Leadership Committee 

ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WAYS TO GIVE IS THE GIVING OF YOURSELF

Serve

Assist in the planning and development of Hope Gala, acting as a leading force to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. 

Share

Through social media and in-person communication, enhance community knowledge of ground-breaking accomplishments made by the American Cancer Society. 

Inspire

Utilize personal network to mobilize participation in Hope Gala. Encourage the Knoxville community to get involved through one of the gala's means of giving.  

Celebrate

Mark your calendar and attend all Hope Gala related events: Sporting Clays Tournament, Drop-In Happy Hours, VIP Dinner & Main Event.

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Christy & Teddy Phillips

2022 Co-Chairs

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John & Kelly Elliott

2021 Co-Chairs

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Connie French

Senior Chair Advisor

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Erin Wakefield

Senior Chair Advisor 

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Drs. Mark & Meredith Overholt

Senior Chair Advisors

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Cindi Compton

Live Auction Chair

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Tricia Kilgore

Silent Auction Chair

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Cindi DeBusk

Tribute Garden Chair

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Chris Cameron

Sporting Clays Chair

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Olivia Walker

Spirits of Hope Chair

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Darby Campbell

Planning Committee

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Gay Lyons

Planning Committee

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Tess Anderson

Planning Commttee

"We can't think of a better way to spend our time and money than the American Cancer Society. Cancer touches all of us. If you can do anything, the ripple effect is great."

- John & Kelly Elliott, Elliott's Boots & Shoes