President’s Council

Founded by R. Thomas Seymour, President’s Council provides Tulsa Opera financial strength to promote artistic excellence. It convenes three times annually for elegant evenings, featuring intimate performances of opera stars.

For more information, contact Meredith Miers at mmiers@tulsaopera.com. We thank these supporters as 2021-2022 President’s Council Members.

Mr. Norm Asbjornson &
Ms. Jeanette Kaled
Mrs. Thomas L. Ashcraft*
Mrs. Virginia Atwood
Band of Oklahoma
Mr. Jeffery Barentine &
Mr. Youssef Mhemedi
Mr. Austin Birnie &
Mrs. Alison Lamb Birnie
Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Blom
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Brennan
Mrs. Theodore Brickner, Jr.*
Mr. John Brock
Mr. Mark &
Mr. Phillip Brooks-Weathers
Mr. Isaac Causey &
Mrs. Ceretha Terrell-Causey
Mrs. R. P. Clinton*
Mr. Robert Cox & Ms. Jerri Grimes*
Ms. Kate Davis & Mr. Mike McCue
Dr. Philip D. Diggdon &
Mrs. Donna Diggdon
Mr. Frederic Dorwart
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Duenner*
Dr. & Mrs. Norman L. Dunitz*
Dr. & Mrs. Scott Dunitz
Mrs. Murray Etherton*
Mrs. Linda S. Feagin
Mr. & Mrs. Scott H. Filstrup
Mrs. Natalie Fischer*
Dr. John & Mrs. Kitty Frame
Mrs. Vaughndean Fuller
Mr. Ronald R. & Mrs. Barbara Glass
Dr. W. C. Goad & Mr. Mark Goldman
Mrs. Scott L Graham*
Mr. Stephen J. Greubel &
Mrs. Linda J. Van Arkel-Greubel
Mrs. Jane Grimshaw
Mrs. Jane Helander*
Mr. & Mrs. Hans Helmerich*
Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Helmerich*
Mrs. Peggy Helmerich*
Rev. Michael Jackson
Mr. Ronnie Jobe &
Mrs. Deborah Gist
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Kane
Dr. Grace Kennedy
Mrs. Anna Norberg Kestner
Mr. Kelly Kirby
Ms. Hilary Kitz & Mr. Steven Janus*
Mrs. Bonnie Klein
Mr. George Krumme*
Mrs. Frank Letcher*
Mrs. Rita Levit*
Mr. Michael E. & Mrs. Gina Lodes
Dr. Bill Loughridge*

Mr. Clint & Mrs. Christine McQueen
The Lou & Connie Miller
Charitable Foundation
Mrs. Kay Miller
Mrs. Herbert J Miller*
Mrs. Robert Millspaugh
Mr. Tod A. Neumann
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Palmieri
Mr. Leonard & Mrs. Kathleen Pataki
Mr. Mike Pate &
Mrs. Marcia Heronemus-Pate
Mr. & Mrs. J. Ronald Petrikin
Dr. Thomas B. Pinson
Poe Family Foundation
Dr. David & Dr. Megan Bialas-Potts
Mrs. Elizabeth Rainey
Dr. Rollie Rhodes
Mrs. Joyce Roodman
Ms. Leila Safavi
Mrs. Jerald M. Schuman*
Ms. Gloria Schusterman &
The Hesed Foundation*
Mr. Charles F. Scott
Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Seay III
Mr. R. Thomas Seymour &
Judge Stephanie Seymour*
Mr. & Mrs. John Shivel
Mrs. Jane Sneed
Mr. Dave Sopark &
Ms. Eileen Schaumleffle
Mrs. Yolanda Staiger
Stange Law Firm, PC
Mr. & Mrs. William J. Stava
Dr. & Mrs. Frederic Stearns
Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Stoesser*
Mr. Don & Mrs. Janet Stucky
Mrs. Dave Sylvan (Barbara)
Mr. Roy M. “Skip” Teel, Jr.
Ms. Becky E. Terhune
Dr. Robert C. Thompson
Mr. & Mrs. John B. Turner
Honorable Georgenia Van Tuyl
Mr. Peter Walter*
Mr. & Mrs. H. Steve Walton
Mrs. Cayce Wendeborn
Mr. Fred N. Wightman &
Mrs. Randi S. Wightman
Mr. & Mrs. Henry G. Will
Williams Companies
Mrs. Kathleen Williams*
Mrs. John H. Williams*
Mrs. Mollie Williford*
Mr. Martin Wing
Mr. & Mrs. John R. Woodard III
Dr. & Mrs. Timothy Young

