LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – The Campbell Enhancement Fund, CEF, will hold the Premier Event of the Summer at its first official fundraiser at Chapman Hill Winery, 450 S. Chapman Road, LaFollette, August 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Ticket costs are $55 or two for $100.  There will be ten (10) VIP tickets available for $75 each which includes a tour of the winery, a conversation with the winemaker and a tank tasting.  For those purchasing the VIP Ticket, please plan to arrive at Chapman Hill Winery by 2:30 for the tour event.

                                                Event includes for each attendee:

Tasting of 5 wines of choice (1/2 oz each)

One 6 oz glass of wine (may substitute non-alcoholic drink or wine slushie)

10% off bottle purchases

Finger-food buffet

Live entertainment by Gene Stevens

Tickets for the event can be purchased at First Volunteer Bank, downtown LaFollette Branch on Central and Indiana Avenue.  Please see Leslee Lamb.  They can easily be purchased online which will generate a name list for at the door entrance. No physical ticket necessary.   Tickets are limited to 90 regular and 10 VIP.  Board members will be selling tickets also.  The following are current board members of the Campbell Enhancement Fund.  Zach Sheets, Chair, Karen Cumorich, Vice Chair, Teresa Dabney, Rissa Pryse, Johnnie Hickman, Deborah Purcell, Nancy Thompson, and Cliff Baird.

This is a perfect way to take advantage of our ability to get back to some normalcy, spend a late afternoon with friends and support a great an entity that is geared to providing funding to Campbell County nonprofits.  The Winery is a great addition to our community and having businesses that are happy to give back to their community is always rewarding.   

The CEF is an affiliate fund within the East Tennessee Foundation.  CEF has been fortunate to have been a partner with ETF over the past 20 or so years.  Through their guidance and leadership, the CEF has provided over 100 grants to Campbell County Nonprofits valued around $135,000.

The CEF is structured to support good works done within Campbell County.   Only nonprofits whose projects support and affects Campbell Countians are considered for funding.   The funds have been limited and they have only recently been able to provide grant funding every other year.  They are hoping that with the advent of fundraising and raising awareness of the good works that have been provide through this funding they may be able to increase their funding capabilities to a yearly opportunity. 

CEF has been fortunate to be the recipient of donated funds from TVA and LUB, these direct grants via the CARES Act have provided $20,000 to our local Food Pantries and $20,000 to help pay gas and electric bills during the 2020 timeframe.  These funds along with support from our local Joint Economic Community Development Board, JECDB have allowed us the opportunity to build our grant funding opportunity, however, to support the numbers, we would like we need to increase our grant funding balance so that we are leaving our Endowment fund to grow to be even more supportive in the future. 

Campbell Enhancement Fund was established in 1999 through the generous gifts of time, vision, and resources by a group of Campbell County residents committed to strengthening communities and improving the quality of life in Campbell County. The Fund is a permanent endowment that will support programs and projects “now and forever” which build community goodwill, seek to solve community challenges, and produce results that improve the quality of life for all Campbell County citizens.   If interested in participating or sitting on our Affiliate Fund Board, contact Zach Sheets at or Karen Cumorich at

East Tennessee Foundation’s mission statement is:

We provide philanthropic leadership inspiring donors to make lives better and communities stronger in enduring ways across generations. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/21/2021-6AM-UPDATED 07/26/2021-10AM)

One Reply to “Tickets to the Campbell Enhancement Fund fundraiser on sale now”

  1. I put the incorrect online link to purchase tickets to the event. Below is the correct link:

    the original link will take you to the ETF Site, but not to the online ticket purchases.

    Thanks for support our local Campbell Enhancement Fund event. Tickets are on Sales starting this afternoon, July 26 at First Volunteer Bank in LaFollette.

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