4457 S. Zunis Ave. April 28-May 21, 2017. Benefits Foundation for Tulsa Schools.
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Letter from the committee
Welcome to Designer Showcase 2017! This marks our 44th year for one of Tulsa’s longest- running fundraisers that benefits the Foundation for Tulsa Schools and children in Tulsa Public Schools.
We are very happy to be able to showcase this year’s house located in the Bolewood Acres neighborhood. This year’s home is a fabulous Southern-style house that sits on 2 acres with an absolutely incredible yard including pool and tennis courts.
Also this year we are happy to present an actual “tiny house” built by the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa. This year’s house showcases the work of 35 local designers with their individual style and talents. Showcase could not happen without the dedication of our designers who donate their time and energy to make Showcase happen.
“It Takes a Village,” literally! Thank you to all of our steering committee members and house volunteers. We could not do this without you!
Enjoy your tour and remember that all proceeds from this event benefit the children of Tulsa Public Schools.
SueAnn, Susan, Paula and Brian
SueAnn Blair Showcase Chairwoman · Paula Dellavedova Showcase Coordinator · Susan Eddings Perez Designer Liaison · Michelle Barnett · Roberta Clark · Karen Goldberg · Katie May Kay Myers · Jana McKee · Lyndelle Spellman
Designer Showcase benefits the Foundation for Tulsa Schools
The Foundation for Tulsa Schools (FTS), a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was formed in 2001 with the mission to build a better community through the support of Tulsa Public Schools. The organization is committed to raising revenues to increase educational opportunities, enlisting community support and business assistance in providing educational resources, and communicating the need for continued community involvement in providing a first-class public education.
FTS works closely with Superintendent Deborah A. Gist to provide district-wide strategic funding support to advance the goals and vision of Tulsa Public School’s five-year strategic plan, “Destination Excellence.” Since its formation, the foundation has raised over $22 million in support of TPS. Key priorities for the foundation have included the support of Teacher Leader Effectiveness, the Office of Student and Family Support Services, Community Schools, STEM education, teacher and leader professional development and novice teacher supports.
In 2016, FTS launched “Together for Tulsa,” an individual giving campaign that raised over $1.3 million in two months to support teacher professional development and provide grants to allow every classroom teacher to purchase supplies and materials for their students.
Please visit foundationfortulsaschools.org to learn how you can help support FTS. Together we can be the foundation for Tulsa Public Schools and its nearly 40,000 students.
Susan Beach, Chair
Lucas Daffern, TYPros Intern
Deborah Gist, TPS Superintendent
Paula Dellavedova, Executive office and Designer Showcase manager
Brian Paschal, President/CEO