Event: Allied Arts Fundraising Campaign Kick Off.
Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Campaign chairmen: Judy Love and Mike Turpen.
The evening: Really cold weather didn't dampen enthusiasm or attendance at this kickoff party, which was invitation only for donors, volunteers and members of its supported agencies. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails were served and guests were entertained by Allied Arts member agencies. Love, Turpen and board chairman Lonny Towell led the program.
Tribute paid: Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby, honorary chairman, and the Chickasaw Nation were recognized for their leadership and philanthropic contributions.
A fact: Founded in 1971, the organization has raised more than $43 million to advance the arts in central Oklahoma.
Allied Arts supporters seen: Joan Maguire, Polly and Larry Nichols, Billy Bowden and Jane Harlow, Chris Reen, Jane Calvey, Margaret and Jay Henry, Mason and Barbara Jett, Lee Allan Smith, Cindy Shelby, Linda and Jim Lowe, Joe Fallin, Ann and Barry Gray.
A CONSIDERABLE SUM
Event: Snowflake Gala.
Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Center.
What: A celebration of United Way of Central Oklahoma's finish line for its 2013 fundraising campaign, which raised $22,067,626 and exceeded the projected goal of $22 million.
Campaign co-chairmen: Bruce and Donna Lawrence.
United Way of Central Oklahoma president and CEO: Debby Hampton.
The evening: Dinner, award presentations and entertainment. Board chairman David Thompson presented the organization's most prestigious volunteer awards to Martha Lippert, Steve Eddy, Kris Rogers and James Bertrsch.
Event: Oklahoma County Medical Society Dinner.
Where: Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.
What: Dr. Julie Strebel was installed as president at this annual inaugural dinner.
Event: Boots & Ball Gowns.
Where: National Cowboy & Western Museum.
What: Sixth annual Boots & Ball Gowns Gala benefiting Infant Crisis Center. Attire suggested was black-tie and cowboy boots, with many of the male guests taking this opportunity to add their favorite black Stetsons. The gala also commemorated the 30th anniversary of Infant Crisis Services. Cocktails, live entertainment, dinner and dancing kept the guests busy.