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Past Magnolia Balls

Magnolia Ball Red Carpet

Since the first Magnolia Ball in 1991, guests have been treated to unique, themed events that raised funds for vital initiatives at Tanner Health System to benefit the health of our community.

Below is an overview of previous Magnolia Balls, organized by year and including the themes, fundraising projects, honorary chairs and general co-chairs.


The Magnolia Ball - Through the Years


2017:  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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Past Magnolia Balls Locations

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