Renaissance Ball

44th Annual Renaissance Ball

Friday, September 6, 2019

7:00 pm to Midnight

Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club

Black Tie | Valet provided

Event Chairs: Caroline and Durward Hendee

Event Co-Chairs: Lindsay and Jeff Graham


Leslie and Cliff Hudson

Limited individual tickets are on sale now! $650 Member | $750 Non-member To purchase individual tickets, contact Lauden Baker at (405) 278-8209 or

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s 2019 Renaissance Ball will honor two of the Museum’s most generous supporters and leaders, Leslie and Cliff Hudson.

Leslie and Cliff Hudson have been loyal supporters of the Museum both personally and professionally for many years. Leslie has served on the Museum’s Board of Trustees since 1997 and served as Board Chair from 2004-2006. Leslie and Cliff have been season sponsors to the Museum for twenty years, with their generous support underwriting many of the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. The Hudsons chaired the 2008 Renaissance Ball and served as Sponsorship chairs in 2002.

Dr. Leslie Hudson received her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma and was a faculty member until 2000. Among her many civic activities, she is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, and a former member of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

Cliff Hudson is currently of counsel with Crowe & Dunlevy Law Firm. He is former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Sonic Corporation. He is a former trustee of the Ford Foundation and past chairman of the board of trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

In addition, SONIC has served as a season sponsor to the Museum since 2012 as the presenting partner for SONIC Free Family Day, a bi-annual event that has welcomed over 28,000 visitors since its inception. In 2001, the SONIC Arts Education Endowment Fund was established to fund arts education programs at the Museum. This endowment currently serves as the only Museum endowment established by a corporation.

Please join us in extending our deepest gratitude to Leslie and Cliff Hudson for their support of the arts and education in our community and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

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Would you like to join us in advancing the Museum’s mission by supporting the 44th Annual Renaissance Ball? This event is the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s single most important fundraiser for our upcoming season, including our summer exhibition Van Gogh, Monet and Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


Click here to download this year’s commitment form. For more information on how to become an event sponsor contact Lauden Baker at (405) 278-8209 or Sponsor information must be received by June 14, 2019 to be recognized on the Ball invitation.


Thank you to our event sponsors:

Master Underwriter
Inasmuch Foundation
Mrs. C.B. Cameron/American Fidelity Foundation/First Fidelity Bank/InvesTrust
MidFirst Bank
OGE Energy Corporation
Nancy and George Records
W&W/AFCO Steel

Bank of Oklahoma
Julie and Mark Beffort
The Chickasaw Nation
Crowe & Dunlevy/Cynda and Larry Ottaway
Christy and Jim Everest
Devon Energy Corporation
Mrs. Henry J. Freede
Caroline and Durward Hendee
Leslie and Clifford Hudson
Jennifer and Aaron Ketter
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
The Oklahoman Media Compnany
Presbyterian Health Foundation
Lance and Cindy Ruffel
SONIC Drive-In
Glenna and Richard Tanenbaum

The Ann Lacy Foundation
Edward Barth
Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores
Lawrence H. and Ronna C. Davis
Delaney Family Foundation
David and Kirsten Griffin
Debbie and Jay Harper
Suzette and S. Kim Hatfield
Bette Jo and Frank Hill
HoganTaylor LLP
JP Morgan
Gary C. Johnston
Jenee and Darren Lister
Virginia W. and James C. Meade
Jeaneen Naifeh
Alice and Phil Pippin
Nancy Schraad and Brad Kelly
Richard L. Sias
Drs. Paul and Amalia Silverstein
Simmons Bank

Leigh Ann and Paul Albers
Dr. and Mrs. Roy W. Bankhead
Cindy and Bob Barnard
Tina and Elby Beal
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Bethea
Annie Bohanon and Henry Browne, Jr.
Sharon and John R. Bozalis
Dr. and Mrs. L. Joe Bradley
Allen Brown
Hal and Kathy Brown
Donna and Len Cason
Robert H. Clements/Clements Foods Foundation
Andy and Nancy Coats
Michael and Martha Coffman
Comtech Design Print and Mail
Janet and William R. Cook, II
Cory’s Audio Visual
Art and Sandy Cotton/Cotton Consulting
Melinda and Paul Cox
Matthew Davis/Davis Business Law
Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, LLP
Peggy and Nick Duncan
Mr. and Mrs. James D. English
Tricia Everest
Dr. and Mrs. Royice Everett
Larry and Roberta Fields
John and Sue Francis
Mr. and Mrs. Wm Frankfurt
Mr. and Mrs. Gary F. Fuller
Garrett and Company Resources
Linda D. Garrett
Ann Felton and Bob Gilliland
Lindsay and Jeff Graham
Grand Dental Studio – Sandra and Michael Kirk
Elizabeth and Christopher Haggard
Jane Harlow
Mr. Casey S. Harrah
Heritage Trust
The Honorable Jerome A. Holmes
Jay and Melissa Holobach
Dr. and Mrs. Joe M. Howell
Lucinda and David Huffman
Laurie McCann Hyde
Garrett and Cassie Jackson
Barbara and Mason P. Jett, MD
Becky and Warren Johnson
Don and Carol Kaspereit
Sandra and Michael Kirk
Kirkpatrick Bank/Jane and David Sutter
Linda and Duke R. Ligon
Manhattan Construction Company
Penny and John A. McCaleb
Marta and Mark McCubbin
John R. “Rob” McCune
Mr. and Mrs. David McDaniel
Mr. and Mrs. K.T. Meade, Jr.
Virginia A. Meade
Dr. and Mrs. Mark H. Mellow
Courtney Briggs Melton and Timothy Melton
Margaret and Jack Neely – In Honor of Caroline and Durward Hendee
Sarah and Zack Newby
Polly and Larry Nichols
Chip Oppenheim
Mr. and Mrs. David Ostrowe
Darlene and Larry Parman
Caroline and Guy Patton
Joan Payne
Suzanne Peck and David Neff
Justin Porter/DJP Medical LLC
Mary and Bill Price
Bill and Nikki Puffinbarger
John and Tori Raines
Drs. Robert and Suzanne Reynolds
Lisa and Brad Richardson
Claudia and Jim Robertson
Marianne and Pat Rooney
Manda and Mark Ruffin
Cindi and Michael Shelby
Linda and Steve Slawson
Smith & Pickel Construction, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Sparling
Mr. and Mrs. Wes Struebing
Marnie and Clayton Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Thompson
Nicole and Tony Tran
Trochta’s Flowers & Garden Center
Anna and Jimmy Turnini
Hardy and Kari Watkins
Max Weitzenhoffer
Millar B. White, Jr.
Renate and Chuck Wiggin
Casey and Rainey Williams
Anne W. Workman



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