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					The Junior League of Tulsa, Inc.

The Junior League of Tulsa, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism,
developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and
leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The focus of the Junior League of Tulsa is Women and Children in Transition.

The over 800 members of JLT come from all walks of life – corporate executives, teachers, doctors,
attorneys, at-home wives and mothers. They are as diverse as the City of Tulsa.

The Bottom Line
For more than eight decades, JLT has prepared its members to accomplish one vital mission – to
improve the Tulsa community through volunteer service. League members have contributed more
than 1.6 million volunteer hours and have raised more than 5 million dollars for community projects.
See chart in “Community Impact” for an overview of the League’s contributions for 2009-2010.
Our History
The Junior League of Tulsa was organized in 1923 with just 13 members. This small but determined
group of women established the Convalescent Home for Crippled Children, later known as Children’s
Medical Center.

By the 1940s, Junior League programs included war bond drives and a specialized medical clinic at St.
John Hospital. During the ‘50s and ‘60s, JLT organized the Children’s Museum at Philbrook;
established preschool deaf therapy and vision screening, and diagnostic nursery at Children’s Medical
Center.

JLT established Leadership Tulsa, the Natural History Museum at the Tulsa Zoo, and the Oxley Nature
Center in the 1970s. In the following decades, projects included a domestic violence program (later
known as Domestic Violence Intervention Services), Ronald McDonald House, Frances E. Willard Home
for Girls, the Harmon Science Center, and the development of Child Abuse Network (CAN). The
League also organized Mayfest and published Tulsa Art Deco and Tulsa History: A to Z.

The Junior League has implemented a “Skills for Life” program at Tulsa’s Day Center for the Homeless
and DVIS. The Junior League also most recently organized “It’s My Life,” a collaborative effort with
Youth Services of Tulsa and the YWCA to offer transitional housing and life skills training to girls
leaving the state foster care system.

Today, there are over 800 active and sustaining members of the Junior League of Tulsa.
Financial Support
Annual revenue is generated through membership dues, interest earned on fund balances,
contributions made to the Endowment and Annual Funds and several special events. Current
fundraising projects include:

American Girl Fashion Show
During the weekend of October 8th-10th, Junior League of Tulsa will host the 7th Annual American Girl
Fashion Show fundraiser. Each show features girls, ages 5-12, showcasing the historical and current
offerings from the American Girl Fashion lines. American Girl only chooses select non-profit
organizations benefitting children to host their fashion shows, and The Junior League of Tulsa is the
only organization in Oklahoma consecutively selected to host this event for nearly a decade. As girls
model exact replicas of American Girl doll clothes, junior and senior high school girls serve as
narrators and local celebrities emcee each fashion show.

Holiday Market
Holiday Market offers one-of-a kind treasures and live entertainment throughout the weekend of
November 4th through 7th at Central Park Hall at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. Merchants from across the
country will bring their unique wares, from high-end fashion, jewelry and accessories to gourmet food
to original art to sell to the public. This one-of-a-kind shopping experience begins on November 4th
with the Preview Partini Patron Party with delicious food, martinis and special discounted pricing on
goods from select merchants. General shopping begins the following day on November 5th.

Decadence
“Denim and Diamonds: Deeper than Diamonds” returns as the theme of The Junior League of Tulsa’s
fundraising gala scheduled for February 12, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza. The Junior League of Tulsa’s
active and sustaining members invite the Tulsa community to an evening of a gourmet barbeque
dinner, entertainment and dancing. The gala will also include live and silent auctions of fabulous
items and will showcase the time and dedication our volunteers have generously given to our city.
Financial Support – Continued

Cookbook
The “Official Cookbook of Tulsa”, Oil & Vinegar is an emulsion of recipes from Junior League members,
friends, and families. Known as the “Oil Capital of the World” nearly a century ago, Tulsa lured
thousands of people seeking to strike it rich. These ambitious families brought a variety of traditions,
legacies, and dreams, creating a culinary melting pot so beautifully depicted in this collection.

Cook’s Collage is filled with favorite time-tested recipes. Reprinted for the fourth time in fall 2004, the
popular Cooks Collage was largely considered one of the best cookbooks. Old copies were highly
sought after before the reprint.

