Cancelled: St. Philip Neri Society Gala 2020

Michael and Pam Tanner (left), Honorees, with George and Diane Erbacher (right), Event Chairs
In light of health and safety for all, we have cancelled the April 23, 2020, St. Philip Neri Society Gala. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and look forward to a future opportunity to honor Pam & Michael Tanner, as well as celebrate the achievements of our students.  We are extremely grateful to our sponsors, vendors, and entire Newman community for your support and continued prayers.

With The University of Tulsa having online classes, our ministry to the college students has moved to a virtual platform as well. We are hosting weekly guest speakers, faith formation classes and community social time together via an online “room”.  Our Bible studies and small groups are continuing in this manner as well, and Fr. Ketterer is reaching out to the students on a regular basis.  We are using this time to be creative with ways to interact together, from afar, and deepen our mission to ‘form university students through an active faith-filled community to develop them as missionary disciples of Christ’.  

Our event, which brings together 400 guests and raises $200,000 for our ministry is vital to the work of the organization.  If you were planning on becoming a sponsor or making a gift of support, you can still make a secure donation online at  Please know that every gift will make a difference in faith journey of our college students, especially during this challenging time when they are looking to the Lord to be “a stronghold in times of trouble” (Psalm 9:10).

We deeply appreciate your partnership and continue to keep you and your loved ones in our prayers.
Cancellation of April 23rd, St. Philip Neri Society Gala 2020

With great excitement, we are delighted to invite you to our premiere event of the year – the St. Philip Neri Society Gala! This year it will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2020, in the Donald W. Reynolds Center on The University of Tulsa’s campus.

The evening will be a night to remember for all. From meeting the college students to enjoying fun and merriment, and most importantly of all helping us honor Pam and Michael Tanner. We are very happy to have the opportunity to serve as this year’s chairs and lead the celebration of this remarkable couple.  Over 10 years ago, the Holy Spirit fanned the flame of Michael and Pam Tanner’s faith.  He inspired them with a renewed excitement and the desire to share the joy of the Gospel with others.

We ask that you join us in honoring these pillars of the Catholic Community in Tulsa for our April 23rd event!  Your support assures the continuation of the thriving ministry of TU’s Catholic Newman Center, funding its programs, and allowing its students to gather and grow in their life of faith, fellowship, and service.

God Bless,

Diane and George Erbacher

Mail Reply Card or call our office, 918-599-0204 to make your reservations today!

Sponsorship Levels

St. Francis of Assisi Sponsor a $8,000
Includes VIP Seating for up 10 guests & Program Listing Brother Francis found ‘perfect joy’ in a life led in imitation of Christ by renouncing material wealth and preaching the Gospel to the whole of God’s creation.

St. Paul Sponsor a $6,000
Includes Priority Seating for 10 guests & Program Listing Persecuted and eventually beheaded, St. Paul, the great evangelist, found the joy of the Lord through preaching the Gospel and founding Christian communities.

St. John Paul II Sponsor a $4,000
Includes Select Seating for 8 guests & Program Listing Champion of the New Evangelization through his wide travels, John Paul’s deep joy rooted in his relationship with the Lord was inspirational and contagious.

St. Thérèse Sponsor a $2,000
Includes Preferred Seating for 8 guests & Program Listing The Little Flower is the patron saint of missionaries because of her great zeal. She labored for souls through prayer and penance and in this found deep joy in the Lord.

Individual tickets, as well as student sponsorship tickets, are available as well. Join the fun and help support the TU Catholic college ministry. Please call the Newman Center at 918-599-0204 to purchase tickets or for more information. To purchase your tickets online, use this secure form and include Society Gala and attendee names in the ‘Comments’ section.

Society Gala support directly funds the student programming and faith formation opportunities of the TU Catholic Newman Center.