It was not until this past December that many Tulsans discovered how much appreciation they have for Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s work. Since the Dec. 9 ice storms ravaged Green Country, PSO has worked tirelessly to repair damage from the worst ice storm in PSO’s and Oklahoma’s history.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a national association that trains citizens as an appointed member of the court. These individuals follow children in cases of abuse or neglect until the child is placed in a safe home environment. A judge in Seattle who felt he did not have adequate information about abuse and neglect cases developed the program.
The Salvation Army is a private non-profit organization. Founders William and Catherine Booth sought to bring Christian salvation to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting physical and spiritual needs.
Tulsa Area United Way President and CEO Kathleen Coan will retire after serving 23 years with the non-profit group. During Coan’s time with the TAUW, she has worked tirelessly to triple the annual campaign goal from $7 million to the 2007 goal of over $23 million. She has also grown the number of local human service agencies benefited from 53 to 65. In total, she has helped raise $425 million for the United Way during her tenure.
Over the past 85 years, Theatre Tulsa has provided citizens with tears and laughter in the form of comedies, tragedies, melodramas, ‘mellerdrammers,’ musicals, mysteries and the whole host of stage experiences.
The Child Abuse Network, Inc. (CAN) is a non-profit and community-based abuse intervention service organization that serves nearly 3,000 children annually. The Child Abuse Network, Inc. provides support and facilitates a multi-disciplinary team approach to determine abuse and to protect children in crisis.
Grace Hospice is a community-oriented company providing end-of-life care focused on pain management and symptom control. This Tulsa-based company affirms life and regards dying as a normal process by striving to offer patients and family not only physical but emotional and spiritual support through the duration of care. These services are offered through experienced social workers, clergy and bereavement specialists. Grace Hospice’s compassionate support system ensures that patients and their families enjoy every day of life together.
SemGroup’s continued involvement in community affairs will be highlighted at the 2007 SemGroup Championship. The event puts Tulsa in the national spotlight and benefits local charity organizations.
Junior Achievement is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that introduces K-12 students to the principles of business, economics and free enterprise in a classroom setting. Volunteers in the business world, such as lawyers, bankers or city officials meet with classes five to eight times a semester to teach these principles through hands-on experience.
The Council Oak Men’s Chorale was formed in 1997 from a group of 12 singers who came together to provide music for a World AIDS Day memorial service. They had no official name but from that one-time memorial service effort the idea of supporting an ongoing men’s chorus in Tulsa took root.
Headquartered in Tulsa, ONEOK, one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies, celebrated its Centennial in over 76 locations nationwide in October. At ONEOK Plaza in downtown Tulsa, employees enjoyed a lunchtime barbeque – complete with the music of the Blue Flame Band.
Tulsa-based QuikTrip has become a leading employer in the region and is making its mark as a national company. The company, which began in 1958 in Tulsa, has grown to become a powerful corporate citizen in every area in which it operates and now has 460 stores. The company enjoys over $5 billion in sales annually and is ranked 32nd on the Forbes List of Privately Held Companies.
The Emergency Medical Service Authority (EMSA), Oklahoma’s largest provider of advanced life support pre-hospital emergency medical care, has been working diligently to save lives in the Tulsa area since 1978.
TPi Billing Solutions toasted 40 years of success in the billing industry with a black tie event in March. Many of its closest clients, employees and friends spent the evening at the historic Mayo Hotel with the music of Tulsan Grady Nichols.
Bill LaFortune gave it his all the past four years as the mayor of his beloved city, Tulsa. A forward thinker who was concerned that his city was falling behind in many economic and quality of life areas, he embarked on a campaign to help bring passage of what was to become greater Tulsa’s Vision 2025.