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2018 Record-Breaking Gala – A Cause for Celebration

November 19, 2018

Roane County, TN – On Saturday, November 3, the largest gathering ever was on hand to celebrate at the Roane Alliance’s Gala.  The annual fundraiser has been held since 2002, following the formation of the Alliance in 2001 to celebrate Roane County and its residents and businesses.  This year was the 5th year it was held at Volkswagen Group of America.


“It was an unforgettable evening, with more sponsors and tables purchased than ever and the largest crowd ever,” said Pam May, Interim President, The Roane Alliance. “The Alliance’s program of work depends on the funds raised from this event, along with  donations, so the support we had at this year’s event will allow us to continue the mission. Thank you to our sponsors and Volkswagen for being amazing hosts, and to everyone who made the night so special – guests, volunteers, donors, vendors and entertainers.”


Title co-sponsors were EnergySolutions and The Omni Family of Services; Gold Sponsors were: Oak Ridge Utility District, Rick Cox Construction, Roane Academy/Youth Investments, Roane State Community College and UT Battelle; while the Silver Sponsors were: Coldwell Banker Jim Henry & Associates, Designsensory, Jerry Duncan Ford Lincoln/Duncan Family Automotive Group, Earl Duff Subaru, Roane Central Utility District, Roane Medical Center, SimplyBank., Teijin Carbon America, TVA Kingston, UCOR and United Community Bank.


To view photographs or to read more about this year’s Gala visit or search #RoaneGala on Facebook.

The Roane Alliance mission is to create an environment and a unified voice that promotes job creation, economic development, enhanced quality of life, education and workforce.  To learn more about the Alliance and its partners please call 865.376.2093 or visit

 To read more about the Gala, click here.

To see more photos, check out our album on Facebook.