Heart of Henry
Named for the compassionate heart of community philanthropist Henry Zarrow, The Heart of Henry features an annual banquet and award presentation. Mr. Henry dedicated his life to helping those who are less fortunate, and this event recognizes someone who shares the philanthropic vision he embraced — an individual who has dedicated his or her life to transforming the Tulsa community by helping others, inclusive of the Day Center.
In 2016 we added the Katie Eller Youth Philanthropy Award, given to an individual or group who, at a young age, had or has an affinity for the Day Center. The inaugural award was given to its namesake, Katie Eller, who raised more than $350,000 for the Tulsa Day Center as a child through her Lemon-Aid movement.
2021 Chairs: Karen and Joel Kantor
Save the Date – We’re Going Virtual!
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Link to the online event will be emailed.
2021 award recipient:
In 2021, we will honor Board Member David Poarch with the Heart of Henry Award for his 25 years of service to the Tulsa Day Center, and his many contributions to our organization and clients.
2021 Volunteers of the Year:
Mary and Jamie Oldaker
Our Volunteers of the Year Award will go to Mary and Jamie Oldaker who since 2016 have donated the proceeds from ticket sales to their music festival, MOJOFest. Legendary drummer Jamie Oldaker died in July after battling cancer.
Read More about Mary and Jamie Oldaker >
Previous award recipients
2020 – Tom Biolchini
2019 – Judy Kishner
2018 – St. John Health System
2017 – Dr. Gerard Clancy
2016 – Dave Hentschel
2015 – President David Boren
2014 – Chester Cadieux
2013 – Walt Helmerich
2020 – Emily Lucas
2018 – Quinn Leos
2017 – Amy Coretz
2016 – Katie Eller
2020 – Cindy Johnson and
2019 – CASHnip Kitty
To view more photos of the 2020 event – Click Here
All proceeds from the Heart of Henry benefit Tulsa Day Center. The success of this event depends on sponsorships — learn more about how you can help.