59th Annual Awards Dinner

59th Annual Awards Dinner Honoring Judy Kishner and The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Reception at 6 p.m.

Dinner and Program at 7 p.m.


Judy Kishner & The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation

The impact made by Judy Kishner and The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation is felt through Oklahoma every day. The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation seeks to alleviate the symptoms of poverty, enrich health and wellness, and empower and inspire community members to improve their lives.

Judy has served the Tulsa community in many arenas.  Judy co-chaired with cousin, Gail Z. Richards, the Building Tulsa, Building Lives campaign in 2007 as an outgrowth of the Mayor’s Task Force to End Chronic Homelessness.  The campaign raised $36 million to provide over 400 affordable housing units for homeless individuals and those at risk.  Over 70 agencies collaborated to help stabilize and provide supportive services for residents occupying scattered site, single occupancy apartments.

Judy was appointed to the Tulsa City-County Library Commission in 1984 and chaired the Commission in 1990-91 and 1992-93. In 1993, Judy was an appointee of the Library Trust Board and chaired the Trust in 1996 and 1997. In conjunction with these roles, she helped establish "Mr. Henry's Books" and "Books to Treasure", programs offered by the Tulsa City-County Library system to train teachers and inspire children to become lifelong readers. Judy and Ruth K. Nelson co-chaired the fundraising efforts to expand the now known Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges. She has also served on the boards of the Nature Conservancy, Day Center for the Homeless, the National Conference of Christians and Jews (OCCJ's predecessor), and the Alzheimer's Association.

Judy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa. After working at Sooner Pipe & Supply, Judy transitioned to help and oversee the Family Foundations. Her current roles include President of The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Trustee and Board of Directors at Saint Francis Health System, Board of Directors of Spay Oklahoma, Inc., Advisory Board for The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, and the Advisory Council of Mental Health Association Oklahoma. 

Judy Kishner continues the family tradition of giving.  Her decades of public service and the impactful work of the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation will have a lasting impact in the lives of so many in our community and state.


Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor - $25,000

  • Three premier tables for ten (30 reservations)
  • Special recognition in event publicity, program
  • Representative may give welcome remarks from the podium

Human Spirit Sponsor - $12,500

  • Two premier tables for ten (20 reservations)
  • Special recognition in event publicity, program, and from the podium

Community and Justice Sponsor - $7,500

  • One premier table for ten (10 reservations)
  • Special recognition in event publicity, program and from the podium

One World Circle - $5,000

  • One preferred table for ten (10 reservations)
  • Special recognition in the program

Bridge Builder Sponsor - $3,000

  • One reserved table for ten (10 reservations)
  • Special recognition in the program Individual

Tickets - $300


For any additional information or to sponsor the event, contact Mandy Winton at 918-583-1361 or mwinton@occjok.org.

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