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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

    Celebrate Cabo-Style in Private Villa

    Enjoy Cabo living at its finest in your own private villa. From its dramatic hillside perch, this home in Los Cabos, Mexico, offers sweeping vistas of the Sea of Cortez and the secluded stretch of white sand beach below. It features expansive outdoor living spaces including an infinity-edge pool, hot tub, BBQ pavilion and ocean-view fire pit, as well as open, breezy interiors and five elegantly furnished bedroom suites. Breakfasts and lunches will be prepared by your private chef and a butler will cater to your needs.

    Features include: five bedrooms and six baths; about 10 eating destinations, including restaurants at the nearby One&Only Palmilla resort, are accessible by golf carts that are included in your stay; access to 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Palmilla golf course, named "One of North America's Best Golf Properties" by GolfDigest; access to exclusive Club Ninety Six Beach Club and extensive fitness and spa facility.

    Food, beverages and gratuities are not included. Dates to be mutually agreed upon with homeowner.

    Buy It Now Price: $40,000

    Generously donated by Susie & Don Wellendorf and Michael Baldwin

    Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

    Experience New Mexico’s culinary artistry and some of the nation’s best wines at the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta during a four-night stay in a private guest house, Sept. 27-30, 2017. The luxury hacienda-style casita, which accommodates four couples, is located 10 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza. To make the most of your experience, up to eight guests will receive tickets to the Reserve Wine Tasting and Auction, where the best wines of the week will be featured from all 100 participating world-class wineries along with delectable tastes from Santa Fe restaurants. The event also features a silent auction of rare wine lots.

    Buy It Now Price: $20,000

    Generously donated by Mary Ann & John Bumgarner

    Brookside Pampering and Shopping Spree

    Enjoy a day of pampering and shopping at some of Tulsa's favorite destinations along Brookside. Enjoy an after-hours shopping experience with champagne and hors d’oeuvres at Abersons, where you'll have a store credit of $3,000 to spend, as well as a Carolina Herrera handbag worth $1,395 to take home with you. Visit Susan Sadler's studio to select one of her special creations ($2,000 gift certificate). Before that, start your day with a facial at Jara Herron and then head over to Black Optical to pick out a designer frame with prescription lenses, if applicable, (excludes J.M.M. brand). Then end your night with dinner for two at Bin 35 Bistro ($200 gift certificate).

    Generously donated by Abersons, Carolina Herrera, Susan Sadler, Black Optical, Jara Herron and Bin 35 Bistro

    Sonoma Wine Immersion at Christopher Creek Winery

    Get an up-close-and-personal tour of family-owned Christopher Creek Winery during a special four-night weekend. The package includes luxurious accommodations for six at a private estate home, a private tour and a private tasting of rare, hard-to-find wines at Christopher Creek Winery in the Russian River Valley. After your immersion in Sonoma County, Christopher Creek will come to your home to delight 40 of your friends and family with a private wine tasting event unlike any other.

    The package includes:

    • Exclusive four-night, five-day stay at luxury, private estate home for three couples
    • Behind-the-scenes private tour and tasting of rare, hard-to-find wines at Christopher Creek Winery
    • Intimate, farm-to-table winemaker dinner at private estate home specially prepared by a local celebrity chef
    • Exclusive, private tour and tasting at one of Windsor's new, acclaimed craft breweries
    • Personalized concierge service to help you create your ultimate wine-tasting experience at Christopher Creek Winery's neighboring wineries and throughout Sonoma County
    • 40-person exclusive wine tasting experience in the home of the winner anywhere in the continental United States
    • Exclusive eight-bottle collection of Christopher Creek wines

    Dates (excluding September and October) must be mutually agreed upon and used by February 28, 2018.

