Greater Tulsa Reporter
FUN FUNDRAISER: Getting ready for this year’s Women’s Association Spring Luncheon fundraiser, the “Carnival Celebration,” are, from left, Tulsa Boys’ Home resident Nathan; Patti Smith, president of the Women’s Association of the Tulsa Boys’ Home; Honorable Karen Keith, Tulsa county commissioner District 2; Susan Bynum wife of Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum; Jacki Van Cura, chairwoman of the Spring Luncheon; and Tulsa Boys’ Home resident Chance.
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The Women’s Association, founded in 1938, is an auxiliary support group of Tulsa Boys’ Home. They provide essential supplies for the boys and raise thousands of dollars each year for TBH through numerous fun-filled events. Since 1938, these volunteer women have been major contributors of energy and influence in fund-raising campaigns. Members have been providing food and clothing since the early years and continue to raise money for expansion and on-going operating expenses. Today’s members consistently help with towels, socks, and underwear, as well as special needs for the kitchen, holiday gifts for the boys, and more.
Springtime events include the Annual Spring Luncheon March 30 and the Tulsa Boys’ Home annual fundraiser, “The Run for the Roses,” a Kentucky Derby party held at the Expo Square Pavilion on the first Saturday afternoon in May.
The Annual Spring Luncheon benefits Tulsa Boys’ Home and is held at the Renaissance Hotel. This annual fundraiser is a blend of exciting events that include a silent auction of fabulously themed baskets, gift certificates, Kentucky Derby style hats, and many other unique items. Luncheon attendees are entertained by music and song.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for Women’s Association events.