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 critical community initiatives to improve the health and well-being of our community.

Join us for the 33rd Annual 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. Join us for the preview party on Thursday, September 19, 2024, at the home of Caroline and Jeb Campbell.

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Make your reservations for the 33rd Annual Charity Gala. Tables start at $2,500 and individual tickets are $350. For more information, contact Haley Fortune at or (731) 984-2146.

Tables & tickets


Stay tuned for more information about tables and ticket sales.

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Make An Impact

Supporting Critical Work

Your gift to The Charity Gala supports critical community initiatives. From grants to organizations 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 funding to bridge service gaps.

  • Community Impact Grants
  • Individual assistance
  • Support to local nonprofits
  • Critical community initiatives
Support grants to programs like Rockabilly Readers

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.

Do you know someone who is leading the way to improve our community? We are now accepting nominations for the 2024 Jackson Awards. Individuals are recognized in The Arts, Education, Healthcare, Leadership, Volunteer Service, and Youth.
Nominate a leader

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

May & Dr. Barnett Scott Service Award

The May & Dr. A. Barnett Scott Service Award was established to honor long-time board member and past chairman, Dr. A. Barnett Scott and his wife, May. Each year, the Community Foundation staff selects a volunteer who has selflessly served our organization, 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 Impact Manager
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