Gala of Lights

You are invited to an extraordinary night of food, fun, fellowship and fundraising!

Extraordinary plans are underway at St. Mary’s School for a memorable evening out for the adults of our school, parish, and local community. Mark your calendars for our 2nd annual Gala of Lights, taking place this year on Saturday, April 27th at 6:30 pm.  Held in the school's gymnasium, the space will be completely transformed, and the evening will include a delicious dinner, catered by former Blackberry Farms chef Peter Glandler (Knox Provisions:, music, provided by the University of Tennessee’s Music School’s Jazz ensemble (listen to a sample here), silent, live and online auctions-and plenty of craft beer and wine available for purchase!

GalaWith your support, the Gala generates the financial resources to provide our students a high standard Catholic education, to maintain and upgrade our facility, and to ensure that funds are available to help close the gap between tuition paid and the actual cost of education.

Through partnerships with businesses and organizations, we are able to expand the Saint Mary’s experience to maintain a diverse student body and help to ensure that a St. Mary’s education is available to all families, regardless of their ability to pay.

You are invited to partner with us on this signature event by becoming a corporate sponsor.  You or your company will be recognized in several ways: your logo/name promoted through our social media sites, at the event, in our school and parish publications; acknowledgement in our auction catalog; recognition in the St. Mary’s School Annual Report and more! We are pleased to offer flexible benefit options to our Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond level sponsors.

You are also invited to donate an item, service, or underwrite funds for this event. As a donor, you (or your company) will receive recognition in our auction catalog, with your item at the auction, and in the St. Mary’s School Annual Report.

In addition to supporting our school and community, your tax-deductible donation delivers high-quality local marketing to families committed to supporting like-minded local businesses throughout the year.

Donating is quick and easy.  For additional information on sponsorship, donations, or event tickets, please contact Darcy Welch ( directly at 483-9700.  We gladly accept payment by check or credit card.


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