Upcoming Events

Crossroads Annual Dinner
September 9, 2016
MIU Men's Health Event
September 24, 2016

Solutions at Sunrise
September 29, 2016
The Pink Fund
October 8, 2016
Eastside Hockey Fall Classic
October 15, 2016
Black Ties and Tails
October 28, 2016

Accelerate Michigan
November 3, 2016
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JR Turnbull Communications is a full service cause marketing and event production company.

Our Team

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Jaime Rae Turnbull
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Courtney Cholody
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Event Planning & Logistics

JR Turnbull Communications provides all aspects of the event planning process from event conception to day-of management. Whether the event is a non-profit fundraiser or high-profile corporate event, we will work with you to exceed your expectations.

JR Turnbull Communications can assist with coordinating the following elements:

Creation of Comprehensive
        Action Plan
Venue Selection
Budget Management
Marketing Materials
Vendor Management
Meeting Coordination
On-Site Event Management
       & Logistics
In-kind Donation Solicitation
Production of Event Materials

Registration Organization
Transportation Arrangements
Photography & Videography
Silent & Live Auction Coordination
Guest List Management
Music & Entertainment Options
Party Favors/Welcome Baskets
Audio-Visual Production
       & Lighting
Event Rentals, Tents & Props
Floral Design & Décor
Hotel Accommodations
Valet Services


Brand Positioning
Coordinate Public Relations,
Social Media and Creative Services
Creative Events Branded to        Maximize Visibility
Develop Community Partnerships
Identity and Brand Management

Charitable Giving

Community Relations Strategy
       & Management
Community Outreach Consulting
Grant Production and Guidelines
Grant Review


Fundraising Consulting
Production of Sponsorship Materials
Property Management
Real Estate Sales / Management
Sponsorship Fulfillment

Featured Events

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Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
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Dancing with the Survivors
Benefiting The Pink Fund
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Matt Kell Golf Tournament and Legacy Celebration
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Give and Get Fit
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Gems of Detroit
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A Night of Serious Fun
Benefiting North Star Reach
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Crush Northern Michigan
Benefiting Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
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Art Van Shoot for a Cure: New York New York
Benefiting St. John Providence and Henry Ford Health System
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Detroit Historical Museum Re – Opening
Benefiting Detroit Historical Society
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Mayor Bing Tribute Celebration
Benefiting Detroit Recreation Foundation
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Scott Shuptrine Interiors
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Run for the Ribbon
Benefiting MIU Men’s Health Foundation
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  • I love working with your team, and this past summer was the best experience ever. They were outstanding and truly went above and beyond for us! I definitely want to keep working with you and would be personally devastated if we had to start over with another event planner.

    - Rhonda Walker, Morning News Anchor at WDIV TV 4 News Detroit
    Founder and President, Rhonda Walker Foundation for Teen Girls
  • Working with JR Turnbull and Associates gave me peace of mind. I knew I could walk into our event and that every single last detail would have been attended to. And that any problems which might arise during the event, would be addressed by their committed team. This freed me to do what I do best, “Dress up, show up and speak up on behalf of The Pink Fund.

    - Molly MacDonald, Pink Fund
    Dancing with the Survivors Event
  • We couldn't be more impressed with the entire JR Turnbull staff! We decided to hire JRT because we were switching our gala venue and adding a lot more to our plate! We were nervous and had no idea what to expect. JRT went above and beyond our expectations helping us not only grow our guests from 200-800 people but also to more than double our profit!  We're now going in to the second year of our partnership and couldn't be more excited for the future!

    - Naomi Howrani, Development Director
    Detroit Cristo Rey High School
  • It has been a privilege to work with the team of professionals at JR Turnbull and Associates for the past three years. As Co-Founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit organization with several years experience hosting events, it was extremely important to hire a company who could meet our standards. JR Turnbull has proven to have the expertise and resources not only to create spectacular first-class events, but also help us extend our reach in the community. Despite our limited budget the first year, JRT was willing to make it work. They took time to get to know our organization and the values that are important to us. As our relationship evolved, so too did our trust. Without exception, the team at JR Turnbull has represented our organization well in the marketplace, and most importantly, on the “front line” with our important donors during events. It has been a pleasure to work with the team at JR Turnbull both professionally and personally I highly recommend and endorse this group for any event planning needs.

