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History of The Magnolia Ball

With a near 30-year legacy, the Tanner Foundation’s Magnolia Ball impacted countless lives within the Tanner Health System community.

Each year, the Magnolia Ball generated proceeds to support or expand life-saving projects in cardiology services, behavioral health and addiction programs, NICU, orthopedics, oncology and many other areas.

Since 1991, this community has raised more than $11 million, with proceeds supporting vital projects across Tanner Health System.

The Magnolia Ball - Through the Years

2020 (Cancelled): 30th Annual Magnolia Ball

  • Honoring: All
  • Co-Chairs: Mrs. Mandy Jackson and Mrs. Lindsay Jennings
  • Vice Co-Chairs for Auction: Mrs. Angie Slappey, Mrs. Meghan Sullivan, and Mrs. Kristen Vance
  • Vice Co-Chairs for Decorations: Mrs. Lori Blackmon, Mrs. Andrea Godwin, and Mrs. Jennifer Green
  • Fundraising Project: Tanner Hospice Care

2019:  An Evening to Strengthen Our Future

  • Honorary Chairs: Rhonda B. Rogers, MD and William E. Rogers, MD
  • Co-Chairs: Mrs. Melina Douthit and Mrs. Laura Lenaeus
  • Vice Co-Chairs for Auction: Mrs. Jane Marrero, Mrs. Liz Sibley, and Mrs. Kristen Vance
  • Vice Co-Chairs for Decorations: Mrs. Emily Cryer and Mrs. Brooke Mobley
  • Fundraising Project: Opioid Endowment Fund for Willowbrooke at Tanner

2018:  An Evening Celebrating Our Future 

  • Honorary Chairs: Rhonda B. Rogers, MD and William E. Rogers, MD
  • Co-Chairs: Mrs. Katie Gambrell and Mrs. Julie Weber
  • Vice Co-Chairs for Auction: Mrs. Mandy Jackson and Mrs. Laura Lenaeus
  • Vice Co-Chairs for Decorations: Mrs. Melina Douthit and Mrs. Lindsay Jennings
  • Fundraising Project: Tanner Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

2017:  The Grand Gala of Venice

  • Honorary Chairs: Laura Richards and Jim Naughton
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Corbett Lane and Mrs. Colleen McKinney
  • Fundraising Project: Tanner Ortho and Spine Center

2016: An Evening in Old Havana

  • Honorary Chairs: Dr. Charles and Mrs. Marilyn Hubbard
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Kristen Gill and Mrs. Erica Greene
  • Fundraising Project: Integrated Spine Navigation Solution featuring The Stryker Nav3i platform

2015: Le Cirque des Rêves, Celebrating 25 Years of Magical Memories

  • Honorary Chairs: Mrs. Susan King Plaxico and Mrs. Joan Worthy
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Tina Reid and Mrs. Erica Tisinger
  • Fundraising Project: Inpatient Orthopedic and Spine Unit at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton

2014: Kentucky Derby

  • Honorary Chair: Mrs. Jackie Carden
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Annette Jones and Mrs. Nichole Pezold
  • Fundraising Project: Child and Adolescent Unit Expansion at Willowbrooke at Tanner

2013: “Apodrasi se Santorini” (Escape to Santorini)

  • Honorary Chairs: H.D. and Annette Tyson
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Cindy Denney and Mrs. Jennifer Green
  • Fundraising Project: Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton

2012: Moonlight at Tiffany’s

  • Honorary Chairs: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Stone
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Linnie Dortch and Ms. Ann Newman
  • Fundraising Project: Emergency Department and Surgical Services expansion

2011: The Bee’s Knees Bash

  • Honorary Chairs: Mr. and Mrs. Gelon Wasdin
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Cathy Hightower and Mrs. Melanie New
  • Fundraising Project: Emergency Department and Surgical Services expansion

2010: License to Thrill

  • Honorary Chairs: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Richards
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Kirby Butler and Mrs. Lisa Hayden
  • Fundraising Project: Emergency Department expansion

2009: “A World of My Own” An Evening in Wonderland

  • Honorary Chairs: Mr. Steve R. Adams
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Laurie Fleck and Mrs. Sherry Stringfellow
  • Fundraising Project: Programs of Willowbrooke at Tanner

2008: “Palm Beach Panache”

  • Honorary Chairs: Dr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Fleck, Jr.
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Paige Colpini and Mrs. Jan Walker
  • Fundraising Project: Cardiology Services expansion – seventh year

2007: “The Emerald City”

  • Honorary Chairs: Dr. and Mrs. Joe Parrish
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Ava Bland and Mrs. Diane McConahy
  • Fundraising Project: Cardiology Services expansion – sixth year

2006: “Journey to Bombay”

