Volunteer spotlight: Kayla Vaughn
Kaleidoscope Ball chairwoman
Tom Taylor, EIS executive director; Kayla Vaughn, Kaleidoscope Ball chairwoman; and Mary Ellen Opstein, EIS development director
When Kayla Vaughn was introduced to Emergency Infant Services through her Leadership Tulsa class five years ago, she quickly became a board member and volunteer.
In 2015, she received the Outstanding Philanthropist award for her work with EIS during the Tulsa Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day Conference. This month she chairs the EIS Kaleidoscope Ball on Sept. 9.
EIS mission statement: To meet the basic human needs of infants and children, age 5 and under, whose families are in crisis or emergency situations.
What exactly does EIS do, in your own words, and why do you think this group is so important in Tulsa? EIS provides immediate support to children by providing them with life-sustaining essentials. There is no waiting period. This past year EIS assisted over 17,000 babies and toddlers with their basic needs. It is critical to our community that we support our youngest.
Why do you volunteer? Offering your time, talent and treasure to support your community is of great importance to me. It creates a better world in which to live. Emergency Infant Services consistently abides by its mission, and works effectively and with integrity. As a donor, I appreciate that 92 cents of every dollar goes directly to client services.
Sept. 9 — Kaleidoscope Ball: Electric Playground
6:30 p.m. Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, live auction and music from electric violinist and DJ Kat V. Cocktail attire. $200, tickets; $1,000-$30,000, sponsorships. Benefits Emergency Infant Services. Contact Tom Taylor, email@example.com, or Mary Ellen Evans-Opstein, firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.eiskball.org.