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Presenting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Dr. Brandon & Cherese Lee

Silver Sponsors

Dr. Scott Gibbs

Dr. Thomas Jung

Dan and Jo Ann Garrett

Star Furniture Logo

Family Sponsors

Dr. Thomas Jung

Friends of Luke Lee Lab

Virginia and Adam Van Horn

Silent Auction Donors

Qdoba Logos here
Almost Havana
Barbara Danford, Au.D., CCC-A Kim Flinn, Hilton Head Condo Rental Nicole Runyon, Thirty One Gifts

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About Us

We are so excited to have our 5th 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. Each year the event raises 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 2019 PresentIng sponsor was Touma Hearing Centers.

2019 Gold Sponsors included Touma Hearing Centers and Valley Health, Silver Sponsors included Dr. Thomas Jung, Star Furniture, Dan and Jo Ann Garrett and Joseph B. Touma.

The 2021 Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Adam Van Horn. Dr. Van Horn is an Otolaryngologist who recently joined Marshall Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons in August. Dr. Van Horn completed a yearlong fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Michigan, the nation’s top ear, nose and throat (ENT) training program. This further developed his skills and knowledge in specialized areas such as complex airway reconstruction, cochlear implantation, microtia reconstruction and pediatric tumors of the head and neck. He is going to talk about his experience with working with deaf and hard of hearing children and their families as their cochlear implant surgeon.

The 2021 Alumni Speaker will Ella Austin. Ella is now a Freshman at Huntington High School. She is going to talk about her experience growing up deaf and learning to listen and speak.

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