CMT names honorary chairs for fundraising gala

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

BARTLESVILLE — In celebration of CMT’s 15th Anniversary, Children’s Musical Theatre of Bartlesville is holding its first fund-raising gala, “CMT By the Numbers”, on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hillcrest Country Club. CMT is proud to announce 2015 Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are Dr. Helen Bumpus and John Mihm.

Honorary Co-Chair, Helen M. Bumpus, is a practicing pediatrician (General and Developmental Pediatrics) in Bartlesville and long-time supporter of CMT, the Setting the Stage for Tomorrow Integrated Capital Campaign, and music arts education in Bartlesville. Over her prestigious career, she has served on a variety of Boards, such as Give Back America where she served in fund-raising, as vice president, and president. She is a singer and a member of the Bartlesville Choral Society where she has filled multiple roles over the years.

Honorary Co-Chair, John Mihm, is a long-time supporter of musical arts at CMT. He also serves as Co-Chair of the CMT’s Setting the Stage for Tomorrow Integrated Campaign Cabinet, where he lends his voice and time as a volunteer to reach out to the community, and the state, in support of the theater’s expansion plans.

The STS is an eight-year integrated $3.8 million campaign that encompasses building renovations and program as well as artistic staff expansion.

Mihm retired from ConocoPhillips in 2003 after almost 40 years with Phillips Petroleum Company. He now owns JCM Consulting and serves on oil industry related Boards, as well as on the Boy Scouts of America Local and Regional Boards; and Texas Tech University advisory Boards. John’s daughter, Mary Lynn Mihm-Howk, is involved on the CMT Board and his granddaughter, Cassie Mihm, is a CMT alumni.

Festivities for the 2015 gala include Fund-raising games, a cocktail hour, a sit-down dinner, a Musical Revue as CMT alumni return to entertain attendees with selections from past CMT productions, and a raffle for a trip for 2 to London.

Tickets for “CMT By the Numbers Gala 2015” are available now for $150 each. Dress is cocktail attire. Contact CMT at 918-336-0558 for more details or visit the website at http://cmtonstage.com/gala