Tulsa (OK) Chapter


Tulsa (OK) Chapter member Link Runako Whittaker, M.D. received Tulsa’s Women of Color Expo 2018 Woman of The Year Award during their annual awards luncheon on September 15, 2018.  Link Runako was recognized for her commitment to the health and well-being of children in her practice as a pediatrician at Westview Pediatric Care.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a part of Senior Corps, highlighted Dr. Marilyn K. Troupe in Life’s Vintage Magazine in December, 2018. She was highlighted for her long and involved volunteer efforts throughout the Tulsa Community.  Her volunteer efforts include Gilcrease Elementary, Foster Care Review Board, St. Monica Catholic Church, the Convention and Visitors Bureau for Special Events and with the Friends of Rudisill Regional Library.

 Link Eleanor Payne and Connecting Link Larry Payne received the 2017 Beacon Award  to recognize individuals and organizations in the region and nation for their outstanding commitment to leadership, excellence and philanthropy.  This was awarded in the Business and Industry category.  The award was given at the “Bring it Home Gala” during the Grambling State University homecoming weekend.  The Foundation has raised over 1.2 million this year for student scholarships.

Presented by the Tulsa Community College Foundation, the 2017 Vision Dinner raised more than $370,000, the most successful in its 18-year history. The 2017 Vision Honorary Co-chairs are Michael and Libby Johnson seen left in the photo.