Mark your calendar! Our 33rd Annual Gala is happening, live and in-person, on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Our NEW location is the freshly renovated, centrally located Hilton Memphis, at 939 Ridge Lake Boulevard, near Poplar and I-240.
Through two years of a challenging pandemic, and two virtual galas, gala magic is stronger than ever! We’re bringing back all the things we love: an elegant ballroom, an exceptional multi-course dinner, live music, and livelier dancing. And, of course, Teddy Bear Surprises and a silent auction!
When you support our gala, you help a hurting child find safety and healing. Watch our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages for the latest information.
Table sponsorship is a wonderful way to entertain friends, business associates, and family. You may sponsor a table of ten for $3,000. We encourage you to volunteer your talents as a “Celebrity Server” for your table or recruit two friends. Or great servers can be arranged for you. Celebrity servers add an extra level of fun and excitement to your group. As always, your sponsorship guarantees a memorable evening spent with friends, old and new, all to support the kids we serve. Secure your table online.
Other sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Tiffany Hoggan, 901-888-4383 or thoggan@MemphisCAC.org for information.
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.
Rachel Catalani | Dr. Robin Hobbs & Patrick Trey Carter III | Susan Lawless-Glassman & Richard Glassman | Markie Maloof & Dave Scott | Gabe McGaha | Deborah Northcross | Judy & Jim Prentiss Jr. | Tori & Daniel Roberson | Betsy & Richard Shaw | Dr. Michelle Taylor | Rebekka Freeman Terrell | Cathy & Craig Weiss
Our 32nd annual gala, "Gala with a Twist", raised over $200,000 for the children at the Memphis CAC in 2021.
Over 60 businesses and individuals donated hundreds of items for our auction and Teddy Bear Surprises. Despite being online, our Teddy Bear Surprises sold out quickly (as usual!) and we had one of our most active auctions ever. Guests were delighted with the generous prizes included with their purchase of a cuddly teddy bear and the one-of-a-kind special auction offerings.
Gala with a Twist was made possible by Platinum sponsors The Prentiss Foundation, Carol W. Prentiss, Caesars Entertainment, Sysco, and M. Palazola Produce. And we couldn’t do it without our 45 Event and Heart of Gold sponsors, volunteers, and guests. We were grateful for the donated charcuterie boxes, desserts, and wine that helped us thank our sponsors in style. Thanks, as always, to our dedicated gala committee and Almida Smith for her leadership.
Thanks to our generous sponsors who helped make the Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, Gala with a Twist, a big success!
M. Palazola Produce Co.
The Prentiss Foundation
Carol W. Prentiss
Heart of Gold Sponsors
Becky and Alan Bridgmon
Thomas F. Clark
Thomas J. Clark
Fitz Casino & Hotel
Hyde Family Foundation
The Lilly Company
Annette and Lee Askew
Atlas Coatings, Inc.
Teresa and Jeff Barnes
Paula and Steven Boggs
Central Defense Staffing
Vail and Alan Gates
Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance
Joyce Mollerup and Bob Buckman
Jerry and Nina Patton Family Foundation
Lori M. Patton
Jim Prentiss Jr.
Amy and Bill Rhodes
Betsy and Richard Shaw
Almida and Greg Smith
Supply Chain Solutions LLC
Gwen and Dexter Tutor
Walker & Walker Enterprises