A Recap of Gumdrops & Lollipops 2017 | Anna's House Foundation

A Recap of Gumdrops & Lollipops 2017

Candy, Music, and Dancing – Oh My!

The 6th Annual Gumdrops and Lollipops Gala, held on September 23, was the perfect bash to kickoff this fall. It was a night filled with fun, laughter, tears, and truly remarkable generosity. Event guests bid on once-in-a-lifetime trips and began bidding wars over 8 stunning cakes placed in the dessert auction. The room was filled with 420 guests who bid on over 130 silent auction items and collectively raised $389,000 in support of Anna’s House Foundation.

We would like to thank our donors once again for making this event possible.

Lollipop Sponsors

Echelon Medical
Legend Energy
Dr. Caple & Carleen Spence
Territory Resources

Sugarplum Sponsors

Compsource Mutual Insurance Company
Downing Holding
Eagle Drilling, LLC
Firetrol Protection Systems
First Liberty Bank
Give It Away Donor Advised Fund
Great Plains Construction
Homes By Taber
Nikki & Robey Melton
Ortho Oklahoma
Prosperity Bank

Peppermint Sponsors

Bank of Oklahoma
Bob Mills Furniture & Oklahoma Specialty Supply
Stephanie & Chris Corey
Christopher Lee & Company Fine Homes
Digital Networks
Express Employment Professionals
Kristen & Matthew Felty
Graystone Medical
Henry Hudson’s Public House
Land Loan Specialists
Tara & Doug Lawler
Lithko Contracting
Mother Huggers
Poos Taekwondo
Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber
SandRidge Energy
Katie & Taylor Shinn
Smith Simmons, PLLC
US Foods
Wedel Rahill & Associates, CPA’s, PLC
WPX Energy

Candy Cane Sponsors

3000 Insurance Group, LLC
Karen & Aaron Chester
Apex Energy
Beacon Fine Homes
Chiaf Law Offices
Commerce Bank
Crooks, Stanford & Shoop
Curtis K. Properties
Dark Horse Homes
Don Schimmels Electric & Grace Contracting
Gauthier Plastic Surgery
Jennifer & Bobby Griffith / Megan & Ben Coldagelli
Dr. Alan & Andrea Hawxby
Medical Motion
Mercy Hospital
Prime Bank
RCB Bank
William C. Craig Construction

Event Underwriters

CNS Audio Video
Edmond Family Dental
Impressions Printing
Kirkpatrick Bank
Lippard Auctioneers
Republic National Distributing Company
Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits

We would also like to give a very special thank you to our Board President Randy Stafford for emceeing the event, as well as every member of our planning committee for dedicating themselves to making this event the very best it could be: Julie Leblanc, Co-Chair, Darci Oplotnik, Co-Chair, Allison Arnold, Stephanie Corey, Andrea Hawxby, Tara Lawler, Chris Lindenman, Tracy Sadler, Tara Simmons, Keri Packard, Laura Knight, and Angie Shepardson.

As a reminder of why we do what we do and why the generosity of others is so crucial, here is a message from one of our foster families. Without the kindness of our supporters, stories like this wouldn't exist, and there would be far fewer foster families to help care for Oklahoma's children.

Anna's House was there every step of the way, providing insight, wisdom, and talking to DHS when we felt like we weren't being heard. They valiantly fought for what was right, even when it was hard. I definitely couldn't have made it through all of that without them. We probably wouldn't have continued our foster care journey after that experience if they wouldn't have been there with us.