l to r: Presenting Sponsor Cindy Kitner (Jefferson Security Bank) with husband, Steve; President Mary J.C. Hendrix; Scarborough Society President Austin Slater with wife, Carme; and Presenting Sponsor Chris Colbert (United Bank) with wife, Samantha. Not pictured: presenting sponsors Mike and Wendy Smith
Gold and Silver Sponsors (l to r): B. Lee Snyder (not pictured, wife Karen); Marty and Marlyn Keesecker (Truist); and Danielle and Ben Deuell. Also not pictured: Stephen Skinner of Skinner Law Firm, and John Wolff of Wealthspire Advisors
Bronze Sponsors (l to r): Eric and Joy Lewis (Ours, Lawyer, Lewis & Co.); Michele Maiden (Insurance Outfitters); Marellen Aherne; Kathy and Dick Klein; and Danielle and Ben Deuell (WVU Medicine). Not pictured: Jeff Soloway (Aramark); David DeJarnett (Bowles Rice); Gat and Susan Caperton (Gat Creek); Harriet and Steve Pearson; Brian Jackson (McMorgan & Co.); and Bill Fritts (SEK, CPAs and Advisors
Bronze level sponsors Karen and Bryan Newlin (YHB, CPAs & Consultants)
2023 Gala Committee (l to r): Sherri Janelle, Joy Lewis, Michele Maiden, Marty Keesecker, Austin Slater, Kathy Klein, Meg Patterson, and Danielle Deuell. Not pictured: Sara Maene and Susanne Horner
Library Director Theresa Smith (r) attends with fiancee Bob Brown
The evening was in tribute to Sara Lueck ’67, who served as gala chair for 20 years before passing away in April 2023. Special attendees for the evening were her husband Al Lueck, niece Michelle Meehan, twin sister Sue Edwards, and brother-in-law Jim Edwards
The Sara Lueck tribute table included a bouquet of white flowers (her favorite), photographs from past galas, some of her favorite Shepherd Ram memorabilia, and a photo album depicting Sara’s 20 years as Gala chair.
Scarborough Society member and recently retired Shepherd University Foundation Executive Vice President Monica Lingenfelter catches up with Michelle Meehan
This year marked the return of popular band Souled Out, who had not been back to the event since pre-COVID. Souled Out is always a crowd-pleaser!