FAYETTE COUNTY AIRPORT
NOVEMBER 6, 2021

Fayette Cares Gala

Caring Soared at
A Night of Southern Elegance - Destination Fayette Cares

Bids were flying high as guests generously raised money in the charity auction!

A grand and stylish tent was erected at the Fayette County airport to welcome nearly 450 guests.  Partygoers dined next to elegantly displayed airplanes, perused auction items exhibited in a hangar, enjoyed an exciting live auction, and danced on the taxiway.

We thank all the individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the Midsouth who lent their support and helped raise critical funding for the Fayette Cares mission.

SAVE THE DATE & JOIN US ON
Saturday, November 5, 2022!

A Night of Southern Elegance, the foremost gala in Fayette County and one of the most prominent in the Mid‑South, is an elegant evening of fine wine and dining, an extraordinary auction, and lively dancing directly supporting Fayette Cares.

Fayette Cares fights domestic violence, homelessness and financial crisis in the Mid‑South through domestic violence prevention and intervention programs, emergency shelter services, collaborations with law enforcement, life skills programs, financial counseling and more.

Typically a sold‑out event of nearly 500 guests from Fayette, Shelby and surrounding counties attend, with hundreds more supporting the event through auction donations and volunteerism.

Fasten your seatbelts and put your tray tables in the upright position because Fayette Cares has been cleared for takeoff to A Night of Southern Elegance – Destination Fayette Cares.   We invite you to prepare for an adventure as this elegant dinner and auction gala takes flight at the Fayette County Airport in Somerville, TN on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

You will have the unique experience of attending a chic soiree in a stunning airport facility where you’ll enjoy fine wine and dining, an extraordinary auction, and dancing in hangars and on the taxiway.

Fasten your seatbelts and put your tray tables in the upright position because Fayette Cares has been cleared for takeoff to A Night of Southern Elegance – Destination Fayette Cares.   We invite you to prepare for an adventure as this elegant dinner and auction gala takes flight at the Fayette County Airport in Somerville, TN on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

You will have the unique experience of attending a chic soiree in a stunning airport facility where you’ll enjoy fine wine and dining, an extraordinary auction, and dancing in hangars and on the taxiway.

You can chose to enjoy the event in person or remotely via live stream.  The in-person event features hors d’oeuvres, drinks, silent and live auctions, dinner, live music and dancing.  The remote event features a live streamed program, silent and live auction, four-course meal, wine and beer.

Reserve Your Tickets

Auction Item Pick-up

Physical auction items must be picked up in person. 
Pickup hours are Tuesday 11/10 – Friday 11/3 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
at 7058 Highway 64, Oakland, TN 

Physical auction items must be picked up in person. 

Pickup hours are Tuesday 11/10 – Friday 11/3 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
at 7058 Highway 64, Oakland, TN 

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Celebrate the 12th annual A Night of Southern Elegance with a

party right from the comfort of your own home!

Celebrate with us as Fayette Cares’ A Night of Southern Elegance goes virtual! Join us from the comfort of your home to celebrate the strength of our community and raise funds to help children and families who need our help more than ever during the COVID-19 crisis.

Host a table or buy tickets to our virtual event and enjoy a fun and unique evening with family and friends while helping those in need throughout our community. The food, wine, gifts and a virtual program with music are provided, so whether you gather in groups of 2, 8, 16 or more, you can focus on having fun and enjoying the evening!

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, November 7, 2020

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ABOUT

ABOUT A NIGHT OF SOUTHERN ELEGANCE

A Night of Southern Elegance, the foremost gala in Fayette County and one of the most prominent in the Mid‑South, is an elegant evening of fine wine and dining, an extraordinary auction, and lively dancing directly supporting Fayette Cares.

Fayette Cares fights domestic violence, homelessness and financial crisis in the Mid‑South through many programs including dating violence classes, emergency shelter programs, collaborations with law enforcement, life skills, financial counseling and more.

Typically a sold‑out event of nearly 500 guests from Fayette, Shelby and surrounding counties attend, with hundreds more supporting the event through auction donations and volunteerism.

ABOUT

THE EVENT PROGRAM

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Enjoy cocktail hour & dinner while enjoying music & the silent auction
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Event program featuring door prizes, live auction & fund-a-need
9:00 - Midnight Dance the night away with live music

ABOUT

WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES

The event features hors d’oeuvres, drinks, silent and live auctions, dinner, live music and dancing. 

Tickets are $250 per couple, $1,000 for a table of eight or $1,500 for a premium table.  Premium tables include premiere seating, premium dinner wines, champagne toast, exceptional centerpieces, and a table host gift.

ABOUT

WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES

Guests can chose to enjoy the event in person or remotely via live stream.  The in-person event features hors d’oeuvres, drinks, silent and live auctions, dinner, live music and dancing.  The remote event features a live streamed program, silent and live auction, four-course meal, wine and beer.

Tickets are $250 per couple, $1,000 for a table of eight or $1,500 for a premium table.  Premium tables include premiere seating, premium dinner wines, champagne toast, exceptional centerpieces, and a table host gift.

A Night of Southern Elegance is known for premier items and unique experiences in both live and silent auctions.

By donating an auction item, you can showcase your company, your services or a new product.

Or, as an individual, you can share a product you love to generate funds for a great cause.  

Making a tax-deductible in-kind donation is a simple way to make a big impact.

WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT

Learn how you can change lives by contributing to Fayette Cares

143% Increase

Requests for emergency food increased by 143% compared to the previous year.
For many, this would be their first time in this situation.

50% Increase

Requests for domestic violence intervention has increased by 50% from the prior year. The pandemic has made it easier for abusers to trap victims.

300,000 lbs

Through August 2021, 300,000 pounds of fresh produce and nutritious food have been distributed throughout the community.

One Lucky Raffle Winner Will Be Able to Choose Any One Live Auction Item as Their Prize

ONLY 250 TICKETS AVAILABLE
$100 EACH OR 3 TICKETS FOR $250

PRIZES VALUED UP TO $5,000

BECOME A SPONSOR

Change Lives and
Transform Communities

Corporate donors receive the opportunity to increase their exposure and position their brand as a community and human rights champion.

Events have generated coverage and publicity in media outlets such as the Commercial Appeal, Memphis Business Journal, RSVP, WMC-TV Channel 5, 104.5 WRVR The River, and more.

Sponsors connect with community leaders, elected officials and professionals. Our guests come from communities all across Tennessee, and our programs are supported by local and national corporations, private and community foundations, federal and state grants, and other philanthropic organizations.

THANK YOU TO

2021 Sponsors and Partners

We appreciate the help and support provided by these incredible companies, groups and organizations. Please show your support of the Fayette Cares mission by frequenting and procuring from these companies.

Dr. Cheryl Browne

Special Event Sponsors

THANK YOU TO

2020 Sponsors and Partners

We appreciate the help and support provided by these incredible companies, groups and organizations. Please show your support of the Fayette Cares mission by frequenting and procuring from these companies.

Dr. Cheryl Browne & Leadership Fayette Board

Gary & Judy Edge

Special Event Sponsors