33rd Annual Gala

Gala raises $250,000 for kids!

Our 33rd Annual Gala raised $250,000 for the kids! Over 500 guests enjoyed an exquisite dinner with fabulous wine at the Hilton Memphis on October 27, 2022. The Soul Shockers had everyone on their feet dancing to their party songs. Guests bid on fantastic packages in the silent auction and scrambled to buy a signature Teddy Bear Surprise gift package. Celebrity servers hustled for “tips” for the kids.


Go to our Facebook page to see all the pictures!


We’ve already started planning our 34th Annual Gala. Watch this space and our social media for updates.


Teddy Bear Surprises

Teddy bear surprises are a unique and popular part of gala. Each package is filled with gift certificates, event tickets, and merchandise. Part of the fun is not knowing what items will be in your gift package. Teddy bear surprises always sell out quickly.

Contact Tiffany Hoggan at thoggan@MemphisCAC.org to learn how you can donate items for teddy bear surprises for our 34th Annual Gala.


Other Ways to Help Kids

Your financial gift to the gala helps traumatized kids find hope and healing. Visit our donation page to make a financial gift. Please write “gala” in the comments section.

Host Committee 

Rachel Catalani | Dr. Robin Hobbs & Patrick Trey Carter III | Susan Lawless-Glassman & Richard Glassman | Gabe McGaha | Deborah Northcross | Judy & Jim Prentiss Jr. | Tori & Daniel Roberson | Betsy & Richard Shaw | Dr. Michelle Taylor | Rebekka Freeman Terrell | Cathy & Craig Weiss

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

The Prentiss Foundation

Carol W. Prentiss


Caesars Entertainment

M. Palazola Produce Co.

Cathy and Craig Weiss


Heart of Gold Sponsors ($2,500 - $10,000)

Big League Movers

Becky and Alan Bridgmon

Kay and Thomas J. Clark


Hyde Family Foundation

Amy and Bill Rhodes


Table Sponsors ($3,000)

Able Advertising


Atlas Coatings, Inc.


Teresa and Jeff Barnes

Best Care Home Services

Caesars Entertainment


DelBrocco & Associates, PLLC

First Horizon Foundation

Vail and Alan Gates

Gerber Taylor

Dotty and Jim Giusti

Richard Glassman and Susan Lawless Glassman

Annette Hamilton

James Hay

Rhynette Hurd

Dorothy Kirsch

Becky Kissinger

Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance

Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC

Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church

Mickie and Steve Nabers

Deborah Northcross

Olympic Career Training Institute

Paragon Bank

Jerry and Nina Patton Family Foundation

Carol W. Prentiss

Prentiss 5

Prentiss Grands

Peggy Reeve

Regional One Health

Cathy Ross

Betsy and Richard Shaw

Shelby County Government

Almida and Greg Smith

Spaces Group

Virginia Stallworth and Susan Mackenzie

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Supply Chain Solutions LLC


Dr. Michelle Taylor

Tower Ventures

Gwen and Dexter Tutor


Walker & Walker Enterprises

Ware Jones Realtors

Watkins Uiberall

Cathy and Craig Weiss

Wright Investments


Teddy Bear Sponsors ($1,000-$2,499)

Rachel and Blas Catalani

Thomas F. Clark

Robyn and Geoff Diaz

Yolanda Guerrero

Carol and Richard Harruff

Alla and Nathan Lubin

Becky Schaffer

Simmons Bank