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Green Leaf Gala a Success

Green Leaf Gala raised $350,000 for Up With Trees!

 

2014 Green Leaf Gala was a huge success, raising record breaking funds for Tulsa's urban forest. 

Thanks to the efforts of Gala Chairwoman, Laura Parrott, Patron Chairwoman, Bonnie Klein, and our Green Leaf Gala committee, this year's Green Leaf Gala was a huge success, raising over $350,000 -- doubling the amount that the event has ever raised before.

On the evening of the gala, guests were invited to enter the Enchanted Forest at Southern Hills, where the committee had worked to create a mystical atmosphere with large hedges, trees, and a beautiful flower wall that served as the backdrop for the stage. Young ballerinas from the Tulsa Ballet's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" posed in the entrance as guests walked by, and a Tree Walker meandered through the crowd taking pictures with patrons. Guests were also invited to take pictures in front of a Green Screen which allowed them to customize their photo on the spot. 

Julie Chin and Rick Miller led the program section of the evening, and Rick Miller's auction team exceeded all expectations, helping us to raise over $120,000 alone from that portion of the program. The band Hook played following the Live Auction while patrons danced the night away. Truly, it was a night to remember! 

Special thanks to all of our Patrons who made this evening possible. For a complete list of our Patrons, you can visit our Green Leaf Gala website at greenleafgala.org