Photo credits: Tom Gilbert

Photo credits: Tom Gilbert









Photo credits: Tom Gilbert

Photo credits: Tom Gilbert

Photo credits: Tom Gilbert

Photo credits: Tom Gilbert



Photo credits: Tom Gilbert

Mental Health Association Oklahoma would like to send our sincerest thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and the people of Oklahoma.
Through your generosity, Carnivale Cabaret raised a record $1.3 million and maintained our place as "The Best Party in Town!"

At Mental Health Association Oklahoma, we provide almost 850 units of safe and affordable housing, along with access to support groups, advocacy, treatment, legal counseling and other community support for the people of Oklahoma. The fun of Carnivale Cabaret is only exceeded by its importance, and thanks to you this was our most successful year ever.

For more information on MHAOK and how you can get involved, please visit MHAOK.org.
For more wonderful pictures from Carnivale Cabaret 2015, click here.

Thank you!


for more information contact lisa turner, director of development at lturner@mhaok.org or 918.382.2410

© 2015 Mental Health Association in Tulsa.
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The Event

Cocktails & Amusements Commence at Six Thirty in the Evening

Flirtatious Black Tie Attire • Complimentary Valet Parking

Cox Business Center • Tulsa, OK

“The best party in town,” as it is often called, is a lavish evening to revel in fine dining, lively dancing and plenty of surprises at Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. All Carnivale proceeds benefit Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s housing programs, among other services.

This year, Carnivale Cabaret will be nothing less then an evening of frivolity and amusement. Come dressed in your most flirtatious black tie attire, enjoy exceptional cuisine, watch an authentic Cabaret performances and dance the night away all in the name of giving back.

Making History
The story of this legendary fundraiser began in 1990, when Mrs. Suzanne Warren co-chaired the inaugural Carnivale, then called Le Masquerade. The fundraiser allowed the Mental Health Association Oklahoma to open its first housing program, Walker Hall, in 1991. At that time, proceeds benefited only 12 tenants. Today, Carnivale will benefit over 1,200 mothers, fathers, sons and daughters living in our 23 apartment complexes.

In 2006, the fundraiser was transformed into Carnivale. In 2013, Carnivale Co-Chairs Mollie and JW Craft announced that Tulsa’s most generous companies, foundations and citizens helped raise an unprecedented $1,019,000 to benefit the Association. And building on that momentum, 2014 Event Chair, Monica Basu, took the event fundraising goal even higher – raising a record-breaking $1,252,263!

In 2014, we honored Mrs. Warren for creating a gala that has changed thousands of lives in our community. We also celebrated our past chairs, who built the momentum behind “the best party in town.” A commemorative photo spread was published in TulsaPeople magazine, featuring some of the supporters who have given of their time and resources to support this vital cause.

Carnivale Cabaret 2015 will undoubtedly live up to its name as “the best party in town” and it is poised to be another record-breaking year. Become a patron today and support a cause proven to make a difference in our community.

Watch the “Making of Carnivale” video


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2014 Carnivale Image Gallery

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The Cause


Our Mission
Since 1955, the Mental Health Association Oklahoma has envisioned new ways to promote mental health and support those affected by mental illness in our community. Our current programs include housing for over 1,200 individuals and families, many of whom are affected by mental illness. We also offer six support groups and peer support programs to provide socialization opportunities for those affected by mental illness. Our adolescent programs continue to assist thousands of youth and their families. We provide ongoing educational opportunities to our community on mental health, and we advocate on behalf of those we serve across the state of Oklahoma.

The Cause
We provide almost 850 units of safe and affordable housing, along with access to support groups, advocacy, treatment, legal counseling and other community supports. Over the years, we have learned from the success of our tenants that the solution to homelessness is simple and effective: A place to call home and a community of people who believe in their ability to recover with treatment, peer support and social inclusion. Using this model, we are working to eliminate and prevent homelessness of people with mental illnesses and cooccurring disorders throughout Tulsa County and the Oklahoma City metro area.

For more information:

Lisa Turner
Director of Development
ph: 918.382.2410

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2015 Event Co-Chairs

Patricia Chernicky and Cheena Pazzo

Honorary Chairs

Becky and Barry Switzer

Executive Consultant

Suzanne Warren

Advisory Committee

Monica Basu
Sheila Buck
Mollie and JW Craft
Frank Merrick
Laura Parrott
Tamra Sheehan
Jill and Robert Thomas

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George Kaiser Family Foundation
The Mary K. Chapman Foundation
Jill and Robert Thomas


Bank of America
Chickasaw Nation
Mollie and JW Craft
John Steele Zink Foundation
Susan Parrott and Bonnie Klein
Saint Francis Health System
The William K. Warren Foundation
The Zarrow Families Foundation


Allen Family Education Foundation
Liz and Bob Austin
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Patricia Chernicky
Karen and Carlin Conner
Ginny Graham
Hardesty Family Foundation
James D. & Cathryn M. Moore Foundation
Toby Keith
Suzanne and Jim Kneale
Cinda and Mark Marra
Arin and Adam Robinson
Ross Group
St. John Health System
Tamra and David Sheehan
Jeff and Shelly Storey
Becky and Barry Switzer and Josh Brim
Susan and William Thomas
Triple Crown Energy


