The Atlanta Ballet hosted a magnificent Opening Night Gala to kick off the world premiere of its dazzling new production of The Nutcracker, created by an international team of award-winning artists. The posh party, chaired by Barbara Joiner and designed by Tony Brewer, featured a cocktail reception and pre-performance dinner in the Egyptian Ballroom of the Fox Theatre.
Celebrating the Year of the Graduate, 2019 was the most successful Starfish Ball in nsoro history. Over 600 patrons lit The St. Regis ballroom ablaze when 24 graduates opened the gala, honoring Lawrence Mock and Rosalind Brewer. The nsoro Educational Foundation was presented with a House Resolution written on behalf of the State of Georgia for its work with youth aging out of foster care. Founder Darrell Mays was presented the award by Ga. State Representative Erica Thomas, our nation’s first and only elected official who aged out of foster care.
Meals On Wheels Atlanta raised over $700,000 at the 31st annual A Meal to Remember gala. Guests enjoyed a five-course dining experience themed “Southern Decadence” that was curated by a collaboration of world-class chefs, including Christopher Grossman, Elliot Cusher, Ian Winslade, Jordan Barnett and Ami Dand. Co-chairs were Lauren Amos, Daniel Amos, Christopher Womack and Stephanie Russell. The organization’s signature benefit supports the Meal Services program, which provides freshly prepared meals to Atlanta seniors.
Atlantans enjoyed a fun-filled evening at the home of Ginny and Guy Millner at the annual benefit gala for Fix Georgia Pets. The event raised over $230,000 for the lifesaving work of the organization, whose mission is to combat pet overpopulation and end senseless euthanasia. Celebrity guest Josie Natori presented fabulous fashions from her Natori collection. Soiree Catering provided delicious bites. The silent and live auctions offered a terrific array of items, including trips to Italy and quail hunts in South Georgia. Co-chairs Michelle Sullivan and Ginny Millner recognized volunteers for their diligent efforts in creating this special night for such an important cause.