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About the Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation

 

Since 2008, the annual event Tokyo in Tulsa (TnT) has given back to the community that has so generously supported it by choosing a worthy charity which embodies our values.  As Tokyo in Tulsa has grown, the list of charitable organization that we would like to support as grown as well and makes the choice harder each year.

 

Instead of continuing to try and make that hard choice we have formed Tokyo in Tulsa Limited  (dba) The Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation.  The TnT Foundation is a private charity with our IRS determination for 501c(3) and 501a(9) status currently in process.

 

The goal of The Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation is to seek out worthy charitable organizations and causes in our community, causes that our fans can get behind, and support them through donations of funds that we collect throughout the year as well as utilizing our existing volunteer staff for the betterment of Tulsa and Oklahoma.  This will also provide a vehicle for pursuing our own endeavors for improving our world such as supporting the arts and promoting literacy and cultural exchange with the Traveling Manga Library.

 

The Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation has been created as a separate entity from Tokyo in Tulsa, with its own staff and leadership and will use the same strict guidelines that TnT has used in the past to vet the charities that it will support.  This way we are no longer confined to one charity but can support many organizations as funds and man power allow.

 

The Sakura Blossom

 

In Japan, the sakura (cherry blossom) represents the fragility and the beauty of life.  When the trees bloom for a short time each year it is a reminder of how precious and how precarious life is.

 

As a guiding symbol, The Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation seeks to improve the communities in which it serves and shine a light on beauty that surrounds us all through inclusion, cultural diversity, education and expression of the arts.

 

 

The Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation Leadership

 

Jason Clark

 

Shailaja Marion

 

Krista Beth Dudley

 

Kirk Robertson

 

 

 

Charities

 

Our currently list of organizations are those that Tokyo in Tulsa has supported in the past and would like to continue to support.  As we look to future, we will be vetting additional organizations and programs.  Our current focus is on those organizations that support the Tulsa and greater Oklahoma communities.

Donations

 

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation.  We will begin taking donation July 2016.

Volunteer

 

Volunteers are the heart and soul of most non-profits and Tokyo in Tulsa Ltd. is no exception! As a fairly new entity, our event schedule is undergoing a slow build. Our future events currently include Tokyo in Tulsa, July 14-16, 2017.

 

If you are interested in assisting with the Charity Ball, Manga Library, or Charity Auction, please complete the form below.

Events

 

Whether it is a fund raiser, a community project or a volunteer opportunity ... we will list it here.

MISSION:

Inspire our community to change their world through inclusion, cultural diversity, voluntarism, education and expression of the arts.

LOGO SYBOLISM:

The sakura (japanese cherry blossom) represents the fragility and the beauty of life.  The hands are a reminder that we are stewards of life and the lives of those around us.

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2017 Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation Charity Ball

 

The Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation Ball will be held on Thursday July 13th in the Doubletree International Ballroom.  The ball will begin at 8pm and conclude at midnight.

 

Entry for the Charity Ball is $15, 100% of which will go to benefit the Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation, sales will start at 7:45pm and conclude at 11:00pm.

 

Attire is semi-formal or semi-formal cosplay and/or Lolita.

 

Make sure and look over the Code of Conduct for the Charity Ball

 

We will be accepting both cash as well as cards as forms of payment. Cards will be charged an additional $1 convenience fee.

 

 We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

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Jason E. Clark

 

Jason E. Clark, native to Tulsa, previously provided his skills working with Tokyo in Tulsa since 2015 as the Assistant director of Charities and has now accepted the role of chairman of the board of the Tokyo in Tulsa limited Foundation. Prior to working with Tokyo in Tulsa, Jason has shared his skills crocheting hats and donating them to the Cancer Treatment Center of America, in addition to sharing his energy and enthusiasm with organizations such as; Fellowship Congregational United Church of Christ, Up with Trees, The Happiness Sprinkling Project, and Pathways. Jason lives with purpose always within his vision for his future; to create a colorful, fluid, peaceful life of contentment and gratitude. Jason defines himself as a fiercely connected man who is capable of exploring the universe. It’s Jason’s closest friends that define him as, a man that always stands out. It’s with this definition that he affirms, ‘If you want success, you must do successful things’. Jason spends his leisure time in an effort to build successful habits such as expanding his knowledge of the world around him by reading, walking or cycling, investing in him, volunteering and his crochet.

