The Perennial Society

What is the Perennial Society?

It’s a unique opportunity to take a leadership role in sustaining our mission as we spread hope and healing throughout the greater Knoxville community.

Every gardener knows perennials are imperative to a beautiful landscape. The returning colors of daffodils, wood Phlox, daylilies and hydrangeas can be counted on year after year to provide joy by brightening our days. RAF Knoxville is taking its lead from Mother Nature in introducing the Perennial Society, comprised of our most generous donors who have committed multi-year leadership gifts to sustain the work we do.

The Perennial Society enables RAF Knoxville to streamline our operations, eliminating the distractions of fundraising events so that our staff and volunteers can focus solely on our impactful mission. The commitment of those in the Perennial Society provides long-term stability while empowering volunteers and supporters to engage with RAF in more meaningful, mission-focused ways.

We are seeking community members interested in joining our Perennial Society.

If that’s you, please contact us.

Perennial Society Chairs

Cecil Scarbrough,
Perennial Society Chair

Connie Wallace,
Perennial Society Co-Chair

Perennial Society

Orchid:
Holston Gases

Iris:
Clayton Homes

Lily:
UT Medical Center
Functional Pathways
Connie and John Wallace
Covenant Health Systems
Stowers Machinery

Hydrangea:
Adrian and Larsen Jay
Alpa and Cecil Scarbrough
Smith and Hammaker
The Trust Company
Regina and Terry Turner
U.S. Cellular

Rose:
Gabrielle and Aaron Blake
Deanene and Tom Catani
Chelly and Kevin Clayton
Cindy McConkey and Gary Cox
Knoxville Garden Study Club
UT Federal Credit Union
John Young
Jen Sheehan