A poster from the 1965 Oscar-winning film greeted guests as they arrived.
With gratitude, the Foundation acknowledges and thanks those businesses and individuals whose generous sponsorships make the gala possible each year. Thank you! (From l.): Presenting Sponsor Marty Keesecker of BB&T with wife Marlyn; Presenting Sponsor John Wolff of Bronfman Rothschild Wealth Advisors with wife Lisa; Presenting Sponsor Mike Smith of Valley Proteins, Inc. with wife Wendy; Scarborough Society president Ray Alvarez with wife Mary; Shepherd University President Mary J.C. Hendrix with husband Chuck Craft; Presenting Sponsor Chris Colbert of United Bank with wife Samantha; and Presenting Sponsor Cindy Kitner of Jefferson Security Bank with husband Steve.
(From l.): Theme Sponsor Eric Lewis of Ours, Lawyer, Lewis and Co. with wife Joy; Theme Sponsor Tony Price of PriceRomine PLLC with wife Shelly; and Band Sponsor Jerry Williams with wife Nelda.
Theme Sponsor Charli Heilmann of Smith Elliott Kearns and Co with husband Jason Brier
Scarborough Society President Ray Alvarez arrives with his wife Mary to the event
Shepherd University Foundation Executive Vice President Monica Lingenfelter (l) with husband Bill (c) greet Gala Chair Sara Lueck (r)
President Hendrix with Scarborough Society President Ray Alvarez and Mike and Wendy Smith
As always, guests made sartorially creative choices to reflect the Russian-inspired theme!
Sparkling crystal-beaded trees adorned the table tops, creating the illusion of a winter wonderland.
Scarborough Society president Ray Alvarez channeled Doctor Zhivago himself during his pre-dinner program remakrls.
Serving a shrimp cocktail with a Russian twist, guests were able to enjoy a peppered vodka shot appetizer.
After dinner, guests enjoyed a dessert bar of Russian-inspired treats.
A beautiful sleigh provided by Jody and Chris Carter served as the picturesque backdrop for guests to have their photos taken. Photos may be downloaded at https://tinyurl.com/2018ScarGala.
Perennial favorite Souled Out provided the music after dinner, courtesy of Jerry Williams, State Farm Insurance.
Al and Sara Lueck take to the dance floor!
One of the evening’s table hosts, Rick Caruso enjoys dinner conversation with his guests.
Carol Asam enjoys after-dinner conversation with friends.
The sleigh looked lovely at dusk flanked by twinkling evergreen trees.
Al and Sara Lueck
Erwin and Carol Asam and David and Joan Haywood
Bill and Renee Brohard
Bob and Barby Frankeberry
Bob and Jessica May
Chris and Samantha Colbert
Bob and Cindy Keller
Shepherd University’s dean of the new College of Business, Dr. Ben Martz (l.), hosted a table for alumni and friends of the business program, including Assistant VP for Student Affairs Holly Frye (second from r.).
Chance and Tiffany Carter
Erwin and Carol Asam
Hans and Dana Fogle
Jack and Martha Young
Jack and Pat Egle
Jeff and Carol Plautz
Jim and Mary “Peachy” Staley
Jim and Sue Edwards
J.P. and Donna Burns
Keith and Kristie Hadley
Kevin Waldeck and Katy Mong
Roger Copeland and Ellie Kinland
Kyle and Deana Carter
Bill and Monica Lingenfelter
Karl Wolf with Monica Lingenfelter. Karl serves as secretary on the Foundation’s board of directors, while Monica serves as EVP of the Foundation.
John and Lisa Younis with their daughter, Avery
Marty and Marlyn Keesecker
Paul and Pattie Wilmoth
Ray and Mary Alvarez
Rick and Denise Caruso
Rob Snyder and Ann Hummer
Syd and Sandy Sponaugle
Jason Best and Sara Maene
Chris and Sherri Janelle
Steve and Cindy Kitner
Bill and Sue Blair with Ellie Kinland and Roger Copeland
Susanne and Jerry Horner
Terry and Pam Hilliard
Tom and LuAnn Neal