    Buy It Now Price: $25,000

    Generously donated by Christopher Creek Winery

    Star-Gazer Special at Sundance Film Festival

    Be part of the excitement of the Sundance Film Festival as you spend five nights in Leigh and John Reaves’ beautifully restored three-bedroom, two-bath cabin at the top of Main Street in Old Town, Park City. The date is set for January 18-22, 2018. You’ll receive 20 tickets to the Sundance Film Festival personally arranged for you. You’ll also be steps away from Park City’s gourmet restaurants and art galleries, and just minutes from breathtaking ski slopes.

    Buy It Now Price: $30,000

    Generously donated by Leigh & John Reaves

    One-of-a-Kind Hilltop Italian Villa Experience

    An idyllic, one-of-a-kind, Tuscan villa awaits a party of six in the hilltop town of Civita di Bagnoregio for a weeklong stay.

    Immerse yourself in all things Italy in this picturesque, off-the-beaten path village located in the Tiber River Valley close to the southern border of Tuscany and Umbria. It’s only accessible by a pedestrian bridge and is an island of pure beauty and serenity with magnificent vistas all around, wonderful architecture, and incredible restaurants and cafes.

    It’s the ideal springboard from which to explore Italy. Rome and Florence are just an hour and a half away. In less than 30 minutes, you can visit the charming towns of Orvieto and Viterbo, as well as some of the best vineyards in central Italy.

    The package includes:

    • Three bedroom suites and three private bathrooms (accommodates six in king, queen and two twin beds) for seven nights
    • Five-course welcome dinner paired with fine Italian wine
    • In-house Tuscan cooking class and demonstration with wine and dinner served
    • Wine cellar, outdoor kitchen and barbecue, and heated pool and hot tub in stone cave
    • Formal Italian garden with gazebo, outdoor lounge and al fresco dining table for eight
    • Well-equipped modern gourmet kitchen with espresso machine
    • Private concierge service before and during the stay
    • Maid service two to three times per week

    Valid for stay any time of year. Bookings are on a first-come, first-serve basis, subject to availability. Weeks run Saturday through Saturday.

    “Of all the Italian hill towns, Civita di Bagnoregio is my favorite. Less well-known than Siena or Assisi, this stunning little gem has escaped the modern age mostly because of topography.... Civita is an artist's dream, a town in the nude. Each lane and footpath holds a surprise. Ivy drapes over arches and scrambles up walls; potted flowers parade across balconies. The warm stone walls glow, and each stairway is dessert to a sketch pad or camera.” – Rick Steves

    Buy It Now Price: $35,000

    Scottsdale Exclusive Golf Weekend

    Enjoy a luxurious golf weekend for six - the perfect escape for a girls’ or boys’ trip or for three couples.

    Join Kathy and Bob West as their guests at the exclusive and private Estancia Club fora round of golf. Nestled on 640 acres of the northern slope of Scottsdale’s famed landmark Pinnacle Peak in the gated community of Estancia, the Tom Fazio designed 18-hole championship golf course offers 7,314 yards of superb golf, bent grass greens and breathtaking views. Golf Digest has listed it has one of America’s 100 greatest golf courses and as the No. 1 private golf course in Arizona.

    Toast your successes on the golf course over cocktails at Kathy and Bob West’s beautiful home in the exclusive Privada community, within walking distance to the Four Seasons, followed by dinner at Mastro’s Steakhouse.

    The package includes:

    • Two rounds of golf for six at the private club of Estancia with members Kathy and Bob West
    • Three deluxe king casita rooms with private patio or balcony for three nights at Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North
    • Daily breakfast for six at the Four Seasons
    • Cocktails at Kathy and Bob West’s home in Scottsdale
    • $800 gift certificate to Mastro’s Steakhouse in Scottsdale

    Date to be mutually agreed upon with Kathy and Bob West. To be used by February 2018. March and April dates are excluded by the Four Seasons.

    Buy It Now Price: $30,000

    Estancia Club golf rounds, cocktails and Mastro’s dinner generously donated by Kathy and Bob West. Hotel accommodations generously donated by Four Seasons and Randy Brandt.

