23rd Annual Magnolia Ball a Success
Posted Date: 5/20/2013
2013 Magnolia Ball Executive Committee Members (from left) Mrs. Nichole Pezold, Mrs. Annette Jones, Mrs. Jennifer Green, Mr. Jim Gill, Mrs. Cindy Denney, Mrs. Lori Ingram and Mrs. Meghan Sullivan.
The 23rd annual Magnolia Ball—“Apodrasi se Santorini” (“Escape to Santorini”) - was held April 27 on the grounds of the Richards’ family estate and featured an auction, dinner and dancing.
Honorary Chairs H.D and Annette Tyson.
The black-tie gala raised almost $500,000 to help fund a new comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation unit at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton. The new rehabilitation unit will guide patients on their journey back from stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, cardiac complications, multiple sclerosis and other conditions requiring them to re-learn how to perform everyday tasks.
“We are truly grateful to the many community members who attended this year’s Magnolia Ball and helped support this vital project. The new rehabilitation unit will provide services not currently available within a 50-mile radius,” said Tanner Medical Foundation Director, Kathy Mathis. “We would also like to thank the more than 350 individuals and companies that supported the ball through sponsorships, donations and in-kind services, as well as by attending and bidding during the live and silent auctions.”
Santorini, the Greek island steeped in myth and poetic beauty, was the inspiration for the 2013 Magnolia Ball, “Apodrasi se Santorini” (Escape to Santorini.)
Honorary chairs for the 2013 Magnolia Ball were longtime community leaders and Tanner Health System supporters, H.D. and Annette Tyson of Villa Rica. The 2013 Magnolia Ball co-chairs, Cindy Denney and Jennifer Green, directed more than 200 volunteers who helped in coordinating the event and reimagining the beauty and wonder of Santorini.
Tanner Medical Foundation’s annual Magnolia Ball originated in 1991 to benefit Tanner Health System, a non-profit regional healthcare system. Since then, each black-tie ball has had a unique theme and consisted of an elegant dinner, live music, dancing, a live and silent auction and more. For more information about the Magnolia Ball, contact Tanner Medical Foundation at 770.812.GIFT (770-812-4438).