Thank you for a wonderful Toyland Ball 2015!

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 12.5% 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 who has 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.


In 2015, we will honor the Sherman E. Smith Family Charitable Foundation for their amazing generosity in sponsoring The Parent Child Center’s Kids On The Block puppet program for elementary school children.

The Sherman E. Smith Family Foundation was established in 2005. Its mission supports the pursuit of education, health and cultural activities. The Foundation’s interest is based in Oklahoma. It believes in the strength of community, and its stewardship is true to the spirit and intent of its founder. Trustees William S. Smith and Susan Smith Burghart continue their father’s legacy of compassion and generosity. The Foundation believes in the mission of The Parent Child Center and has been a proud sponsor of the Center’s “Kid’s on the Block” Puppeteer Program since 2007. We encourage others to support PCCT in their educational programs to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Beverly K. Marquardt, Administrator

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Susie Burghart,
Foundation Trustee

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Will Smith,
Foundation Trustee

Honorary Chairs – Becky and Jack Frank

What an honor it is for us to serve as the honorary chairs of The Parent Child Center of Tulsa 2015 Toyland Ball. We are grateful to Desiree Doherty and her staff for the opportunity to serve in this capacity as well as to Jennifer and Bill Legler who are inspirational in their leadership of the Toyland Ball as chairs.

We are lucky to have a beautiful and happy 4-year-old granddaughter, Bea, who we get to regularly spend time with in Tulsa. Bea has the benefit of loving parents, Annie and Scott, who love and nurture her making her life rich and fulfilling. It is out of our love for Bea that we are motivated to do all we can to ensure that the children living in our community also have an opportunity to be enriched and loved.

We’ve all heard the statistics regarding the number of children who are victims of abuse or neglect. And we know that, if the cycle isn’t broken, these children grow up into adults repeating the abuse with their children because that’s their normal. We’ve been moved by the impact PCCT has had on their clients breaking that cycle. Please take a moment to listen to Blanca’s and Jeanette’s inspiring stories that they so beautifully and honestly share.

Please join us on Saturday, January 17 for the Toyland Ball. We thank you in advance for your consideration of supporting this year’s event so, in turn, PCCT can continue to positively impact these children’s lives through education, treatment and advocacy.

With our deepest gratitude,
Becky and Jack Frank

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Co-Chairs – Jennifer and Bill Legler

Welcome to The Parent Child Center’s 25th annual Toyland Ball. We are both honored and humbled to serve as chairmen of this extraordinary event. We are thrilled to have Becky and Jack Frank join as Honorary Chairs this year and we are truly inspired by the generosity of The Sherman E. Smith Family Foundation who will be presented with the prestigious Guardian Angel Award for their dedication and support of The Parent Child Center.

We have been involved with The Parent Child Center since 2008. We literally saw The Parent Child Center sign as we were driving by one day and wandered in to see if there was some way that we could volunteer. We feel that “kids should be kids”, they should laugh, they should play and they should be happy and they should be loved. Through The Parent Child Center we have had the opportunity to be involved with a variety of their programs, everything from playing Santa for the Christmas party at the shelter outreach program to leading playgroups with the Great Beginnings program, and this is our sixth year to be involved with Toyland Ball. We have seen first- hand the positive impact and effect that The Parent Child Center has on children and families in need in our community.

As parents of three grown children, we believe that every child deserves a chance at a happy and bright future. That future begins with establishing a community that invests in the safety and well- being of its children. When a community comes together to support children and families, we all benefit. We want to thank you for your generosity and support of The Parent Child Center and their mission to end child abuse and neglect! We look forward to seeing you on January 17th at the Cox Business Center. Happy Birthday Toyland Ball!

Jennifer and Bill Legler

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624 Kitchen & Catering Deco Dinner – March 2, 2015

Experience Justin Thompson’s newest restaurant located at 624 S. Boston, Tulsa’s most exclusive address. 624 Kitchen & Catering, taking its name from its address in Tulsa’s Deco District, is a premium venue for dinners and parties from 25 to 200. Justin and his team of culinary masters have returned the Oklahoma Natural Gas Building, built in 1928, to its original splendor. The building’s 20 foot ceilings, marble columns, ornate terrazzo floor accents, custom lighting fixtures and plaster moldings, majestically announce to the world THIS IS THE PLACE YOU WANT TO BE! Experience what the roaring 20’s was like in Tulsa. It will be the Bee’s Knees as a local expert Spills the Beans. Doll Up! 1920’s attire encouraged.

We are offering an exceptional four-course dinner with expertly paired wines on MARCH 2 for $500 a seat. Only 100 seats are available so you’ll want to act NOW.

2015 Patrons

George Kaiser Family Foundation
The Mary K. Chapman Foundation


Sanford and Irene Burnstein Family Foundation
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation


D & L Oil Tools
Aldean and George Krumme
Magellan Midstream Partners
Mollie Williford


Bryan Close
Connie and Jeff Cope
Joe Craft
Hall Estill
International Chemical Company
Suzanne and Jim Kneale
Jess L. and Miriam B. Stevens Foundation
WPX Energy


Arvest Bank
Lisa and Steve Antry/Eagle Energy
Bank of Oklahoma
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Matrix Service Company
Janet McGehee
Ruth K. Nelson
Schnake Turnbo Frank
Al R. D. and Ruth Sowards with Sisk Charitable Trust
Tulsa World Media Company
Unit Corporation


Acquisition Advisors/David L. Perkins, Jr.
AG Equipment Company
The Bender Family Charitable Fund
Citizens Security Bank
Conner & Winters, LLP, Bob and Sherri Curry
Conner & Winters, LLP, Andrew R. Turner & Cindy McKinney
Don Thorton Automotive
Ernst & Young
Helmerich & Payne
Bill Lohrey
Cindy and Cary Marshall
MidFirst Bank
Nadel & Gussman
Opportune, LLP
Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Saint Francis Health System for The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis
Glenda and Tom Sisson
The University of Tulsa (In honor of the Sherman E. Smith Family Charitable Foundation)

Individual Patrons

Lora and Neal Buck
Tiffany and Stuart Campbell
Michelle and Aaron Choquette
Brandi and Ab Colby
Evelyn and Al Colby
Commerce Bank
Coretz Family Foundation
Crossland Construction
Desiree and Doc Doherty
Wendy and Gentner Drummond
Toby Fell
David and Bonnie Gilbert
Kristi and Robert Grisaffe
Esther and John Harper
Rosemary Harris and Tracy Spears
Janet and Kevin Hayes
Shannon and Stephen Jacques
Ken Ray Underwood Law Office
JoAnn Leikam
Linda Mitchell Price Charitable Foundation
Kristin and Jamie McCoy
Vickye and Alan Madewell
Sanjay and Julie Meshri
Lynn and Hisashi Nikaidoh – In honor of Shannon Filosa
Julie and John Nickel
Kathy and Mike O’Kelley
Bonnie and Ron Peters
Rib Crib BBQ – Marc Chastain
Stephanie and Bruce Riddle
Peyton and Matt Wheeler

Toyland Ball Underwriters

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“Heads & Tails Underwriter”

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“Toyland Ball Party Favors Underwriter”

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John F. Grace, CPA/ABV/CFF

“Toyland Ball Management Software Underwriter”


“Valet Parking Underwriter”

Friends of Toyland Ball

James and Susannah Adelson Family Foundation
Jerry Nichols
Lisa and Sheridan Swords
Jane and Steve Wright


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