Judith and Jean Pape Adams Charitable Foundation
Jean Pape Adams (BA '33) and her daughter, Judith "Judy," loved the arts both as patrons and practitioners; Jean was an accomplished pianist, and Judy a painter and potter.
Since its formation in 2004, the Judith and Jean Pape Adams Charitable Foundation has made nearly 60 grants to Tulsa arts organizations and recently received the 2010 John L. Everitt Harwelden Award in recognition of that support.
TU was also among the Adams' highest priorities. "TU was very close to Jean's heart," says Marcia Manhart, (BA '65, MA '71) Co-Trustee of the Foundation along with Co-Trustee Katherine Coyle (JD '72 and a current TU trustee).
Jean's generous support of TU includes several scholarships in her parents' names. And, today, Jean's love of the arts greets everyone passing through the Judith and Jean Pape Adams Colonnade at TU's new Lorton Performance Center.
Jean dreamed a facility like this would be built at TU, Manhart said. "Jean and Judy would be thrilled that TU's visionaries have brought one of their dreams to life."