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.

What to Wear to Carnivale

For those of you seeking authentic fashions from India, Monica Basu, past Carnivale chair, recommends Nazranaa, a boutique based in Iselin, New Jersey which carries the latest and most unique Indian clothing for men and women. They carry the largest collection of anarkalis, sarees and lehengas and also custom-make outfits to fit you perfectly! Their lead designer, Shia Gupta, is available to suggest and help you find the perfect outfit for this year’s Carnivale: Colors of India.

Feel free to email them at or call 732.283.1808.
Kindly let their team know that you are attending the Colors of India Gala so they can apply a discount for your orders.

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2016 Carnivale Behind the Scenes

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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Coretz Family Foundation
Hardesty Family Foundation
Inasmuch Foundation
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Herman Kaiser Family Foundation
Suzanne & Jim Kneale Family Foundation
Morningcrest Healthcare Foundation
Saint Francis Health System
Sherman E. Smith Family Foundation
Jill & Robert Thomas
The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation
The Maxine & Jack Zarrow Foundation


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
The Mary K. Chapman Foundation
Phyllis & George Dotson
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation
Tamra & David Sheehan
William S. Smith Charitable Trust


Mollie & JW Craft
Susan & Bill Thomas
The Zarrow Families Foundation
John Steele Zink Foundation


Liz & Bob Austin
Bama Companies
Bank of America
Caron & Shawn Lawhorn
Cinda & Mark Marra
James D. & Cathryn M. Moore Foundation
Moran Family Foundation Trust
Presbyterian Health Foundation
Schnake Turnbo Frank | Becky & Jack Frank
Charles & Lynn Schusterman Foundation
Triple Crown Energy


Bank of Oklahoma
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Cherokee Nation Businesses
Chickasaw Nation
Nanu & Fred Dorwart
Hall Estill
Donnie & David House
Miranda & Philip Kaiser
Lana & Dave Lopez
Ruth Nelson
NPI & IBC Bank
The Oxley Foundation
St. John Health System
The University of Tulsa
Valley National Bank
The Walton Family Foundation
Mollie Williford
WPX Energy


Nancy & Bruce Bolzle
Chase Bank
Patricia Chernicky
Connie & Jeff Cope
DoubleTree by Hilton Tulsa Downtown
Patricia & Ken Fike
OSU Center for Health Sciences
Joseph L. Parker, Jr./Anchor Stone Co.
QuikTrip Corporation
Sharon & Don Robinson
Skin Care Institute
Stuart Family Foundation
Drs. Richard Wansley & Meredith Davison
Williams & Williams – Real Estate Auctions


American Bank & Trust Co.
Madison Baird
Cathey & Mike Barkley
Monica Basu
Susan & G.T. Bynum
Crowe & Dunlevy/Pam & Mac Rosser
Wendy & Gentner Drummond
Drew & Linda Edmondson
Charlotte & Wade Edmundson
Carl & Susan Edwards
Kirsten & Mark Graham
Scott Hamilton
Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Marnie Kennedy
Mariner Wealth Advisors
Carol A. McGraw
Jackie Neel
Osteopathic Founders Foundation
Karol & David Page
Prairie House Assisted Living & Memory Care
RAM Energy LLC/Marilyn & Larry Lee
Stephanie & Thomas Regan
Richard Sias
Diane & Cap Smith
Jolene Sanditen-Stephens & Jim Stephens
Vann & Associates | PR + Marketing
Mr. & Mrs. Bob West
Tim Yardy


Susannah & Jim Adelson
APSCO Manufacturing
Nancy Atwater
Carter Brandy
William Barfield
Molly & David Boren
Emily & Derrick Brandenburg
Maren & Michael Brose
Sandra Callahan
Renee Marshall-Carlozzi & Al Carlozzi
Connie Conrad
Sarah Hansel & Mike Cooke
Keri & Kevin Cooper
Julie & Paul Davis
Stephanie & Mitch Dees
Pam & Larry Edwards
Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Lynn & James Fuente
Ginny Graham
Joan & Curtis Green
Tom Haanen
Katy & Doug Inhofe
Jackie Cooper Nissan
Marci & Stan Johnson
Mary Ellen Jones
Randy Kemp
The Kerr Foundation
Shawn King
Pedro Maltos
Susan & Bob Mase
Colleen McCallum
Brenda Melancon
Brady Nguyen
Julie & John Nickel
Charles Oppenheim
Mary Ormsby
Sangeeta & Ritwick Panicker
Laura Parrot
Cheena & Steve Pazzo
Emerson Pollard
Jenifer Queen
Pamela & Tim Roberts
Alice Rodgers
Rooney Insurance
Sarah-Anne & John Schumann
Secure Agent Software
Cynthia Rorie & Stanford Sharpe
Pamela & John Sherman
Margaret & Greg Shinn
Terrie & Blake Shipley
Joanne Saab Smith & Harrison Smith
Susan Shepherd & Steve Swetoha
Piper & Deacon Turner
Lisa & Michael Turner
Peter Walter
Erin & David Wambold
Nicole & Kamara Washington
Jessie & Brian West
Jacque & Allen Wright

Special Thanks

624 Kitchen & Catering
AVCOM Productions
Axiom Audio
Monica Basu
Beshara’s Formal Wear
Jordan Best
Bix Antiques
Madeleine Black
Cox Business Center
Dale Gillman Antiques
Rachel Everett
Kailey Gullet
Travis Hall
Tanner Herriot
Jeremy Charles Photography
JTR Group/Justin Thompson
Kulsum Zahir Siddiqui
Linda Layman Agency
Jeffrey S. Metcalf
Rob Nickels
Omni Lighting
Todd Pyland
Saks Fifth Avenue
Shannon Schroeder
Sheeba Atiqi
Star Avenue Hookah Lounge
Stacy Suvino
Talmadge Powell Creative
The Tony Li Project
Tulsa World
Anna Turnage
Ryly Ziese