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Title: EnergySolutions
  Omni Visions
CNS Y-12
  Oak Ridge Utility District
  Toho Tenax
Silver: Chase Drugs
  City of Oak Ridge
  Earl Duff Subaru
  Kimble Chase/Thermo Fisher
  Rick Cox Construction
  Roane Medical Center

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Thank you to everyone who joined us on the red carpet at this year's Roane Alliance Gala, October 17.  Volkswagen Group of America was once again our gracious host, providing the coolest venue ever at their Southeastern Regional Distribution Center located in the Roane Regional Business & Technology Park.   This year there were quite a few new 'favorites' - Hollywood-worthy red carpet photo ops, instant photo booth pictures, fabulous lighting and sound, UT’s favorite DJ Sterl the Pearl, and lots of selfie sticks!  After a home-style meal from Gloria Jeans Southern Provisions, Auctioneer Bear Stephenson kept the party going with a live auction that included the help of celebrity spotters Roane County Executive Ron Woody and U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, while Nashville recording artist Chris Hennessee entertained the crowd.   This was a special night for us as we rolled out our new logo and tagline – ‘A Unified Drive. A United Force’ - thank to a wonderful job by Designsensory.

The money raised from the Gala goes toward funding Roane County’s economic development programs - so we could not accomplish this without our sponsors, donors, volunteers and Gala committee.  Thank you to everyone who makes this such a fun and beneficial event for Roane County!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or getting involved in the next Gala please contact the Roane Alliance at 865-376-2093 or stop in at 1209 N. Kentucky Street, Kingston.   Title Sponsorships are available for just $5,000, Gold for $3,000, and Silver for $2,000.  Each level receives a table, as well as extra seating per level, along with special recognition leading up to and the night of the Gala.  Tables of eight can be purchased for $1,200 and individual tickets are $150/person.

2015 Gala Committee: Chair Sharon Templeton, EnergySolutions; Sasha Benjamin, Oak Ridge Utility District; Marilyn Calfee; Lynn Farnham, Roane County Government; Glenda Johnson, Coldwell Banker; Susan Lloyd, Oak Ridge Utility District; Gail Lyke, First Bank of Tennessee Rockwood; Kathy May-Martin, Coldwell Banker; Veronica O’Hearn, UCOR; and Scott Stout, Roane County Government.

2015 Volunteers:  Jennifer Bolling; Christina Branham; Melissa Browder; Eric Bullington; Sarah Bullington; Joe Caldwell; Stephanie DeChaine; Graeson Elliott; Amanda Ellis; Mandy Ewing; Kim Ezell; Karry Hamby Garcia; Toni Haba; Holli Hardin; Molly Hartup; Diana Knobloch; Susan Lloyd; Eddie May; Betty Mowrer; Veronica O'Hearn; Jack O'Hearn; Daniel Ray; Caleb Splawn; Terry Stevens; Heather Stooksbury; Deb Stout; Bob Tonachio; Gwendolynne Ward; Melissa Worth; & special thank you to Peters Jewelers & their staff - Laurie Jansen and Katherine Gass.


Pictures from 2015

There are so many great photos from the 2015 Gala thanks to Susan Lloyd, Oak Ridge Utility District and Roane County's own Deb Stout.  Click on each of their names to see each of the albums on our Facebook page.

Look at the Fun We've Had at Past Gala's

Welcome Home 2014 Gala!

The 2014 Gala will be remembered as many firsts - 1st to be in Roane County, first to have the most guests ever - nearly 500, and first to have Roane County's own idol Janelle Arthur perform.
Not to mention the excitement that filled the air.   The event could not have been the huge success it was without our sponsors:
Title (co) Sponsor: CROET/Akins Public Strategies; Gold Sponsors: EnergySolutions, Oak Ridge Utility District, Omni Visions, and Proton Power;
and Silver Sponsors: Centrus, Pro2Serve, Rick Cox Construction, and Roane Medical Center.
Here are a few of the photos.  For more visit the Roane Alliance Facebook page.

The 2013 Gala Was Magical

Supporters did come out in full force to the 2013 Gala to celebrate a magical night!  The night could not have happened without our sponsors: Platinum: CROET;  Bronze: ORUD and Omni Visions;  Gold: Kimble Chase/Thermofisher; EnergySolutions; USEC; Griffin Insurance; C.R. Barger & Sons; Roane Medical Center; TeamHealth; TVA; Roane County Industrial Board; ORNL Federal Credit Union; UCOR; McGill Associates; Santek Waste Services; Crete Carrier; Roane County Government; Roane Transportation/Roane Metals; Pro2Serve; Coldwell Banker, Jim Henry & Associates; City of Rockwood; United Community Bank; and PermaFix.


Click Here to View More Photos from 2013
Photos by Pavel Studios; Magic by Ben Young


2012 Alliance Gala - Mission Possible!

Mission Possible was the theme for the 2012 Roane Alliance Gala  and it was all about celebrating the successes of the year.  And boy did lots of supporters come out to help us celebrate - or should we say "secret agents."  James Bond - along with many Bond girls, James West, and Agent 99 were just a few of the fun characters that came out to enjoy the evening.  To view more photos visit Pavel Studios Photography.

2011 Gala was a Cabaret - and a Hit!

As the hit song from the musical Cabaret goes, "Come taste the wine, come hear the band...right this way, your table's waiting," so did the invitation to the 2011 Alliance Gala.  And did they ever! It not only reached a milestone - it's 10th year - and turned out to be one of the "best ever," as attendees were overheard saying, but there were also many highlights this year.  There were more donors than ever as well as more attendees and table sponsors than in recent years.

Matt Pavel, Pavel Studio Photography, took all the wonderful photos.


The 2010 Gala was a Night of Hollywood Stars

The 2010 Gala, held on Friday, November 19, officially kicked off the Alliance's 10th year, complete with a red carpet and night of stars.  Those in attendance included many Hollywood stars such as John Wayne, Peewee Herman, Sonny and Cher, Audrey Hepburn, Mae West, and many more...making it a fun and fabulous night!

All of the pictures from that night were taken by Matt Pavel, PS Photography To see lots more photos visit the Roane Alliance Facebook Page - Album1, Album2, and Album3.