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Black Tie Attire • Complimentary Valet Parking

2017 Event Chairs: Susie & Don Wellendorf
2017 Honorary Chair: Mollie Williford
60th Anniversary Presenting Sponsors

Barnett Family Foundation

Lou & Connie Miller Charitable Foundation

Mollie Williford

sponsorship levels

event committee

Leadership Committee

Susie & Don Wellendorf
Event Chairs

Mollie Williford
Honorary Chair

Sarah Jane & Matt Gillett
Sheri & Charlie Stinson
Marydith & Paul Williams
Patron Chairs

Kathy West
Live Auction Marketing Chair


Rosalie Childs

Charlotte Edmundson

Lane Hartshorn

Betsy Hendershot

David Hogan

Soohyun Jin

Andy Kinslow

Thomas Landrum

Ryan McDaniel


Jacquelyn Pearson

Rebecca Pohlenz

Leigh Reaves

John Sawyer

Jon Sherrell

Amy Buchan Siegfried

Susan Thomas

Monica Williford

Advisory Committee

Billie & Howard Barnett

Wendy & Gentner Drummond

Suzanne & Jim Kneale

Kayla & Scott Vaughn

Thank you to our 2017 Patrons

60th Anniversary Presenting Sponsors

Barnett Family Foundation

Lou & Connie Miller
    Charitable Foundation

Mollie Williford


Angelini First Dance Society Patrons


Shelly & Alan Armstrong

Blue Sky Bank / Wendy
    & Gentner Drummond

Hardesty Family
    Foundation, Inc.

IBC Bank

George Kaiser Family

Suzanne & Jim Kneale

Leigh & John Reaves

Hannah & Joe Robson

SemGroup Corporation

Sheri & Charles Stinson

Susan & Bill Thomas

Susie & Don Wellendorf

Choreographer Patrons

David Hogan
    & June Patton

Susan Parrott

Kathy & Bob West

The Anne & Henry Zarrow
  Foundation and The
  Zarrow Families


Principal Patrons

Boardwalk Distribution /
    and Grand
    Capital Corporation

Erin & Don Chappel

GlobalHealth, LLC

Industrial Oils Unlimited

Bonnie Klein

Teresa Knox & Ivan Acosta

Jacqueline Kouri &
    Gary Paxton

Leslie & David Lawson

Mabrey Bank

Betty & Stephen Pirnat

Frauke & Oscar Quiroga

SJS Hospitality

Sky Fitness & Wellbeing

Georgia & Kenneth Snoke

Soloist Patrons

Mary K. Chapman Foundation

Patricia Chernicky

KKT Architects

Lisa Owens
    & Lynne Imhoff


Skip Teel

Valley National Bank

Bobbie & Wally Whaling


Marydith & Paul Williams

Monica Williford
    & Steve Bayles

WPX Energy


Corps de Ballet Patrons

Atkinson Family Foundation, Inc.