Steve and Lisa Antry
John R. Arend
Bama Companies
Bank of Oklahoma
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Brothers and Company
Cherokee Nation Businesses
Julia Chew, Linda Kissler, Casey Vinyard, and Governor Brad and Kim Henry
Nanu and Fred Dorwart
First United Bank
GDH Consulting, Inc.
Hall Estill
Pat and Don Hardin
Fayenelle and Jay Helm
Greg Holt
Donnie and David House
Ruth K. Nelson
Oklahoma Magazine
The Oxley Foundation
Philip and Miranda Kaiser Family Fund
Randall L. Sullivan Charitable Foundation
TulsaPeople Magazine
The Williams Companies


Susannah and Jim Adelson
Bama Companies
Barnett Family Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Renee and Al Carlozzi
Charles and Peggy Stephenson Family Foundation
Chase Bank
Jeff and Connie Cope
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown
Larry and Pam Edwards
Harold Hamm
The Meshri Family
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Julie and John Nickel
Jospeh L. Parker Jr./Anchor Stone Co.
Don and Sharon Robinson
Schnake Turnbo Frank
Stuart Family Foundation
The University of Tulsa


Adams Hall Wealth Advisors
Judy and Jeff Alexander
Bank SNB
Mike and Cathey Barkley
Monica Basu
Nancy and Bruce Bolzle
Dr. Jeffrey Broermann and Dr. Sarah Fox Broermann
Maren and Mike Brose
Doctors Craig and Mary Ann Cameron
Wendy and Michael Chong
Bryan B. Close
Community Care
Community Care College
Coretz Family Foundation
David Cover and Chris Sellars
Arlo and Barbara Dekraai
Wendy and Gentner Drummond
Wade and Charlotte Edmundson
ESPO Fire & Water Restoration
Kenneth and Patricia Fike
Foundation Management, Inc.
Mitchell Garrett and Shannon Martin
Scott Hamilton
Dr. Carol Hanson
Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Larry and Marilyn Lee/RAM Energy LLC
LD Kerns Contractors
The Mayo
Carol and Joe McGraw
Jenny and John Meyer
Midtown Kia
Theodore Mundt
Chris Murphy and Ben Stewart
Nabholz Construction
OU – Tulsa
Parkside Pyschiatric Hospital & Clinic
Patriot Bank
Cheena and Steve Pazzo
Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care – Broken Arrow
Rodney Bryan Pratz
Prosperity Bank
Frank C. and Ludmila Robson
Dr. Jim Rodgers and Carole Parrish
Pam and Mac Rosser/Crowe & Dunlevy
Jill Sedlacek/Anchored Behavioral Health Consulting
The Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation
Rick & DeDe Siegfried
Megan and Travis Short
Jim Stephens and Jolene Sanditen-Stephens
Ryan Jude Tanner and Jay Krottinger
Scott Thompson
Tulsa Shock
Deacon and Piper Turner
Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison
Monica Williford and Steve Bayles
William and Neely Wynn
Tim and Leslie Yardy


Barnes & Noble Woodland Hills
John Baumgarten
Patti and Craig Bothwell
Sheila Buck
Larry H. and Ronna C. Davis
Mandy and Michael Esmond
Caroline and Mike Fiddes
Doug Fox
Gay and Lesbian Fund for Tulsa
Gary and Tommi Goforth
Gail and Jay Israel
Jackie Cooper Imports
Marci and Stan Johnson
Mike Keys
Bishop Ed and Debbie Konieczny
Sally and Pete Leininger
Stephanie and Michael Madsen
Susan and Bob Mase
Jeannie McDaniel
Dr. Jackie and Richard  Neel
Charles L. Oppenheim
Jenifer Queen
Alice Rodgers
Rooney Insurance Agency
Gregory and Margaret Shinn
Tulsa World
Warburton Capital Management Fund
Greg Williams


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For more information, contact
Lisa Turner, Director of Development
at lturner@mhaok.org
Mental Health Association Oklahoma
1870 South Boulder Avenue | Tulsa, OK | 74119
Direct Line (918) 382-2410
Fax (918) 585-1263

Visit mhaok.org to learn more
about our services.


Presenting Patron $60,000
VIP seating / 2 tables, 20 seats / Pre-event publicity with photo / VIP listing on all event materials / Invitation to Patron Party

Premier Patron $30,000
Honorary seating / 2 tables, 20 seats / Pre-event publicity / Invitation listing / Program listing / Invitation to Patron Party

Gold Patron $15,000
Celebrity seating / 1 table, 10 seats / Pre-event publicity / Program listing / Invitation to Patron Party

Silver Patron $6,000
Priority seating for 6 / Pre-event publicity / Program listing

Bronze Patron $4,000
Preferred seating for 4 / Pre-event publicity / Program listing

Copper Patron $2,000
2 seats / Pre-event publicity / Program listing