*indicates lifetime membership

Annual Support

Medici $25,000+
Aqua Vita Creative
Arts Alliance Tulsa
The Avery Family Trust
Bank of Oklahoma Foundation
The Albert and Hete Barthelmes Foundation Inc.
John and Ava Butts Trust
H. A. and Mary K Chapman Charitable Trust
Mr. Frederic Dorwart
Filstrup Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Scott H. Filstrup
Flint Family Foundation
The Helmerich Trust
Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Oklahoma Arts Council
Kathleen Patton Westby Foundation
Robert S. Rizley Opera Education Endowment Fund
Mrs. Susan Rorschach
Mrs. Charlotte Schuman
Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Laven Sowell Foundation
The City of Tulsa
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Walton
The Joanne Williams Trust
The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
John Steele Zink Foundation
Aida $15,000 – $24,999
The Mervin Bovaird Foundation
The John A. and Donnie V. Brock Foundation
Commonwealth Foundation
The Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation
The Guild of Tulsa Opera
James D. and Cathryn M. Moore Foundation
Mrs. Anna Norberg
Mr. Leonard & Mrs. Kathleen Pataki
Mrs. Barbara Sylvan
Gerald H. Westby, Jr. Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Timothy Young

Camerata $10,000 – $14,999
Mr. Charles W. Brown
Dr. & Mrs. Norman Dunitz
Mrs. Linda S Feagin
Dr. & Mrs. John Frame
Gelvin Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Glass
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Hayes, Jr.
Mr. Kelly Kirby
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lodes
McAlester Regional Dialysis Center
Mrs. Kay Miller
National Endowment for the Arts
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Nunnelee
Mr. & Mrs. J. Ronald Petrikin
Robert Louis Rorschach Revocable Trust
Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation
John & Sandy Stava
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wightman
Mr. Martin Wing
Mr. & Mrs. John R. Woodard III

