This year’s Evening of Hope Gala raised a record $1 million for Andee’s Army Foundation to treat children with brain and spinal cord injuries. Over 500 guests attended the benefit held at Flourish, with dazzling centerpieces of butterflies and flowers by Tony Conway to reflect the “Metamorphosis” theme. Dr. Andrew Reisner, medical director of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Neuro Trauma and Concussion Program, was honored for his work and research. Former CHOA patients Erica Wagner, Johnny Tran and Adele Milby gave moving testimonials. The gala was chaired by Patty and Shaler Alias, Helen Carlos and Ron Hilliard.
The Forward Arts Foundation celebrated the opening of its annual Swan Coach House Flea Market this fall. Over 600 guests browsed fashions, antiques and treasures of all kinds at the festive “FLEAmingo Island,” a paradise-themed Preview Party. Event co-chairs were Karen Brown, Clayton Howell and Laura Nunnally; Sally Nunnally served as honorary chair. Proceeds benefit the visual arts in Atlanta through FAF programs.
Guests gathered at 103 West for the 12th annual Give Me Five dinner benefitting No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The highly anticipated event featured a cocktail reception and a five-course dinner paired with fine wines by Atlanta’s top chefs and sommeliers. The night ended in a big way as attendee Valery Voyles of Ed Voyles Automotive Group submitted her surprise bid of $25,000 during the final round of the live auction. Proceeds will supply 1,200,000 healthy meals for hungry kids in Georgia and across America.
Guests enjoyed “A Night of Sparkling Splendor” at the Buckhead estate of Jessica and Justin Jones at the patron party for Shepherd Center’s Legendary Party. The evening featured a cocktail reception and a lavish buffet by Tony Conway’s Legendary Events, with beautifully decorated tables and lovely floral arrangements. This year’s 30th anniversary Legendary Party honors Shepherd Center founders Alana and Harold Shepherd and is chaired by Ruth Dobbs Anthony and her daughters Gena Bryant Chalfa and Leslie Bryant Jackson.