Sept. 28 The American Cancer Society’s annual black-tie affair at The Fairmont Atlanta includes cocktails, dinner, an inspirational program, silent and live auctions, and a late-night after party. Legendary UGA coach Vincent “Vince” Dooley will be presented the Hope Award. Ball chair Mike Moore, ball co-chair Latanza Adjei. Benefits Hope Lodge Atlanta through the Mission Moment. email@example.com. 404/329-7744. hopeball.org.
7-10 PM. Black-tie benefit for the Atlanta Botanical Garden features a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing on the Great Lawn. This year’s gala honors Pamela and Neville Isdell. Event chairs: Cara Isdell Lee and Zak Lee. For tickets, contact Alysia Pearson at 404/591-1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org. atlantabotanicalgarden.org. gardenofedenball.org.
This high-spirited, two-day charity polo event at the Atlanta Polo Club benefits pediatric cancer research at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The elegant, high-style afternoon features an exciting polo match, culinary presentations throughout the day, handcrafted cocktails, live music, Legacy Luncheon, silent and live auction, champagne sabering and the time-honored polo tradition of “stomping the divots.” choa.org.
7 PM. The Latin American Association presents its 30th annual gala at the InterContinental Atlanta. This festive black-tie fundraiser features Latin cuisine, live and silent auctions with unique travel experiences, dancing and entertainment. Benefits the programs and services of LAA. 404/471-1892. email@example.com.
This prestigious gala for the Council for Quality Growth will be held in the Georgia Ballroom of the Georgia World Congress Center. Larry Gellerstedt III will receive the distinguished Four Pillar Tribute Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual in the region who demonstrates the “Four Pillars” of leadership: quality, responsibility, vision and integrity. fourpillartribute.com. councilforqualitygrowth.org.
7:30 AM. Held at the Fox Theatre, this annual event for the March of Dimes in Georgia recognizes and honors women in the Atlanta area for their dedication to community service. Guests include directors, CEOs and other executive leaders from local corporations and government agencies, as well as those who have helped shape the community. Contact Kristin Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org. 404/720-5305. marchofdimes.org.