Sunday, June 25, 2006

Purple Sash Draws 450 for YWCA

Congratulations to OKC YWCA President and CEO, Jan Peery (above left) and her staff and board for their Purple Sash fundraiser June 22nd which was a huge success. There were fun fashions by Southern Charm of Norman's owner/designer Kayne Gillaspie (above right). He is a competitor on season 3 of the TV hit "Project Runway" which begins airing in mid-June. (One of his models was OCU grad and N.E.W. Leadership alum Carri Perrier. United Way CEO Bob Spinks guided us through the evening beautifully. Lt. Mark Wynn's eloquent remarks on domestic violence reminded us why we were there: to raise funds for the YWCA's women's shelter. Two remarkable Oklahoma City women leaders were recognized ~ educator Joyce Henderson (above center) and civil rights pioneer Clara Luper pictured below with Jean Warner on the left and Nancy Randolph Davis on right. Davis is the first African American admitted to Oklahoma A&M College.


  1. Kayne is so CUTE! I can't wait to see him on Project Runway. :)

  2. Jan and the YWCA board members do a fabulous job of promoting the YWCA mission of empowering women and eliminating racism. Because of their hard work women and their families in the metro area are able to safely access opportunities that will allow them to be successful. Thanks for your hard work!

  3. I think Kayne is just a-dor-able! It's going to be fun seeing him on PR3.