    - Gina Kell Spehn Co-Founder, Executive Director
    New Day Foundation for Families
  • Jaime Rae has what I like to refer to as "reach", meaning she can relate to everyone from the stockroom to the boardroom, with diplomacy, creativity, professionalism and reliability. She and her team excel at large, experiential events with complicated logistics, and consistently deliver a "wow" experience. Simply put, I know that if Jaime Rae is responsible for something, it will be done exceptionally well.

    - Art Van Elslander
    Chairman, Art Van Furniture
  • Congratulations on a most successful Garden Party! The wine was extraordinary, the food was superb, the setting incredible and the car display impressive! The feedback that Childrens Leukemia Foundation of Michigan received both at the event and this morning has been over the top. From our guests advantage point the event was well executed and well oiled. Countless numbers of guests expressed congratulations to The Garden Party organizers and promised to return and bring friends next year! We are humbled to be a beneficiary of such an extraordinary event, and even more humbled to be a part of such a winning team.

    - William D. Seklar
    Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
  • I do a lot of these events and a great script was ready to go [which almost never happens] … I was greeted upon arrival and your team made sure everything was good to go [which almost never happens] …. The event was fun and looked great….

    - Kevin Dietz
    WDIV 4
  • Our partnership over the years with the team at JR Turnbull Communications has been incredible. The client experience they deliver for us each year is always exemplary. The fact that we participate in licensed partners major events including the NFL, NBA, MLB and others, signifies that our bar for planning and execution is extremely high. The group at JR Turnbull Communications reaches it every time out.

    - Brian Stevenson
    Vice President, Public Relations Fathead
  • WOW. Thank you for coordinating a most successful fundraising event on behalf of the Henry Ford Health System, most specifically the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center. Jaime Rae you are one of a kind. Your collaboration and coordination with Machele Spencer and our special events team is greatly appreciated. Both professionally and personally you are a class act. Thank you again.

    - Gary E. Rounding
    Former Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, Henry Ford Health System
  • Jaime Rae hits on all cylinders! I’m always amazed at the multiplicity of media and press JR Turnbull secures and attends the events her group coordinates… simply remarkable! Or you can simply say…I LOVE YOU GUYS!

    - John Forte
    Forte Bellanger
  • I recently drew caricatures at an event that JR Turnbull Communications hired me for. I found my contacts from the company most gracious upon my arrival. They treated me with respect and not like someone just for hire. I truly look forward to doing business with their company again.

    - Dan D’Addario
  • In the afterglow of this year's event, we would simply like to say thank you. What an event! The venue was spectacular! Wow, to the cars! The food was great! What a turn out! Everything worked perfect! None of this could have happened without your great work. Elizabeth and I truly are thankful for our relationship

    - Elizabeth & Sydney L. Ross
    The Garden Party Foundation


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Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge

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WDIV Detroit
Live in the D: Million Dollar Charity Challenge

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Scott Shuptrine Interiors

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Bringing History to Life

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Accelerate Michigan
Arrow Heart Adventures
Art Van
Art Van Charity Challenge
Beyond Basics
Cass Community
Children's Leukemia Foundation
College for Creative Studies
Detroit Creative Corridor Center
Detroit Cristorey High School
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Detroit Historical Society
Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit Recreation Foundation
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Easter Seals Disability Services
East Side Hockey Foundation
Focus Hope
Friends Dearborn Animal Shelter
The Garden Party
Give and Get Fit
Great Lakes Wine & Spirits
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
Kid Rock Foundation
The Lark
Lemonade Day
Lighthouse of Oakland County
The Links Incorporated
Michigan League for Human Services
MIU Men's Health Foundation
New Day Foundation for Families
No Bullying Live Empowered
North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy
The Pink Fund
Power Moves
Rugiero Promise Foundation
Scott Shuptrine Interiors
Southwest Solutions
Wins for Warriors


fax: 248.795.2135

4219 Woodward Ave, Ste 304
Detroit, MI 48201

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