Emergency Infant Services is a non-profit organization which assists over 17,000 infants and toddlers each year. Funded through the generosity of the community, staff and volunteers work together to make sure that infants and toddlers have the essentials they need. We have no waiting periods or income qualifiers, operating on the theory that a hungry child cannot wait.
The Kaleidoscope Ball combines sophistication and fun with philanthropy and passion. It is a chance for community leaders and philanthropists to connect with those in need of infant services. For every dollar donated to Kaleidoscope Ball, $0.92 will go directly to the aid of the children and infants we assist each year.
Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the inspiration behind the
Kaleidoscope Ball 2016 theme: Electric Playground
Support our community's neediest by delighting your senses in the best private dining that Tulsa has to offer!
The historic and beautifully restored Art Deco building of 624 Kitchen and Catering--with details like its terrazzo accented floors and its marble columns which create a sense of intimacy--serves as the perfect place to unwind and enjoy. "Seasonal" and "sensual" are the keywords here. Guests will first mingle as they sample hors d'oeuvres such as roasted parsnip soup and foie gras mousse on brioche. Then, the live, sultry sounds of nationally renowned cellist Tia Juby will invite you to take a seat, relax, and relish in a menu created by chef Justin Thompson. From the honey braised pork belly with a frisee salad of fennel, orange, walnuts, and a homemade and local mustard vinaigrette to the beet poached king salmon served with caviar, herbed oyster mushroom, and horseradish cream, to the smoked tenderloin fillet with butternut squash, brussels sprouts, and a shallot and syrah and reduction, all the way to the ginger spiced budino with caramel, roasted apple chutney, and cashew brittle, you will never savor a meal quite like this one. Hand-selected wine pairings will accompany each course to maximize every tastebud.
Tickets are $500, or $1,000 per couple, and can be purchased in advance at eiskball.org.
The StoryMAKErs Project by Annie Ferris. A new side-by-side art experience where, together, the family and Annie develop and create a large-scale visual family heirloom on canvas, representing a selected memory special to the family.
The receiving family will send (1-2) children to Annie’s studio in the Tulsa Garden Center Carriage House over three 2-hour sessions to work alongside Annie in creating the family heirloom on either a 48x48 inch or 48x60 inch canvas. In between the children’s sessions, Annie will work to bring the piece together in preparation for the next session. The final masterpiece will be delivered to your home.
Signed House of Secrets book series by filmmaker Chris Columbus
EIS is pleased to announce that the George Kaiser Family Foundation is offering a matching grant in the amount of $135,000 for any new or increased donation to EIS in the past three (3) years of support.
EIS Volunteers’ Hand-Selected Fine Wines
Experience a sumptuous panoply of some of the best wines this world has to offer. This lot of over 30 bottles is hand-selected and generously donated by Emergency Infant Services’ board members and supporters, including Kaleidoscope Ball gala chairs Kayla and Scott Vaughn, Spectrum Society chairs Robert and Christian Leikam, and auction chairs Whitney and Dan Eslicker. Featuring vintages from Opus One, Silver Oak, Continuum (and many more) to an exquisite 1976 Hanzell Pinot Noir, every drop is sure to be a decadent treat for the palate. This is a one-of-a-kind offering for yourself or the wine-lover in your life!
Lots Generously Donated By:
Krista & Charlie Bendana, Lauren & Casey Bingham, Linda Black, Wendy & Gentner Drummond, Pam & Lee Eslicker, Whitney & Dan Eslicker, Bette & Michael Graves, Shannon Habermehl, Robert Haight, Stephanie & Max Heckenkemper, Amanda & Kent Hudson, Christian & Robert Leikam, Joanna Lundberg, Danni & Greg Morris, Brett Myers, Teresa & Bryan Nowlin, Larry Rooney & Porscha Radcliffe, Scott & Kayla Vaughn, and Carey Cadieux Ward
Don your favorite jersey and some purple, green and gold beads – the winner of this auction is headed to New Orleans for the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend! This annual festival of the National Basketball Association is an exciting string of events, including exhibitions and performances, and culminating in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 19. Two lucky fans will receive tickets to that, as well as to the Slam Dunk Challenge and Skills Test the day before. Watch the best of the best, and cheer on our Thunder hero, Russell Westbrook, as he goes for MVP for the third time in a row. Not only is round trip airfare included, but the icing on the beignet is that you’ll be in the Crescent City on the first weekend of Mardi Gras! Don’t miss this chance to ball like LeBron.
