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2018 Stacked Deck ACES Volunteer for Resonance


FUNDRAISING TEAM: Resonance’s extraordinary 2018 ACES with the event chair are, from left, Mercedes Millberry Fowler, Blue Cross Blue Shield; Event Chair Nicole Watts, KKT Architects; Christie Little, Hogan Taylor LLP; Stephanie Cameron, AAON Inc.; and Eric Bohne, Security Bank. Not pictured are Molly Aspan, Hall Estill, and Bret Little, Hogan Taylor LLP.


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The 2018 Stacked Deck ACES have been revealed and are pictured at right.  ACES are dedicated volunteers and supporters who have each committed to raising a minimum of $10,000 in funds/in-kind items toward the Resonance Center for Women’s annual fundraiser Stacked Deck: A Night at the Movies, Oct. 5 at the Bond Center. The cinema-themed event will include a premier viewing of That Time in My Life, a short fiction film produced by Kirkpatrick and Kinslow Productions.

The event, chaired by Nicole Watts of KKT Architects, raises funds for Resonance programs aimed at helping women in the criminal justice system become clean and sober, employed and caring for their children. Resonance Executive Director Deidra Kirtley notes, “Stacked Deck is a casual, fun evening that helps raise almost 10 percent of the agency’s annual revenue. The event has sold out in years past, and I suspect it will again this year too.”

Eleanor Hill founded Resonance in 1977 as a volunteer-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a support system for women facing life’s challenges. Having been suddenly widowed when her husband was overseas, Hill knew from personal experience the desperate need women have for a support system when facing the challenges of life.

She established Resonance in a house on the grounds of St. John’s Episcopal Church and along with a group of volunteers, began offering services that included free listening sessions, on-going support groups and educational workshops.

Today, Resonance has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the Tulsa community and is a dually accredited, gender specific, outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility. Resonance is working to change Oklahoma’s distinction of having the highest per-capita female incarceration rate in the world. Through reentry services, job counseling and partnerships with agencies such as Drug Court, Resonance is doing its best to create a brighter future for its clients, community and state.

Sponsors this year are George Kaiser Family Foundation, The Chapman Foundations, Coretz Family Foundation, Eric Bohne of Security Bank, Alliance Resources, Webco, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Ruth Nelson.

For tickets, sponsorships or more information, contact Debbie Gordon at 918-587-3888.

Updated 07-23-2018

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