Volunteer Spotlight: Katie Mabrey
Event chairwoman, Monarch Ball
Katie Mabrey joined the board of directors of Domestic Violence Intervention Services through her involvement with another organization: Leadership Tulsa Class 44.
She joined DVIS in 2010 through LT’s board internship program and eventually became an official member of the board and associate board for younger Tulsans. This year, Katie and her parents, John and Terry Mabrey, are honorary chairs of the Monarch Ball, the major fundraiser for DVIS.
“I am very passionate about making Tulsa a better place, and DVIS has been the perfect fit for me to contribute my time and efforts,” Katie says.
Years volunteering with DVIS: Four.
DVIS’ mission: Rebuilding lives affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, shelter, counseling and education.
Why is the event called the Monarch Ball? The symbolism behind the metamorphosis of becoming a monarch is perfectly in tune with the purpose of DVIS. We create the safe cocoon for women to escape their threats and let go of their fears so that they can transform into the people they want to become. The Monarch Ball: Metamorphosis is essential to raise funds for us to continue the many programs we offer. It also gives us the opportunity to express our deep gratitude to donors and to reinforce how the everyday efforts of DVIS can transform lives. In a field where outcomes can often be dim, the money and support from our donors allow the DVIS team to provide our clients with fresh starts and restored confidences.
Feb. 21 — Monarch Ball: Metamorphosis
6 p.m., cocktails; 7 p.m., dinner and dancing. Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. Live entertainment by Lost Wax of Kansas City. Benefits DVIS.
Call Caroline Holmes Devonshire, 918-508-2709, or visit www.dvis.org.