February Charitable Events
How to support great causes at fun events in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Editor’s note: TulsaPeople is a sponsor of the highlighted event
Benefits Tulsa Ballet. 06:00 PM until 11:00 PM. Tulsa Ballet's annual gala, Icons & Idols, will feature a one-night-only performance created around the theme of the “power of passion”. $1,500 per ticket, patron tables also available. Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center.
Benefits St. John Catholic School. 06:00 PM until 10:00 PM. St. John Catholic School-Bartlesville, 816 S. Keeler Ave., Bartlesville, OK. The Gala evening begins with a Reception and games: Multiple games, such as a wine pull, cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner and Live Auction: Catered dinner, Cash bar, Live auction and music! Attire: Business Casual.
Benefits All Souls Unitarian Church Partners in Education. All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S Peoria Ave. Sing for Our Schools is a toe-tapping, sing-along, fun-fest where you and the audience are the stars! Song leaders are well-known Tulsa performers but they take a back seat to audience members singing along! Bid on sweet treats from Tulsa's top restaurants and bakeries. Enjoy adult beverages and light snacks while you sing your heart out to support Partners In Education. $10 suggested donation at the door.
Benefits the Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges. 05:30 PM until 08:00 PM. $40/person. The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, 15 S Utica Ave. The Center Impressions program was made for you, your date and your friends! Several times a year we will be offering our own rendition of a paint and sip class. Acrylic on Canvas. We will have a guest artist teaching this class on abstract art!
Benefits Revitalize T-Town. Join us this year for Revitalize T-Town's annual Hearts Rebuilding Homes event at the Mike Fretz Event Center, 11545 E 43rd St. The event will be held on February 7, 2019 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy an evening of food, games, and auction items. This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year with all proceeds going to fulfill our mission of making homes safe and secure for low-income homeowners. All proceeds will help provide free home repairs for low-income Tulsa homeowners.
Benefits Tulsa CARES. 06:00 PM until 08:30 PM. MixCo, 3rd and Denver. Free. Elton John is coming to town and we couldn't be more excited. Join Tulsa CARES for an all things Elton John evening including music by Eric Himan, Silent auction of Elton John-inspired sunglasses designed by local Tulsa artists. Attendees will have a chance to WIN TICKETS to Elton John’s Sold Out Tulsa performance.
Benefits Global Gardens. 06:30 PM until 11:00 PM. Spain Ranch, 732 E 116th Street, Jenks. Join us for a light-filled evening of food, wine, and entertainment. With your help, our students will GLOW with hope, promise, and the power to change the world. Our mission at Global Gardens is to break the cycle of poverty and empower low-income students to be agents of change in their communities through inquiry-based science and peace education.
Benefits Street School. 6:00–11:00 P.M. Cox Convention Center, 100 Civic Center. Golden Raffle: Only 200 tickets will be available for $100 each. No limit. The winner will have their choice to select one of three exciting trips! Live Auction: Professional auctioneer Rick Miller and his ringers will bring the energy to a capacity crowd! This bidding frenzy will be electric as trips, experiences and more go for top dollar while supporting a great cause. Wine Pull: More than 100 bottles of wine will be “pulled” for $25. Select from red and white options. No limit on how many you would like to buy! What to Wear: Business attire. Once again, the cool, groovy sounds of Charlie Redd & the Full Flava Kings will keep the party pumping!
Edison School Foundation hosts the largest annual fundraiser for Edison Preparatory School. Edison's Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM at The Bond Event Center in Downtown Tulsa at 608 E. 3rd Street. Purchase tickets online in advance for $60 per individual or teams of ten have tables that range from $600 to $2500.
Benefits Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. 06:00 PM until 09:00 PM. Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E 61st St. $1,000 per ticket. Named for the compassionate heart of community philanthropist Henry Zarrow, The Heart of Henry features an annual banquet and award presentation to an individual who has dedicated his or her life to transforming the Tulsa community by helping others, inclusive of the Day Center. Mr. Henry dedicated his life to helping those less fortunate, and this event recognizes someone who shares the philanthropic vision that he embraced. This year's recipient is long-time Tulsa philanthropist Ms. Judy Kishner.
Benefits Will Rogers High School Community Foundation. Will Rogers High School Auditorium, 3909 East 5th Place. $25.00 to $75.00/ticket. A dedication of the original refurbished historic piano at Will Rogers High School featuring a Tribute to Leon Russell performed by his band members and other guest musicians.
Tulsa Heart Ball
Benefits American Heart Association. 6 p.m. Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. Heart Ball celebrates these efforts to build a foundation of health in our community and ensure everyone lives a longer healthier life. The evening festivities will include dinner, an opportunity to Open Your Heart and further support the mission and an exciting live auction.