Copies of Oil & Vinegar and Cook’s College are available at local bookstores, or by calling the Junior
League office at 663-6100

Endowment
JLT established an endowment fund that will ultimately be used to cover all operating costs – enabling
the organization to put 100% of all fundraising dollars back into the community. The Junior League of
Tulsa strives to obtain 100% participation from all members each year. Over the past four fiscal
years, the JLT Endowment campaign has raised more than $69,000 through member pledges and
community grants. Since the inception of the Endowment Fund, members have contributed more
than $485,000 through direct donations and through a consistent designation of a percentage of
membership dues.

Annual Fund – JLT Partners
The Annual Fund provides a means for individuals, corporations and foundations to contribute to the
Junior League of Tulsa, Inc. and financially support the League’s mission of promoting voluntarism,
developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and
leadership of trained volunteers. To fulfill its mission, the Junior League must cover costs associated
with administration, insurance, technology and communications; as well as costs for the League to
place, train and educate its members. The support structure of the Annual Fund and JLT Partners will
enable the League to contribute more than $475,000 in volunteer time and direct financial support to
the Tulsa community.
Community Impact
The Junior League of Tulsa (JLT) is an organization of women dedicated to promoting voluntarism,
developing the potential of women and improving our community through the effective action and
leadership of trained volunteers.

Each year, JLT conducts extensive research to identify critical and emerging needs in the Tulsa
community and then responds to this research by developing community outreach projects to fill those
voids, often in partnership with other local non-profit agencies. For the 2010-2011 League year, our
projects include:

Harvest Market Cooking School / Kids in the Kitchen - JLT’s successful partnership with Global
Gardens (see below) has blossomed into a new project in partnership with Eugene Field Elementary in
West Tulsa. Harvest Market, a not-for-profit grocery store located adjacent to Eugene Field
Elementary and its Global Gardens community garden, currently serves more than 1,000 low income
families. JLT volunteers will offer cooking classes, focusing on budget-conscious, nutritious meal
options, education on preparation and cooking, and promoting mealtime as a family affair.

Gilcrease Museum / University of Tulsa Task Force - a new partnership between JLT, University
of Tulsa and Gilcrease Museum to establish arts education programs for children and their families in a
state-of-the-art facility in the Brady District of downtown Tulsa. The Mathews Building, which has been
purchased and will be renovated by the Kaiser Foundation, will include space for Gilcrease Museum,
Philbrook Museum of Art and the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa. JLT’s efforts will address arts
education, volunteer needs, and marketing and community awareness.

The Children’s Hospital at St. Francis Family Resource Library - provides volunteers to staff the
Family Resource Library, assisting families seeking information about their child’s medical condition to
help them become informed participants in the health care process.

IMPACT - providing short-term (“Done in a Day”) volunteer assistance to local 501(c)(3)
organizations, as well as Kids in the Kitchen, a national initiative designed to promote healthy eating
and lifestyles among children.

Global Gardens - provides financial assistance and volunteers for the Global Gardens after-school
program at Rosa Parks Elementary School, establishing garden spaces for high-risk students and their
families.

Laura Dester - providing volunteer assistance to the Laura Dester Children’s Shelter through a
variety of “Done in a Day” projects as well as loving interaction and adult support for children in crisis.

Scholarship - provides two $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated a
commitment to volunteerism, as well as one $1,500 need-based scholarship to a woman in transition
living in our community.

During 2009-2010, JLT invested over $60,000 in our community projects and leadership training
programs plus more than 36,000 hours in direct volunteer service to our organization. As a result, our
community partners receive the equivalent of over $750,000 in support from JLT — over four
times the amount of our annual operating budget! 
Community Impact – Continued

Organizations Served, 2009-2010               Volunteer Support*             Direct Financial Support
Laura Dester Impact                                $ 19,968                           $10,998
Global Gardens                                     $ 27,801                           $   998
St. Francis Family Resource Library                $ 42,803                           $   434
Scholarship                                        $ 6,516                            $ 6,081
Strategic Planning                                 $ 7,448                            $   150
Resonance-Career Services                          $ 10,154                           $   743
Training and Education                             $285,746                           $35,427
IMPACT                                             $ 16,682                           $ 6,915
 Big Brothers/Big Sisters
 DVIS
 Youth at Heart
 Crosstown Learning Center
 Down Syndrome Associates of Tulsa
 OASIS
 Rosa Parks Elementary
 Mothers Group
 Parent Child Center of Tulsa
 Marshall Elementary
                                                    $417,118                          $61,746
*Volunteer Support is calculated based on the number of volunteer hours committed to a program. Each hour is
valued at a market rate of $20.85 as suggested by the Points of Light Foundation and The Independent Sector.
Our Leadership
2010-2011 Board of Directors