    Experience Haute Cuisine at the Chef’s Table

    Gather with your closest friends for a one-of-a-kind, five-course meal with plenty of surprises along the way prepared by Chef Justin Donaldson. Now a private executive chef, Justin stopped in Tulsa on his way to accept a position at the acclaimed French Laundry in Napa Valley. He happily stayed in Tulsa, building a reputation for turning out some of the most inventive, beautiful and tasty haute cuisine menus for his private guests. You'll watch as Justin and his team expertly prepare each tantalizing dish from the unique, open-design kitchen at Rusty Patton’s modern and sleek residence, known as the Brooksider. 32 Winds wines will be featured with each course.

    Dinner to be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date.

    Buy It Now Price: $16,000

    Generously donated by Rusty Patton, Justin Donaldson, owner of ROOTS Food Group, and 32 Winds

    Fine Wine and Dine Experience in Luxurious Home

    Join your hosts Bryan and Betsy Hendershot at their breathtaking, Mediterranean-style home located across from the Philbrook Museum of Art for a fabulous dinner and wine pairings for 10. Experience a personalized dinner prepared by Tulsa’s very own award-winning chef James Shrader of the Palace Cafe, coupled with a selection of Silver Oak wines hand chosen to complement your evening. Surround yourselves with world-class architecture and elegant design while indulging in some of the best that Tulsa and Napa Valley have to offer.

    Dinner to be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date.

    Buy It Now Price: $20,000

    Generously donated by Betsy & Bryan Hendershot and Palace Café

    Celebrate Bernstein’s 100th with Kristin Chenoweth

    Celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday during a special live concert with Kristin Chenoweth on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The evening will begin with a five-course regional Italian dinner with wine pairings for 10 at Tulsa Ballet’s new Hardesty Center for Dance Education. Candace Conley of The Girl Can Cook Cooking Studio & Kitchen will cater the fine feast. A limo will whisk you away to the live performance of “Celebrating Bernstein at 100: A Concert with Kristin Chenoweth & Friends," where you’ll enjoy VIP seating for 10. After the 7:30 p.m. performance at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, you’ll enjoy a special meet-and-greet with Kristin Chenoweth before your limo returns you to the Hardesty Center.

    Buy It Now Price: $30,000

    Generously donated by Kristin Chenoweth and Chef Candace Conley of The Girl Can Cook Cooking Studio & Kitchen

    Umbria-Inspired Italian Dinner at the Home of Marcello and Daniela

    Masters of dance and the kitchen, Marcello and Daniela will bring their culinary prowess to the stage of their beautiful home. Enjoy an authentic Italian experience with lively conversation and excellent food and wine sourced and inspired from their second home in Umbria. Limo service to and from dinner will be included. It’s a night you and seven guests will never forget.

    Dinner to be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date.

    Generously donated by Daniela Buson & Marcello Angelini

    Entertainment-Packed London Experience to Remember

    The fashionable West End Theatre district in London boasts the largest shopping area in Europe and the home of the U.K. film industry, as well as numerous upscale bars, restaurants, hotels and nightclubs. The West End is largely contained within the city of Westminster, one of London's 32 boroughs, and includes iconic areas such as Covent Garden, Notting Hill, Knightsbridge, Trafalgar Square, Marble Arch and Piccadilly Circus. As Broadway is to New York, West End's Theatreland is considered among the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world and offers approximately 40 venues featuring a variety of musicals and dramas, including long-running favorites such as Les Miserables in its 28th year at Queen's Theatre, Phantom of the Opera in its 27th year at Her Majesty's Theatre, and Agatha Christie's play The Mousetrap – the longest running show in the world, showing since 1952.

