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Southern Winter’s Night

Celebrate the Hope Center and Valentine’s Day by donning your best cocktail attire for an evening of music, food, auctions and fun!

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. 

Knoxville Museum of Art 
1050 Worlds Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37916


Event Tickets: $150 per person

Please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.
Call 865-531-5210 or email

The Southern Winter’s Night benefit is an annual fundraiser to support the diverse services provided by the Hope Center and is its primary fund-raising event. Thanks to the support of sponsors, merchants, artists and guests, this event has raised over one million dollars for patient care services. 

Event Schedule:

  • Guest Check-in  6:00 p.m. 
  • Silent Auction: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Special Entertainment 8:00 p.m.
  • Live Auction: 8:15 p.m.
  • Auction check-out 9:00 p.m. 

Your admission includes a welcome champagne toast,  heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktails in the beautiful setting of the Knoxville Museum of Art.  Music provided by the Dogwood Strings Trio and you won’t want to miss the special entertainment to be revealed at the event.

The event will also feature a silent and live auction. Check back for more details as we continue to add our to our wonder selection of art, jewelry, travel, local Knoxville experiences and more!  

A special thank you to our event sponsors for their continued support. 

Presenting Sponsors: Rick Fox & Ralph Cianelli

Silver Sponsor:  Positively Living

Bronze Sponsors:

Jeff & Susan Arbital

Linda Gay Blanc & Marshall Peterson

Willene Chalmers

Jenny Hines & Tom Jester

Regions Bank

Arlene Vincent & Alex Rodriguez

Anthony Wilson & Tyler Janow

Friends of the Hope Center

East Tennessee Foundation

Eldridge & Blakney, PC

Richard and Ann Montgomery


Hope Center Mission and Goals

  • To provide direct supportive care and advocacy at no cost to patients and families affected by HIV and other life-altering illnesses, while sustaining hope.
  • To address individual existential needs, quality of life, and end-stage care.
  • To ensure patient rights, privacy, and comfort in safe, non-judgmental surroundings.
  • To provide HIV educational programs for healthcare providers and the community.
  • To value and complement the work of healthcare professionals and volunteers.
  • Through the years, over 400 dedicated community volunteers have provided valuable help with HIV education, fundraising events and holiday activities. To date, more than 2,400 adults and children have benefited from these services.