Charity Gala

An Elegant Evening

The Charity Gala is the largest annual fundraiser hosted by the Community Foundation of West Tennessee. The event includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, seated dinner, award presentations, live music, and dancing. Proceeds from the event support our mission to strengthen the health and well-being of the community. The Charity Gala has come to be recognized as one of West Tennessee’s “most elegant events.”

Save the date for The Charity Gala!

Saturday, November 9, 2024 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in downtown Jackson.
Patrons' Party

Patrons' Party

As a night to honor award recipients and thank event sponsors, the Patrons' Party has quickly become a guest favorite. Event details coming soon!

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Reservations

Reservations

Stay tuned for ticket details. For more information, contact Haley Fortune at haley@cfwtn.org.

Tables & tickets

Reservations

Tables of eight are available for $2,500, and individual tickets are $350 each. Sponsorships begin at $3,500. For more information, contact Haley Wildridge at haley@cfwtn.org.

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The Impact

The Impact

Make an impact in rural West Tennessee by supporting our mission to strengthen the health and well-being of our community. From grants supporting community agencies to scholarships for individuals, our mission takes on many forms, including direct financial assistance to individuals in need, annual grants to local nonprofits for special projects, and providing funding to bridge service gaps.

  • Community Impact Grants
  • Individual assistance
  • Support to local nonprofits
  • Critical community initiatives
  • Community Impact Grants
  • Individual assistance
  • Support to local nonprofits
  • Critical community initiatives

Recognizing Community Leaders

Each year at The Charity Gala, the Community Foundation honors individuals in our community for their achievements and impact in making Jackson a better place to call home.

Tigrett Award

Each year, the Tigrett Award recognizes a Tennessean who has made an impactful contribution to our state. The Tigrett Award was named to honor the memory of a native Jacksonian, John Burton Tigrett.

2023 Tigrett Award recipient: Allison Demarcus
read allison's bio

Dr. Barnett Scott Service Award

The Dr. A. Barnett Scott Service Award was established to honor long-time board member and past chairman, Dr. A. Barnett Scott. Each year, The Foundation staff selects a volunteer who has selflessly served The Foundation, its programs, and the community.

2023 Dr. Scott Award Recipients: Jim Norton & Robert Walden
Read Jim & Robert's bios

Jackson Awards

The Jackson Awards were first given in 2006 to honor individuals in our community who exemplify the truest qualities of a leader. The awards are named after President Andrew Jackson, our city's namesake, and presented to individuals who have served as leaders in one of the following areas: The Arts, Education, Healthcare, Leadership, Volunteer Service, and Youth.

2023 Jackson Award Recipients
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Haley Fortune

Haley Fortune

Community Outreach Associate