Charity Marcus is an entrepreneur, political strategist, public relations & communication professional, and community advocate who resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As an entrepreneur, Charity is the founder and CEO of Avenu Consulting, a political consulting & government relations firm, and Avenu PR, a public relations and branding agency.
As a political strategist, Charity has helped many political candidates run for office, most of whom are now serving their communities as elected officials. Through her unique perspectives, ability to connect with communities, and powerful intuition, she is able to effectively get her candidate’s message across and connect them with voters. As a public relations and communication professional, Charity helps businesses and brands reach & connect with their target audiences, protect their brands, and
increase brand awareness. She deploys innovative perspectives with strategic communications to get her clients the media and community attention they deserve.
Having founded multiple businesses over the course of her life, Charity now uses her experiences, knowledge and skill sets to advocate for economic development and entrepreneurship in the African American community. Partnering up with another black women entrepreneur in Tulsa, Charity co-founded Black Women Business Owners of America. Their mission is to assist African American women business owners with receiving the resources and connections needed to have a successful business.
Although Charity wears many professional hats, she continues her passion to better the community as a community advocate. Over the course of her advocacy, Charity has served organizations such as the Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) as an associate board member, League of Women Voters of Tulsa as a board member and board president, help found the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce, assisted in creating & launching the Summer Entrepreneurship Shadow Program by State Senator Kevin Matthews, and Tulsa Juneteenth as a board member just to name a few.
Currently, Charity serves as a committee member on the Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and serves as a member on the Governors Minority Business Council, a council started under current Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to create programming to educate business and community leaders on business case diversity and inclusion for the state of Oklahoma. Charity is a Leadership Tulsa alum (Class 52) and a Leadership Bixby alum (Class 13).