Impresario $5,500 – $9,999
Mr. & Mrs. Keith Barefoot
Mr. Jeffery Barentine & Mr. Youssef Mhmedi
Mr. Steve Bayles & Ms. Monica Williford
Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Blom
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bockmeulen
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Boedeker
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Carver
Ms. Kate Davis & Mr. Mike McCue
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Davis
Mr. & Mrs. William Drotar
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Eby
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Farrow
Dr. W.C. Goad & Mr. Mark Goldman
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Graham
Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Greer
Mr. & Mrs. Blake Herndon
Mr. Robert L. Hughes
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hughes
Mr. Ronnie Jobe
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Johnson
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Kane
Mr. & Mrs. Brent Koch
Mr. & Mrs. John M. LaFortune
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen W. Lake
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Lobato
The Virginia Mayo Ownby Charitable Trust
Mr. & Mrs. Randy McCormick
Vincent and Rosamond “Posy” Mulford Fund
Dr. Arthur Murphy
Dr. Thomas Pinson
Poe Family Foundation
Mrs. Jacqueline K. Poe
Dr. David Potts & Dr. Megan Bialas-Potts
Ms. Melissa Radford
Mr. & Mrs. David Ragland
Dr. Rollie Rhodes
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Seay
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Sharpe
Ms. Dede Siegfried
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Siemens
Mr. & Mrs. Lindsay Smith
Mrs. Yolanda Staiger
Mr. & Mrs. David Tippeconnic
Mr. & Mrs. John B. Turner
Mr. & Mrs. Brad Weber
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Will
The Williams Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Zoellner
Patron $3,500 – $5,499
Amy Herndon Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Anagnost
Barnett Family Foundation
Mr. Mark & Mr. Phillip Brooks-Weathers
The Consultants, Ltd.
Mr. & Mrs. Don DeSelms
Mr. & Mrs. Chip Doudican
Dr. & Mrs. A. Munson Fuller
Mr. Stephen J. Greubel & Mrs. Linda Van Arkel-Greubel
Mrs. Jane Grimshaw
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hall
Mrs. Peggy Helmerich
Mr. & Mrs. David Jones
Mr. & Mrs. Rich Kacere
Ms. Hilary Kitz
Mrs. Boncilla Klein
Langdon Publishing/Tulsa People Magazine
The Lewis Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Christian Luessenhop
Mabrey Bank
Ralph and Frances McGill Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Clint McQueen
Merkel Family Foundation
Midfirst Bank
Lou & Connie Miller Charitable Foundation
Muskogee Area Arts Council
Mr. Tod Neumann
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Palmieri
Mr. Michael Pate & Mrs. Marcia Heronemus-Pate
Mrs. Elizabeth Rainey
Mr. & Mrs. Matt Ritchie
Mrs. Joyce Roodman
Mr. & Mrs. John Shivel
Mrs. Helen Marie Sisler
Mrs. Jane Sneed
Dr. & Mrs. Frederic Stearns
Stem Cell Therapies of Oklahoma
Ms. Becky Terhune & Ms. Lisa Mansfield
William F. & Susan W. Thomas Charitable Fund
Dr. Robert C. Thompson
Ms. Jennifer M. Todd
Mr. Ronald & Honorable Georgenia Van Tuyl
Mrs. Cayce Wendeborn
Virtuoso $1,000 – $3,499
Mr. & Mrs. Dale Amstutz
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Antry
Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa
Mr. Norman Asbjornson & Ms. Jeannie Kaled
Ms. Stefanie Atherton
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Atkinson
Mr. Gary Bartlett & Mrs. Andrea Nielsen-Bartlett
Mr. Carlton Bass
Ms. Linda Berger
Mr. & Mrs. Austin Birnie
Mr. Harold Bockelken
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bockmeulen
Ms. Linda Booker
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Butler
Mr. & Mrs. Tim Caldwell
Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie Cameron
Ms. Barbara Carroll
Mr. Bryan B. Close
Mr. & Mrs. James Conner
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney David
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Brett Dieterlen
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Duenner
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Dukes
Dunitz Family Charitable Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Eaton
Mr. & Mrs. Perry Farmer
Mr. & Mrs. Londel Fields
Mr. & Mrs. Norm Fisher
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Frame
Ms. Julie Frank
Mr. Dale Toetz & Mrs. Charlotte Gibbens
Pearl and Milton Gordon Trust
Mrs. Anne Graham
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Graves
Mr. Michael R. Green
Mr. & Mrs. Ramez Hakim
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Hamilton
Mr. & Mrs. J. Phil Hammond
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart K. Hawley
The Honorable Jerome A. Holmes
Mrs. Marjory Hooker
Dr. & Mrs. John Hubner
Mrs. Carolyn Hughes
The Joseph L. Hull, Jr. Family Foundation
Herman G. Kaiser Foundation
Mr. Alfred Kelley
Kenco Engineering
Dr. Grace R. Kennedy
Col. William & Hon. Barbara Kogerman
Mr. Jay Kramer
Mr. & Mrs. David Kroll
Mr. & Mrs. Warren Kruger
Ms. Karen Leatherwood
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Lehman
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Lewis
Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Long
Ms. Susan F. Loomis
Mr. Blake Loveless & Ms. Nancy Van Doren
Ms. Tiffany Martin
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph L. McDonald
Mrs. Laura Medina
Mrs. Millie Millspaugh
Mr. James Monroe & Ms. Linda Qualls
Mr. & Mrs. Victor Neal
Network for Good
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Neumann
Mr. & Mrs. John T. Nickel
Mr. & Mrs. John Power
Mr. Gary Quiggle
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Reeds
Ms. Leila Safavi
Drs. K. Micheal & Lodie Saliba
Mr. Mark Sanders & Ms. Sarah Poston
Mr. & Mrs. Ortwin Schmidt
Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Seiders
Mr. & Mrs. Hastings Siegfried
Mr. R. Thomas Seymour &
Judge Stephanie Seymour
Mr. Dawit Soparkdithapong &
Ms. Eileen Schaumleffle
Stange Law Firm, PC
Dr. & Mrs. Bruce C. Stoesser
Jill and Robert Thomas Charitable Fund
Mr. Conley Tunnell & Ms. Nancy Bailey
Mr. & Mrs. Randolph Wagner
Warburton Family Foundation Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Don Wellendorf
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Whaling
Ms. Patricia W. Wheeler
Mr. & Mrs. Clint Whisenhunt
Mr. & Mrs. Adam White
Mrs. Daphne Wise
Mr. & Dr. Ronald Woosley
Mr. David Yurman
Grand $500 – $999
Mr. & Mrs. Alex Adwan
Ms. Hope Alexander
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Anderson
Mr. Herb Beattie & Ms. Mary Sommer
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bires
Mr. Michael Broyles
Mr. R. Jay Chandler
Mr. John Clark
ConocoPhillips
Mr. & Mrs. Craig Cooper
Ms. Marsha Duncan
Mrs. Patricia Eaton
Ms. Anne S Erker
Mr. & Mrs. David Fell
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Fore
Ms. Hughla Foreman
Mr. & Mrs. Marc Frazier
Mr. Eric Grimshaw
Revocable Trust of Orpha J. Harnish
Ms. Barbara Huston
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Kenneally
Ms. Kathryn Kenney
Mr. David Kucinskas & Ms. Paula Cadogan
Mr. Rodney Kutz
Mr. & Mrs. R. Dobie Langenkamp
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lengacher
Dr. & Mrs. David O. Merifield
Mr. Roy Moore
Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Norman II
Mr. & Mrs. Danny Overland
Mr. & Mrs. D. Lindsay Perkins
Mr. & Mrs. David Pounds
Mrs. Annette Pringle
Mr. & Mrs. Shae Roggendorff
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rule
Mr. Richard S. Ruprecht
Mr. & Mrs. David Siegler
Tracy Spears & Mrs. Rosemary Harris
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Tate
Sudip Tripathy
Mr. Ralph Tucker & Mrs. Marilyn Inhofe Tucker
Mr. & Mrs. Marc Van Hooser
Mrs. Mollie B. Williford
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Young

