Your “place to be on Derby Eve” is back for its 15th year: The Gala on Derby Eve.
The benefit gala brings together 200-plus guests in Richmond each year to celebrate Kentucky’s Derby tradition while raising funds for Hospice Care Plus.
This year’s Gala on Derby Eve is Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. Registration is now open and is available online or by phone to our special event staff at 859-302-2688.
After two seasons at an outdoor location, the Gala will return indoors this year to the elegant Keen Johnson Ballroom on the EKU campus.
The Gala begins at 7:00 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, then continues with dinner, live music with the Bent Penny Band, dancing, and both live and silent auctions.
The live auction will include three, overnight accommodation options.
As always, guests will also enjoy complimentary valet parking and a photo booth for preserving Gala memories.
The Gala on Derby Eve is organized each year by a committee of Madison County residents whose original goal was to donate proceeds to a local non-profit. Hospice Care Plus was selected and has been the recipient each year. Proceeds from the event were pivotal to the fundraising campaign to build the Compassionate Care Center.
Many thanks to our sponsors and the Gala on Derby Eve Committee.
Note: This list will change as new sponsors are added.
Berea Younger Women’s Club
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Cumberland Valley National Bank
Citizens Guaranty Bank
Davis and Powell Funeral Home
EKU Conferencing & Events
Davis & Hylton Accounting
St. Joseph Hospital Berea
Robin Jones Group and Beth Rice Group – Keller William Legacy Group
Berkshire Hathaway / Connie Lawson
Community Trust Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Deanna
Jack Burford Chevrolet
Madison HVAC/R & Madison Remodeling
The Allen Company
Jennie Haymond for Madison County Attorney
Gala on Derby Eve Committee
Billie Jean Kelly
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