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2017 Carnivale Tribalé

“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.

In the distance, the pulse of native drums summons all those who hear their seductive rhythm. On the deep blue horizon, a column of smoke drifts from an ancient volcanic peak. Heard but not seen, deep in the forest, exotic amphibians begin their nightly chorus of symphonic chirps. Drops of cool rain trickle down into the sea of rising ferns. Black lava sands reflect the full moon, veiled only by slow drifting fog. A mysterious silhouette greets you at the rainforest edge, and with an unspoken gesture, beckons you into the parted palms.

The Tradition Lives On.

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 1,500 mothers, fathers, sons and daughters living in our 26 apartment complexes in Tulsa and our first apartment complex in Oklahoma City.

Carnivale Tribalé 2017 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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2017 TulsaPeople Spread

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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 1,500 individuals and families, many of whom are affected by mental illness. We also offer 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 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 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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2017 Event Chairs

Adriane & Phil Lakin

2017 Committee

Monica Basu

Mollie & JW Craft

Sarah Fox & Jeff Broermann

Bill Major & Robert Babcock

Tina & Lance Parkhill

Cheena Pazzo

Stephanie & John Rupe

Ben Stewart & Chris Murphy

Jill & Robert 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

The Mary K. Chapman Foundation

Premier Patron

Kelly and Joe Craft

Mollie and JW Craft

John Steele Zink Foundation

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Saint Francis Health System

Jill and Robert Thomas

Susan and Bill Thomas

Triple Crown Energy

The William K. Warren Foundation

The Zarrow Families Foundation

Gold Patron


Liz and Bob Austin

Bank of America

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

GlobalHealth Holdings, LLC

Jack Allen Family Education Foundation

James D. and Cathryn M. Moore Foundation

Suzanne and Jim Kneale

Cinda and Mark Marra

Ruth K. Nelson

St. John Health System

Wells Fargo


Silver Patron


Bank of Oklahoma

Krista and Charlie Bendaña

BKD CPAs and Advisors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Tiffany and Stuart Campbell

Cherokee Nation Businesses

The Chickasaw Nation

Cox Communications

Crossland Construction

Nanu and Frederic Dorwart

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown

Kristie and John Gibson

Hardesty Family Foundation

Donnie and David House

IBC Bank

Miranda and Philip Kaiser

KingsPointe Village Shopping Center

MidFirst Bank


Osteopathic Founders Foundation

The Oxley Foundation

Tina and Lance Parkhill

Patriot Bank


Karen and Ed Reed

Rupe Helmer Group


Tamra and David Sheehan

Vanessa and Scott Thompson


Bronze Patron

Susannah and Jim Adelson

Tom Adelson

Pat and Keith Bailey

Billie and Howard Barnett

Maren and Michael Brose

CBRE, Inc.

Chase Bank

Patricia Chernicky

Danny Christner

Connie and Jeff Cope

Cox Business Center

Hall Estill

Jackie Cooper Imports / Nissan

Adriane and Phil Lakin

Meshri Family

OSU Medicine

Sharon and Don Robinson

Stonebridge Group

Tyto Realty Advisors

Wells Fargo Advisors

Copper Patron

Judy and Dr. Jeff Alexander

Anchor Stone Co.

Arvest Bank / Kelly and Jeff Kendall

Cathey and Mike Barkley

Monica Basu

Ludi and John Beasley

Drs. Sarah Fox Broermann and Jeff Broermann

Linda and Jeff Burns

Mary Ann and Craig Cameron

Camglass, Inc.

Renee and Al Carlozzi

Carla and Roger Chasteen

Coretz Family Foundation

Crowe & Dunlevy / Pam and Mac Rosser

Meredith Davison and Richard Wansley

Wendy and Gentner Drummond / Blue Sky Bank

Charlotte and Wade Edmundson

Noel and John Groves

Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Krista and Robert Herman


LD Kerns Contractors

Carol and Joe McGraw

Michelle and Chris Meyer

Ted Mundt



Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic

Public Service Co. of Oklahoma

RAM Energy, LLC / Marilyn and Larry Lee

Dr. James Rodgers

Jolene Sanditen

Selser Schaefer Architects

Ben Stewart and Chris Murphy

Vann & Associates | PR + Marketing

Voy Construction

Nicole and Kamara Washington

Friends of Carnivale

Accel Financial Staffing / Meg Salyer



Melissa and Page Baldwin

Laurie and Bob Berman

Molly and David Boren

Susan and Kevan Buck

Pam and Terry Carter

Ronna C. and Lawrence H. Davis

Linda and Drew Edmondson

Pat and Ken Fike

Firefly Electricians + Co.

Fox Cleaners

Kirsten and Mark Graham

Joan Green

Susan and Robert Mase

Julie and John Nickel

Charles Oppenheim

Cheena and Steve Pazzo

Cyndy and Michael Phillips

Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care

May and Tim Sheehan

Diane and Cap Smith

Becky and Barry Switzer

Peter M. Walter

Nancy and Andrew Wolov

Mental Health Association Oklahoma is a partner agency of Tulsa Area United Way and United Way of Central Oklahoma.