2016 EVENT

thousands of reasons logoThousands of Reasons Gala –
Celebrating Distinguished Alumni and Educators

Monday, November 14, 2016
Lincoln Learning Center, 425 Mercy Drive, El Reno
Doors open at 6 pm; dinner at 6:30 pm
Event Chairman:  Maribeth VonTungeln
Event Committee:  Jay Emory, JP Fitzgerald, Dana Gibson, Karen Reed
Auctioneer:  TE Mayo

 

Jay Hannah resizedSpecial host:  Mr. Jay Hanna
Jay Hannah is Executive Vice-President of Financial Services BancFirst, Oklahoma City.  He has been in banking for 33 years.  Mr. Hannah holds a BA/ED from Northeastern State University in his native Tahlequah, a Masters degree from Oklahoma State University, is a SLEP Graduate of the University of Oklahoma, and holds banking certificates from the University of Colorado’s Graduate Banking School and from the American Bankers Association’s National Lending School at the University of Oklahoma.  He is a charter class graduate of Leadership Oklahoma.
Mr. Hannah is a Citizen of the Cherokee Nation where he served as the Secretary-Treasurer and chaired the Nation’s first Constitutional Convention in 1999.  He has written extensively on Native Government Reform, and was a participant in Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Executive Project on Native Constitution Reform.
A biographical sketch in The Oklahoman sheds light on the distinction of his profession by identifying him as a “connector.”  He connects customers to their dreams and ambitions; he uses his musical talent to connect the causes he supports to their goals; and, as a Cherokee and citizen of Oklahoma, he ‘connects practically everything with his heritage and upbringing.”
Mr. Hannah received his minor in history.  He says “history is a very vibrant weave in my personal tapestry.  Concepts of history, the continuity between the past and present, are very apparent.”

 

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS:
VonTungeln Bread, baked by David & Maribeth VonTungeln

Enjoy a week in the Cool Pines of Alto, New Mexico …….Mark and Dana Gibson

NASCAR weekend in Kansas City……Curtis and Linda Blanc

 

CORPORATE SPONSORS

Thousands of Reasons…………. $1000.00 Donors

BancFirst

El RenoTribune

Heritage Integrated Solutions

Winner’s Circle…………………. $750 Donors

MidFirst Bank

Gold Club………….. $500.00 Donors

Cavin Wrecker

C2 Security

El Reno Board of Education

Festivities Event Center

Fogg Law

Gemini

Mark and Dana Gibson

Handley Law

Hensley’s Best Western

King Electric

Mercy Health

OGE Energy

Ratliff Accounting

Russell-Murray Hospice

Wise Sales Company, Inc. and Stone Chase Stables

Silver Club…………….. $250 Donors

Advantage Insurance Group

Bill’s Auto–Gary and Terry Bates

Diffee Ford and Lincoln

Farmer’s Insurance Group–Bud Chronister and Jill Phillips

Lynn and Michelle Tate

El Reno Family Dentistry

Interbank

Midwest Music

Old Republic Title

State Farm Insurance, Gary Baumwart

Ward Construction

Robin White, DDS

Bronze Club………. $100.00 Donors

Bretz Computers

Carder Chiropractic

JKM

Dr. Karen and Larry Jennings

Rick Jones Buick GMC

Alan Mauldin, DDS

Rinehart, Rinehart, Rinehart, Attorneys at Law

Schwarz Oil

Other:

Clint Williams, Inventus