Sustaining Member $250 – $499
Anonymous
Mrs. Carole A. Ashcraft
Mr. Richard Blevins
Ms. Delia Brown
Dr. & Mrs. William Burnett
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Campbell
Chelsea Gallery
Mr. Brian Cho
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Conrad
Mr. Joel Cousins & Mr. Alex Wilson
Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Covington
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Dickey
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Dieterlen
Mrs. Wauhilla Diggs
Mr. Rick Dodd
Fabricut, Inc.
Mr. Rick Fortner
Mr. & Mrs. Roy Fuller
Dr. & Mrs. Steven Gaede
Dr. Andrew Gottehrer
Mr. & Mrs. George L. Hangs, Jr.
Mr. J. Harkreader & Dr. Joyce Bumgardner
Mr. Michael Hitz
Mr. John Isaacs
Mr. & Mrs. Stan Johnson
Mr. Steven Johnson
Mr. Paul Kaplan
The Kerr Foundation, Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Alan Lewis
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Lewis
Mr. William Lobeck, Jr. & Ms. Kathryn Taylor
Dr. Bill Loughridge
Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Maye
Mr. John Meyer
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Morgan
Mr. & Mrs. J. Lyon Morehead
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Neal
Mr. Scott Neumann & Ms. Noreen McDonald
Mr. & Mrs. Kent F. Schobe
Schwab Charitable Fund
Mr. Thomas C. Stark
Sweets and Cream
Mr. Skip M. Teel, Jr & Mrs. Denise Senger
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Tow
Mr. Ed Van Eman
Mr. Christopher Weimer
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Woltz
Mr. & Mrs. John Young

In Memory Of
Mary Athens
Virginia Atwood
Ray Booker
Lauren Filstrup
John C. Fischer
Anne Gebetsberger
Orpha J. Harnish
Richard Hunt
Nettie Kelley
Joseph Kestner
Richard Koenig
Sharon “Kay” McConnell
Franklin Miller
Margaret Mitchell
“Otis”
Ella Parker
Deborah Pinkerton
Katherine Wolfe Sherman
Graham Sudbury
David Sylvan
Joanne S. Williams

In Honor Of
Rolf and Adele Blom
Sarah Coburn
Melanie DeMore
Stephen & Carol Kechulius
Leona Mitchell
Mary Erskine
Tod Neumann
Mike Sherrill