    Combined with tickets to English National Ballet’s brand-new version of the iconic romantic ballet, Giselle, at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, you’re in for an entertainment-packed London experience you’ll never forget. As a part of your ballet experience, you’ll receive a personal backstage tour of Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

    The Package Includes:

    • Two tickets for your choice of two West End theatre shows in London
    • Specially organized by Tulsa Ballet – two tickets to English National Ballet’s new production of Giselle if travel is booked for September 2017 and a backstage tour of the Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Sadler’s Wells is a world leader in contemporary dance presenting a vibrant year-round program of dance of every kind – from tango to hip hop, ballet to flamenco, Bollywood to cutting-edge contemporary dance – bringing the best of international and British dance to audiences at three theatres in London.
    • 5-night stay in a standard Savoy room at The Savoy, a Fairmont-managed hotel
    • Daily breakfast for two

    Buy It Now Price: $30,000

    Private Luxury Sailing Yacht Charter for Six in the Out Islands of Abaco, Bahamas

    Embark on an incredible sailing yacht charter getaway of a lifetime, onboard the Barcelona Explorer. Cruise the sea of Abaco, Bahamas and its numerous beautiful Out Islands for five days and four nights.

    The luxurious Barcelona Explorer is a one-of-a-kind luxury sailing schooner over 100 feet in length, with varnished mahogany interiors, leather upholstery, two separate outdoor alfresco dining areas and two walk up bars.

    This package includes six people in three queen-size staterooms with en-suite bathrooms, but can be upgraded to include an additional two staterooms for a total of 10 guests.

    The package includes:

    • Roundtrip water transfer between Marsh Harbour and Barcelona Explorer
    • Accommodations for six guests in three deluxe queen-size staterooms
    • All meals, snacks, water, coffee and tea
    • Use of all watersport equipment (kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel gear, dinghy for island hopping)

    Available year-round, excluding August and September. Subject to availability. Bookings are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some seasonal restrictions apply. Valid from November 2017 to November 2019.

Progressive Dinner

Get into the holiday spirit with a progressive dinner filled with bright lights, fine food and fantastic company. Start with appetizers at Marilyn and Larry Lee's home to behold one of Tulsa's finest nutcracker collections. Enjoy the main course at Susan and Bill Thomas' home and be dazzled by their trees of light. End the evening with desserts at Tamra and David Sheehan’s home. This evening promises to be a magical night of holiday cheer.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | $1,000 per seat | Limited to 26 seats

Generously donated by Susan & Bill Thomas, Marilyn & Larry Lee and Tamra & David Sheehan

raffle tickets

Luxury Silversea Mediterranean Cruise for Two.

Raffle Ticket Cost: $250

DETAILS: Buy a chance to sail the Mediterranean coast aboard an all-inclusive, seven-day Silversea cruise for two. Two exciting cruise options will be offered to the winner of the raffle. Be dazzled by some of Spain’s and Portugal’s gems on a Lisbon-to-Barcelona cruise from Sept. 23 – 30, 2017. Or hop on and off some of the most historically influential islands in the Mediterranean on a Nice-to-Rome cruise from May 6 – 13, 2017. You’ll be going in style in a signature veranda suite with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a furnished private teak veranda. During your cruise, you will have access to a private butler, various dining options and beverages in-suite and throughout the ship including champagne, select wines and spirits.


Winner of the raffle on February 4, 2017, must select his or her cruise of choice for two people by February 10, 2017.

Non-winning tickets are redeemable for a $250 discount on a Silversea cruise booked through Travel Consultant Randy Brandt at (520) 609-2297 or For raffle ticket purchasers who book a Silversea cruise within 60 days of the event, Randy Brandt will provide one additional $250 discount toward a cruise.

Multiple tickets purchased by an individual are redeemable up to $1,000 per cruise.

Winner will receive a Veranda 5 or Midship Veranda Suite category room. Guests receive whatever is included on the cruise-only fare on the selected departure date. The cruise is provided on a cruise-only basis and cannot be redeemed for cash or used on an alternative voyage.

Airfare is not included.

Net proceeds support Tulsa Ballet.

Generously donated by Silversea and Randy Brandt.

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

sponsors + 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 2017 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