Tulsa, OKLAHOMA. The Gem Gala will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, on the Grand Lawn at the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, 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. That night, we will celebrate community “gems,” entrepreneur and musician Taylor Hanson, and the nonprofit that he founded, Food on the Move, for their continued involvement in making Tulsa better. The JLT is committed to helping feed disadvantaged communities through nutrition education and collection, something Mr. Hanson also strives to do through his work with The Food on the Move Initiative, which has hosted pay as you can events to help eliminate food deserts since 2014.
The annual Gem Gala honors a “Tulsa Gem,” an individual and community organization making significant impacts. Tulsa Gems are chosen based on their impact to the Tulsa community. According to Lindsey Bull and Meagan Tyler, Gem Gala Co-Chairs, “We’re excited to recognize a member of our community who is so dedicated to making a better Tulsa, as Taylor Hanson’s mission with the Food on the Move Initiative closely aligns with JLT’s mission of promoting voluntarism and improving the community through effective action of trained volunteers.”
This year’s signature gemstone is the sapphire, and thus blue 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 www.jltulsa.org/fundraisers/gem-gala or by calling 918-663-6100. All sponsor levels include a 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 is committed to welcoming all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.