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Red Ribbon Gala serves as the largest fundraiser annually for Tulsa CARES.

Tulsa CARES delivers social services to people affected by HIV and AIDS. We are committed to creating a community where all people with HIV/AIDS have equal opportunities for healthy living. We advance our mission through empowerment, inclusion and the creation of hope by offering tailored, integrated resources and advocating for the end of HIV stigma.




Executive Board

  • Conor Cleary
  • Betsy Jackson
    Executive Vice President
  • Nicole Amend
  • Chas Craig

Elected Directors

  • Sheryl Boone
  • Chris Brecht
  • Jeff Cox
  • Howard Doak
  • Thomas Golden
  • Patrick (ps) Gordon
  • Brian Hughes
  • Ty Kaszubowski
  • Dr. Madhuri Lad
  • Tony Li
  • April McAnnally
  • Dr. John Rogers
  • Jim Scholl
  • Liz Stabler
  • Ryan Jude Tanner
  • Erin Thompson
  • Dr. Janelle Whitt

Advisory Directors

  • Dan Burnstein
  • Patricia Chernicky
  • Bill Clark
  • Kim Coretz
  • Judy Eliot
  • Toni Garner
  • Francie Faudree Gillman
  • Dr. Greg Holt
  • Mike Keys
  • Christopher Murphy
  • Hillary Parkhurst
  • Brandon Rule
  • Susan Sadler
  • Kim Smith
  • Dr. Blane Snodgrass
  • Bob Stewart
  • Dmitry Volfson


Red Presenting Sponsor • $25,000

2 Tables of 10 / Publicity / 8 Tickets to Patron Party

Friends of Charles Patron • $15,000

1 Table of 12 / Publicity / 6 Tickets to Patron Party

Ruby Patron • $10,000

1 Table of 10 / Publicity / 4 Tickets to Patron Party

Scarlet Patron • $6,000

1 Table of 8 / Publicity / 4 Tickets to Patron Party

Rose Patron • $2,000

2 Gala Tickets / Publicity / 2 Tickets to Patron Party

Next Generation Patron Table • $2,500

Sponsor a table for those 40 and under to attend.
The sponsorship underwrites the cost of a Next Generation table and
does not include tickets for the sponsor.

1 Table of 10 / Publicity / 2 Tickets to Patron Party

Crimson Patron for the Next Generation • $1,000

Those 40 and under can purchase.

2 Next Generation Tickets / Publicity / 2 Tickets to Patron Party

Individual Ticket • $500

1 Ticket to Red Ribbon Gala


Red Presenting Sponsors

Broadhurst Foundation
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Stan and Irene Burnstein Family Foundation


Ruby Patrons

Argonaut Private Equity
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Dan Burnstein and Martin Martinez
Patricia Chernicky
The Coretz Family Foundation


Scarlet Patrons

Bank of Oklahoma
Betsy and Gerry Jackson
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Bristow Medical Center/CORE
Cherokee Nation Businesses
Chris Murphy and Ben Stewart
Crowe & Dunlevy
Equity Bank
EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa
Hall Estill
Hardesty Family Foundation
Hillcrest Healthcare System
J. Pacetti Precious Jewels
John Steele Zink Foundation
Lisa and Steve Antry
Maren and Lance Lively, Jack Brown and Jones, Gotcher and Bogan, P.C.
Matrix Service Company
Nabholz Construction/Osage Casino
Oklahoma Magazine
OSU Center for Health Sciences
Response Solutions
Sheehan Family LLC
Tanninger Philanthropies
The Allen Family Foundation
The Zarrow Families Foundation
TMA Systems
Tonsorial: The Art of Barbering/Crystal and Debra McDaniel and Exceptional Leaders Lab/Tracy Spears and Rosemary Harris
Walgreens at the OSU Center for Health Sciences


Rose Patrons

Anderle and Nizar Khaled
Ann and Mark Farrow
Anne and Ty Westfield
Barnes Law PLLC
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Bob Stewart
Chickasaw Nation
Choctaw Nation Health Services
Conner and Winters LLP/Sheri and Robert Curry
Dr. Eric Sherburn and Leigh Ann Moss
Drummond Law, LLP
Howard J. Doak/Cityscape Home Mortgage
Meredith Siegfried Madden and Pete Madden
Marilyn and Larry Lee
Nancy and Joseph McDonald
Nanette and Cleve Stubblefield
OU Physicians – Tulsa
Rebekah Tennis and Raj Basu
Sheryl and John Boone
St. John Health System
Susie and Don Wellendorf
The Hille Family Charitable Foundation
Toni Garner
Ty Kaszubowski and Mike Keys



Next Generation Patron Tables

April and Sid McAnnally
David Easton and James Steinmeyer
Janice and Jack Alexander
Jill and Robert Thomas Charitable Foundation
SR Hughes
Suzanne M. and Bill Warren
Tanninger Philanthropies
Ty Kaszubowski and Mike Keys


Crimson Patrons for the Next Generation

Carletti Dentistry
Erica and Neel Kumar
Liz Stabler
Mabrey Bank
Meliora Capital
Prosperity Bank
Security Bank
Switchgear Recruiting




Barbara Sturdivant
Brian Hughes and Jason Glass
Burt Holmes
Drs. Lynne Imhoff and Luiz Weksler
Kirsten and Mark Graham
Marci and Stan Johnson
Mary Anne and CS Lewis III
Mrs. Walt Helmerich
Nancy and Joseph McDonald Fund
Patricia Savage
Ruth Nelson
Susan and Bill Thomas
Tulsa Community College Foundation




Please check back soon as we post our exclusive live auction items!


For more information, contact Katie Sawicki at or 918.834.4194.

Tulsa CARES, 3712 East 11th Street, Tulsa, OK 74112-3952



Tulsa CARES, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a United Way Partner Agency.