President                                              President-Elect
Cassie Barkett                                         Sarah Dougherty

Treasurer                                              Recording Secretary
Liz Brolick                                            Jennie Wolek

Corresponding Secretary                                Community Program VP
Ronda Lau                                              Mary Anne Thoman

Community Council VP                                   Communications Council VP
Amy Greene                                             Heather Duncan

Financial Council VP                                   Membership Council VP
Leslie Frazier                                         Neil Dieterle

Nominating Chair                                       Strategic Planning Chair
Meg Watkins                                            Kim Smith


2010-2011 Community Advisory Board

Community Service Council Senior Planner, Maternal and Child Health
Colleen Ayres-Griffin, LPC, LADC

Executive Director & CEO, Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa
Ken Busby

Senior Planner, Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative
Jan Creveling

Heatherington & Fields CPA
Ann Fields

United Way
Mark Graham

District Attorney, Tulsa County
Tim Harris

Director of Mission Advancement, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa
Tish Stuart
Our Legacy
Since 1923, JLT has been instrumental in the success of many notable community projects –
Children’s Medical Center, Leadership Tulsa, DVIS, Ronald McDonald House, Mayfest and Oxley Nature
center to name just a few.

1923-1924                                  Pre-School Screenings                      Blooming Success for Life
Red Cross flood relief                     1969-1970                                  Elder Care Task Force
1924-1925                                  School Readiness Program                   Skills for Life Program at Day Center for
Public Health Nurse Program                Model Day Care Curriculum formed at        the Homeless
1926-1927                                  South Haven                                Spring Gala fundraiser – Steve & Cokie
Furnished St. John Hospital rooms          1970                                       Roberts
Convalescent Home for Crippled children    National Figure Skating Championships      2001-2002
(Children’s Medical Center)                fundraiser                                 Family Non-Violence Campaign
1927-1928                                  1970-1971                                  Spring Gala fundraiser – Dr. Phil McGraw
First “Follies” performances               Gemini Program/Tulsa Public Schools        Oil & Vinegar (cookbook) published
1928-1929                                  1970-1974                                  2002-2003
Rotogravure Section in Tulsa World         Jubilee ’73 (now Mayfest)                  YWCA – A Place of My Own
1929-1930                                  Leadership Tulsa                           DVIS – Abused Women Task Force
Championship Wrestling fundraiser          Volunteers in the Library                  Spring Gala fundraiser – John Walsh
1930-1931                                  Fore Tulsa! Fundraiser                     2003-2004
National Children’s Theater                1972-1973                                  YWCA – A Place of My Own
Cabaret Ball                               Christmas tree fundraiser                  DVIS -Skills for Life
1932-1933                                  Natural History Museum at the Tulsa Zoo    Parenting Teens Mentor Task Force
Contributions to needy families            Historic Preservation Program              Elegant Elements
Junior League Gallery                      50th Anniversary Ball                      American Girl Fashion Show Fundraiser
Charity dances                             1974-1975                                  2004-2005
Fashion shows                              Youth Services of Tulsa                    American Girl Fashion Show Fundraiser
1935-1936                                  Community Resource Center for the Arts &   Festival of the Falls Home Tour
Carnival & Cruise Raffle                   Humanities                                 Saint Francis NICU – Panda Pals
1936-1937                                  1976-1977                                  Step to Success Task Force
Horse Show Ball                            Citizens Information Services              Teens as Parents
1939-1940                                  1977-1978                                  2005-2006
March of Dimes                             World Team Tennis fundraiser               Blooming Deals
1941-1942                                  Oxley Nature Center                        American Girl Fashion Show Fundraiser
War Bond Drives                            1978-1979                                  Home Tour
Day Rooms at Camp Gruber                   Cooks Collage (cookbook) published         YWCA, Tulsa Youth Services – It’s My Life
1943-1944                                  Career Education for Life’s Sake           Saint Francis NICU – Panda Pals
War Chest                                  1979-1980                                  DVIS – Skills for Life
“Ice-Travaganza” with Tulsa                Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)        Resonance – Mother Read
Figure Skating Club                        program                                    Child Abuse Network Task Force
