Enjoy Our Gala of Lights and Support the Scholarship Fund


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Gala of Lights


This year’s Gala of Lights raised just under $90,000 yielding over $81,000 in revenue (after expenses). All proceeds benefiting St. Mary’s School!
A heartfelt thank you to everyone that contributed in making Gala of Lights 2019 such a success!
A special thank you to Nancy Johnson and Lacey Metz, this year’s co-chairs, plus Lora Goad – Online Auction Staging and Pictures; Tracy Tilson and Trish Overton – Auction Administration; John Proteau, Kim Bellofatto, Laura Palacios, Tiffany Scragg, Sara Stoetzel- Administrative Support; University of Tennessee Jazz Ensemble; Jason Devries – Entertainment; Shellie Fellers –  Photographer; Betty Sloop, Heather Lane – Invitations; Megan Locke Erpenback, Amanda Weiskopff – Program; John Deinhart & Sister Marie Blanchette – Raise the Paddle.


With your support, the Gala generates the financial resources to provide our students a high standard Catholic education, to maintain and upgrade our facility, and to ensure that funds are available to help close the gap between tuition paid and the actual cost of education.

Through partnerships with businesses and organizations, we are able to expand the Saint Mary’s experience to maintain a diverse student body and help to ensure that a St. Mary’s education is available to all families, regardless of their ability to pay.

You are invited to partner with us on this signature event by becoming a corporate sponsor for our 2020 event.  You or your company will be recognized in several ways: your logo/name promoted through our social media sites, at the event, in our school and parish publications; acknowledgement in our auction catalog; recognition in the St. Mary’s School Annual Report and more! We are pleased to offer flexible benefit options to our Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond level sponsors.

You are also invited to donate an item, service, or underwrite funds for our 2020 event. As a donor, you (or your company) will receive recognition in our auction catalog, with your item at the auction, and in the St. Mary’s School Annual Report.

In addition to supporting our school and community, your tax-deductible donation delivers high-quality local marketing to families committed to supporting like-minded local businesses throughout the year.

Donating is quick and easy.  For additional information on sponsorship, donations, or event tickets, please contact Darcy Welch (dwelch@stmarysoakridge.org) directly at 483-9700.  We gladly accept payment by check or credit card.





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