Generously donated by Mike & Maurine Keller Thornton in memory of Paul Keller
To enjoy the thrill of Canada’s world-class fly fishing, all you have to do is one thing: choose the ideal location. This unique package allows the winner to select between Jasper National Park, Lake Louise or Whistler! The first two hotels are located within the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the latter is a landmark ski-in ski-out hotel. Whether it is Alberta or British Columbia, you and three friends are sure to be inspired by Canada’s grandeur and rugged beauty. Its pristine wilderness, with stunning mountains and crystal-clear lakes, is the envy of any postcard. Embark on the adventure of freshwater fly fishing with your own guide, and let the fun begin. No detail is overlooked – boat, bait, gear, breakfast and lunch are all included. When the day is done, your spacious suite at any of these three decadent Fairmont resorts is the perfect place to unwind, soak in the hot tub, enjoy reading by the fire or dine in one of their exceptional restaurants.
Must be used by September 9, 2017
Bask in the evening glow of one of Tulsa’s finest sunsets from the exclusive and exceptional terrace at the McBirney Mansion. Built in 1928 by architect John Long for banker John McBirney, this gorgeous, private, 15,900 square foot residence sits on nearly three acres atop a hill overlooking the Arkansas River. It was recently renovated to perfection and now features original details with modern luxury. Twelve pampered guests will have exclusive access to this property as they regale themselves in an evening of cocktails, good company, and fine cuisine. The feast will be prepared by James Shrader of the Palace Café and hosted by Wendy and Gentner Drummond, one of Tulsa’s most gracious and fun-loving couples.
• Up to 12 people at a mutually-agreed-upon date
Expires September 9, 2017
Generously donated by Wendy & Gentner Drummond and James Shrader
This show-stopping 4.89 ct. faceted, cushion cut, rainbow moonstone set in an 18.5 karat yellow gold ring will be sure to catch the eye of any lover of sparkles and jewels. With .18 carat total weight of round brilliant diamonds this original piece, expertly created by renowned jewelry designer Susan Sadler, will set your jewelry collection apart from all others.
Ms. Sadler is long known for her award-winning gemstone pieces inspired by her love of gardening, architecture and travel.
Generously donated by Sudan Sadler
Steep yourself in history on this unforgettable eight-day journey through the gorgeous countryside of Scotland. This is a couple’s golden ticket to staying at a spectacular collection of some of the world’s most magnificent castles and mansions set in Edinburgh, Perthshire, Inverness, Fort William and Loch Lomond.
Your journey begins with Edinburgh Castle. This historic fortress dominates the city from its lofty seat atop an extinct volcanic rock. You’ll be nearby the sites with your stay at the Balmoral Hotel, an exclusive retreat in the heart of the city. The 19th-century Ballathie House in Perthshire puts you just steps away from the River Tay, as well as Scone Palace, the crowning-place of the Kings of the Scots, and Glamis Castle, which has royal and literary connections as the birthplace of Princess Margaret and the location of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Next you’ll stay at the Culloden House, an exquisite Georgian mansion on nearly 40 breathtaking acres. You’ll then behold Inverlochy Castle, which is set among the glens, lochs, and mountains of the West Highlands and was the site of two historic battles. Your exploration will continue with your stay along the Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond at the majestic Cameron House.
From artwork and painted ceilings, to heather-dappled glens and splendid gardens, these baronial castles, mansions, and grounds have inspired Queen Victoria, who wrote of Inverlochy Castle, “I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot.”
Must be used by March 31, 2018
Generously donated by Debbie Zinke
The Big Apple will look extra shiny for two jetsetters as they take on New York City in the utmost style. You will look resplendent as you slip into the first-class cabin on your flight, flipping through the latest Vogue. Upon landing, head straight to your sumptuous accommodations at the 11 Howard Hotel, a five-star hotel located in the heart of fashionable SOHO. You and a friend will then enjoy exclusive access to premier designer Veronica Beards’s runway show, a private meet & greet with light bites and wine, as well as two tickets to see "Waitress", one of Broadway’s newest shows and a 2016 Tony Award® nominee, featuring music and lyrics by GRAMMY® Award nominee Sara Bareilles.
Generously donated by Steve Aberson – Abersons, Christian & Robert Leikam, Tony Award-winning Producers Ryan Jude Tanner and Jay Krottinger – Square 1 Theatrics, and Kayla & Scott Vaughn
“Eleven eleven” is a date you won’t forget: a progressive party of fun and fine dining awaits the winner of this auction and 15 fortunate friends on this auspicious date, November 11, 2016. Begin the festivities with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at “The Brooksider,” Rusty Patton’s George E. Day, Jr.-designed home, whose magnificent third-story rooftop deck overlooks the hustle and bustle of Brookside. This moveable feast continues with a delightful dinner at the impeccable Pat Fox-designed, ultra-sleek residence of Kaleidoscope Ball gala chairs Kayla and Scott Vaughn. The night is capped off with dessert at Betsy and Bryan Hendershot’s private residence. This Mediterranean-style home, designed by Californian Architect Richard Robertson and New York’s Charlotte Moss, is also known as the “sister” house to the nearby Villa Philbrook.
