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The Event

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Cox Business Center - Downtown Tulsa
Cocktails & Entertainment Commence at
Six Thirty in the Evening
Black Tie Attire
Complimentary Valet Parking

“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.

While Carnivale has always been known as the “Best Party in Town” — it also supports one of the most important causes in town. The fight to end homelessness, especially for our veterans, has become more important than ever. The work of the Association has been at the forefront of this mission for decades, and continues to make strides to provide housing, educate the public and remove the stigmas of mental illness.

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 benefitted only 12 tenants. Today, Carnivale will benefit mothers, fathers, sons and daughters living in our 24 apartment complexes in Tulsa and our apartment complex in Oklahoma City.

Carnivale 2018 will capture the relentless spirit of a WWII-era victory celebration. Be prepared to set sail on the voyage of a lifetime with a crew of amped up Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy-style performances and a victory celebration to support those confronting mental illness and homelessness—particularly our veterans.

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2017 Carnivale Tribalé

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The Cause


Our Mission

Since 1955, 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 2,800 individuals and families, many of whom are affected by mental illness. We also offer 11 support groups and peer support programs in Tulsa and Oklahoma City 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 more than 1,500 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 co-occurring disorders throughout Tulsa County and the Oklahoma City metro area.

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2018 Event Chairs

Shiela & Ted Haynes

2018 Committee

Stephanie & Jack Allen

Shelly & Alan Armstrong

Robert Babcock & Bill Major

Monica Basu

Mollie & JW Craft

Susan Crenshaw

Becky & Jack Frank

Sue Jenkins

Angel & Stacy Kymes

Adriane & Phil Lakin

Caron & Shawn Lawhorn

April & Sid McAnnally

Karol & David Page

Cheena Pazzo

Jill & Robert Thomas

Susan & William Thomas

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Sponsor Levels

  • VIP Seating
  • 2 Tables, 20 Seats
  • Pre-Event Publicity
  • VIP Listing on All Event Materials
  • Invitation to Patron Party
  • Honorary Seating
  • 2 Tables, 20 Seats
  • Pre-Event Publicity
  • Invitation Listing
  • Program Listing
  • Invitation to Patron Party
  • Celebrity Seating
  • 1 Table, 10 Seats
  • Pre-Event Publicity
  • Program Listing
  • Invitation to Patron Party
  • Priority Seating for 6
  • Pre-Event Publicity
  • Program Listing
  • Preferred Seating for 4
  • Pre-Event Publicity
  • Program Listing
  • 2 Seats
  • Pre-Event Publicity
  • Program Listing


For custom sponsorship packages above $60,000, please contact Lisa Turner.



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Presenting Patron

George Kaiser Family Foundation

Premier Patron

Bank of America

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Joe and Kelly Craft

Jim and Suzanne Kneale

Robert and Jill Thomas

Bill and Susan Thomas

Triple Crown Energy

The William K. Warren Foundation

The Zarrow Families Foundation

Gold Patron


Liz Austin

Bank of Oklahoma

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

The Chickasaw Nation

JW and Mollie Craft

George and Phyllis Dotson

John and Kristie Gibson

Hale Family Foundation

Hardesty Family Foundation

Hyatt Regency Tulsa

James D. and Cathryn M. Moore Foundation

John Steele Zink Foundation

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mark and Cinda Marra

Ruth K. Nelson

One Gas, Inc.

St. John Health System

Tulsair Beechcraft, Inc.

Wells Fargo


Mollie Williford

Sapphire Patron

Jack Allen Family Education Foundation

Philip and Miranda Kaiser

Osage Casino Hotel

Silver Patron

Tom Adelson

John R. Arend

BKD CPAs and Advisors

Dan Burnstein

Cherokee Nation Businesses

Coretz Family Foundation

Cox Communications

Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers 


Hall Estill

Ted and Shiela Haynes

David and Donnie House

IBC Bank

Nadel and Gussman, LLC

OSU Medicine

The Oxley Foundation


SemGroup Corporation

David and Tamra Sheehan

Scott and Vanessa Thompson

TTCU Federal Credit Union


WPX Energy

Bronze Patron

Jim and Susannah Adelson

Bama Companies, Inc. 

Barnett Family Foundation

Breeze Investments

CBRE, Inc.

Patricia Chernicky

Jeff and Connie Cope

Cox Business Center

Crossland Construction Company

Jackie Cooper Imports

Stacy and Angel Kymes

Phil and Adriane Lakin

Shawn and Caron Lawhorn

LD Kerns Contractors

Dave and Lana Lopez

LUXA Enterprises

Meshri Family

MidFirst Private Bank


Jolene Sanditen

Warburton Capital Management

Copper Patron

1 Architecture


Jeff and Judy Alexander

American Bank & Trust Co.

Anchor Stone Co.

Arvest Bank

Robert Babcock and Bill Major

Keith and Pat Bailey

Page and Melissa Baldwin


Mike and Cathey Barkley

Monica Basu and Todd Brown

Dr. Samuel and Karen Bieligk

Broadhurst Foundation

Michael and Maren Brose

John and Mary Ann Bumgarner

Cancer Treatment Centers of America


Susan Crenshaw

Crowe & Dunlevy / Mac and Pam Rosser

Meredith Davison and Richard Wansley

Mitch and Stephanie Dees

Gentner and Wendy Drummond

Wade and Charlotte Edmundson

Lee and Pam Eslicker

The Exceptional Leaders Lab / Rosemary Harris and Tracy Spears

Express Employment Professionals

Ken and Pat Fike

Friends of Shiela and Ted


Mark and Kirsten Graham

Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Hillcrest HealthCare System

Mr. Isaac and Dr. Mary Hines


INTEGRIS Mental Health

Sue Jenkins

KKT Architects

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Mariner Wealth Advisors

Marc and Teri Maun

Sid and April McAnnally

Joe and Carol McGraw

ONEOK, Inc. 



Thomas and Stephanie Regan

Rib Crib

Rich & Cartmill, Inc. 

Jim Rodgers

Saks Fifth Avenue Tulsa

Schnake Turnbo Frank

Selser Schaefer Architects

Stonebridge Group LLC

Tonsorial / Crystal and Debbie McDaniel

Tulsa World Media Company

TYTO Reality Advisors

Vann & Associates

VOY Construction

Brian and Jessie West

Shane and Lori Wharton

Steven Wiseman, MD

Todd and Keiko Wright

Friends of Carnivale

Lawrence and Ronna Davis

Mark and Ann Farrow

John and Wendi Fralick

Love Family Fund

John and Julie Nickel

Charles Oppenheim

Cheena Pazzo

Alice Rodgers

Tulsa Regional Chamber