Friends and supporters of Shepherd Center gathered for a cocktail buffet supper at Cherokee Town Club to kick off the 2017 Legendary Party, which is being chaired by Jenny Pruitt. Recalling the Golden Age of Hollywood, Tony Conway of Legendary Events transformed the ballroom into a glamorous nightclub with red velvet banquettes and black & white posters of Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe. This theme for this year’s gala, set for Nov. 4, is “Legends of the Silver Screen.” Beneficiaries are the Eula C. and Andrew Carlos MS Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and the SHARE Military Initiative.
Guests enjoyed a beautiful spring evening at the Atlanta History Center’s Swan House Ball, honoring the Philip H. Alston Sr. family. Co-chaired by Barbarella Diaz and Bea Perez, the Latin-themed benefit kicked off with cocktails on the lawn, followed by dinner and dancing in the Grand Overlook Ballroom, with catering and design by Legendary Events and music by Party Nation. The fun continued with an after-party in the Allen Atrium, featuring a flamenco performance, cigar rolling and DJ.
Over 400 glamorous party-goers stepped back into “The Jazz Age” at the 28th annual Wings of Mercy Ball at Flourish. The ballroom was decked in an Art Deco theme recalling the Roaring Twenties, with live music by Joe Gransden’s Orchestra for dining and dancing, a riveting live auction, and DJ-spun tunes late into the night. This year’s benefit, chaired by Sally Dorsey, raised more than $500,000 for Mercy Care to aid those in need in the Atlanta area. Leslie McLeod was the ball honoree.
The 7th annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, presented by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, delivered a magical night for 600 attendees at the Delta Flight Museum and raised over $270,000 for the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance. The benefit featured an elegant dinner created by Les Dames d’Escoffier International – Atlanta Chapter Chefs and honored two special women: Emily Coughlin and the late Amie Moore.