 

Shailaja Marion

 

Shailaja Marion is a 12-year resident of Oklahoma. Discovering a love of anime late in her twenties, she became actively involved in the community surrounding the local anime store, DarkStone Anime. While the store closed its doors, Shailaja continued ingratiating herself and soon became a part of the team that helped plan and bring to life the three-day Japanese anime and pop culture convention, Tokyo in Tulsa. Shailaja remains one of the directors of Tokyo in Tulsa, or TnT as it's affectionately known as, and looks forward to celebrating the convention's 10th year in 2017.

 

Shailaja joins Tokyo in Tulsa Ltd. as treasurer and as liaison between the charity and its founding organization, Tokyo in Tulsa. She is excited to help the foundation grow and reach the numerous goals it has set for the future.

Krista Beth Dudley

 

Krista Beth Dudley, born and raised in Tulsa, has been involved with Tokyo in Tulsa since 2008. She molded the Manga Library department from a small idea that began in 2010 and has found joy in growing it from there by developing relationships with the community, especially the Tulsa City-County Library. She became the Manga Librarian for Tokyo in Tulsa prior to starting her career in libraries, and in many ways the convention helped inspire her career path. Outside of Tokyo in Tulsa, Krista was involved with Key Club and YMCA Camp Takatoka in high school, Twisted Blades Stage Combat well into college, and Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity at the University of Tulsa. Each organization has promoted a love for leadership roles, team efforts, and community service through volunteering. She spends her free time promoting healthy habits in her life, especially traveling often, avidly reading and listening to books and music, and getting outside to the park with her dog.

 

Krista takes pride in the Manga Library as a reading room that promotes reading and education, creates a quiet escape for convention-goers, and facilitates service towards charitable efforts. She is excited to see the Manga Library blossom through the Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation.

Kirk Robertson

 

Kirk is a Tulsa native and a graduate of Union High School and Austin Peay State University. Prior to joining the Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation, Kirk served on the board of the R.C. Dickenson Family YMCA and the YMCA of Greater Tulsa.

 

Kirk has been married to his wife, Janine, for 16 years and has one daughter, Ivy. Kirk works for Hewlett Packard Enterprise doing IT for American Airlines. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his two cats, true-crime podcasts, and waiting for the next season and book of Game of Thrones to be released.

Charity Ball Code of Conduct

 

 

The Charity Ball is for everyone to feel comfortable, welcome, and safe. As such anyone whose conduct makes another guest feel uncomfortable will be asked to leave without refund and may risk losing their convention pass.

 

Unwanted actions can include but is not limited to unwanted proposals to dance or take pictures, staring in an inappropriate manner, overly aggressive behavior, language that demeans other people or groups, etc.

 

Every one must have a wrist band to enter the Ball, and the wristband must be shown to any Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation volunteer when requested. If anyone wants to enter the ballroom without a wristband they must be accompanied by either a Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation Admiral or Captain, no exceptions.

 

Dress is semi-formal or cosplay; jeans and T-shirts will not be allowed. Final decisions on appropriate attire will be made a Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation admiral or captain.

 

No alcohol will be permitted at the Ball.

 

Please remember that the Charity Ball benefits the Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation which serves the Tulsa area, and the admirals, captains, commanders, ensigns, and midshipmen of the Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation are all volunteers donating their time.

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Inspiring fans

for inclusion, culture, education, the arts and
community

Inspiring fans

for inclusion, culture, education, the arts and
community

MISSION:

Inspire our community to change their world through inclusion, cultural diversity, voluntarism, education and expression of the arts.

LOGO SYBOLISM:

The sakura (japanese cherry blossom) represents the fragility and the beauty of life.  The hands are a reminder that we are stewards of life and the lives of those around us.

Inspiring fans

for inclusion, culture, education, the arts and
community