Akima is a Native American term for leader. In 1951, a group of Knoxville women named their community service group The Akima Club of Knoxville to match their mission: To be a friend to the community by giving of ourselves and our resources with respect, dedication and compassion.
The original 13 women founded the club in 1947 as the Knoxville Junior Women’s Club with the same vision to serve together and enrich the community.
A full history and information on The Akima Club of Knoxville: The Akima Club of Knoxville.
Currently, over 120 active members continue the tradition of volunteer work in the Knoxville community plus contributing to the financial needs of various area service organizations with 52 grants totaling $87,514.66 being awarded in 2023 and a total of $157,000 granted over the past two years. The grants go to area non-profit agencies covering programs for arts, culture and science, children and youth, medical and social services, senior assistance and a variety of other fields.
These grant monies are raised through Akima’s biennial fundraiser, Cabaret, and the 42nd Akima Club Cabaret will hold performances on Friday, March 1, 2024, 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 2, 2 and 7 p.m. at The Mill & Mine, 227 West Depot Avenue, Knoxville.
The evening performances include the show, dinner, dancing and silent auction at a cost per ticket of $175.
The matinee performance on March 2 at 2 p.m. includes show and silent auction at a cost per ticket of $75.
For tickets and information on the Akima Club Cabaret Show: The Akima Club Cabaret .
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