scholarship endowment fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. The first scholarship will be awarded this spring to a member of the Classen School of Advanced Studies.
SUMMERTIME GET TOGETHER
What: Celebration of Lyric Understudies' 10th Anniversary.
Where: Kaiser's American Bistro.
The Evening: Prizes, appetizers and Happy Hour cocktails. The cast of Lyric Theatre's “Bye Bye Birdie” production stopped by for a break.
Seen: Paula Love, Michael Baron, Adrienne Histel, Haley and Ben Gremillion, Lauren Brollier, Lynne Parrish, Claire and Tom Powers, Colin Raley, Blair Bradley, Aimee and Aaron Ahpeatone, Whitney Cross, Elizabeth and John Semtner and Leah Harroz.