American Tourist is Upward Transitions’ annual fundraising event that supports our programs to serve central Oklahoma. Each year, over 300 guests head to a new “destination.” The evening includes silent and live auctions; wine and jewelry pulls; a raffle; music and dancing; delicious food and refreshing beverages. Past destinations include Cruising the Caribbean, Paris, Polynesian Paradise, New Orleans, Havana, the Derby, and the Wild, Wild, West.

Dress is casual and colorful festive attire.  (Must be 21 to attend)

American Tourist Cinco de Mayo
Friday, May 5, 2023
6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Historic Farmers Public Market
311 S Klein Ave., OKC

Reserved Table for 8 – $1,000
Individual Ticket – $90
Young Professional Individual Ticket – $50 (21-35 Years of age)

Upward Transitions has been serving the metropolitan area for over 97 years. We are one of the oldest social services non-profits in the area. We serve those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing case management and stabilizing resources to help meet basic needs. Our ultimate goal is to assist individuals and families during times of financial devastation, so they remain or can return to being productive contributors to their community. In the fiscal year 2022, we provided services to 3,300 individuals.
Our Community Outreach program assists families and individuals who face threats to financial stability. In many cases, Upward Transitions can provide a short-term financial bridge in the form of emergency rent or utility assistance and access to community resources to maintain stability. Individuals who are homeless and working to regain their independence can turn to Upward Transitions for help regaining their identity through retrieval of legal documents and state IDs, which provides them access to employment, housing, and other social services.
Upward Transitions operates the two Travelers Aid information booths at Will Rogers World Airport 365 days a year with an all-volunteer staff. Trained volunteers provide information on airport services and the Oklahoma City metro area, assist stranded travelers and military personnel, and provide referral resources to individuals with social service needs.

Sponsorships Now Available: 

To learn more, purchase a sponsorship or tickets online CLICK HERE!

The Mambo – $10,000 Sponsorship:
Sixteen Tickets w/ Reserved Seating (2 Tables) | Concierge Service (Food, Beverages, Auction Bidding) | Recognition in Program, Press Releases, Website & social media | Individual Signage at the Event | Full Page Ad in Auction Program | Company Logo/Live Link as Sponsor on UT Website during 2022 | Song Dedication | VIP Line for Guest Services | Unlimited Drink Tickets.

The Rumba – $5,000 Sponsorship:

Eight Tickets w/Reserved Seating (Full Table) | Concierge Services (Food, Beverages, Auction Bidding) | Recognition in Program, Press Releases, Website & social media | Individual Signage at Event | 1/2 Page Ad in Auction Program | Sixteen Drink Tickets.

The Salsa – $2,500 Sponsorship:

Eight Tickets w/Reserved Seating (Full Table) | Recognition in Program, Press Releases, Website &
Social Media | 1/4 Page Ad in Auction Program | Sixteen Drink Tickets.

The Tango – $1,250 Sponsorship:

Four Tickets (1/2 Table) | Recognition in Auction Program, Website & social media | Logo in Auction Program | Eight Drink Tickets.

If you need more information about American Tourist 2023, please contact Karla Stinnett at 405-232-5507 x113 or

  American Tourist 2023 – Cinco De Mayo!


  • You are aligning with a well-respected community service provider.
  • You will help raise awareness of housing instability in our community & the programs to prevent it.
  • You will become a part of the collaborative network for the greater good in our community.
  • You are Going to Have a GREAT TIME!
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