  • Honorary Chairs: Mrs. Barbara Tanner
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Brenda Rogers and Mrs. Meghan Sullivan
  • Fundraising Project: Cardiology Services expansion – fifth year

2005: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

  • Honorary Chairs: Tommy and Betty Green
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Ann Carter and Mrs. Beth Toothman
  • Fundraising Project: Cardiology Services expansion – fourth year

2004: “Mysteries of Ancient Egypt”

  • Honorary Chairs: Ms. Mary Covington
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Robyn Grillo and Mrs. Charlsie Spruell
  • Fundraising Project: Cardiology Services expansion – third year

2003: “Regatta on the Riviera”

  • Honorary Chairs: Norman and Glenda Banks
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Sandra Camp and Mrs. Julia Wilson
  • Fundraising Project: Cardiology Services expansion – second year

2002: “Una Serata Toscana” A Tuscan Evening

  • Honorary Chairs: Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Alligood
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Melissa Shadrix and Mrs. Marie Stedwell
  • Fundraising Project: Cardiology Services expansion

2001: “Wild Wild West”

  • Honorary Chairs: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gill
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Nola Howard and Mrs. Holly McGhee
  • Fundraising Project: Intensive Care Unit Expansion – Third of three years

2000: “A Grand Celebration”

  • Honorary Chairs: 
      • Mr. Steve Adams/West Georgia Ambulance
      • Norman and Glenda Banks/Banks Oil
      • Dr. and Mrs. John Burson
      • Carrollton Emergency Physicians
      • Carrollton Surgical Group, PA
      • Citizens Bank and Trust of West GA.
      • Community First Bank
      • Dr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Fleck, Jr.
      • Quorum Health Resources, Inc.
      • Mrs. Roy Richards, Sr.
      • Drs. William and Rhonda Rogers
      • Sony Music
      • Tisinger, Tisinger, Vance and Greer, PC.
      • Walker Oldsmobile-Cadillac-GMS, Inc.
      • West Georgia National Bank
  • General Co-Chairs: 
      • Mrs. Gail Alligood
      • Mrs. Eleanor Edwards
      • Mrs. Sherri Evans
      • Mrs. Susan Fleck
      • Mrs. Jerri Garner
      • Mrs. Cheryl Gill
      • Mrs. Betty Green
      • Mrs. Wynn Grisham
      • Ms. Maggie Head
      • Mrs. Susan Helton
      • Mrs. Marilyn Hubbard
      • Mrs. Mary Ann Lamb
      • Mrs. Susan Martin
      • Mrs. Patti Pitts
      • Mrs. Dana Reeve
      • Mrs. Gloria Stewart
      • Mrs. LaJuana Wilkins
      • Mrs. Joan Worthy
  • Fundraising Project: Intensive Care Unit Expansion – Second of three years

1999: “Hooray for Hollywood”

  • Honorary Chairs: Dr. and Mrs. John Burson
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Wynn Grisham and Mrs. Susan Helton
  • Fundraising Project: Intensive Care Unit Expansion – First of three years

1998: “Sunset on the Serengeti”

  • Honorary Chairs: Joe Whit and Katherine Walker
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Jerri Garner and Mrs. LaJuana Wilkins
  • Fundraising Project: Linear Accelerator – Second of two years.

1997: “Fanta Seas An Underwater Illusion”

  • Honorary Chairs: Dr. and Mrs. Mac Martin
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Cheryl Gill and Mrs. Mary Ann Lamb
  • Fundraising Project: Linear Accelerator – First year of two years

1996: “Splendor of the Orient”

  • Honorary Chairs: Mrs. Alice Richards
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Betty Green and Mrs. Marilyn Hubbard
  • Fundraising Project: Expansion of Tanner’s Radiation Center to include full-time chemotherapy treatment.

1995: “The Enchanted Garden”

  • Honorary Chairs: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Parkman
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Gail Alligood and Mrs. Eleanor Edwards
  • Fundraising Project: Expansion/renovation of the W. Steve Worthy Maternity Center

1994: “Arabian Nights”

  • Honorary Chairs: Dr. and Mrs. E.V. Patrick
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Patti Pitts and Mrs. Gloria Stewart
  • Fundraising Project: Expansion of Tanner Medical Center’s Community Care Program

1992: “Le Printemps A Paris” (A Springtime in Paris)

  • Honorary Chairs: Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reeve, Jr.
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Sherri Evans. And Mrs. Susan Fleck
  • Fundraising Project: Upgraded and expanded Tanner Medical Center’s Endoscopic surgical capabilities.

1991: Magnolia Ball

  • Honorary Chairs: Mr. and Mrs. E. Woodfin Cole
  • General Co-Chairs: Mrs. Susan Martin, Mrs. Joan Worthy
  • Fundraising Project: Assisted with the purchase of equipment for TMC’s new Cardiac Catheterization Lab

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