The Motlow College Foundation will host the 28th annual Motlow Gala on Saturday, Mar. 7, at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. Festivities will begin with a champagne social hour at 5:30 p.m., during which guests can peruse donated silent auction items; dinner will be served at 6:30.
Proceeds from the event help the Motlow College Foundation provide financial assistance to Motlow students.
“Through this annual event, our biggest fundraiser, we are raising money to help Motlow students with educational expenses,” said Lane Yoder, Foundation executive director. “Even with tuition-free learning provided by Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect, many of our students still need anywhere from moderate-to-significant financial assistance to be successful. For example, we spend thousands of dollars every semester helping students purchase their required books.”
The theme for this year’s event is “Emerald and Gold,” celebrating the College’s 50th Anniversary. Providing entertainment will be the popular Nashville-based band, Burning Las Vegas, returning for their third year. “Burning Las Vegas will have everyone up and dancing the night away,” added Yoder. “They put on a fantastic show!” Dancing will begin at 8:15 p.m. and follows a brief program and fast-paced auction.
Jack Daniel Distillery is the title sponsor of the 2020 Gala.
Tickets to the Gala are $125 per person. The deadline to purchase tickets is March 2. Tickets can be purchased online at mscc.edu/gala2020 or by calling the Motlow College Foundation office at 931-393-1543.
Photo above: Jack Daniel Distillery sponsors the event and has several employees who are Motlow Alumni (*) featured in the above photograph. Pictured seated, L-R: Sharon Grizzard*, bottling crew member; Jessica Horton*, credit union loan operations officer; Stacey Henshaw*, payroll analyst. Standing, l-r: Sharon Bateman, Motlow College Foundation assistant director; Jovita McGowen*, credit union member service representative; Sunya Dangerfield*, credit union operations officer; Lane Yoder, Motlow College Foundation executive director; Jeff Arnett, master distiller; Dr. Michael Torrence, Motlow president; Steve May, director-Lynchburg Homeplace; Andy Whitt*, controller; Dale McGee*, senior manager of distillery maintenance/facilities; Lenae McGee*, senior logistics/TTB specialist; Marty Copeland*, logistics manager; and Penny Morris*, logistics/TTB specialist.