LATIN FEVER BALL

One of Atlanta’s most festive fundraisers celebrated its 30th anniversary in grand style recently at the InterContinental Buckhead hotel.

More than 650 patrons gathered for a lively evening of music, dancing and Latin inspired eats and drinks that included everything from mini arepas and Argentinian-style chicken to Spanish crème brûlée and bottles of cava. Costumed fire twirlers, jugglers and other performers from The Off Centered Project entertained […]

WINE WOMEN & SHOES

“The $315,000 we raised is the most in the history of Wine Women & Shoes Atlanta,” brags Mary Kathryn Wells-Winsett, co-chair of the recent fundraiser benefiting the leukemia and women’s cancer programs at Northside Hospital.

Four hundred part goers gathered at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead for, among other things, a Best in Shoe contest in which dozens of contestants modeled their fanciest footwear. Professional models […]

ATLANTA’S WOMEN OF DISTINCTION

A group of powerhouse women was honored recently at the Atlanta History Center, at what was the March of Dimes’ first Atlanta’s Women of Distinction event.

Nominated by their friends or colleagues for their community involvement, business leadership and other factors, the honorees included notable females in entertainment, real estate, transportation, technology and other categories. A Community Impact Award and a Rising Star award were also presented. The […]

STRING FLING

“Puppet Masquerade” was the theme of this year’s String Fling, a fundraiser held at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead on behalf of the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Even the characters from the center’s in-house puppet shop who were in attendance—and posed for pics with many of the 275 attendees—donned top hats and festive masks. There was also a musical puppet tribute to this year’s honorees, longtime arts […]

FALL FOR FASHION

True to its tagline “Ending hunger one look at a time,” the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s annual Fall for Fashion show recently raised more than $25,000 in honor of Hunger Action Month.

The crowd gathered at the trendy Tootsies boutique in Buckhead to check out a display of the latest designer fashions. Simply Buckhead’s own Joanne Hayes strode down the runway in a colorful Emilio Pucci dress. […]

A TRIBUTE TO OUR QUIET HEROES

CURE’s 14th annual A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes raised a record-breaking $470,000 this year.

A fundraiser for the nonprofit organization devoted to conquering childhood cancer, Quiet Heroes honored 250 mothers of children battling the disease. Nearly 600 guests gathered at Flourish in Buckhead, where they enjoyed lunch and a silent auction, complete with Elton John tickets, beautiful jewelry, handcrafted toys and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “Be […]

SKY’S THE LIMIT

At a lavish affair held recently at the Flourish event space in Buckhead, more than 700 guests gathered for the annual Sky’s the Limit fundraiser.

Hosted by the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF), a local nonprofit that provides interest-free loans to Jewish students seeking higher education, the soldout event raised more than $500,000 towards the cause, including a $150,000 matching gift contributed anonymously by two JELF families. Attendees spent the early part of the evening […]

JEFFREY FASHION CARES

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an apt time to tout the good works being done by Jeffrey Fashion Cares, an annual fundraiser that over the course of its 26-year history has raised more than $12 million for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and other causes.

At this year’s event, several hundred guests gathered at Phipps Plaza to join Jeffrey Fashion Cares founder Jeffrey Kalinsky and event chairs Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams for […]

HITTING THE RUNWAY

KIDS STRUT THEIR STUFF ON THE CATWALK FOR A GOOD CAUSE

BY: Karon Warren

A Bert’s Big Adventure fundraiser, the Noon to Night: Fall Fashion Benefit takes to the runway at Avalon in Alpharetta on Sept. 13. Donning fashions from the shopping complex’s clothing retailers, children involved with Bert’s Big Adventure will share the runway with celebrity models. “I love the Noon to Night fashion show because it […]

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO PRIVATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

You may remember Christian Siriano as the winner of season four of the hit reality show Project Runway.

The New York-based designer, who’s dressed everyone from Michelle Obama to Jennifer Lopez, was in Atlanta recently for a special event at Buckhead Art & Company in which attendees could peruse an exclusive selection of his ready-to-wear items, dresses, handbags, fragrances and other accessories that were flown in from […]