Benefits Tulsa Area United Way. 11:30 AM until 01:00 PM. Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. A celebration of the 2018 Tulsa Area United Way campaign and the many individuals and organizations that made it a success.
Benefits Tulsa Boys’ Home. 07:00 PM until 10:30 PM. Mike Fretz Event Center, 11545 E 43rd St. $120 per couple and $65 for single ticket; Saturday, February 16, 2019; Venue Mike Fretz Event Center; Advance reservations required! Slip into your cocktail attire for a night of food, music, dancing, and games all for a good cause. Contact JWA at Buttercupbashjwa@gmail.com.
Benefits Tulsa Dream Center. 06:00 PM until 09:00 PM. Mayo Hotel, 115 W 5th St. Tickets-$200, Sponsorships - $1,500-$25,000. "Night of Dreams" is Tulsa Dream Center's annual gala that raises funds for those in greatest need in North Tulsa. Tulsa Dream Center feeds hungry families, educates children, clothes those who are cold, provides arts and athletics programming to children, and offers high-quality medical care to the uninsured. The evening of "dreams" will include amazing food, live entertainment, and a silent auction. Dress code: Business/Cocktail.
Paws for a Cause
Benefits Pets Helping People. Glenpool Conference Center, 12205 S. Yukon Ave., Glenpool. The evening includes dinner, silent and live auctions, a giving tree, keynote speaker and a few surprises. Proceeds from the annual Paws for a Cause are used to support expansion, training and education costs for the Pets Helping People program.
Benefits Lindsey House. 06:30 PM until 08:30 PM. $150. Studio 308, 308 S. Lansing Ave. Sample various whiskey, have dinner and hear some fabulous music.
Benefits Tulsa CASA Inc. 06:00 PM until 11:00 PM. The Mayo Hotel, 115 W. 5th Street. $200 per person, sponsorships available. Cocktails, dinner and program; silent and live auctions followed by a Casino and dancing.
Benefits Catholic Charities. 06:00 PM until 11:30 PM. $250. Tulsa Ballroom at the Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. EVENT INCLUDES: “Let the good times roll” (or “Laissez les bons temps rouler”) with appetizers prepared by some of the area’s most prominent chefs; Raffles for 5 spectacular gifts and a chance to win a special surprise; Live Auction of 5 exceptional experiences with professional auctioneer Mark Schenfeld of Stokes Auction Group; Dinner by Chef Devin Levine and dancing to the sounds of the Zodiac band.
08:00 AM until 03:00 PM. Join us for the 59th Annual Book Fair! Saturday, February 23, 2019. Holland Hall Primary School Gym, 5666 E. 81 St. Open to the public. Tickets $1, 18 and under free. No RSVP required, tickets available at the door. Benefits Holland Hall.
Benefits Dillon International. 6-10:30 p.m. Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E. 61st Street. The 2019 Lunar New Year Gala at Southern Hills Country Club will be an elegant evening of candlelight, fine dining, children’s party and a few surprises. The evening will begin with a champagne and cocktail hour, will progress to dinner and a live auction in the ballroom. Dress code: Cocktail Attire.
Benefits New Hope Oklahoma. 06:00 PM until 11:00 PM. The Bond, 608 E 3rd St. Dancing, cocktails, Cajun and jazz...all of the goodies that Mardi Gras has! Come join New Hope Oklahoma in a night of Mardi Gras fun! New Hope Oklahoma strives to end generational incarceration, one child at a time. Since 1992 the vulnerable and underserved population of children with incarcerated parents has only grown in size and need. New Hope Oklahoma offers a range of services to children with one or both parents in prison. Services include after school programs, summer camps, education enrichment, college preparation, and much more.
Benefits Osteopathic Founders Foundation. 06:30 PM until 11:30 PM. Hyatt Regency Tulsa, 100 E 2nd St. $300. Winterset is an annual formal event of the Osteopathic Founders Foundation which brings together the osteopathic profession and their community partners to benefit projects which improve the health of Tulsa. Donations from the event will go towards supporting the selected beneficiaries this year... Tulsa Cares and OSU Center for Health Sciences, as well as for scholarships for student doctors. A highlight of the evening is the announcement of the 2019 Outstanding Physician. Also featured are grand prize drawings and music by the band Replay. The chairs are Melanie and Jeremy Fullingim, D.O.
Benefits the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa. 05:00 PM until 10:00 PM. $75. ORU Global Learning Center, 7777 S Lewis Ave. Youth members of the six area Boys & Girls Clubs compete for college scholarships in the Annual Youth of the Year competition. The winners are announced at this banquet. Volunteers making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth are also honored.
Benefits Town and Country School. 6pm. $75. Town & Country Sports Complex, 8906 E 34th St.