"When we needed the best."

When we needed the best for Detroit Homecoming, Crain’s Detroit Business turned to JR Turnbull Communications.  For nine months a year, I get to witness the JRTC team’s enthusiasm, creativity, dedication and talent for our mission—to attract former Detroiters back to their hometown to have them reconnect and reinvest.  We’ve given them some really tough event planning challenges and they come through with smart, strategic solutions, all with a smile.  Our budgets are tight and they still make it happen.  JRTC is much more than a vendor, they are our partner! 

-- Colleen Robar, Robar PR president and Detroit Homecoming project manager

Detroit Homecoming

“The best experience.”

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.

Rhonda Walker, Morning News Anchor at WDIV TV 4 News Detroit, Founder and President Rhonda Walker Foundation

Give and Get Fit

“Gave me peace of mind.”

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, The Pink Fund

Dancing with the Survivors Event

“Spectacular first-class events”

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


“JRT went above and beyond.”

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

Gems of Detroit

“4 thumbs way up from my 2 sons!”

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


“Such an extraordinary event.”

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

The Garden Party

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

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

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

“One of a kind!”

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


“What a turnout!”

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

The Garden Party


"What A Great Night."                                                                     "Professional, Easily Accessible, Willing to Problem Solve."

I  have worked with JR Turnbull Communications for three years on the planning and execution for our annual Black Tie & Tails gala and auction. I have found them to be professional, easily accessible, willing to problem solve and reliable. Their employees interact with our guests in a wonderful way. I appreciate their attention to detail and their willingness to work with our team in a seamless manner. 

-- Andrea Kuentz, Development Events Manager, Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit

Black Tie and Tails 

Wow! What a great night for the Wilson Foundation. We could not have done it without you and your team. It came off without a hitch thanks to the tremendous preparation and flawless execution of all of the details that go into an event for 200 of your closest friends and associates. Thanks for everything! 

-- David O. Egner, President & CEO Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

"A Partner Committed to Success."

The team at JR Turnbull Communications have that rare combination of complete
mastery of their work and the personality to keep you smiling through the event-planning
process. From the first meeting with JR Turnbull Communications, I knew we had a partner
just as committed to the success of the event as we were. 13/10.

--Daniel J. Jenuwine, CFRE, Executive Director, Oakland Community College Foundation