Beck Design

Mary Wheeler
    & Spencer Brown

Sanford and Irene
    Burnstein Foundation

Barbara & Kevin Coffman

Laura & Keith Colgan

Connor & Winters,
    LLP and Dunitz
    Family Foundation

D&L Oil Tools

Charlotte &
    Wade Edmundson
    / Commerce Bank


Marilyn & Larry Lee

Mariner Wealth Advisors
    and Anne &
    Phil Marshall

Matrix Service Company

Charles and
    Lynn Schusterman

Melanie & Tom Tate

Jill & Robert Thomas

Rachel Zebrowski
    & Ben Costello

Apprentice Patrons

Melinda & Mitch Adwon

Judy & Ron Altman

Jennifer &
    Jonathan Anthony

AVB Bank

Bank of Oklahoma

Ludi & John Beasley

Aymee Beiter &
    Oliver Holcomb

Anna & Gary Black

Linda & Ray Booker

Carol & William Burnett

Cheryl & Larry Chambers

Rosalie Childs

Chinowth & Cohen

Mary Lou & Sam Daniel

Chrystal & Jack Dollarhide

Robyn & Larry Ewing


Cheryl & John Forrest

Joy & Bob Frame

Martin Frey

Janie & Earl Funk

Kirsten & Mark Graham

Jacqueline &
    Roger Haglund

Katrine & Ramez Hakim

Julia & David Harper

Inasmuch Foundation

Soohyun & Marvin Jin

Geneva & Kirby Lehman

Marian, James &
    Caitlyn McCarthy

Barbara &
    Charles McEntee

Kathleen McKeown &
    Gary Betow

Kathy & Mike Mears

Ruth K. Nelson &
    Thomas Murphy

Cindy & Michael Noland

Sandra & Bob Norman

Regent Bank

Resolute PR

John Sawyer &
    Jack Wallace

Janet Selser &
    Robert Schaefer

Rebekah Tennis & Raj Basu

Jospehine Winter


2016 Icons & Idols

about Tulsa Ballet

Tulsa Ballet…Then and Now

The story of Tulsa Ballet began in 1956. Husband and wife Roman Jasinski and Moscelyne Larkin, and musician Rosalie Talbott, founded Tulsa Ballet Theatre, blending classical dance with dramatic theatre. Internationally known dancers in the Ballet Russe tradition, Jasinski and Larkin set the tone for artistic excellence—a foundation that has been preserved and built upon for decades.


Today, Tulsa Ballet annually reaches more than 40,000 individuals across Oklahoma and employs a multi-cultural roster of dancers comprised of 27 highly-skilled professionals representing 10 different countries. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Marcello Angelini, Tulsa Ballet has reached new heights on the stage. Tulsa Ballet was the first arts organization in the state to be named an Oklahoma Cultural Ambassador and has brought unprecedented recognition to Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma by developing an artistic reputation marked by innovative works with international impact. Regarded as one of the top ballet companies in North America, Tulsa Ballet consistently brings the finest works in classical and contemporary dance to the Midwest region, giving audiences a unique opportunity to view world-class ballet in the heartland of America.

Tulsa Ballet in the Community

Tulsa Ballet believes that all individuals in our community deserve access to the arts, and we are committed to providing arts education and outreach through the Center for Dance Education (CDE). Since its inception in 2003, the CDE has quickly become recognized as the region’s leading ballet training facility with an annual enrollment of approximately 350 students. CDE reaches out to children and families from underserved communities through programs geared toward dance education, promotion, and appreciation, serving more than 6,000 individuals annually. Tulsa is just one of 11 cities nationally selected by The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C., to participate in the “Any Given Child” initiative. As part of “Any Given Child,” every 5th grader in Tulsa Public Schools will attend a performance of Backstage at the Ballet, featuring the artists of Tulsa Ballet II. Tulsa Ballet also works with more than 40 Tulsa-based social-service agencies to create Partners in Art (PIA) and Hope for the Holidays (HFH). Through those two programs more than 6,000 individuals attend a PIA or HFH performance for free.

The Hardesty Center for Dance Education

Tulsa Ballet has launched a $25 million Integrated Campaign, the largest fundraising initiative in the history of the company. Funds raised from the Defining the Future Campaign will be used to broaden the reach of the Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education, build and create new productions, and increase the Tulsa Ballet endowment in order to provide for the long‐term sustainability of the organization.


To kick off its 60th anniversary season in 2016, Tulsa Ballet opened the doors to The Hardesty Center for Dance Education, located in Broken Arrow, just east of the intersection of Aspen Ave (145th) and 101st (New Orleans). The Hardesty Center for Dance Education is the result of a generous gift of 13.72 acres from the Hardesty Family Foundation and its founders, Roger and Donna Hardesty. The gift, valued at $4.185 million, is one of the largest gifts ever awarded by the Foundation. The facility has been designed by Selser Schaefer Architects, and the structural and civil engineering has been provided by Kinslow, Keith and Todd.


The 21,000-square-foot facility houses the Ann and Jack Graves Studios and the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Performance Studio, which serve as a performance venue for ballet students and educational outreach programs, as well as a functioning dance studio. Tulsa Ballet II, the organization’s pre-professional ensemble, also offers performances in the Zarrow Studio.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Icons & Idols benefitting Tulsa Ballet!
Please contact us with questions regarding this special evening.

Cindy Webb, Tulsa Ballet Director of Development + 918-392-5907
1212 East 45th Place South, Tulsa, OK 74105