Our Biggest Social Event. Supporting Amazing Causes.

Historic Rugby’s Seventh Annual Charity Gala on Saturday, November 2 supports two fantastic organizations: The Morgan-Scott Project and the village of Historic Rugby. The Gala is easily our biggest social event of the year, drawing professionals, politicians, business leaders, and other distinguished guests from throughout our region.

The Gala is important for several reasons.  Historic Rugby gets no state or government funds to operate our remarkable historic site, which generates jobs, tourism, and much-needed revenue for the citizens of the Cumberland Plateau. And the Morgan-Scott Project also depends on the largess of its donors to help fund all of its important projects.

The Morgan-Scott Project provides a common cooperative base for churches, agencies, and individuals to identify the problems of and provide the solutions for people in peril in Morgan and Scott Counties. Its work is vital—and reflects many of the Christian principles of sharing and working together that Historic Rugby was founded upon 139 years ago.

This year’s Gala will feature the theme “Rugby: A Tennessee Treasure.” It reminds us all of how much we have to be thankful for in this great state.  It also encourages us to think about all of Tennessee’s treasures, and how we can contribute to their success and well-being. The Gala features gourmet meal prepared and served by culinary and hospitality arts students., live music, and other fun. Costumes representing Rugby’s Victorian Era (or other festive attire) are encouraged.

Silent and live auctions will raise money for the organizations, and there will be plenty of opportunities to mingle, meet, and network. 

A Powerful Sponsorship Opportunity

Because the Gala receives attention throughout our region on the night of the event—and in the weeks leading up to it—it provides a tremendous sponsorship opportunity for your business. Your support of the Gala, Historic Rugby, and the Morgan-Scott Project demonstrates your commitment to our communities, and reinforces the many other things you likely do throughout the year to make where we live a better place.

This year, we are offering a number of sponsorship opportunities that provide affordable exposure and recognition for virtually any size organization. Please consider Gala Sponsorship carefully—these two important organizations need your help, and any contribution is greatly appreciated.

The organizers of this year’s Gala are also working hard to make sure that all sponsors get maximum value for their contributions. Sponsorship opportunities can include the following:

  • Inclusion of your organization in all publicity materials leading up to the event and afterward.
  • Your logo in promotional materials printed and distributed online.
  • Your logo in signage and displays at the Gala.
  • Recognition of your organization as a sponsor during announcements at the Gala, and individual recognition as appropriate.
  • Reserved seats or tables for your organization and people, to provide you with a way to reward your employees or volunteers.

Gala Sponsorship Packages

Event Partner   $2,000.00

An Event Partner Sponsorship includes all the benefits listed above. Event sponsors receive a fully reserved table for eight people.

Gold Partner   $1,250.00

Gold Partner Sponsorship includes all the benefits listed, with four Gala dinner reservations.

Silver Partner   $750.00

Silver Partner Sponsorship includes listing your organization in all publicity and promotional materials, your logo in signage at the Gala, and two Gala dinner reservations.

Bronze Partner   $500.00

Bronze Partner Sponsorship includes listing your organization in all publicity and promotional materials, plus your logo in signage at the Gala.

Gala Reservations

Seats may be reserved at the Gala by calling 423-628-2441. Tickets are $150. or $1,000 for a table of eight.

Donations For Auction

Auction donations are greatly appreciated, and can be made either be contacting Historic Rugby or the Morgan-Scott Project at 423-965-3131.

Custom Sponsorship Packages

Historic Rugby and the Morgan-Scott Project are grateful for sponsorship support in other amounts or through other approaches, such as in-kind donations.

Got an idea? Please contact Jordan at JHughett@historicrugby.org or 423-628-2441.