PRESS RELEASE
February 12, 2015
For more information contact:
Dr. Genell Coleman, MHP Executive Director, (918) 833-9865 [email protected]
OR Sonia Roark, MHP Executive Assistant 918-833-9870 [email protected]
How sweet it is! Sweet Cravings Fundraiser
To benefit the Margaret Hudson Program (MHP)
Here’s a sweet date to put on your Tulsa social calendar. Patrons are invited to indulge
themselves at the annual Sweet Cravings fundraising event for the Margaret Hudson
Program (MHP). The event is set for Saturday evening, March 28, 2015, from 7-10 pm
at the DoubleTree Hotel-Warren Place, 6110 S. Yale Ave. Returning in all its sweet glory,
patrons will be tempted by sweets and desserts from Tulsa’s finest restaurants and
confectionaries. Savory hors d’oeuvres will be catered by the Doubletree Hotel. A silent
auction will feature baskets filled with themed goodies such as sports events, weekend
getaways, spa and beauty retreats and dinner parties. Patrons will be entertained in style
with jazz performed by the Sounds of
Music Orchestra Little Big Band. KOTV
news anchor Lori Fullbright will serve
as emcee. A cash bar will be available.
Adults only – no one under 21; cocktail
attire. Parking is complimentary and
valet parking will be available.
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The Sweet Cravings 2015 Honorary Co-Chairs are Dr. Jorge Gonzalez and his wife,
Gloria Kelley Gonzalez. Jorge and Gloria have five children and two dogs. Dr. Gonzalez
serves on staff at St. John Medical Center as a neurologist. Owner of the GKG and Associates
executive search firm, Gloria is a recognized business leader, recruiter and outplacement
expert. She is also the co-founder of BESTMLI.org, a Christian-based executive leadership
program.
Sweet Cravings event proceeds will support the comprehensive academic,
childcare, healthcare and social support services the Margaret Hudson Program provides
to pregnant and parenting teen mothers. MHP is a local tax-deductible nonprofit, Tulsa
Area United Way partner agency. MHP helps teen mothers achieve healthy pregnancies,
raise healthy infants and learn child development concepts. Our programs and services
prepare students to support stable, nurturing and self-supporting families.
For more information about the Sweet Cravings fundraiser or to read the short
bios of the Dr. and Mrs. Gonzalez, please visit www.margarethudson.org/sweet-cravings.
Individual tickets to Sweet Cravings are $75. Event sponsorships packages are available,
ranging from $250 to $20,000.
To become a Sweet Cravings sponsor or purchase a ticket online, go to:
https://margarethudson.ejoinme.org/SweetCravingsSponsorship2015.
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Expanded Bio: Gloria Kelley Gonzalez – Sweet Cravings Honorary Co-Chair
In partnership with her husband, Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, the Honorary Co-Chair of Margaret
Hudson’s Sweet Cravings 2015 fundraising event is Gloria Kelley Gonzalez. Gloria is a
recognized leader in the executive search industry as a business owner, recruiter and
outplacement expert. She serves the industry with many years of experience in recruiting
top-level executives in Oklahoma and throughout the U.S. Gloria is widely known as a
master business developer and networker and is always seeking the best strategic and
operational solutions for her clients to achieve sustainable corporate growth.
Gloria’s GKG and Associates executive search firm has a special expertise in the oil
and gas, accounting, manufacturing and engineering industries. GKG distinguishes itself by
maintaining long-term professional relationships with clients and providing service with a
personal touch. GKG was just recognized by the Journal Record as one of Tulsa’s Up and
Coming Top 40 Businesses. Gloria is also the co-founder of BESTMLI.org, a Christian-based
executive leadership program.
Whether you know her in the community, on a chamber committee or on past advisory
boards, Gloria demonstrates her “hands-on networking” expertise. Gloria is a strong
champion of MHP and its mission to provide pregnant and parenting teen mothers an
opportunity to continue their academic education with the support of childcare and
comprehensive social and health services.
Expanded Bio: Jorge Gonzalez, MD – Sweet Cravings Honorary Co-Chair
Sweet Cravings Honorary Co-Chair Dr. Jorge Gonzalez serves on staff St. John Medical
Center. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Universidad de Navarra Facultad de
Medicina in Pamplona, Spain. Dr. Gonzalez received medical training at Drexel-Hahnemann
University Hospital, Philadelphia in Neurology and at the University of Miami-Jackson
Memorial Hospital Medical Center in the area of Neurological Rehabilitation.
In his 30-plus years of career experience, Dr. Gonzalez has practiced in various parts of
Tulsa, providing out-patient and in-patient medicine, as well as consultations. His primary
area of interest is in the treatment of head injuries, migraines, seizures, muscle
contractions and movement disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and epilepsy. One of the
qualities that sets Dr. Gonzalez apart from others in his field is his acceptance of alternative
approaches to migraine treatment and palliation. He highlights the importance of a holistic
focus on areas like diet.
Dr. Gonzalez enjoys a private practice healthcare setting because he feels comfortable
freely exchanging information with his colleagues, enabling him to provide optimal care to
his patients. He has enjoyed living in Tulsa since arriving here in 1995. He and his wife,
Gloria, have five children and two dogs.
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BACKGROUNDER: Margaret Hudson Program
The mission of Margaret Hudson Program is to provide comprehensive academic and family
support services to help teen mothers succeed in life and parent healthy families.
The overall goal of the Margaret Hudson Program (MHP) is to provide wraparound support
services to keep pregnant and parenting teens in school rather than dropping out, and to
reduce the incidence of subsequent teen pregnancies. We help teen mothers achieve
healthy pregnancies, raise healthy infants and learn child development concepts. We teach
parenting and life skills, and provide quality early childhood education. All of our programs
and services are designed to prepare students to become contributing members of the
community and create a more stable, nurturing and self-supporting family.
Since our program began in 1968, MHP has served more than 10,000 teens and their
children. We are the only multi-disciplinary nonprofit organization in Oklahoma that
serves the academic and social support needs of pregnant and parenting teens. In a typical
year, MHP serves approximately 160 teen girls and 70 infants and young children. MHP
serves pregnant and parenting girls in grades 6-12, ages 11-19, as well as the children of
our students, age 2 weeks to two years old. Our comprehensive services are provided in
five core areas: education, counseling and social services, healthcare, early childhood
education, and community outreach services.
MHP helps teen mothers create futures for their families that are healthy, nurturing and
economically secure. MHP makes a positive difference in the daily lives and futures of
pregnant and parenting teens. There is no charge for pregnant and parenting teens to
attend the Margaret Hudson Program. MHP’s comprehensive programs are offered on two
academic campuses in partnership with Tulsa and Broken Arrow Public Schools.
Dr. Genell Coleman, MHP Executive Director:
[email protected]; (918) 833-9865
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