Community leaders Martha and Michael Coffman will chair the 42nd Annual Renaissance Ball, the largest annual fundraiser benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The black-tie gala, to be held Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, will honor Drs. Amalia and Paul Silverstein.
The evening will feature an open bar cocktail reception followed by an elegant dinner. The late night celebration, a separate ticketed event, will begin at 9:30 p.m. with an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres continuing until midnight.
“Martha and I look forward to the Renaissance Ball every year,” said Michael. “We are honored to serve as this year’s chairs and thrilled that our efforts will provide for additional programming, exhibitions, events and learning opportunities at the Museum. Since this event is the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser, we understand how important it is to the Museum and the community. We hope a record number of people will show their support for OKCMOA while enjoying a wonderful night at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.”
Martha added, “The Museum is an important part of Oklahoma City and we are thankful to be part of its success. We enjoy attending lectures, exhibition openings and the Renaissance Ball. There is always something wonderful going on at OKCMOA, we are lucky to have a world-class art museum right here in Oklahoma City.”
Michael and Martha have attended Renaissance Ball for many years, and Michael currently serves on the Museum’s board. Michael retired as President and CEO of Panhandle Oil and Gas in December 2016 after 26 years of service. He also currently serves on the board of directors of the Oklahoma City branch of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank and as a member of the advisory board of directors for the Bank of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City.
Martha co-owns Roadrunner Embroidery and Promotions with their son, Jeff. Roadrunner has been a family business for over 30 years and is a wholesale provider of clothing with corporate logos and corporate promotion items. Martha and Michael are graduates of Oklahoma State University.
Drs. Amalia and Paul Silverstein, this year’s honorees, are long-standing supporters of the Museum. They have served as chairs of the Renaissance Ball, Renaissance Ball sponsor chairs, and as members of board committees. Amalia has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2002 and is currently chair of the collections and exhibitions committee.
Dr. Paul Silverstein is a world-renowned plastic surgeon. He is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Paul Silverstein Burn Center at Integris Baptist Medical Center. He also serves on the Integris Baptist Foundation Board. Paul served in the United States Army where he earned a Meritorious Service Medal. He was named Oklahoma City Phi Beta Kappa of the Year in 2000.
Dr. Amalia Miranda Silverstein is a highly regarded ophthalmologist. She is also the Honorary Consul of Spain to the State of Oklahoma and a member of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra.
“Amalia and Paul have been incredibly important in getting the Museum to where we are today,” said E. Michael Whittington, president and CEO. “Their years of service have been invaluable to the success of our institution. I also want to thank the Coffmans for chairing this year’s event. The event is sure to be a success in their capable hands.”
For information about how to become a sponsor, contact Kimberley Worrell at (405) 278-8225 or [email protected]