SFL Publisher Michelle Taylor Willis welcomed many of our readers, writers, photographers, advertisers and notable community members to celebrate! The cake featured some SFL covers from the past three years! Download the app today for special offers. Photos by Art By Benetez.
Ambassador Andrew Young introduced Diane Baker-King, a long-time ELC employee and former childcare center director at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA at the dedication. Other noted guests included Judge Patsy Porter, Andre Greenwood, Gavin McGuire, Steve Smith and Milton Jones. Photography by Art by Benetez.
This was in partnership with Samara’s Angels Foundation, a charity based in Haiti with a mission to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults through education and social skills development. The Consulate of Haiti for Georgia sponsored transportation, security and other incentives. PHOTOGRAPHY BY TERRELL CLARK
Dr. Tanisha McGlothen and Dr. Andrea Lewis served as Co-Chairs. Dr. Kyra Harvey received the Outstanding Community Service award and Dr. Gwendolyn Middlebrooks was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna award. Juliet Hall served as Mistress of Ceremonies and entertainment was provided by the Anointed Pace Sisters. Photography by KO Photography
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Aerotropolis Atlanta presented a State of Aerotropolis Breakfast to update the community on the progress of the project. Shannon James was recently named Chair.
Over one hundred Chatt Hills Charter parents, teachers, administrators, and friends of the school gathered to solve a whodunit, bid on silent auction items, enjoy dinner and music and learn a little more about Chattahoochee Hills Charter. Many donated to the laptop fund in an exciting paddle up auction. Photography by Sease the Moment
Bloom hosted its fourth annual exclusive ladies-only fashion event connecting women with local stores while raising funds for The Bloom Closet, a cost-free clothing boutique for foster children in Georgia. The fashion show featured Fayette County local gems such as Lizard Thicket, Fab’rik, Darling Divas, and Tribal Chick.
Hudie Langston, Administrator of Christian City Assisted Living Center was recently named 2017 Executive Director of the Year by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) during the Georgia Health Care Association and Georgia Center for Assisted Living’s (GHCA/GCAL) summer convention.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors is a national charity that offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one. Participants were greeted by Coach Dan Quinn. Falcons players presented them with the camo practice jerseys they had worn that day and a Falcons book bag!
The premier event of the summer social season spotlighted world music and honored trailblazers, luminaries, and emerging stars. Including lively music, great performances, and a silent auction of unique items, supporters and patrons came together to celebrate and to sustain NBAF’s rich cultural legacy in the Atlanta community.
The nonprofit organization, dedicated to the eradication of domestic violence, hosted its gala to empower 150 female survivors. Honorees received complimentary makeovers, including formal attire that they wore to the red-carpet event and took home. Each survivor participated in free self-defense classes before the gala. Photography Lauren Lamutt
A group from Westlake High School visited the historic Beijing to expose students to another culture, language, and educational system. Visiting the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden Palace, they were able to make real connections with their AP social studies courses and historic sites.
The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) – Atlanta Chapter hosted its inaugural charity golf and tennis event. Organized by a dedicated group of alumnae, the signature event was held at White Columns Country Club in Milton, Ga. The event supports the Every Senior, Every Year campaign.
Across WellStar Health System, nurses are at the center of the not-for-profit’s mission to deliver world-class healthcare to patients. WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South’s nurses and physicians who work to elevate the field of nursing were recently recognized at WellStar’s annual Excellence in Nursing award ceremony.
Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s foundation organization recently hosted its signature 2016-2017 Debutante Cotillion at Atlanta Marriott Marquis. "A Prevue of Celestial Pearls" featured 16 high school seniors from schools in DeKalb County, Fulton County and Gwinnett County, and provided scholarships funds.
SFL would like to thank the community for for its ongoing support and specifically the following partners for their support of the celebration: United Way, Venice Brinkley of Keller Williams, Niskey Lake Falls, Kidada of Simply the Best Events, Collaborative Firm and Legend Roofing, among others. Photography by James H. Moore.
Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit that provides all-expenses-paid, five-day journeys for children with chronic and terminal illnesses, hosted the trip of a lifetime for 13 children and their families who were VIPs at Disney parks and enjoyed front-row access to fireworks. The cast: Bert Weiss, Kristin Klingshirn, and Brian Moote.
SFL joined community leaders at South Fulton Day at the Capitol. Publisher Alonia Jones and Sales Managers Stephanie Johnson and Danielle Hunter were among the participants. Photography by Art by Benetez
Sponsored by the St. Regis Atlanta and hosted at the Atlanta Polo Club with food by Murphy’s, Sun in My Belly and others, the event featured a polo match and live auction. Kelsey Hollis, Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen, was in attendance.
The philanthropic arm of the Nu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presented the annual Pink Pizzazz gala "Enchanted Pink Pearls Under the Sea" at the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium. The foundation’s signature fundraising event's proceeds supported the chapter’s academic scholarships and community initiatives.
Named for the unique chairs artistically painted and donated by community artists, the event raised funds to support the ongoing needs of the abandoned, abused, and neglected children who now live safely at The Children’s Village at Christian City in Union City.
Held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel, the culminating event was a celebration of the chapter’s year-long leadership program and signature fundraiser benefitting local Atlanta children programs through Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc.
The Atlanta chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. hosted the event benefitting local charities at the Gathering Spot. Atlanta chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a community service organization that is dedicated to the improvement of children everywhere. Photography Dina Perez and Ira Singleton.
Over 2,000 cultural enthusiasts met at a location that remained a secret until they were transported to the undisclosed location, The Shops at Buckhead. Attendees donned white as they set up their elaborate dining displays. Guests enjoyed sipping Apothic Wine and Lanson Champagne. Photography Dylan York @chuckyfoto
The Golf Classic took place at The Frog Golf Club in Villa Rica, GA. Proceeds from the event supports the foundation initiatives (maid service, nutrition support and transportation for breast cancer patients while they are undergoing treatment).
R&B powerhouse Motown soul/pop group cranked out plenty of classic selections as Brick House, Three Times a Lady and Nightshift. The Coasters, Drifters, and Tams tribute brought fun American pop beach hits. Photography Turner Photo Design.
South Fulton’s own Juanda Roberts led the 2015-2016 YPL Board, raising $70K for UWGA Kid’s Home Initiative, tackling childhood homelessness. The event featured The Cartel Band and an OMG Booth. YPL is proud that the Kid’s Home Initiative will serve 30 additional families for a year, helping over 50 children.
The Pearls of Purpose Foundation, Inc., established by the Nu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc®, hosted the annual event, chaired by Dr. Jessalyn Askew. Over $30,000 in scholarships were awarded to twelve Atlanta High School Seniors to assist with their undergraduate studies. Photography by Darnell Williams.
Hosted by national radio personality Myra J and featuring celebrity models WSB-TV reporters Tom Jones and Matt Johnson. Alma Vineyard is Chapter president. The event chair was Dr. Jackie Williams and co-chairs were Jackie Murray and Marilyn Udeh.
From 19 debutantes, Miss Pink Cultured Pearls 2016 was selected, Miss Bailey Kennedy Norman, daughter of Ms. Deanna Norman and Mr. Sean Norman. The Pink Cultured Pearls Cotillion is chaired by Billette Owens Ashford, President of the Ivy Community Foundation. The President of Kappa Omega Chapter is Icey Johnson.
SFL staff along with the editors, publishers, advertisers and readers from several Atlanta area Lifestyle Publications, including our brand new magazine Fayette County Lifestyle joined for fun in a tent that included a DJ and games. Photography Scott Areman
South Fulton’s Shaun Banks of Warrior King summer camp was a proud sponsor in attendance, along with speakers: scholarship recipient Jonathan Butler, keynote speaker Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, and honoree CT Vivian.
The Tau Epsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc along with the Twenty Pearls Foundation present a gala and silent auction fundraiser in support of scholarships and community programs. Photography by J Hardman Photography