What is Toyland Ball?

Toyland Ball, held every January, is The Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s annual signature fundraising event. This black tie gala with a whimsical theme offers an elegant evening of dinner and dancing, with a live auction.

Every year Toyland Ball is singly responsible for raising approximately 16% of the agency’s total operating budget. Event chairs or co-chairs lead an enthusiastic and creative volunteer committee that plans and hosts the event. An honorary chair lends their advice and prestige.

A highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Guardian Angel Award. This award honors a person or persons who have made significant contributions of time, talent and resources to further The Parent Child Center purpose of protecting and nurturing children at risk for abuse and neglect.


Guardian Angel Award

The Guardian Angel Award honors an individual ​or organization ​whose commitment to The Parent Child Center of Tulsa has made a significant difference in our mission to strengthen families and bring hope and healing to vulnerable children who are at risk for, or victims of, child abuse and neglect.

We are honored to announce Jennifer Legler
as our Guardian Angel 2016.

Jennifer has been an amazing volunteer for PCCT since 2009, helping further our mission to prevent child abuse and neglect by volunteering in direct client services and by raising funds for the agency’s many programs.  Her love of children, her compassion for families in crisis, and her background in child development drew Jennifer to serve children and parents who are homeless and residing at the Tulsa County Emergency Shelter.  Every week for five years, Jennifer volunteered to lead parent/child activity groups and organize special birthday and holiday parties that communicated, “You’re someone important and I care about you.”

Jennifer is a positive, creative, enthusiastic and resourceful woman with a big heart for children in need.  She is also a talented fund raiser, having chaired many special events for many charities in Tulsa and other cities.  So we were delighted when she said “yes” to chair Toyland Ball 2010 and she has stayed involved as chair or co-chair to 2015.   Her husband, Bill, her daughter, Sam, her two sons, Scott and Adam, her mother, Kathie, and her many friends and business associates have also become engaged in supporting PCCT and Toyland Ball thanks to her.

Jennifer’s professional experience in the field of child development and her personal compassion for children in need has made such a difference for clients served by PCCT.  She has spent countless, untold hours at The Parent Child Center of Tulsa – some people have thought she was a staff member – leading volunteers to exceed expectations and achieve amazing results year after year.  Her energy and expertise have been inspiring.

We are honored and so grateful to recognize and thank Jennifer for the many ways she has made a difference in the lives of children, parents, staff and the Tulsa community through The Parent Child Center of Tulsa!

Honorary Chairs
Charlie and Dana Stephenson

Dana & I are humbled & honored to serve as honorary co-chairs for the 2016 Toyland Ball. The focus of our personal charitable effort is typically centered around those who are unable to help themselves; often the very young or the very old.  The work done by The Parent Child Center of Tulsa to break the cycle of abuse and neglect is so very critical.  As guests at prior Toyland Balls, we became aware of the incredible service the PCCT provides to our community.  Initiatives such as partnering with Talking is Teaching to educate new parents and guardians and Safe Babies Court Team to provide permanent loving homes for infants and toddlers are meaningful steps toward preventing and breaking the cycle of neglect and abuse.  A meaningful portion of The Parent Child Center’s annual budget is funded from proceeds generated at this wonderful event.  We encourage you to give of your time and your resources by joining us for a fun filled night for an incredibly worthy cause.  See you at the 2016 Toyland Ball!


Co-Chairs – Rosemary Harris & Tracy Spears

We are so thrilled and honored to be co-chairs of the Toyland Ball, benefitting The Parent Child Center!  We have enjoyed attending the fundraisers over the years but a lunch with Sarah Hansel inspired a much deeper connection to the very important work the agency provides.  Instead of the customary birthday festivities, Sarah asked several of us to attend a luncheon at The Parent Child Center to learn more about the services they provide and the advocacy work they are doing.   As we listened to an overview of their programs, we both realized that supporting an organization that is committed to breaking the cycle of violence for children was something that benefitted our entire community and something that we wanted to be involved in.

We hope you will consider joining us at the Toyland Ball, January 23, 2016 and supporting the very important mission to end child abuse and neglect.


2016 Patrons

George Kaiser Family Foundation
The Mary K. Chapman Foundation


Lee & Pam Eslicker/D & L Oil Tools
Sanford and Irene Burnstein Family Foundation


Mollie Williford


Connie and Jeff Cope
Jess L. and Miriam B. Stevens Foundation


Lisa and Steve Antry/Eagle Energy
Bank of Oklahoma
Michael Brothers and Chase DeLozier, Rita and Kevin Gassaway, Rosemary Harris and Tracy Spears, Francie Faudree Gillman
Matrix Service Company
Ruth K. Nelson
Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation


Wendy and Gentner Drummond
Helmerich & Payne Inc.
Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Individual Patrons

Evelyn and Al Colby
Kim and Rob Coretz/Coretz Family Foundation
Desiree and Michael Doherty
Kristin and Jamie McCoy
Julie & John Nickel


riverspiritRiver Spirit Casino – Postage
CommunityCare Logo with TM
Community Care – Goodnight Coffee Bar
Rosemary Harris and Tracy Spears – Toast of the Town
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Stanfield & O’Dell – Event Software
Tulsa Federal Credit Union – TapSnap Photos
Commerce Bank – Heads & Tails


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