Soaring Soiree – An Evening of Aeronautical Opulence


April 18, 2020
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Private Aviation Hangar at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
22 Waypoint Drive
Roanoke, VA 24012

On April 18th, a private aviation hangar at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will be transformed to celebrate Carilion Clinic’s inaugural gala. Proceeds from the event will benefit Carilion Children’s impacting Carilion Clinic’s mission to improve the health of all kids. Guests will enjoy a unique exhibit of classic airplanes and luxury automobiles. The Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program’s artists-in-residents will provide entertainment during the reception. Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier, will host a raffle for several exciting prizes, including an original plein air painting created that evening by Maria Osorio Driscoll. After a gourmet dinner, the highlight of the evening will be a performance by Grammy award winning artist, Bruce Hornsby.

The community’s response for Carilion Clinic’s inaugural gala has been amazing and the event is sold out. We hope you will still join this community initiative and donate directly to support Carilion Clinic’s mission. All donations to the event will be acknowledged in the event slide show. The combined power of donations helps fill the gap to fund new equipment, make capital improvements, hire new providers and undertake new projects to invest in the current and future needs of the people in our communities.

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Thank you to our In-Kind Sponsors for making this a truly unique and memorable event - Affordable Portables, Blue Ridge Catering, Carilion Cosmetic Center, Lee Hartman & Sons, Maria Osorio Driscoll, Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, Robertson Marketing Group, Signature Flights, and United Rentals.

Travel Tips

Once on Aviation Drive, pass entrance to main airport terminal. Follow “Event Parking” signs and turn left onto Waypoint Drive at “Signature Flight” sign.

Flight Itinerary

  • Reception – 6 p.m. - outside airplane hangar
  • Dinner – 7:15 p.m. - inside airplane hangar
  • Bruce Hornsby – 8:30 p.m. - inside airplane hangar


Valet parking provided as you approach airplane hangar. Uber and LYFT drop off and pick up site available near hangar.

Dress Code

Black-tie optional. A sweater/jacket and comfortable clothing and shoes may be appropriate for outdoor reception and touring the exhibit of airplanes and automobiles.

Dietary Requirements

Click here to provide food allergy or dietary restrictions.

Weather Conditions

The gala will not be delayed or cancelled due to rain. The outdoor reception will be held under tent outside of airplane hangar.

Airline Rules

No smoking or firearms are allowed anywhere on the property. Security is being managed by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.


Contact Linda Hodges at lshodges1@carilionclinic.org or at 540-224-4547.

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