Hundreds of revelers packed a ballroom at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta for the 31st annual Latin Fever Ball.

The festive black-tie gala is the Latin American Association’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year, and two of Atlanta’s most respected executives—Carol B. Tomé, recently retired CFO and executive VP of corporate services for The Home Depot, and Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber—served as co-chairs. As the night unfolded, Latin rhythms filled the air and costumed dancers dazzled the crowd, who dined on Latin cuisine and bid on exciting items in the live and silent auctions.

In all, the event raised an astounding $700,000—the most money ever raised at a single event during the organization’s 40-plus-year history. The proceeds benefit the Latin American Association’s critical programs and services that touch on everything from immigration and economic empowerment to family well-being and youth education.

Photos: Leah Roth