People & Places: Emergency Infant Services celebrates 35 years with fundraiser Saturday
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
9/18/12 at 7:17 AM
Let's Celebrate, Rattle and Roll as Emergency Infant Services' marks its 35th anniversary during its annual fundraiser 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tulsa Convention Center Ballroom.
The big do will feature catering by Chef Devin Levine of SMG Savor, cocktails, an upscale raffle, silent and live auctions, and dancing to the music of Easy Street.
"This year Emergency Infant Services is celebrating 35 years of providing children with basic, essential needs such as formula, food, diapers, clothing, car seats, cribs and much more. We feel privileged to be helping our youngest in need and look forward to many more years of being a lifesaver for little ones," Executive Director Tom Taylor said. "This annual fundraiser provides up to 20 percent of our budget, and your support would enable us to continue assisting over 1,100 children each month."
Honorary event chairs are Dr. Lori Hubbard of Tulsa OB-GYN Associates and Dr. Brian Yount of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics.
Presenting sponsors are Bette and Michael Graves.
Emergency Infant Services is a nonprofit organization meeting the basic needs of infants and children under 5 years old whose families are in crisis or emergency situations.
Last year, EIS provided emergency assistance to nearly 14,000 infants and children.
Event sponsorships range from $500, as Rattle and Roll Sponsor, to $20,000 as Lifesaver for Little Ones Sponsor. Individual tickets may be purchased for $125. For tickets or sponsorships, contact Marsha Bukofzer at 918-592-2229 or email@example.com.
Original Print Headline: Nonprofit celebrates 35 years during fundraiser
Emergency Infant Services is ready to Celebrate, Rattle and Roll at its Saturday fundraiser with honorary chairs Dr. Brian Yount (left) and Dr. Lori Hubbard, auction chairwoman Carey Cadieux Ward and Executive Director Tom Taylor. Courtesy