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VNHS Fall Gala Logo 2016

Why Support Our Fall Gala?

Each year this benefit, In the Moment—A Celebration of Life, celebrates the work of Visiting Nurse and honors the volunteers and sponsors who enable our organization to serve the community. Proceeds benefit various care programs.

2017 Save-The-Date

Thursday, October 26, 2017: Join us in the Stave Room at American Spirit Works as we honor former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell. Check back here soon for more details!

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2016 Fall Gala recap

Energy and compassion filled the air in the Stave Room at American Spirit Works as more than 300 attendees passionately supported the work of Hospice Atlanta. The event raised more than $365,000 and honored the vision and dedication of the four founders of Hospice Atlanta Center and their families: Mary Gellerstedt, Warren Jobe, the late Dr. Arthur Booth and the late Eula Carlos.

Emceed by WABE radio host Amy Kiley, the celebration included a touching video that visually connected the founders’ original vision for Atlanta’s first hospice facility 20 years ago with the present-day crown jewel that the Center has become for Visiting Nurse. Moved to give the founders a standing ovation, generous donors then participated in a spirited live auction to demonstrate their support and appreciation for the care given to those facing end-of-life, regardless of their financial situation.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

VIP Reception Sponsor:

Northside Hospital logo

Legacy Sponsor:

James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation

The Carlos Family

Champion Sponsor:

Living Stories

Hope Sponsor:

Faye and Lewis Manderson

Maria and Tim Tassopoulos

King & Spalding

Inspiration Sponsor:


The John N. Goddard Foundation

Genuine Parts

Bonnie and Stan Sharp

Piedmont Healthcare

Linda Morgan Booth

Ron Stewart – In Memory of Mrs. Pamela Stewart & Ms. Aleta Jo Rumpf

Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Dr. Sheldon Cohen & Friends of Dot

Sue & Jerome Lienhard

Compassion Sponsor:

Lou Brown-Jewell

Jean and Bill Parker

Personal Care, INC

Genesis Healthcare

The Gellerstedt Family

David Ankenbrandt

Jet Linx

Grateful Sponsor:

Elizabeth Levine

Gail and David Watson

Kathie and Paul Thodeson

Barry Koch

Caroline and Phil Moise

Bruce Cohen

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bonnie and Jay Harris

Delta Dental

Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Home

Sarah and Richard Bayman

Roosevelt Giles

Alfreda and Kevin Mayes

Babette and Bill Henagan

Norene and Sam Mostkoff

Alston & Bird

Lynn and Charlie Morgan

A.S. Turner & Sons

Kimberly and Robert Rimmer

Beth Finnerty and David Martin

Debra and Bill Liss

Resurgia Health Solutions

Bill and Marla Mitchell

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Fischer Funeral Care

Pamela and Sam Chawkin

Garrison, Yount, Forte & Mulcahy, L.L.C.

Bridget and Emmett Doerr

Dr. and Mrs. Martin Moran

Elizabeth Ralston

Bobbi Cleveland and Stan Jones

Terri and Brent Kaplan

Allison and Crawford Moran

Premier Truck Group

Corporate Service Group

Gail & John Neeld

Honorary Chairs: Dr. Gwynne Brunt, Jr. and Dr. Martin Moran

Host Committee: Sarah and Richard Bayman; Luz Borrero; Libby Brown; Bruce Cohen; Beth Finnerty and David Martin; Roosevelt Giles; Bonnie and Jay Harris; Babette and Bill Henagan; Lou Brown Jewell; Barry Koch; Alfreda and Kevin Mayes; Caroline and Phil Moise; Lynn and Charlie Morgan; Norene and Sam Mostkoff; Starr Moore; Kimberly and Robert Rimmer; Bonnie and Stan Sharp; Charlotte Sprague; Kathie and Paul Thodeson; Gail and David Watson