April 29 - 30, 2022 / The Greenbrier - America's Resort / White Sulphur Springs, WV

Schedule
Of Events


Friday, April 29

Gala Registration/Info Station Open

1:30 – 5:00 pm | Upper Lobby Alcove

Visit the registration table for event check-in, a warm welcome, and to receive your 2022 Spring Gala gift.


Reception and Strolling Dinner

6:00 – 10:00 pm | Colonial Hall

There’s no better way to kick off our Best of West Virginia celebration than with an acoustic performance by global country music star and West Virginia native Brad Paisley. The evening will also feature a reception and strolling dinner prepared by the talented Greenbrier chefs and the music of the Benny Benack Band. Registered Gala guests only. Attire is business casual. Please plan to arrive at 6:00 pm.


Saturday, April 30

Gala Registration/Info Station Open

8:30 – 11:00 am and 12:00 – 4:00 pm | Upper Lobby Alcove

Visit the registration table for event chick-n, a warm welcome, and to receive your 2022 Spring Gala gift.


Interactive WVU Cancer Robotics Showcase

9:30 – 10:00 am | Chesapeake Room

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to perform robotic surgery? Visit with the WVU Cancer Institute team as they highlight minimally invasive technological advancements. Mingle with our clinicians during this uniquely close-up look at some of WVU’s innovative robotic capabilities, including laparoscopic trainers used to remove cancers.


WVU Cancer Institute Update

10:00 – 10:45am | Chesapeake Room

WVU Cancer Institute Director Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, MD, welcomes Gala guests and shares a State of the Institute address, detailing expansion progress, the recent launch of LUCAS (the mobile lung cancer screening unit) and other notable achievements. Chancellor and Executive Dean for WVU Health Sciences, Clay Marsh, MD, joins the conversation to review accomplishments and to share the vision forward. Refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the program.


Conversation with President Gee

11:00 am – 12:15 pm | Chesapeake Room

Join WVU President E. Gordon Gee for a special conversation with WVU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Shane Lyons, WVU Head Football Coach Neal Brown and Country Roads Trust Co-Founder Oliver Luck.


Culinary Demonstration: “The Best of West Virginia”

2:30 – 4:00 pm | Culinary Arts Center

Join chefs Dale Hawkins, Jared Masters, Bryan Skelding and Paul Smith as they present the best fare in and around the Mountain State.


Joan Stamp Jewelry Show

4:00 – 5:00 pm | North Parlor

Treat yourself to champagne and strawberries while shopping for stunning jewelry designed by Joan Stamp.


Reception

6:30 – 7:00 pm | Colonial Hall

Dinner Dance

7:00 – 10:30 pm | Colonial Hall

The Gala concludes with an evening featuring our Master of Ceremonies, Tony Caridi, the Benny Benack Band and West Virginia native talents Bobby and Trevor Nicholas. Highlights of the evening include a live auction and a special Winged Victory tribute honoring the John and Joyce Allen family. Black tie optional.

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