Cox Business Center • Tulsa, OK

Benefitting Mental Health Association Oklahoma

For more information, please contact Lisa Turner, Director of Development, at or 918.382.2410

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The Event

Cocktails & Entertainment Commence at Six Thirty in the Evening

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 celebrates the vivid beauty of India through music, food and dance. Come dressed in your most colorful black tie attire, enjoy exotic flavors and festive entertainment while you dance the night away, surrounded by the Colors of India.

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 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 22 apartment complexes.

Carnivale Colors of India 2016 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.

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2015 Carnivale Image Gallery

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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 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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2016 Event Co-Chairs

Becky Frank

Jack Frank

Drew Edmondson

2016 Committee

Monica Basu

Mollie & JW Craft

Carl Edwards

Russ Florence

Sarah Hansel & Mike Cooke

Judy Kishner

Suzanne & Jim Kneale

Caron & Shawn Lawhorn

Jennifer & Bill Legler

Lana & Dave Lopez

Bill Major

Denise Northrup

Charles Oppenheim

Gail Richards

Meg Salyer

Jacque & Allen Wright

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  • VIP Seating
  • 3 Tables, 30 Seats
  • Pre-Event Publicity
  • VIP Listing on All Event Materials
  • Invitation to Patron Party


  • 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


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The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Inasmuch Foundation
Suzanne and Jim Kneale Foundation
The Maxine and Jack Zarrow Foundation
Morningcrest Healthcare Foundation


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Phyllis and George Dotson
The Mary K. Chapman Foundation
Jill and Robert Thomas
William S. Smith Charitable Trust


Saint Francis Health System
The Zarrow Families Foundation


Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation
Cinda and Mark Marra
Schnake Turnbo Frank | Becky and Jack Frank


Bama Companies
Bank of Oklahoma
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Tom & Jess Biolchini, Brad & Dee Scrivner, Doug Dejarnette & Guest
Cherokee Nation Businesses
Chickasaw Nation
Hall Estill
Ruth K. Nelson
Philip and Miranda Kaiser
St. John Health System


Chase Bank
Patricia Chernicky
Drs. Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison
OSU Health Sciences Center
Joseph L. Parker Jr./Anchor Stone Co.
Don and Sharon Robinson
Williams & Williams – Real Estate Auction


American Bank & Trust Co.
Monica Basu
Crowe & Dunlevy/Pam and Mac Rosser
Wendy and Gentner Drummond
Drew and Linda Edmondson
Carl and Susan Edwards
Mariner Wealth Advisors
Mark and Kirsten Graham
Larry and Marilyn Lee/RAM Energy LLC
Osteopathic Founders Foundation
Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Jolene Sanditen-Stephens and Jim Stephens
Richard Sias
Cap and Diane Smith


Molly and David Boren
Larry and Pam Edwards
Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Curtis and Joan Green
Marci and Stan Johnson
The Kerr Foundation
Susan and Bob Mase
Julie and John Nickel
Ritwick and Sangeeta Panicker
Peter Walter
Mollie Williford