Generously donated by Betsy & Brian Hendershot, Rusty Patton, Stonehorse, and Kayla & Scott Vaughn
Fulfill your wanderlust and leave the real world behind! The winner of this item and nine friends will be immersed for a week in an Indonesian paradise within the splendor of a luxurious mansion set along the palm-fringed, white sand beaches of Bali. This five-bedroom villa, each with its own en-suite bathroom, is surrounded by lush gardens and features a private infinity pool and sun lounges. Fall asleep to the rhythm of the waves and awaken to a delicious meal and tropical cocktail prepared by your own chef and barman.
With breathtaking views, thousands of temples, dramatic volcanoes, world-class surfing, snorkeling, diving, a vibrant culture, and some of the most genuinely warm inhabitants in the world, Bali is the “love” in “Eat, Pray, Love.” When you are ready to explore, your personal chauffeur will whisk you away in a luxury vehicle. Take your pick from a wealth of opportunities: the Seminyak region of Bali is home to some of the best fine dining restaurants in Asia, the best shopping for local fashion and art, and the best clubs and resorts on the island. You’ll also have full access to the Canggu Club, Bali’s premier entertainment and sporting venue. Set on a sprawling estate amongst tranquil rice fields, the Club’s features include a fitness center and lap pool, a tennis center, multiple dining opportunities, and the Body Temple Spa.
With this trip, you’ll find adventure, culture, and restoration in health and spirit.
Must be used by September 9, 2017
Take the guesswork out of hosting—this prized auction item includes dinner for eight people in your home...four times! Each quarter of the coming year, you will have a specially-prepared meal by one of Tulsa’s best chefs: Chef Devin Levine the Executive Chef for the BOK Arena and Cox Business Center, Chef Tuck Curren of Biga, Chef Tim Richards of Doc’s Wine & Food, and Chef Michelle Donaldson of Tallgrass Prairie Table. Certified Sommelier, Jared Jordan, will expertly pair distinctive wines with each delectable menu and will also attend the dinners to discuss the pairings. To top it off, The French Bouquet will assemble beautiful floral centerpieces for each event. This is your opportunity to truly enjoy life, entertain without the hassle of preparation, and sit down to savor each moment with your friends.
Must be used by December 31, 2017
Generously donated by Chef Devin Levine, Chef Tuck Curren, Chef Michelle Donaldson, Doc’s Wine & Food, The French Bouquet, and MixCo Bar
Sometimes, you just have to be there. Two golf aficionados will snag this opportunity to watch the pros tee off in the Final Rounds of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia the weekend of April 8-9, 2017. The Masters, with its rare combination of mystery, prestige and exclusivity, attracts the world’s attention each April and is considered the best-run golf tournament in the world by fans and golfers alike. If you have never been to The Masters, you can’t fully appreciate the magnificence of Augusta National Golf Course or the event. Watching The Masters on television is enjoyable…attending The Masters is unforgettable. Here is an opportunity for you to experience it all in person and in comfort. This peachy package includes daily round trip transfer to the event and a three-night stay in an ideally located two-bedroom, two-bath private residence or condo.
You and five friends will experience a shopping jaunt to Dallas, TX in pure luxury. Begin and end your 12-hour girls’ trip with a flight in a private jet and limousine transportation to all of your shopping and dining destinations. You’ll be doing it big, and doing it right – a private, personal shopper at the resplendent Stanley Korshak will take care of all your sartorial desires then whisk you away to a private champagne lunch. This is your chance to luxuriate the day away with your friends!
Must be used by September 1, 2017
Generously donated by Leigh & John Reaves and Stanley Korshak
Bathe in vacation bliss for seven days and six nights as you luxuriate in your own four-bedroom villa on St. Thomas island! Featuring four private suites, its own pool and dazzling views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea, this villa is the ideal home base for a tropical adventure with your luckiest family and friends. Go island-hopping, kayaking or swimming with sea turtles! This is also the place for marlin sport fishing and other catches of a lifetime, or enjoying the local four-star reefs on a breathtaking dive or snorkel. Leave your worries at home, the round trip airport transfers will sweep you away as soon as your plane lands. This dream vacation is a lasting memory in the making.
Must be used by September 9, 2017
Generously donated by Carey Cadieux Ward