December 01, 2011

The Ryan Newman Foundation Charity Dinner is an annual fundraiser organized by NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and wife Krissie benefitting animal welfare, conservation and provides college scholarships through the Rich Vogler Scholarship program. Since 2009, JHE has produced the charity dinner featuring live musical entertainment and interactive activities.

In 2009 when Ryan and Krissie Newman approached JHE to produce the event, they wanted to host the Ryan Newman Foundation Charity Dinner at their farm in Statesville, N.C. The goal was to provide a casual yet distinct fundraising experience for guests and make them feel at home.

Providing this opportunity required a seasoned event organizer who could transform the property into a multi-faceted event space. The site was completely bare with no infrastructure in place, no electricity, heat or restrooms in the vicinity.

Therefore, JHE tackled these challenges, constructing the site from ground up and managing the necessities of power, heat and providing restrooms for guests. The extreme cold of December was accounted for in the planning process to ensure an abundance of warmth for guests.

Despite the obstacles, organizers eagerly took on the challenge which entailed site construction, setup, design, vendor management, decor, valet, event run of show, video production and more.

Each year since 2009, an estimated 450 guests attended including sponsors, fellow NASCAR drivers, fans and other celebrities.

In 2011, The Ryan Newman Foundation Charity Dinner changed venues to the Statesville Civic Center in Statesville.

The 2012 Ryan Newman Foundation Charity Dinner is slated for December 7 at the Statesville Civic Center.  With an expected 520 guests for the eighth annual event, the cocktail reception will take place from 6 - 7 p.m. with dinner, entertainment and an auction beginning at 7 p.m. If you are interested in a sponsorship package or purchasing a table to the event, please contact Mary Grams at 704-876-8776 ext. 3 or email

From start to finish year after year, JHE delivers a turn-key, detailed event that provides guests with a welcome reception and enjoyable evening!

Ryan Newman Foundation