You will experience lively New Orleans at the New Hope Mardi Gras Gala!

Join us for an exhilarating night of cocktails, dinner, dancing and fundraising. Mardi Gras supports 16% of our annual budget allowing us to provide after-school programming, summer camps and community events free of charge to children in our community facing extreme hardships due to parental incarceration. Each generous contribution will help us achieve our goal of ending generational incarceration, one child at a time.


Our event chair is infamous Steve Turnbo of Schnake Turnbo Frank.

Steve Turnbo has served the public relations profession and his community

for more than 50 years.

His career highlights include management of public affairs for corporations, government agencies, nonprofit groups and executives.

As the Firm’s chairman emeritus, Turnbo is closely involved with all client planning and management, including consulting, media relations, and community outreach.

He attended Tulsa Public Schools, graduating from Nathan Hale High School in 1963. After high school, he enrolled in Northeastern A & M Junior College and The University of Tulsa on a baseball scholarship. He graduated in 1967.

Turnbo began his communications career as the Sports Information Director at the University of Tulsa in 1967. Several years later, he joined one of Oklahoma’s largest advertising agencies as a public relations account executive. He went on to serve as a vice president of the agency.

He formed his own firm in 1981, which merged with Schnake and Associates, Inc. Turnbo served as president of the newly formed Firm.

A graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, Turnbo has devoted much of his career to

“giving back to the community” via public service.

Turnbo and his wife Norma have two grown daughters.


The venue is the newly renovate Tulsa Club Hotel.

Where an aura of nostalgia welcomes you as you enter into the glamour of an Art Deco past.


A fun-filled evening of dinner, dancing and live auction excitement awaits you!


Click the link below to become a Patron or make a donation!


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Kathy Ward at or (918) 359-9024.