The Junior League of Tulsa Gem Gala honors Deidra Kirtley and Resonance Center for Women on April 22, 2017

Tulsa, OKLAHOMA. The Gem Gala will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, on the Grand Lawn at the Tulsa Historical Society, located at 2445 South Peoria Avenue. The Gem Gala benefits the Junior League of Tulsa (JLT) and their many community projects which seek to end the cycle of poverty through hands on education and community-based training. The Gala will recognize its 2017 Gems: Resonance Center for Women and Executive Director, Deidra Kirtley. The JLT trains and engages some of Tulsa’s most effective women leaders, including Kirtley, a past JLT President.

This event, which is quickly becoming a community tradition, features a new gemstone theme each year and honors two “Tulsa Gems.” Tulsa Gems are an individual and organization making significant impact in our community, according to Lauren Bartlett and Madelyn Tackett, Gem Gala Co-Chairs. “We are so excited to continue the Gem Gala tradition, a black-tie affair studded with gems featuring a unique dinner and open bar, a guaranteed dance party, and recognition of an incredible woman and non-profit dedicated to helping troubled women get their lives back on track,” says Bartlett.

This year’s signature gemstone is the ruby, and thus red will touch every aspect of the black-tie event. The evening will begin with a VIP cocktail hour at 5:00 p.m. available to all sponsors, with live auction and dinner to follow. Guests will have the ability to bid on unique items including jewelry designed by well-known local jewelers. Dinner will be followed by an after party with dancing and entertainment.

Sponsorships are currently available at or by calling 918-663-6100. All sponsor levels include the VIP cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auction, after party, and a full open bar. Tickets to the after party are $75 and include event access at 9:00 p.m. and complimentary drinks.

The Junior League of Tulsa, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Tulsa, Inc., reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

Contact: Lauren Bartlett & Madelyn Tackett, 918-663-6100