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People & Places: Brainiac Ball raises nearly $612,000 for Family & Children's Services

People & Places: Brainiac Ball raises nearly $612,000 for Family & Children's Services

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Family & Children’s Services trivia and auction night, Brainiac Ball, raised more than a half million dollars for Tulsans in need, a record amount in the event’s 12-year history.

The ball, which took place May 30 at the Cox Business Center in downtown, raised $611,965 — a 10 percent increase over 2014’s event.

More than 620 people attended the event, which included a trivia competition and auction items such as Oklahoma City Thunder VIP tickets, luxurious getaways and other unique experiences.

“The importance of the work we do, along with the generosity of our donors, makes for a record-breaking event,” said Susan McCalman, development director with Family & Children’s Services. “Our volunteers, led by chairs Marianne Ballard and Jennifer Cooper, worked so hard to make the evening very special and fun. We have the best supporters in Tulsa.”

Preceding the successful event was another record-breaking Family & Children’s Services fundraiser, the White Party, which on May 1 raised $100,000 for Tulsans in need.

James D. Watts Jr. 918-581-8478

james.watts@tulsaworld.com

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