1945-1946                                  1980-1981                                  Teens as Parents
Children’s radio programs                  Tulsa Art Deco published                   2006-2007
War Bond Dance and Auction                 Oral histories Paperitis                   CAN (Child Abuse Network)
1947-1948                                  1981-1982                                  IMPACT (Done in a day projects)
Rodeo Box Seat Sale                        Victim Witness Program                     Laura Dester Impact
Clubfoot Clinic at St. John Hospital       Management training                        NICU New Mother & Family Support
1948-1949                                  Volunteer Career Development Program       (Panda Pals w/St. Francis)
25th Anniversary Silver Ball               Domestic Violence Program (DVIS)           Oklahoma Centennial
Tulsa charity Horse Show                   1982-1983                                  Symphony Task Force
Philbrook Docent Program                   SummerArts                                 JLT Founders’ Scholarship Program
1949-1950                                  Pediatric Enrichment Program               American Girl Fashion Show Fundraiser
Books to Shut Ins                          1984-1985                                  2007-2008
Philharmonic Youth Concerts                Literacy Project                           The Children’s Hospital at St. Francis –
1952-1953                                  Tulsa Style                                Family Resource Library
Volunteer Bureau                           1985-1986                                  IMPACT (Done in a day projects)
1953-1954                                  Community Assistance League                Laura Dester Impact
Tea Room in Boulder Apartments opens       1986-1987                                  DVIS Task Force
1955-1956                                  Blooming Deals                             CAN (Child Abuse Network)
Sustaining organization formed             1987-1988                                  JLT Founders’ Scholarship Program
1956-1957                                  Child Abuse Network (CAN)                  Oklahoma Centennial
Puppet Program started with                Ronald McDonald House                      American Girl Fashion Show Fundraiser
City/County Library                        1988-1989                                  2008-2009
1957-1958                                  Woman to Woman                             Child Abuse Network (CAN)
Gilcrease Docent Program                   1989-1990                                  The Children’s Hospital at St. Francis-
1958-1959                                  Going to Bat for Tulsa’s Kids              Family Resource Library
Pre-School Deaf Therapy                    1990                                       IMPACT (Done in a day projects)
Vision Screening Program                   Groundbreaking for JLT headquarters        Laura Dester Impact
1959-1960                                  1992-1993                                  JLT Founders’ Scholarship Program
Children’s Museum at Philbrook             Juvenile Bureau                            Community Schools Global Gardens
Junior Research and Exhibit Gallery        Public Hearings                            Resonance-Career Services
1960-1961                                  1993-1994                                  2009-2010
Arts Council of Tulsa                      Harmon Science Center                      Child Abuse Network (CAN)
Community Arts Survey                      1994-1995                                  The Children’s Hospital at St. Francis-
Choral Group                               Breast Health Alliance                     Family Resource Library
Program Reach Out                          1995-1996                                  IMPACT (Done in a day projects)
1961-1962                                  Tulsa History: A-Z                         Laura Dester Impact
Tulsa Home Show                            1996-1997                                  JLT Founders’ Scholarship Program
1962-1963                                  Christmas in April                         Community Schools Global Gardens
Case Aide                                  (now Rebuilding Together Tulsa)            Resonance-Career Services
Turned Children’s Medical Center over to   1997-1998                                  2010-2011
Tulsa community                            Eating Disorders Awareness Program         The Children’s Hospital at St. Francis-
1966-1967                                  Frances Williard Home for Girls            Family Resource Library
Philbrook Junior Gallery                   Early Learning Place                       IMPACT (Done in a day projects)
1967-1968                                  1999-2000                                  Laura Dester Impact
Focus on Art                               Different and the Same with the National   JLT Founders’ Scholarship Program
1968-1969                                  Conference for Community and Justice       Community Schools Global Gardens
Science Center Study                       (NCCJ)                                     Harvest Market/Kids in the Kitchen
Diagnostic Nursery at Children’s Medical   JLT Founders’ Scholarship Program          Gilcrease/TU Task Force
Center                                     2000-2001                                  Resonance-Career Services

				
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