One John Marshall Drive, Smith Hall 321 304-696-3455

The L Speakeasy Gala - OCT 27th


Presenting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Thomas M. Jung, MD


Family Sponsors



Friends of Luke Lee Lab

Scott R. Gibbs, MD

Marshall ENT

Leighann Hamrick

Angel and Greg Casto

WV Chapter of Alexander Graham Bell Association of Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Silent Auction Donors

Qdoba Logos here Illustrator
Almost Havana
Barbara Danford, Au.D., CCC-A Kelsey Scott, M.S., CF-SLP Nicole Runyon, Thirty One Gifts


Interested in becoming a Sponsor?  Here is a PDF about Sponsoring The “L”

About Us

We are so excited to have our 3rd annual Speakeasy Gala to support and celebrate teaching deaf and hard of hearing children to listen and speak at The Luke Lee Listening, Language and Learning Lab (The”L”) at Marshall University. Last year the event raised almost $20,000 to help The L continue to provide services for deaf and hard of hearing children in West Virginia and equip them to achieve listening and spoken language outcomes.

At The Speakeasy Gala, guests relive the days of the “Roaring 20’s” while dressing in flapper dresses and dancing the night away. Participants enjoy jazz music, a variety of silent auction items, photo booth and delicious food and drinks by the Guyan Country Club.

The 2017 Presenting sponsor was Touma Hearing Centers. 2017 Silver sponsors included HIMG, Joseph B. Touma M.D., Handley Law and Cabell Huntington Hospital. 2017 Family sponsors included HIMG, Marshall Pediatrics, and Dan and Jo Ann Garrett along with several Friends of Luke Lee supporters.

The 2018 Alumni Speaker will be Tayden Carpenter and the Keynote Speaker is his father, Pastor Trent Carpenter. We will also be presenting The Luke Lee Legacy Award.

The Luke Lee Listening, Language, and Learning Lab

The Luke Lee Listening, Language and Learning Lab at Marshall University, also known as “The L”, was founded in 2006 as the first preschool program in West Virginia providing listening and spoken language outcomes to children with hearing loss. We provide services to children from infants to toddlers to preschoolers to school-age to achieve a listening and spoken language outcome and allow them to mainstream into their home schools with age-level listening and spoken language skills to communicate with their hearing aged peers.

We would also like to encourage you to learn more by visiting the Luke Lee Listening, Language and Learning Lab website at Marshall University. or follow The “L” on facebook