Hermitage Gala

Hermitage Gala

The Hermitage Gala

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

6:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception - Auction - Dinner and Award Presentation  Entertainment



The Hermitage Gala is our biggest annual fundraising event. This year’s Gala will take place on Saturday, April 12th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Gala Co-Chairs are Carol Daniels and Deby Pitts. Recipient of the Jackson award is Martha Rivers Ingram. Honorary Chairs are Sarah and Walter Knestrick. Tickets for the black tie dinner and silent auction are $400 per person (half price for members of Young Jacksonians Society – limit of two per person). A variety of sponsorships ranging from $1,000 - $10,000 are available (varying number of seats and benefits included). Other support opportunities: Patron - $500 per person; Ladies Committee - $200; Gentlemen's Committee - $200. Donations of any size accepted.


Carol Daniels

Deby Pitts


Honorary Chairs

Sarah and Walter Knestrick




Presidential Level

Carol and Frank Daniels III


Josephus Daniels Foundation

Congressional Level

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC



Cabinet Level

Lin and Bill Andrews

Ned R. McWherter Charitable Foundation

Pinnacle Financial Partners

State Level

H.G. Hill Realty Company, LLC

Maymee Miller Cantrell Foundation


Table Sponsors

Nancy and Don Barrett

Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Alberta and Bob Doochin

Sarah and Walter Knestrick

Dale and Mary McCulloch


Table Hosts

Gina and Dick Lodge

Justice and Mrs. William C. Koch, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Spradley, Jr.


Art Auction Artists: 

Mike Andrews

Roger Dale Brown

Samantha Duthie

Mark English

Joe Fizer

Red Grooms

Paul Harmon

Steffon Hamulak

Brian David Johnson

Walter Knestrick

Michele Lambert

Helli Bransford Luck

Peach McComb

Michael Shane Neal

Jerry Prosise

Donna Rizzo

Kimiko Sakai

Ken Shipley

Melody Shipley

Vickie Vipperman

Dawn Whitelaw


Auction Items

Dinner on the Porch - Catered dinner party for 10 on back porch of President Andrew Jackson's mansion. Package includes: cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, exclusive behind-the-glass tour of mansion, dinner, wine, dessert, limo service. Only available through Gala auction.



For more information contact Pam King, VP of Development at 615-889-2941 ext. 200 or pking@thehermitage.com