Volunteer Spotlight: Meredith Siegfried Madden and Pete Madden
Co-chairs, 2015 St. John Street Party
St. John Street Party Event Chairs Pete Madden and Meredith Siegfried Madden; St. John Foundation President Richard Boone; and Honorary Event Chairs Jenny and Jono Helmerich.
The Siegfried and Helmerich families are synonymous with support for Tulsa’s numerous fundraising events. This year’s St. John Street Party includes both families.
The event’s 2015 co-chairs are NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden and her husband, Pete Madden, a medical student at the OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine. Honorary co-chairs are Jenny and Jono Helmerich.
“This is a first time for us,” Meredith says, “but my brother and sister-in-law, Bailey and Kellner Siegfried, are past Street Party co-chairs, and our family has supported St. John and this event for years.
“We like to volunteer in our community. It’s something both our parents believed in strongly.
Why did you become involved in the Street Party? We were asked to get involved due to the longtime Siegfried family support of St. John and, of course, Pete’s involvement as a medical student at OU and St. John Medical Center. Pete likes being part of a Catholic hospital. There are only about 600 left in the U.S. Both Pete and I were raised Catholic, have attended Catholic schools all of our lives, and we want St. John to continue to be successful. Participating to help support the new St. John-MD Anderson Cancer Network® affiliation is natural. We look forward to enjoying food selections from Tulsa’s best restaurants, wine-tasting and music by The Fabulous Mid-Life Crisis Band as much as anyone.
St. John Health System mission statement: Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.
June 6 — 22nd annual St. John Street Party
7-11:30 p.m. St. John Medical Center campus, 1819 E. 19th St. Benefits the new St. John-MD Anderson Cancer Network® affiliation. $100, tickets; $2,500-$8,000, sponsorships. Call 918-744-2186 (sponsorship opportunities) or 918-744-2820 (tickets). Visit www.stjohnhealthsystem.com/streetparty.