2017 Art for the Journey Art Exhibit GALA Event-Wonderful and Successful Evening!

Art for the Journey is very grateful to the many people who attended  Art for the Journey’s 2nd annual Art Exhibit Gala on Thursday, October 26th at beautiful Independence Golf Club!  Thank you for helping to make this fundraising event a huge success!

Thank you to our individual sponsors:

 Dr. William J. Frable and Dr. Mary Ann Frable

Anonymous Wine Sponsor

Beverly Perdue Jennings and the Perdue Foundation

George and Jamie Wigginton

E.V. and Lisa Clarke

Ed and Gail Clevenger

Dr. Baxter Perkinson

and more…

Thank you to our generous Corporate Sponsors!

Thank you to our partners at Independence Golf Course for providing the beautiful and grand venue and a positively tireless and positive staff! 

Thank you, to the talented designers at Buckingham Greenery for the stunningly beautiful floral centerpieces that set the tone for the event by bringing exceptional beauty and live flowers with colors, height, and texture that were extraordinary works of art!

Thank you to our friend and Master of Ceremonies,  and uber talented Lisa Schaffner for delivering our message with the level of passion that helped us convey our mission! because of you, everyone had fun, and learned so much about our programs and our vision, values, and purpose! Thank you for taking time in addition to your wonderful work with UNOS!

Thank you to Barry Moore from Haley Buick, for donating to our event and helping us expand our programs to include helping veterans who suffer PTSD beginning in January 2018.



Thank you to Performance Food Group for supplying delicious food, and Thank you to the Talented Chef at Independence Golf Club! Thank you to all the sponsors that sent funds to help us make this fundraising event!

Thank you to the Richmond Symphony Youth Ensemble who played beautifully and created a lovely welcome to our guests!

Thank you to the uber-talented VCU Jazz musicians led by Bryan Connolly  who provided just ttop-levelawesome and wonderful music for us as we perused the art exhibit.

Thank you to Bon Air Artist Association for loaning the partitions and the lighting for the exhibit, and for the Bon Air Artists who participated and placed art for sale.

Thank you to Beverly Perdue Jennings for your support and providing your exceptional artwork, just on the heels of your award as Virginia Watercolor Society Best in Show 2018!

Thank you James River Art League Artists and participants, and for inviting us to speak and share our story.

Thank you, Jennifer Kirby, for helping us tell the story via BuyRVAArt.com!

Thank you Mark Hierholzer-SwanQuarter Art, Paullin Law Firm, PC, and Adams, Jenkins, & Cheatham, 

Thank you to ALL the Art for the Journey volunteers who helped us set up the event on Wednesday and continued to help on Thursday late into the night!

Thank you Gala committee:

  • Katrin Babb
  • Donna Albensi
  • Nancy Engleman
  • Brenda Fulgham, Gala Chair
  • Theresa Halpin
  • Connie Hom
  • Stephanie O’Dell
  • Bill Oglesby
  • Marcia Oglesby
  • Cindy Paullin
  • Kimberly Price
  • Lisa Schaffner
  • Stephanie Shanks
  • Mary Sisson
  • Erin Wickersham
  • Jamie Wigginton
  • Deborah Willamson
  • Susan Youngs

Thank you AVIVA for the supporting us with wonderful audio visual equipment.

Thank you AVPRA for supporting us with electrical support.

Thank you VCU Work/study students for competently manning the tables and much more.

Pictures of this year’s GALA:




Connie Hom, President of Buckingham Greenery, and Lisa Schaffner, and this year’s Master of Ceremonies!  Beautiful friends of Art for the Journey attended the event last year, and this year!


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